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Species Concepts in Biology by Frank E. Zachos

Title Species Concepts in Biology
Author Frank E. Zachos
Publisher Springer
Release 2016-10-05
Category Science
Total Pages 220
ISBN 3319449664
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Frank E. Zachos offers a comprehensive review of one of today’s most important and contentious issues in biology: the species problem. After setting the stage with key background information on the topic, the book provides a brief history of species concepts from antiquity to the Modern Synthesis, followed by a discussion of the ontological status of species with a focus on the individuality thesis and potential means of reconciling it with other philosophical approaches. More than 30 different species concepts found in the literature are presented in an annotated list, and the most important ones, including the Biological, Genetic, Evolutionary and different versions of the Phylogenetic Species Concept, are discussed in more detail. Specific questions addressed include the problem of asexual and prokaryotic species, intraspecific categories like subspecies and Evolutionarily Significant Units, and a potential solution to the species problem based on a hierarchical approach that distinguishes between ontological and operational species concepts. A full chapter is dedicated to the challenge of delimiting species by means of a discrete taxonomy in a continuous world of inherently fuzzy boundaries. Further, the book outlines the practical ramifications for ecology and evolutionary biology of how we define the species category, highlighting the danger of an apples and oranges problem if what we subsume under the same name (“species”) is in actuality a variety of different entities. A succinct summary chapter, glossary and annotated list of references round out the coverage, making the book essential reading for all biologists looking for an accessible introduction to the historical, philosophical and practical dimensions of the species problem.

Concepts of Biology by Samantha Fowler

Title Concepts of Biology
Author Samantha Fowler
Publisher
Release 2018-01-07
Category Science
Total Pages 618
ISBN 9789888407453
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Concepts of Biology is designed for the single-semester introduction to biology course for non-science majors, which for many students is their only college-level science course. As such, this course represents an important opportunity for students to develop the necessary knowledge, tools, and skills to make informed decisions as they continue with their lives. Rather than being mired down with facts and vocabulary, the typical non-science major student needs information presented in a way that is easy to read and understand. Even more importantly, the content should be meaningful. Students do much better when they understand why biology is relevant to their everyday lives. For these reasons, Concepts of Biology is grounded on an evolutionary basis and includes exciting features that highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand.We also strive to show the interconnectedness of topics within this extremely broad discipline. In order to meet the needs of today's instructors and students, we maintain the overall organization and coverage found in most syllabi for this course. A strength of Concepts of Biology is that instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Concepts of Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand--and apply--key concepts.

Concepts in Biology by Eldon D. Enger

Title Concepts in Biology
Author Eldon D. Enger
Publisher WCB/McGraw-Hill
Release 1982
Category Biology
Total Pages 498
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Core Concepts of Physiology
Author Joel Michael
Publisher Springer
Release 2017-02-20
Category Medical
Total Pages 153
ISBN 1493969099
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book offers physiology teachers a new approach to teaching their subject that will lead to increased student understanding and retention of the most important ideas. By integrating the core concepts of physiology into individual courses and across the entire curriculum, it provides students with tools that will help them learn more easily and fully understand the physiology content they are asked to learn. The authors present examples of how the core concepts can be used to teach individual topics, design learning resources, assess student understanding, and structure a physiology curriculum.

Title Biology Concepts and Applications
Author Cecie Starr
Publisher Cengage Learning
Release 2014-01-01
Category Science
Total Pages 880
ISBN 1285974654
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the new edition of BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, authors Cecie Starr, Christine A. Evers, and Lisa Starr have partnered with the National Geographic Society to develop a text designed to engage and inspire. This trendsetting text introduces the key concepts of biology to non-biology majors using clear explanations and unparalleled visuals. While mastering core concepts, each chapter challenges students to question what they read and apply the concepts learned, providing students with the critical thinking skills and science knowledge they need in life. Renowned for its writing style the new edition is enhanced with exclusive content from the National Geographic Society, including over 200 new photos and illustrations. New People Matter sections in most chapters profile National Geographic Explorers and Grantees who are making significant contributions in their field, showing students how concepts in the chapter are being applied in their biological research. Each chapter concludes with an ‘Application’ section highlighting real-world uses of biology and helping students make connections to chapter content. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Biology Today by Eli Minkoff

Title Biology Today
Author Eli Minkoff
Publisher Garland Science
Release 2003-12-22
Category Science
Total Pages 768
ISBN 1136838759
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Biology Today is a truly innovative introductory biology text. Designed to combine the teaching of biological concepts within the context of current societal issues, Biology Today encourages introductory biology students to think critically about the role that science plays in their world. The Third Edition has been revised and updated, and contain

Basic Concepts in Biology by Cecie Starr

Title Basic Concepts in Biology
Author Cecie Starr
Publisher Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
Release 2005-12
Category Science
Total Pages 640
ISBN 9780495188346
Language English, Spanish, and French
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BASIC CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY supplies a 650 page, introductory issues-oriented approach with enormous instructional power. This title has content identical to Starr's longer BIOLOGY, CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, Sixth Edition, except for the omission of plant and animal physiology. The "Impacts, Issues" and "How Would You Vote?" features new to this edition make biology come alive. An "Impacts, Issues" case study opens each chapter focusing on a biology-related societal issue. Short films that expand on the issue are on the free Student CD. Each chapter's "How Would You Vote?" asks students to consider biology-related news, apply knowledge, cast a vote on the web and see voting tallies. With the updated edition, the 1pass code that accompanies all new copies provide online access to 1) BiologyNow, a learning tool that helps students assess their unique study needs through pretests, post-test and personalized learning plans; 2) InfoTrac, a library of full text articles; 3) vMentor, a live tutoring service and 4) "How Do I Prepare," a feature that allows students to review basic math, chemistry, and other skills that will help them more easily master introductory biology. In addition the updated edition also offers a new InfoMark online Reader which contains pre-selected relevant articles that pair with the content presented. This allows instructors to find outside readings in just one click. Plus a new appendix that contains an Annotated Journal Article shows students how researchers develop and analyze their research.

Title The Character Concept in Evolutionary Biology
Author Günter P. Wagner
Publisher Elsevier
Release 2000-10-31
Category Science
Total Pages 622
ISBN 0080528902
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Almost all evolutionary biologists, indeed all biologists, use particular features to study life. These characteristics or features used by evolutionary biologists are used in a particular way to unravel a tangled evolutionary history, document the rate of evolutionary change, or as evidence of biodiversity. "Characters" are the "data" of evolutionary biology and they can be employed differently in research providing both opportunities and limitations. The Character Concept in Evolutionary Biology is about characters, their use, how different sorts of characters are limited, and what are appropriate methods for character analysis. Leading evolutionary biologists from around the world are contributors to this authoritative review of the "character concept." Because characters and the conception of characters are central to all studies of evolution, and because evolution is the central organizing principle of biology, this book will appeal to a wide cross-section of biologists. Focuses upon "characters" -- fundamental data for evolutionary biology Covers the myriad ways in which characters are defined, described, and distinguished Includes historical, morphological, molecular, behavioral, and philosophical perspectives

The Biology Teacher s Handbook by Biological Sciences Curriculum Study

Title The Biology Teacher s Handbook
Author Biological Sciences Curriculum Study
Publisher NSTA Press
Release 2009
Category Education
Total Pages 338
ISBN 087355244X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

BSCS experts have packed this volume with the latest, most valuable teaching ideas and guidelines. No matter the depth of your experience, gain insight into what constitutes good teaching, how to guide students through inquiry, and how to create a culture of inquiry using science notebooks and other strategies.