A Student Handbook for Writing in Biology

Author: Karin Knisely
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429234911
Release Date: 2009-04-10
Genre: Science

Providing practical advice to students on how to write for biology, this book shows how to write for a particular audience, self evaluate drafts, and paraphrase for improved comprehension.

A Student Handbook for Writing in Biology

Author: Karen Knisely
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0716767090
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Science

This book provides practical advice to students who are learning to write according to the conventions in biology. Using the standards of journal publication as a model, the author provides, in a user-friendly format, specific instructions on: using biology databases to locate references; developing sound reading strategies; paraphrasing for improved comprehension; writing for a particular audience with the appropriate tone; preparing lab reports or scientific papers, posters, and oral presentations with accepted format and content; self-evaluating drafts; and using peer and instructor feedback for professional development.

Writing for Science

Author: Heather Silyn-Roberts
Publisher:
ISBN: 1442541520
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Report writing

WRITING FOR SCIENCE, now in its third edition, is a practical handbook designed for science, engineering and technology students. It presents material in a direct, easily accessible format that has been developed through dealing with many hundreds of students at all undergraduate and postgraduate levels, together with professional engineers and scientists in Europe and Australasia.

STEM Student Research Handbook

Author: Darci J. Harland
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 9781936137411
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Education

This comprehensive resource for STEM teachers and students, outlines the various stages of large-scale research projects, enabling teachers to coach their students through the research process. This handbook provides enough detail to embolden all teachersOCoeven those who have never designed an experiment on their ownOCoto support student-researchers through the entire process of conducting experiments."

The Young Reader s Companion

Author: Gorton Carruth
Publisher: Bowker-Greenwood
ISBN: UOM:39015029561571
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A one-volume short-entry encyclopedia containing information about the characters, plots, authors, and other topics found in classic and contemporary books for young readers.

Handbook of Bird Biology

Author: Irby J. Lovette
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118291047
Release Date: 2016-06-27
Genre: Science

Selected by Forbes.com as one of the 12 best books about birds and birding in 2016 This much-anticipated third edition of the Handbook of Bird Biology is an essential and comprehensive resource for everyone interested in learning more about birds, from casual bird watchers to formal students of ornithology. Wherever you study birds your enjoyment will be enhanced by a better understanding of the incredible diversity of avian lifestyles. Arising from the renowned Cornell Lab of Ornithology and authored by a team of experts from around the world, the Handbook covers all aspects of avian diversity, behaviour, ecology, evolution, physiology, and conservation. Using examples drawn from birds found in every corner of the globe, it explores and distills the many scientific discoveries that have made birds one of our best known - and best loved - parts of the natural world. This edition has been completely revised and is presented with more than 800 full color images. It provides readers with a tool for life-long learning about birds and is suitable for bird watchers and ornithology students, as well as for ecologists, conservationists, and resource managers who work with birds. The Handbook of Bird Biology is the companion volume to the Cornell Lab’s renowned distance learning course, Ornithology: Comprehensive Bird Biology.

Techniques in Microbiology

Author: John Lammert
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: UVA:X030102781
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Science

This vivid, full-color laboratory techniques handbook is an instructive, concise, graphical presentation of the skills and techniques required in an introductory microbiology lab. Clear visual instructions enable readers to carry out fundamental manipulations and procedures effectively and safely. Demonstrates those techniques that will be used frequently for studying microbes in the laboratory. Has a safety section and frequent safety cautions throughout. Has a convenient, portable 6” x 9” trim size, a spiral binding and soft cover, making it ideal for use on the lab bench surface. It is priced inexpensively so that it will be suitable as a supplement to an in-house or commercial manual. Companion to any introductory laboratory whether for biology majors or allied health majors.

A Handbook of Biological Illustration

Author: Frances W. Zweifel
Publisher:
ISBN: 0226996980
Release Date: 2007-12-01
Genre: Science

This book is designed to help biologists who must create their own illustrations and artists who are confronted with unfamiliar biological subjects. The author, an experienced biological illustrator, gives practical instructions and advice on the consideration of size and of printing processes, choice of materials, methods for saving time and labor, drawing techniques, lettering methods, and mounting and packing the finished illustrations. She explains how to produce clear and attractive charts, graphs, and maps, so essential to science publications. Though this primer does not cover photographic techniques, it does include advice on retouching, cropping, and mounting photographs and on using photographs of biological subjects as aids in drawing. This second edition is updated to reflect the many technological changes in art materials and printing processes that have occurred since the book's first publication, and it includes an entirely new chapter on planning, designing, and mounting the poster presentations that have become an essential part of conferences held by scientific societies. Also included are the requirements and conventions peculiar to biological illustration and a bibliography of useful reference works. "Every biology student who intends to write a thesis deserves to own this book, as does the biologist who intends to publish or work up some visual aids for his own use. There is no reason to limit the concepts of this handbook to the field of biology; it should be useful to other specific areas of science."—Evan Lindquist, American Biology Teacher (from a review of the first edition)

The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing

Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199216819
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Science

An anthology of diverse and inspiring pieces to browse and to treasure. It shows the many of the best scientists have displayed as much imagination and skill with the pen as in the laboratory.

A Handbook of Tropical Soil Biology

Author: Fatima M. S. Moreira
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136573095
Release Date: 2012-05-04
Genre: Science

This practical handbook describes sampling and laboratory assessment methods for the biodiversity of a number of key functional groups of soil organisms, including insects, earthworms, nematodes, fungi and bacteria. The methods have been assembled and the protocols drafted by a number of scientists associated with the UNEP-GEF funded Conservation and Sustainable Management of Below-Ground Biodiversity Project, executed by the Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility (TSBF) Institute of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). The methods provide a standardized basis for characterizing soil biodiversity and current land uses in terrestrial natural, semi-natural and agroecosystems in tropical forests and at forest margins. The aim is to assess soil biodiversity against current and historic land use practices both at plot and landscape scales and, further, to identify opportunities for improved sustainable land management through the introduction, management or remediation of soil biota, thus reducing the need for external inputs such as fertilizers and pesticides. The book also contains extensive advice on the handling of specimens and the allocation of organisms to strain or functional group type. Published with TSBF-CIAT, CTA, UNEP and GEF