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Biology : the science of life.

Author: Stephen Nowicki; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., [2004]
Series: Great courses (Compact disc)
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Professor Nowicki provides the background and guidance needed for the curious listener to explore in depth the fundamental principles of how living things work.
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Nowicki; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1565859294 9781565859296
OCLC Number: 57175131
Notes: Compact discs.
Teaching Co.: 1500 (PC1500-01--PC150006).
Performer(s): Stephen Nowicki, Duke University, lecturer.
Description: 36 audio discs (approximately 2160 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 6 course guidebooks (22 cm).
Contents: lecture 1. The scope of "life" --
lecture 2. More on the origin of life --
lecture 3. The organism and the cell --
lecture 4. Proteins, how things get done in the cell --
lecture 5. Which molecule holds the code? --
lecture 6. The double helix --
lecture 7. The nuts and bolts of replicating DNA --
lecture 8. The central dogma --
leture 9. The genetic code --
lecture 10. From DNA to RNA --
lecture 11. From RNA to protein --
lecture 12. When mistakes happen --
lecture 13. Dividing DNA between dividing cells --
lecture 14. Mendel and his pea plants --
lecture 15. How sex leads to variation --
lecture 16. Genes and chromosomes --
lecture 17. Charles Darwin and "The origin of species" --
lecture 18. Natural selection in action --
lecture 19. Reconciling Darwin and Mendel --
lecture 20. Mechanisms of evolutionary change --
lecture 21. What are species and how do new ones arise? --
lecture 22. More on the origin of new species --
lecture 23. Reconstructing evolution --
lecture 24. The history of life, revisited --
lecture 25. From cells to organisms --
lecture 26. Control of gene expression I --
lecture 27. Control of gene expession II --
lecture 28. Getting proteins to the right place --
lecture 29. Genetic engineering and biotechnology --
lecture 30. How cells talk, signals and receptors --
lecture 31. How cells talk, ways that cells respond --
lecture 32. From one cell to many in an organism --
lecture 33. Patterns of early development --
lecture 34. Determination and differentiation --
lecture 35. Induction and pattern formation --
lecture 36. Genes and development --
lecture 37. Homeostasis --
lecture 38. Hormones in animals --
lecture 39. What is special about neurons? --
lecture 40. Action potentials and synapses --
lecture 41. Synaptic integration and memory --
lecture 42. Sensory function --
lecture 43. How muscles work --
lecture 44. The innate immune system --
lecture 45. The acquired immune system --
lecture 46. Form and function in plants I --
lecture 47. Form and function in plants II --
lecture 48. Behavior as an adaptive trait --
lecture 49. Energy and resources in living systems --
lecture 50. How energy is harnessed by cells --
lecture 51. Enzymes, making chemistry work in cells --
lecture 52. Cellular currencies of energy --
lecture 53. Making ATP, glycolysis --
lecture 54. Making ATP, cellular respiration --
lecture 55. Making ATP, the chemiosmotic theory --
lecture 56. Capturing energy from sunlight --
lecture 57. The reactions of photosynthesis --
lecture 58. Resources and life histories --
lecture 59. The structure of populations --
lecture 60. Population growth --
lecture 61. What limits population growth? --
lecture 62. Costs and benefits of behavior --
lecture 63. Altruism and mate selection --
lecture 64. Ecological interactions among species --
lecture 65. Predators and competitors --
lecture 66. Competition and the ecological niche --
lecture 67. Energy in ecosystems --
lecture 68. Nutrients in ecosystems --
lecture 69. How predictable are ecological communities? --
lecture 70. Biogeography --
lecture 71. Human population growth --
lecture 72. The human asteroid.
Series Title: Great courses (Compact disc)
Other Titles: Biology, the science of life
Science of life

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Professor Nowicki provides the background and guidance needed for the curious listener to explore in depth the fundamental principles of how living things work.

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