What Is Life

Author: Jay Phelan
Publisher: W H Freeman & Company
ISBN: 9781464107207
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The most successful new non-majors biology textbook in a decade returns in a vigorously updated new edition—with every chapter of the book carefully revised by Jay Phelan, based on the feedback of hundreds of instructors and students. The Second Edition brings forward the book's hallmark features (clear and consistent illustrations, beautiful photographs, Take-Home Message summary sections, StreetBio: Knowledge You Can Use, and Red Q Questions) while adding new pedagogy, updated content, and expanded media/supplements package. Click here to watch a sample of our Lecture Videos featuring What Is Life? author, Jay Phelan.

Loose leaf Version for What is Life A Guide to Biology with Physiology

Author: Jay Phelan
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1319030807
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From the front of the classroom to the top of the bestseller’s list, award-winning educator Jay Phelan knows how to tell the story of how scientists investigate the big questions about life. He is also a master at using biology as a springboard for developing the critical thinking skills and scientific literacy that are essential to students through college and throughout their lives.

Real Communication An Introduction with Mass Communication

Author: Dan O'Hair
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312605773
Format: PDF
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Real Communication uses stories from real people and the world around us to present the best and most lively introduction to communication concepts. Professors and students alike have fallen in love with Real Communication’s down-to-earth writing style, its coverage of research, and its wealth of learning and teaching tools. They also appreciate how Real Communication strives to weave the discipline’s different strands together with the CONNECT feature that shows students how concepts work and apply across interpersonal, small group, public speaking, and mass media contexts. The Second Edition is even better with a broader array of engaging examples, new coverage of hot topics in the field like Intercultural and mediated communication, plus a public speaking unit honed to provide the essential information students need for this fast-paced course. A new chapter on mass communication connects topics like media convergence, mediated communication, media messages, and media effects to everyday communication. To order a desk copy of Real Communication: An Introduction with Mass Communication please contact your local sales representative and use ISBN-13: 978-0-312-60577-3.

Seeing Sociology An Introduction

Author: Joan Ferrante
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305480465
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Offering instructors complete flexibility, SEEING SOCIOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION, 3rd Edition combines up-to-the-minute coverage with an easy-to-manage approach featuring brief, self-contained modules in each chapter that instructors can assign based on the needs of their class. The Third Edition includes such contemporary topics as globalization’s connection to technology and gay rights, the anti-aging industry, and The Affordable Care Act, and many others, reflecting the latest developments in the field. Extremely student-friendly and engaging, the text continues to make photos an integral part of the learning process-resulting in a stronger, more memorable learning experience for students. The new “What Do Sociologists See?” feature includes a sociologist's insights on everyday images, showing students how sociological concepts can be applied to daily life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Intrigue

Author: Elizabeth Blood
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780205942213
Format: PDF
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Color Atlas of Genetics

Author: Eberhard Passarge
Publisher: Thieme
ISBN: 3132414417
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ever since the International Human Genome Project achieved its extraordinary goal of sequencing and mapping the entire human genome, represented by approximately 3 billion base pairs, with its far-reaching implications for understanding the causes of human genetic disorders and their diagnosis, progress in the field has not slowed down. In the fifth edition of the bestselling Color Atlas of Genetics, readers will be rewarded with a complete and current overview of the field, with an emphasis on the interface between fundamental principles and practical applications in medicine and the role of signaling pathways in causing diseases. Using the acclaimed Flexibook format designed for easy visual learning and retention, the atlas is invaluable for students, clinicians, and scientists interested in staying up to date in this fast-evolving area. New fully illustrated topics in the revised fifth edition of the atlas include: An overview of disorders resulting from structural changes of the genome (genomic disorders) Abnormal imprinting patterns Examples of impaired signal pathways (laminopathies, fibrillinopathies, cohesinopathies, and others) The CRISPR-Cas system Genetic features of the aging processes Disorders due to rearrangements of chromatin in the cell nucleus, and others With almost 200 stunning color plates explained by concise texts on the opposite pages, including tables presenting useful data, a glossary of terms, key references, and online resources, the atlas presents clear and accessible concepts. It is an excellent refresher for investigators in any field of medicine or biology.

Mean Genes

Author: Terry Burnham
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465046983
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Why do we want--and why do we do--so many things that are bad for us? And how can we stop? In Mean Genes economist Terry Burnham and biologist Jay Phelan offer advice on how to conquer our own worst enemy--our survival-minded genes. Having evolved in a time of scarcity, when our ancestors struggled to survive in the wild, our genes are poorly adapted to the convenience of modern society. They compel us to overeat, spend our whole paycheck, and cheat on our spouses. But knowing how they work, Burnham and Phelan show that we can trick these "mean genes" into submission and cultivate behaviors that will help us lead better lives. A lively, humorous guide to our evolutionary heritage, Mean Genes illuminates how we can use an understanding of our biology to beat our instincts--before they beat us.

The Rebirth of the Russian Space Program

Author: Brian Harvey
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387713549
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This, fifty years after Sputnik, is the definitive book on the Russian space program. The author covers all the key elements of the current Russian space program, including both manned and unmanned missions. He examines the various types of unmanned applications programs as well as the crucial military program, and even analyzes the infrastructure of production, launch centres and tracking. You’ll also find discussion of the commercialization of the program and its relationship with western companies. Russia’s current space experiment is also put in a comparative global context. Strong emphasis is placed on Russia’s future space intentions and on new programs and missions in prospect.