Let s Review

Author: Scott Hunter
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 0764126849
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Science

This high school classroom supplement to the main biology text prepares students in New York State to succeed on the Regents Exam. It presents a subject review, practice ques-tions with answers, and two complete Regents Biology Exam with answer keys. When combined with Barron's Regents Exams and Answers, Biology, it provides students with the most comprehensive test preparation available anywhere. Topics reviewed include ecology, biological organization, formation and structure of the ecosystem, and the interaction between human beings and the biosphere.

Let s Review

Author: Scott Hunter
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 0812090772
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Study Aids

A review for high school students of the core concepts of biology.

Let s Review

Author: Scott Hunter
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 0764126849
Release Date: 2004-01
Genre: Science

This high school classroom supplement to the main biology text prepares students in New York State to succeed on the Regents Exam. It presents a subject review, practice ques-tions with answers, and two complete Regents Biology Exam with answer keys. When combined with Barron's Regents Exams and Answers, Biology, it provides students with the most comprehensive test preparation available anywhere. Topics reviewed include ecology, biological organization, formation and structure of the ecosystem, and the interaction between human beings and the biosphere.

Roadmap to the Regents

Author: Alison Pitt
Publisher: The Princeton Review
ISBN: 9780375763090
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Study Aids

Presents study tools for the New York Regents Exam in Living Environment, including test-taking tips and strategies and approximately 150 practice questions and three actual Regents exams with explained answers.

Molecular Biology of the Cell

Author: Bruce Alberts
Publisher: Garland Science
ISBN: 9781317563747
Release Date: 2017-08-07
Genre: Science

As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts.As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning. The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced.Protein structures better illustrate structure–function relationships, icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters, and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer, clearer, or better images. As a new feature, each chapter now contains intriguing openended questions highlighting “What We Don’t Know,” introducing students to challenging areas of future research. Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text, and these problems have been expanded to all chapters by adding questions on developmental biology, tissues and stem cells, pathogens, and the immune system.

High Marks

Author: Sharon Welcher
Publisher:
ISBN: 097146622X
Release Date: 2009-10
Genre: Science


Behave

Author: Robert M. Sapolsky
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780735222786
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Genre: Science

Why do we do the things we do? Over a decade in the making, this game-changing book is Robert Sapolsky's genre-shattering attempt to answer that question as fully as perhaps only he could, looking at it from every angle. Sapolsky's storytelling concept is delightful but it also has a powerful intrinsic logic: he starts by looking at the factors that bear on a person's reaction in the precise moment a behavior occurs, and then hops back in time from there, in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its genetic inheritance. And so the first category of explanation is the neurobiological one. What goes on in a person's brain a second before the behavior happens? Then he pulls out to a slightly larger field of vision, a little earlier in time: What sight, sound, or smell triggers the nervous system to produce that behavior? And then, what hormones act hours to days earlier to change how responsive that individual is to the stimuli which trigger the nervous system? By now, he has increased our field of vision so that we are thinking about neurobiology and the sensory world of our environment and endocrinology in trying to explain what happened. Sapolsky keeps going--next to what features of the environment affected that person's brain, and then back to the childhood of the individual, and then to their genetic makeup. Finally, he expands the view to encompass factors larger than that one individual. How culture has shaped that individual's group, what ecological factors helped shape that culture, and on and on, back to evolutionary factors thousands and even millions of years old. The result is one of the most dazzling tours de horizon of the science of human behavior ever attempted, a majestic synthesis that harvests cutting-edge research across a range of disciplines to provide a subtle and nuanced perspective on why we ultimately do the things we do...for good and for ill. Sapolsky builds on this understanding to wrestle with some of our deepest and thorniest questions relating to tribalism and xenophobia, hierarchy and competition, morality and free will, and war and peace. Wise, humane, often very funny, Behave is a towering achievement, powerfully humanizing, and downright heroic in its own right.

Let s Review

Author: Mark Willner
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 0764112074
Release Date: 2000
Genre: History

Review of physical, economic, political, cultural, and historical geography designed for student and teachers includes multiple choice and essays questions, sample examinations, and answer keys.

Let s Review

Author: Lawrence S. Leff
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 0764140698
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Mathematics

(back cover) An ideal companion to high school geometry textbooks, this volume covers all topics prescribed by the New York State Board of Regents for the new Geometry exam. For Students: Easy-to-read topic summaries Step-by-step demonstration examples Review of all required Geometry topics Hundreds of exercises with answers for practice and review Glossary of Geometry terms In-depth Regents exam preparation, including problems similar to those you'll find on the actual Regents exam For Teachers: A valuable lesson-planning aid A helpful source of practice and test questions

Alone Together

Author: Sherry Turkle
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465093663
Release Date: 2017-11-07
Genre: Psychology

"Savvy and insightful." --New York Times Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends, and confusing tweets and wall posts with authentic communication. But this relentless connection leads to a deep solitude. MIT professor Sherry Turkle argues that as technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down. Based on hundreds of interviews and with a new introduction taking us to the present day, Alone Together describes changing, unsettling relationships between friends, lovers, and families.

The Heart Goes Last

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385540360
Release Date: 2015-09-29
Genre: Fiction

Margaret Atwood puts the human heart to the ultimate test in an utterly brilliant new novel that is as visionary as The Handmaid's Tale and as richly imagined as The Blind Assassin. Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of an economic and social collapse. Job loss has forced them to live in their car, leaving them vulnerable to roving gangs. They desperately need to turn their situation around—and fast. The Positron Project in the town of Consilience seems to be the answer to their prayers. No one is unemployed and everyone gets a comfortable, clean house to live in . . . for six months out of the year. On alternating months, residents of Consilience must leave their homes and function as inmates in the Positron prison system. Once their month of service in the prison is completed, they can return to their "civilian" homes. At first, this doesn't seem like too much of a sacrifice to make in order to have a roof over one's head and food to eat. But when Charmaine becomes romantically involved with the man who lives in their house during the months when she and Stan are in the prison, a series of troubling events unfolds, putting Stan's life in danger. With each passing day, Positron looks less like a prayer answered and more like a chilling prophecy fulfilled. From the Hardcover edition.

Life on the Edge

Author: Johnjoe McFadden
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307986825
Release Date: 2016-07-26
Genre: Science

Life is the most extraordinary phenomenon in the known universe; but how does it work? It is remarkable that in this age of cloning and even synthetic biology, nobody has ever made anything living entirely out of dead material. Life remains the only way to make life. Are we missing a vital ingredient in its creation? Like Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene, which provided a new perspective on evolution by shifting the focus of natural selection from organisms to genes, Life On The Edge alters our understanding of life from cells or biomolecules to the fundamental particles that drive life's dynamics. From this new perspective, life makes more sense as its missing ingredient is revealed to be quantum mechanics and the strange phenomena that lie at the heart of this most mysterious of sciences. -- Provided by publisher.