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Biological science

Author: Scott Freeman
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The purpose of this text is to help you make important first step toward majoring in the biological sciences and pursuing a career related to biology. Its goal is not only to be a ... reference for the fundamentals but also to introduce you to the excitement that drives this science. The presentation focuses on the questions that biologists ask about the natural world and how they go about answering them. Its  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Freeman
OCLC Number: 50709319
Notes: Originally published: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, ©2002.
Description: 1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Biology and the tree of life --
Origin and early evolution of life: Atoms and molecules of ancient Earth; Macromolecules and the RNA world; Membranes and the first cells --
Cell functions: Cell structure and function; Respiration and fermentation; Photosynthesis; Cell division --
Gene structure and expression: Meiosis; Mendel and the gene; How do genes work?; DNA synthesis, mutation, and repair; Transcription and translation; Control of gene expression in bacteria; Control of gene expression in eukaryotes; Genomes; Genetic engineering and its applications --
Developmental biology: Introduction to development; Early development; What determines a cells fate? --
Evolutionary patterns and processes: Darwinism and the evidence for evolution; Evolutionary processes; Speciation; History of life --
Diversification of life: Bacteria and archaea; Viruses; Protists; Land plants; Fungi; Animals --
How plants work: Plant form and function; Water and sugar transport in plants; Plant nutrition; Sensory systems in plants; Communication, chemical signals; Plant reproduction; Plant defense systems --
How animals work: Animal form and function; Water and electrolyte balance in animals; Animal nutrition; Gas exchange and circulation; Electrical signals in animals; Animal sensory systems and movement; Chemical signals in animals; Animals reproduction; Immune system in animals --
Ecology: Behavior; Population ecology; Species interactions; Community ecology; Ecosystems; Biodiversity and conservation --
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Abstract:

The purpose of this text is to help you make important first step toward majoring in the biological sciences and pursuing a career related to biology. Its goal is not only to be a ... reference for the fundamentals but also to introduce you to the excitement that drives this science. The presentation focuses on the questions that biologists ask about the natural world and how they go about answering them. Its objective is to introduce the core ideas that biologists use to make sense of the massive amount of information emerging from laboratories around the world.-For students.

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