Biology: The Dynamic Science, Volume 3 w/ PAC: The Dynamic Science, Volume 3

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Brooks/Cole, 2007 - Science - 496 pages
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Biology: The Dynamic Science is the first general biology text with an experimental approach that connects historical research, recent advances achieved with molecular tools, and a glimpse of the future through the eyes of prominent researchers working on

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Peter J. Russell [Reed College (Ph.D., Cornell University)] received a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Sussex, England, in 1968, and a Ph.D. in Genetics from Cornell University in 1972. Immediately thereafter, he joined the Biology faculty of Reed College, where he is currently a Professor of Biology. He served as Chair of the Biology Department for six years. He was Principal Investigator/Program Director of an NSF Award for the Integration of Research and Education (AIRE) to Reed College, 1998-2002; among other things, the Award funded an Undergraduate Research Mentor Program.

Stephen L. Wolfe [U of California, Davis (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University)] taught general biology and cell biology for many years at the University of California, Davis. His textbooks include multiple editions of Biology of the Cell, Biology: The Foundations, Cell Ultrastructure, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology.

Paul E. Hertz [ Barnard University (Ph.D., Harvard University)]received a bachelor's degree in Biology at Stanford University in 1972, a master's degree in Biology at Harvard University in 1973, and a doctorate in Biology at Harvard University in 1977. While completing field research for the doctorate, he served on the Biology faculty of the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras. Hertz accepted a teaching position at Barnard College, where he has taught since 1979. He is currently the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Biology at Barnard College. He has also been the Program Director of the Hughes Science Pipeline Project at Barnard, an undergraduate curriculum and research program funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, since its inception in 1992. Professor Hertz is an animal physiological ecologist with a specific research interest in the thermal biology of lizards and other ectothermic vertebrates.

For the past two decades, Cecie Starr has been known as one of the best-selling biology textbook authors. Her texts, appreciated for their clarity in both the written word and the visual representation of biological concepts, include multiple editions of Biology: the Unity and Diversity of Life, Biology: Concepts and Applications, and Biology Today and Tomorrow. Her original dream was to become an architect. Instead of building houses, she now builds, with care and attention to detail, incredible texts based on this philosophy: "I invite students into a chapter through an intriguing story. Once inside, they get the great windows that biologists construct on the world of life. Biology is not just another house. It is a conceptual mansion. I hope to do it justice.

Beverly McMillan has been a science writer for more than 25 years and is coauthor of a college text in human biology, now in its eighth edition. She was worked extensively in educational and commercial publishing, including 8 years in editorial management positions in the college divisions of Random House and McGraw-Hill. In a multifaceted freelance career, Bev also has written or coauthored 10 trade books, as well as story panels for exhibitions at the Science Museum of Virginia and the San Francisco Exploratorium. She has worked as a radio producer and speechwriter for the University of California system and as science writer and media relations advisor for the Virginia Institute of Marine Science of the College of William and Mary. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.

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