The Basics of Biology

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004 - Science - 280 pages
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Excellent reviews of the first edition (Mathematical Reviews, SIAM, Reviews, UK Nonlinear News, The Maple Reporter)

New edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to include more applications, examples, and exercises, all with solutions

Two new chapters on neural networks and simulation have also been added

Wide variety of topics covered with applications to many fields, including mechanical systems, chemical kinetics, economics, population dynamics, nonlinear optics, and materials science

Accessible to a broad, interdisciplinary audience of readers with a general mathematical background, including senior undergraduates, graduate students, and working scientists in various branches of applied mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering

A hands-on approach is used with Maple as a pedagogical tool throughout; Maple worksheet files are listed at the end of each chapter, and along with commands, programs, and output may be viewed in color at the author's website with additional applications and further links of interest at Maplesoft's Application Center

 

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I am the author of this book. I have never updated it or added additional information to it. Only the original ed. is available to my knowledge.
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Contents

The Biosphere
1
CHANGING POPULATIONS
20
The Evolution of Life
25
EXPLAINING GEOGRAPHIC SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES
34
EVOLUTION BY NATURAL SELECTION
46
ADAPTATIONS AND SURVIVAL
48
THE HUMAN SPECIES
54
THE ORIGIN OF LIFE
59
Humans in the Biosphere
179
HUMAN POPULATION GROWTH
180
HUMAN EFFECTS ON NATURAL RESOURCES
181
SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOR
190
THE FUTURE OF THE BIOSPHERE
191
Investigations
201
THE BIOSPHERE
202
THE EVOLUTION OF LIFE
203

Cells and Genetics
63
THE STUDY OF CELLS
64
EXPLAINING VARIATIONS
74
INHERITANCE AND EVOLUTION
82
DNA RNA AND PROTEIN
85
GENETIC ENGINEERING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
90
Organs and Systems
101
FROM CELLS TO ORGAN SYSTEMS
103
USING AND DISTRIBUTING MATERIALS IN THE BODY
105
SHIELDING AND SUPPORTING THE BODY
119
SENDING CHEMICAL AND ELECTRICAL SIGNALS IN THE BODY
125
CREATING A NEW INDIVIDUAL
136
A Survey of Organisms
143
THE FIVEKINGDOM SYSTEM
146
CELLS AND GENETICS
204
ORGANS AND SYSTEMS
205
A SURVEY OF ORGANISMS
207
HUMANS IN THE BIOSPHERE
208
ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
211
Investigating Biology on the Internet
215
Units of Measurement Metric System and English System
219
Landmarks in Biology
221
Glossary
227
Selected Bibliography
249
For Further Reading
251
Index
257
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CAROL LETH STONE, Ph.D., is a biology writer and editor who has contributed to numerous textbooks and other materials for science education. She lives and works in Alameda, California.

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