Invitation to Biology
Author: Helena Curtis, N. Sue Barnes
This clearly written, accurate, and well-illustrated introduction to biology seamlessly integrates the theme of evolution while offering expanded, up-to-date coverage of genetic engineering, the immune response, embryological development, and ecological concerns.
The Success International series offers a practical approach to language learning and support. Success International English Skills for Cambridge IGCSE Student's Book offers complete preparation for the Cambridge IGCSE® in English as a Second Language. The series has been fully updated in line with the revised syllabus updates, including a new colourful text design, making the course appealing and exciting. The Student's Book provides stimulating topics, international perspectives and relevant examples to encourage students to explore and improve their use of English. The series supports students both in the classroom and in individual study. Answers to both the Student's Book and the Workbook are available in the Teacher's Book.
Up-to-date resources providing full coverage of Cambridge IGCSE First Language English (0500 and 0522) for first examination in 2015. This Fourth edition Coursebook is designed to support the Cambridge IGCSE First Language English (0500) and Cambridge International Level 1/Level 2 Certificate First Language English (0522). A student-friendly resource that teaches the reading and writing techniques required for the Cambridge IGCSE, as well as providing two bespoke units on speaking and listening techniques, plus embedded activities on these skills throughout. It includes carefully designed activities on a variety of engaging topics, set out in 14 lively, full-colour units. A dedicated microsite for Cambridge First Language English provides free online resources to support the course, including answers to the Coursebook activities.
Look Inside Your Body
Author: Louie Stowell
Peek under all the flaps in these colorful and engaging books--perfect for little fingers and curious minds.
Author: Terry Burnham, Jay Phelan
Publisher: Basic Books
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.
What Is Life?
Author: Jay Phelan
Publisher: W H Freeman & Company
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.
Up-to-date resources providing full coverage of Cambridge IGCSE First Language English (0500 and 0522) for first examination in 2015. This updated, write-in Workbook can be used for independent learning, for homework tasks or revision. It contains text extracts from around the world with linked exercises for students to practise the skills they need for the Cambridge IGCSE. Exercises are grouped into 12 diverse units on cross-curricula topics which are not linked to the Coursebook themes, so students remain engaged in the reading material. The Workbook has been completely updated in line with the new syllabus. It is particularly suitable for students who need additional support with language and grammar. A microsite provides free online resources to support the course.
Principles of Genetics is one of the most popular texts in use for the introductory course. It opens a window on the rapidly advancing science of genetics by showing exactly how genetics is done. Throughout, the authors incorporate a human emphasis and highlight the role of geneticists to keep students interested and motivated. The seventh edition has been completely updated to reflect the latest developments in the field of genetics. Principles of Genetics continues to educate today’s students for tomorrows science by focusing on features that aid in content comprehension and application. This text is an unbound, three hole punched version.
The Periodic Table
Author: Primo Levi
Publisher: Everyman's Library
One of Italy's leading men of letters, a chemist by profession, writes about incidents in his life in which one or another of the elements figured in such a way as to become a personal preoccupation
he Strange Order of Thingsis a pathbreaking investigation into homeostasis, the condition of regulating life within the range that makes possible not only the survival but also the flourishing of life. Antonio Damasio makes clear that we descend biologically, psychologically, and even socially from a long lineage that begins with single living cells; that our minds and cultures are linked by an invisible thread to the ways and means of ancient unicellular life and other life-forms; and that inherent in the very chemistry of life is a powerful force, a striving toward life maintenance that governs life in all its guises, including the development of genes that help regulate and transmit life. The Strange Order of Thingsoffers us a new way of understanding the world and our place in it.
The Wonder Down Under
Author: Nina Brochmann, Ellen Støkken Dahl
A joyful and indispensable guide filled with astonishing, important, and little-known information about the vagina that will equip a new generation to make informed choices about their sexual health and happiness. The Wonder Down Under is a comprehensive guide to a miraculous and complex part of the body that too few of us (regardless of gender) are all that familiar with--the vagina. With wisdom, humor, and scientific aplomb, medical student Ellen Støkken Dahl and Dr. Nina Brochmann take readers on a fascinating journey of female sexual organs and sexual health--from the clitoris to contraception to cervical cancer. More than a user's manual, this book is the funny, frank tribute to the vagina that we have been waiting for. The Wonder Down Under is filled with astonishing, essential, and little-known information--relayed with both medical expertise and genuine empathy. Did you know, for instance, that female and male sex organs are merely variations on the same basic structure? Or that there's no such thing as a virginity test--because examining the hymen cannot meaningfully indicate whether or not someone's had sex? Brochmann and Dahl have written a tour-de-force about the biology, anatomy, and reality of the female body, examining the many ways in which widespread misinformation and silence about the vagina have been harmful to women over time. The Wonder Down Under makes crucial contributions to the discussion: the book was an instant bestseller that sold out in its native Norway in just three days. Since then it has been acquired by publishers in more than two dozen countries around the world. The Wonder Down Under is a joyful and indispensable book that will educate readers of all kinds and equip a new generation to make informed choices about their sexual well-being.
Cell biology is taught in classrooms around the world to provide students with a firm conceptual grounding in biology. This text provides basic, core knowledge about how cells work and uses colour images and diagrams to emphasize concepts and aid understanding.