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Biology for AP® courses

Author: Julianne Zedalis; John Eggebrecht; OpenStax College,
Publisher: Houston, Texas : OpenStax College, Rice University, [2017]- ©2017-
Series: Open Textbook Library.
Edition/Format:   Website : Document : Updating website   Continually Updated Resource   Computer File : English : (2nd edition)
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Biology for AP® courses covers the scope and sequence requirements of a typical two-semester Advanced Placement® biology course. The text provides comprehensive coverage of foundational research and core biology concepts through an evolutionary lens. Biology for AP® Courses was designed to meet and exceed the requirements of the College Board's AP® Biology framework while allowing significant flexibility for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Material Type: Document, Updating website, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Continually Updated Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julianne Zedalis; John Eggebrecht; OpenStax College,
ISBN: 9781947172401 1947172409
OCLC Number: 1011689135
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (1923 pages) : color illustrations.
Contents: The study of life --
The chemical foundation of life --
Biological macromolecules --
Cell structure --
Structure and function of plasma membranes --
Metabolosm --
Cellular respiration --
Photosynthesis --
Cell communication --
Cell reproduction --
Meiosis and sexual reproduction --
Mendel's experiments and heredity --
Modern understandings of inheritance --
DNA structure and function --
Genes and protiens --
Gene regulation --
Biotechnology and genomics --
Evolution and origin of species --
The evolution of populations --
Phylogenies and the history of life --
Viruses --
Prokaryotes: bacteria and archaea --
Plant form and physiology --
The animal body: basic form and function --
Animal nutrition and the digestive system --
The nervous system --
Sensory systems --
The endocrine system --
The musculoskeletal system --
The respiratory system --
The circulatory system --
Osmotic regulation and excretion --
The immune system --
Animal reproduction and development --
Ecology and the biosphere --
Population and community ecology --
Ecosystems --
Conservation biology and biodiversity --
Index.
Series Title: Open Textbook Library.
Responsibility: Senior contributing authors, Julianne Zedalis, the Bishop's School in La Jolla, CA, John Eggebrecht, Cornell University.

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Biology for AP® courses covers the scope and sequence requirements of a typical two-semester Advanced Placement® biology course. The text provides comprehensive coverage of foundational research and core biology concepts through an evolutionary lens. Biology for AP® Courses was designed to meet and exceed the requirements of the College Board's AP® Biology framework while allowing significant flexibility for instructors. Each section of the book includes an introduction based on the AP® curriculum and includes rich features that engage students in scientific practice and AP® test preparation; it also highlights careers and research opportunities in biological sciences.

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