AP Biology is rigorous and challenging, but Principles of Life helps lighten the load with one-of-a-kind resources for students and teachers. Therein, experts in AP Biology offer point-of-use, in-the-margin teaching tips such as "Doing" Science, AP Exam Tips, Mini-Labs, Common Misconceptions, Science Literacy, and more.
AP Biology is rigorous and challenging, but Principles of Life helps lighten the load with one-of-a-kind resources for students and teachers. The foundation of the POL 2e program is a brief text that models the intent of the AP (R) redesigned course with more depth, less breadth, and a greater focus on concepts and applications. To help students with this often intimidating course, we created LearningCurve -- a game-like adaptive quizzing system that provides formative assessment in a friendly, low-stakes environment.
And to ease the stress of planning and grading, we created a full, wrap-around Teacher's Edition. Therein, experts in AP Biology offer point-of-use, in-the-margin teaching tips such as "Doing" Science, AP Exam Tips, Mini-Labs, Common Misconceptions, Science Literacy, and more. This textbook is available with LaunchPad. LaunchPad combines an interactive ebook with high-quality multimedia content and ready-made assessment options, including LearningCurve adaptive quizzing. See 'Instructor Resources' and 'Student Resources' for further information.
David M. Hillis - is the Alfred W. Roark Centennial Professor in Integrative Biology at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also has directed the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics and the School of Biological Sciences. Dr. Hillis has taught courses in introductory biology, genetics, evolution, systematics, and biodiversity. He has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, awarded a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship, and has served as President of the Society for the Study of Evolution and of the Society of Systematic Biologists. His research interests span much of evolutionary biology, including experimental studies of evolving viruses, empirical studies of natural molecular evolution, applications of phylogenetics, analyses of biodiversity, and evolutionary modeling. He is particularly interested in teaching and research about the practical applications of evolutionary biology.
David E. Sadava - is the Pritzker Family Foundation Professor of Biology, Emeritus, at the Keck Science Center of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps, three of The Claremont Colleges. In addition, he is Adjunct Professor of Cancer Cell Biology at the City of Hope Medical Center. Twice winner of the Huntoon Award for superior teaching, Dr. Sadava has taught courses on introductory biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, plant biology, and cancer biology. In addition to Life: The Science of Biology, he is the author or coauthor of books on cell biology and on plants, genes, and crop biotechnology. His research has resulted in many papers coauthored with his students, on topics ranging from plant biochemistry to pharmacology of narcotic analgesics to human genetic diseases. For the past 15 years, he has investigated multi-drug resistance in human small-cell lung carcinoma cells with a view to understanding and overcoming this clinical challenge. At the City of Hope, his current work focuses on new anti-cancer agents from plants.
Richard W. Hill - is Professor in the Department of Zoology at Michigan State University and a frequent Guest Investigator at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He received his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Michigan. Apart from Sinauer Associates' editions of Animal Physiology, Dr. Hill has authored two other books on the subject (the second with Gordon Wyse), as well as numerous articles for scientific journals, encyclopedias, and edited volumes. His research interests include: temperature regulation and energetics in birds and mammals, especially neonates; and environmental physiology of marine tertiary sulfonium and quaternary ammonium compounds, especially in the contexts of biogeochemistry and animal-algal symbioses.
Mary V. Price - is Professor of Biology, Emerita, at the University of California, Riverside and Adjunct Professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona. In 'retirement,' she continues to teach and study, having learned the joy and art of scientific discovery as an undergraduate student at Vassar College and doctoral student at the University of Arizona. Dr. Price has mentored and published with independent-research students and has developed and taught general biology and ecology courses from introductory (majors and nonmajors) to graduate levels.
PART 1: CELLS.- 1. Introduction.- 2. The Chemistry and Energy of Life.- 3. Nucleic Acids, Proteins, and Enzymes.- 4. Cells: The Working Units of Life.- 5. Cell Membranes and Signaling.- 6. Pathways that Harvest and Store Chemical Energy.- PART 2: GENETICS.- 7. The Cell Cycle and Cell Division.- 8. Inheritance, Genes, and Chromosomes.- 9. DNA and Its Role in Heredity.- 10. From DNA to Protein: Gene Expression.- 11. Regulation of Gene Expression.- 12. Genomes.- 13. Biotechnology.- 14. Genes, Development, and Evolution.- PART 3: EVOLUTION.- 15. Processes of Evolution.- 16. Reconstructing and Using Phylogenies.- 17. Speciation.- 18. The History of Life on Earth.- PART 4: DIVERSITY.- 19. Bacteria, Archaea, and Viruses.- 20. The Origin and Diversification of Eukaryotes.- 21. The Evolution of Plants.- 22. The Evolution and Diversity of Fungi.- 23. Animal Origins and Diversity.- PART 5: PLANT FORM AND FUNCTION.- 24. The Plant Body.- 25. Plant Nutrition and Transport.- 26. Plant Growth and Development.- 27. Reproduction of Flowering Plants.- 28. Plants in the Environment.- PART 6: ANIMAL FORM AND FUNCTION.- 29. Fundamentals of Animal Function.- 30. Nutrition and Digestion.- 31. Breathing.- 32. Circulation.- 33. Muscle and Movement.- 34. Neurons, Sense Organs, and Nervous Systems.- 35. Nervous and Endocrine Control.- 36. Water and Salts: Excretion.- 37. Animal Reproduction.- 38. Animal Development.- 39. Immunology: Animal Defense Systems.- 40. Animal Behavior.- PART 7: ECOLOGY.- 41. The Distribution of Earths Ecological Systems.- 42. Populations.- 43. Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences of Interactions within and among Species.- 44. Ecological Communities.- 45. The Global Ecosystem.
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