Using the Biological Literature

This spiral-bound volume is designed as a ready-reference guide to basic statistics for biologists. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology. v. ... “Devoted to research at the junction of computational, theoretical and experimental biology.

Author: Diane Schmidt

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466558571

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 412

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The biological sciences cover a broad array of literature types, from younger fields like molecular biology with its reliance on recent journal articles, genomic databases, and protocol manuals to classic fields such as taxonomy with its scattered literature found in monographs and journals from the past three centuries. Using the Biological Literature: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition is an annotated guide to selected resources in the biological sciences, presenting a wide-ranging list of important sources. This completely revised edition contains numerous new resources and descriptions of all entries including textbooks. The guide emphasizes current materials in the English language and includes retrospective references for historical perspective and to provide access to the taxonomic literature. It covers both print and electronic resources including monographs, journals, databases, indexes and abstracting tools, websites, and associations—providing users with listings of authoritative informational resources of both classical and recently published works. With chapters devoted to each of the main fields in the basic biological sciences, this book offers a guide to the best and most up-to-date resources in biology. It is appropriate for anyone interested in searching the biological literature, from undergraduate students to faculty, researchers, and librarians. The guide includes a supplementary website dedicated to keeping URLs of electronic and web-based resources up to date, a popular feature continued from the third edition.


He is a coauthor of Vision and Change in Undergraduate Education: A Call to Action and The Cartoon Guide to Biology. Prior to joining the faculty at Davidson, David conducted research at the Navy Medical Center.

Author: Dave Wessner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119592496

Category: Science

Page: 992

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Ideal for microbiology/science majors The third edition of Microbiology provides in-depth coverage of the science of microscopic organisms. Providing a balanced presentation of foundational concepts, real-world applications, and current research and experimentation, this comprehensive textbook facilitates a thorough understanding of the scope, nature, and complexity of microbiology. The text approaches the subject within the context of exploration and experimentation, integrating a wealth of classroom-tested pedagogical features. The material is organized around the three pillars of physiology, ecology and genetics — helping students appreciate the interconnected and dynamic nature of microbiology as they explore individual microbes and the relation between different types of microbes, other organisms, and the environment. Detailed yet accessible chapters illustrate how an experiment proceeds, explain how microbes replicate, clarify the flow of concept processes, and summarize key points. Challenging end-of-chapter questions both test students’ understanding of the material and strengthen critical thinking skills. This new edition contains up-to-date coverage of topics including DNA replication and gene expression, viral pathogenesis, microbial biotechnology, adaptive immunity, the control of infectious diseases, the microbiology of food and water, and integrated coverage of COVID-19.

Kaplan AP Biology 2016

The Cartoon Guide to Genetics (Revised Edition) Larry Gonick and Mark Wheelis, 1991 HarperResource (HarperCollins), New York, NY ISBN: 0-0627-3099-1 Insect Molecular Genetics: An Introduction to Principles and Applications (Third ...

Author: Linda Brooke Stabler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1625239963

Category: Study Aids

Page: 492

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The Advanced Placement exam preparation guide that delivers 75 years of proven Kaplan experience and features exclusive strategies, practice, and review to help students ace the NEW AP Biology exam! Students spend the school year preparing for the AP Biology exam. Now it’s time to reap the rewards: money-saving college credit, advanced placement, or an admissions edge. However, achieving a top score on the AP Biology exam requires more than knowing the material—students need to get comfortable with the test format itself, prepare for pitfalls, and arm themselves with foolproof strategies. That’s where the Kaplan plan has the clear advantage. Kaplan's AP Biology 2016 has been updated for the NEW exam and contains many essential and unique features to improve test scores, including: 2 full-length practice tests and a full-length diagnostic test to identify target areas for score improvement Detailed answer explanations Tips and strategies for scoring higher from expert AP teachers and students who scored a perfect 5 on the exam End-of-chapter quizzes Targeted review of the most up-to-date content and key information organized by Big Idea that is specific to the revised AP Biology exam Kaplan's AP Biology 2016 provides students with everything they need to improve their scores—guaranteed. Kaplan’s Higher Score guarantee provides security that no other test preparation guide on the market can match. Kaplan has helped more than three million students to prepare for standardized tests. We invest more than $4.5 million annually in research and support for our products. We know that our test-taking techniques and strategies work and our materials are completely up-to-date for the NEW AP Biology exam. Kaplan's AP Biology 2016 is the must-have preparation tool for every student looking to do better on the NEW AP Biology test!

Biology Is Technology

The best cartoon description of biology is quite literally a cartoon. Larry Gonick and Mark Wheelis's Cartoon Guide to Genetics (New York: Barnes and Noble, 1983) is a masterful description of molecular biology written at a level that ...

Author: Robert H. Carlson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674053621

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Technology is a process and a body of knowledge as much as a collection of artifacts. Biology is no different—and we are just beginning to comprehend the challenges inherent in the next stage of biology as a human technology. It is this critical moment, with its wide-ranging implications, that Robert Carlson considers in Biology Is Technology. He offers a uniquely informed perspective on the endeavors that contribute to current progress in this area—the science of biological systems and the technology used to manipulate them. In a number of case studies, Carlson demonstrates that the development of new mathematical, computational, and laboratory tools will facilitate the engineering of biological artifacts—up to and including organisms and ecosystems. Exploring how this will happen, with reference to past technological advances, he explains how objects are constructed virtually, tested using sophisticated mathematical models, and finally constructed in the real world. Such rapid increases in the power, availability, and application of biotechnology raise obvious questions about who gets to use it, and to what end. Carlson’s thoughtful analysis offers rare insight into our choices about how to develop biological technologies and how these choices will determine the pace and effectiveness of innovation as a public good.

Chance in Biology

Biology and the Mechanics of the Wave-Swept Environment. Princeton University Press, Princeton, ... An Introduction to Probability Theory and Its Application. John Wiley and Sons, New York. ... The Cartoon Guide to Statistics.

Author: Mark Denny

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400841402

Category: Science

Page: 312

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Life is a chancy proposition: from the movement of molecules to the age at which we die, chance plays a key role in the natural world. Traditionally, biologists have viewed the inevitable "noise" of life as an unfortunate complication. The authors of this book, however, treat random processes as a benefit. In this introduction to chance in biology, Mark Denny and Steven Gaines help readers to apply the probability theory needed to make sense of chance events--using examples from ocean waves to spiderwebs, in fields ranging from molecular mechanics to evolution. Through the application of probability theory, Denny and Gaines make predictions about how plants and animals work in a stochastic universe. Is it possible to pack a variety of ion channels into a cell membrane and have each operate at near-peak flow? Why are our arteries rubbery? The concept of a random walk provides the necessary insight. Is there an absolute upper limit to human life span? Could the sound of a cocktail party burst your eardrums? The statistics of extremes allows us to make the appropriate calculations. How long must you wait to see the detail in a moonlit landscape? Can you hear the noise of individual molecules? The authors provide answers to these and many other questions. After an introduction to the basic statistical methods to be used in this book, the authors emphasize the application of probability theory to biology rather than the details of the theory itself. Readers with an introductory background in calculus will be able to follow the reasoning, and sets of problems, together with their solutions, are offered to reinforce concepts. The use of real-world examples, numerous illustrations, and chapter summaries--all presented with clarity and wit--make for a highly accessible text. By relating the theory of probability to the understanding of form and function in living things, the authors seek to pique the reader's curiosity about statistics and provide a new perspective on the role of chance in biology.


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The Logic Programming Paradigm

The introductory paper by Lander, in the book edited by Lander and Waterman [Lander], is a very good general introduction relating the fields of Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry. The textbook by Setubal and Meidanis ...

Author: Krzysztof R. Apt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642600859

Category: Computers

Page: 456

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This exciting new text reveals both the evolution of this programming paradigm since its inception and the impressively broad scope of current research in the field. The contributors to this book are all leading world experts in Logic Programming, and they deal with both theoretical and practical issues. They address such diverse topics as: computational molecular biology, machine learning, mobile computing, multi-agent systems, planning, numerical computing and dynamical systems, database systems, an alternative to the "formulas as types" approach, program semantics and analysis, and natural language processing. XXXXXXX Neuer Text Logic Programming was founded 25 years ago. This exciting book reveals both the evolution of this programming paradigm and its impressively broad scope of current research. The contributions by leading computer scientists deal with both theoretical and practical issues. They address diverse topics such as: computational molecular biology, machine learning, mobile computing, multi-agent systems, numerical computing and dynamical systems, database systems, program semantics, natural language processing, and promising future directions.

Science Units for Grades 9 12

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Author: Randy L. Bell

Publisher: ISTE (Interntl Soc Tech Educ

ISBN: 9781564842176

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 282

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Tap into the power of technology to support and enhance high school science curricula and motivate your students with this engaging addition to ISTE's NETS-S Curriculum Series. The technology-infused lessons in this volume promote the kind of conceptual understanding and inquiry that drives real-world science. Drawing on extensive experience revolutionizing their own science classrooms, the authors show teachers how to employ computer simulation and visualization tools to promote student learning. Sample topics include cell division, virtual dissection, earthquake modeling, and the Doppler Effect. FEATURES 16 multi-week units keyed to the NETS-S and the National Science Education Standards Interdisciplinary links, teaching tips, lesson extenders, and assessment rubrics for each unit Introductory essays on technology integration, project-based learning, and assessment Also available: Database Magic: Using Databases to Teach Curriculum in Grades 4-12 - ISBN 1564842452 Teachers as Technology Leaders: A Guide to ISTE Technology Facilitation and Technology Leadership Accreditation - ISBN 1564842266