Asking about Life

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Harcourt College, 2001 - Biology - 928 pages
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This is a new edition of the winner of the 1999 award of excellence from the Text and Academic Authors Association in the college life sciences category. ASKING ABOUT LIFE, Second Edition promotes student understanding of the experimental origins of biological knowledge through a truly inquiry-based approach. This emphasis helps students learn biology by emphasizing questions, experimentation, and principles of biology. The text presents biology as a dynamic human activity, stressing the importance of questions rather than answers. Through engaging stories, clear illustrations, and verbal and visual metaphors, the authors make biology accessible and friendly, while still conveying the excitement of contemporary research. This edition was developed using the extensive research done with users and non-users of previous editions by the Market Intelligence Group.

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Contents

The Unity and Diversity of Life
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Fred BruemmerDRK Photo
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Chemistry and Cell Biology
21
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Allan Tobin's undergraduate degree from MIT is in literature and biology and his doctoral degree is in biophysics with an emphasis on physical biochemistry. For more than 35 years he has taught introductory courses in general biology, cell biology, molecular biology, developmental biology, and neuroscience. He is the recipient of the U.C. Los Angeles Faculty Teaching and Service Award and is regarded as an excellent and highly interactive teacher.

Jennie Dusheck has an undergraduate degree in zoology from U.C. Berkeley and her master's degree is also in zoology. She also holds a certificate in science writing from U.C. Santa Cruz. Dusheck has written for "Science News," "Science Magazine," and other publications. From 1985 to1993 she was the Principal Editor at U.C. Santa Cruz and has received several national awards including the Gold Medal for Best-in-Category from the National Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. As a biologist she has studied the effects of light intensity on bird song, social behavior in field mice, food preferences of deer, cattle and skipper butterflies as well as axis formation in Xenopus laevis.

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