How does one make a decision today about in vitro fertilization, abortion, egg freezing, surrogacy, and other matters of reproduction? This book provides the intellectual and emotional intelligence to help individuals make informed choices amid misinformation and competing claims. Scott Gilbert and Clara Pinto-Correia, renowned scientists and communicators, speak to the couple trying to become pregnant, the woman contemplating an abortion, and the student searching for sound information about human sex and reproduction. Their book is an enlightening read for men as well as for women, describing in clear terms how babies come into existence through both natural and assisted reproductive pathways. The book first covers the most recent and well-grounded scientific conclusions about fertilization and early human embryology. It then discusses the reasons why some of the major forms of assisted reproductive technologies were invented, how they are used, and what they can and cannot accomplish. Most important, the authors explore the emotional side of using these technologies to become pregnant, focusing on those who have emptied their emotions and bank accounts in a valiant effort to get pregnant. This work of science and human biology is informed by a moral concern for our common humanity.
Author: Lisa A. Urry
Release Date: 2016-10-27
NOTE: This edition features the same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value--this format costs significantly less than a new textbook. The Eleventh Edition of the best-selling text Campbell BIOLOGY sets you on the path to success in biology through its clear and engaging narrative, superior skills instruction, and innovative use of art, photos, and fully integrated media resources to enhance teaching and learning. To engage you in developing a deeper understanding of biology, the Eleventh Edition challenges you to apply knowledge and skills to a variety of NEW! hands-on activities and exercises in the text and online. NEW! Problem-Solving Exercises challenge you to apply scientific skills and interpret data in the context of solving a real-world problem. NEW! Visualizing Figures and Visual Skills Questions provide practice interpreting and creating visual representations in biology. NEW! Content updates throughout the text reflect rapidly evolving research in the fields of genomics, gene editing technology (CRISPR), microbiomes, the impacts of climate change across the biological hierarchy, and more. Significant revisions have been made to Unit 8, Ecology, including a deeper integration of evolutionary principles. NEW! A virtual layer to the print text incorporates media references into the printed text to direct you towards content in the Study Area and eText that will help you prepare for class and succeed in exams--Videos, Animations, Get Ready for This Chapter, Figure Walkthroughs, Vocabulary Self-Quizzes, Practice Tests, MP3 Tutors, and Interviews. (Coming summer 2017). NEW! QR codes and URLs within the Chapter Review provide easy access to Vocabulary Self-Quizzes and Practice Tests for each chapter that can be used on smartphones, tablets, and computers.
Author: Neil A. Campbell
Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
Release Date: 2009-11-08
This #1 best-selling text in introductory biology combines the guiding principles of scientific accuracy, currency, and the power of text-art integration for teaching and learning biology. Biology: Concepts & Connections, Sixth Edition continues to be the most accurate, current, and pedagogically effective non-majors text on the market. This extensive revision builds upon the book's best-selling success with exciting new and updated features. Key concept modules, seamlessly combining text and illustrations, help students keep the big picture in mind and pace their learning, while making it easy for professors to assign selected sections within a chapter. Also within the text, a variety of new chapter opening essays, Connection Modules, and new Evolution Connection Modules help students recognize and appreciate the connections between biology and the world they live in. BioFlix animations, available on the companion website and as part of the instructor resources, offer students unprecedented help in understanding important topics and help invigorate lectures, assignments, or online courses. This text now includes access to MasteringBiology®. All resources previously found on mybiology are now located within the Study Area of MasteringBiology. KEY TOPICS : THE LIFE OF THE CELL, The Chemical Basis of Life, The Molecules of Cells, A Tour of the Cell, The Working Cell, How Cells Harvest Chemical Energy, Photosynthesis: Using Light to Make Food, The Cellular Basis of Reproduction and Inheritance, Patterns of Inheritance, Molecular Biology of the Gene, How Genes Are Controlled, DNA Technology and Genomics, How Populations Evolve, The Origin of Species, Tracing Evolutionary History, The Origin and Evolution of Microbial Life: Prokaryotes and Protists, Plants, Fungi, and the Colonization of Land, The Evolution of Invertebrate Diversity,The Evolution of Vertebrate Diversity, Unifying Concepts of Animal Structure and Function, Nutrition and Digestion, Gas Exchange, Circulation, The Immune System, Control of Body Temperature and Water Balance, Hormones and the Endocrine System, Reproduction and Embryonic Development, Nervous Systems, The Senses, How Animals Move, Plant Structure, Reproduction, and Development, Plant Nutrition and Transport, Control Systems in Plants, The Biosphere: An Introduction to Earth's Diverse Environments, Behavioral Adaptations to the Environment, Population Ecology, Communities and Ecosystems, Conservation and Restoration Biology. For all readers interested in learning the basics of biology. 0321706943 / 9780321706942 Biology: Concepts & Connections with MasteringBiology(tm) Package consists of: 0321489845 / 9780321489845 Biology: Concepts and Connections 0321681770 / 9780321681775 MasteringBiology(tm) with Pearson eText Student Access Kit for Biology: Concepts and Connections (ME component)
Author: Lewis Wolpert
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre: Developmental biology
The process of biological development is an amazing feat of tightly regulated cellular behaviours--differentiation, movement, and growth--powerful enough to result in the emergence of a highly complex living organism from a single cell: the fertilized egg. Principles of Development clearlyillustrates the universal principles that govern this process of development in a succinct and accessible style. Cutting-edge science is explained clearly and succinctly, richly illustrated with a variety of custom drawn figures, animations, and online resources. A focus on the key principles of development throughout the text provides a framework on which a richer understanding of specific topics can bebuilt.
Author: Richard E. Jones
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2013-09-28
The fourth edition of Human Reproductive Biology—winner of a 2015 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) from The Text and Academic Authors Association—emphasizes the biological and biomedical aspects of human reproduction, explains advances in reproductive science and discusses the choices and concerns of today. Generously illustrated in full color, the text provides current information about human reproductive anatomy and physiology. This expansive text covers the full range of topics in human reproduction, from the biology of male and female systems to conception, pregnancy, labor and birth. It goes on to cover issues in fertility and its control, population growth and family planning, induced abortion and sexually transmitted diseases. This is the ideal book for courses on human reproductive biology, with chapter introductions, sidebars on related topics, chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading. Winner of a 2015 Texty Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association Beautifully redrawn full-color illustrations complement completely updated material with the latest research results, and clear, logical presentation of topics Covers the basic science of reproduction—endocrinology, anatomy, physiology, development, function and senescence of the reproductive system—as well as applied aspects including contraception, infertility and diseases of the reproductive system New companion website features full-color illustrations as PowerPoint and jpeg files for both professors and students to use for study and presentations
Fine tuned for greater clarity and a more logical flow of ideas, Starr and McMillan's HUMAN BIOLOGY, Seventh Edition, presents core areas of human biology with a focused presentation that is ideal for non-majors. Highlighting biology's relevance, each chapter opens with an "Impacts, Issues" vignette on a human biology-related issue or research finding in the news, such as the obesity epidemic, vaccinations against bioweapons, and genetic engineering. Within the chapter, students see how basic concepts help them think critically about the issue. In addition, each chapter's "How Would You Vote?" question invites students to weigh in on a current issue and deepen their understanding through online exercises. Students will find relevant materials cross referenced from chapter to chapter, reinforcing how biological concepts build on one another throughout the book. The text's carefully integrated instructor and student resources--ThomsonNOW' and JoinIn' on TurningPoint®--help you assess your students and make learning more interactive. For instructors, the PowerLecture multimedia manager saves time on lecture prep--with one DVD--by integrating all relevant resources in each chapter's Microsoft PowerPoint lecture, so there's no more hassling with multiple media files.
Author: Bruce Alberts
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 1989
New edition of a text in which six researchers from leading institutions discuss what is known and what is yet to be understood in the field of cell biology. The material on molecular genetics has been revised and expanded so that it can be used as a stand-alone text. A new chapter covers pathogens, infection, and innate immunity. Topics include introduction to the cell, basic genetic mechanisms, methods, internal organization of the cell, and cells in their social context. The book contains color illustrations and charts; and the included CD-ROM contains dozens of video clips, animations, molecular structures, and high-resolution micrographs. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR.
BIOLOGY, Seventh Edition by Solomon, Berg, and Martin continues to be the best-liked and most student-friendly introductory majors text available. In this edition the authors have created a learning system that makes the chapters easier to navigate and provides a variety of ways for students to learn the material. Learning Objectives are now strategically placed throughout the chapter following major headings, and there are review questions at the ends of these major sections. Chapter Summaries are now organized around the Learning Objectives as well, making it easier for students to return to the place in the book that can help them work through the end-of-chapter material. Icons throughout the chapter direct students to the BiologyNow CD and tells them what they will find there. BiologyNow, the new Student CD-ROM for BIOLOGY Seventh Edition, is also based on these Learning Objectives to further reinforce the text’s concepts. The BiologyNow CD, fully integrated with the Seventh Edition text, provides access to diagnostic pre-tests for each chapter. It also automatically generates customized learning plans for students, directing students to the information in the book, ancillaries and media program that will help them master specific concepts. Post-tests allow students to assess their progress as well. Personal Tutor with SMARTHINKING, a FREE online live tutoring service. Students can ask questions, get answers, and they don’t need to set up appointments! For instructors, a Multimedia Manager provides the text art in PowerPoint form. Instructors also receive an Instructor’s Guide, ExamView Electronic Testing and WebTutor course management options. Solomon, Berg, and Martin have gone beyond presenting facts for memorization -- they have created a well-designed pedagogical system through their use and reuse of chapter Learning Objectives, which is supported by an unbelievable package of materials for instructors and students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Karla Johnstone
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2015-01-12
Genre: Business & Economics
AUDITING: A RISK-BASED APPROACH TO CONDUCTING QUALITY AUDITS integrates the latest updates, fraud risks and ethical challenges−whether it's the AICPA and IAASB's clarified standards to harmonize auditing standards in the U.S. and abroad, the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) of the Treadway Commission's updated Internal Control-Integrated Framework or the AICPA recently issued new audit sampling guidance. New end-of-chapter problems as well as new cases provide valuable hands-on experience while demonstrating the relevance of chapter topics and helping students refine both reasoning and auditing skills. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.