3rd Edition

Biology Today
An Issues Approach

ISBN 9780815341574
Published December 22, 2003 by Garland Science
768 Pages 280 Color Illustrations

USD $105.00

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Book Description

Biology Today is a truly innovative introductory biology text. Designed to combine the teaching of biological concepts within the context of current societal issues, Biology Today encourages introductory biology students to think critically about the role that science plays in their world. The Third Edition has been revised and updated, and contains three new chapters: Genetic Engineering and Genomics, New Infectious Threats, and Protecting the Biosphere.

Table of Contents

1. Biology: Science and Ethics
2. Genes, Chromosomes, and DNA
3. Human Genetics
4. Genetic Engineering and Genomics
5. Evolution
6. Classifying Nature
7. Human Variation
8. Sociobiology
9. The Population Explosion
10. Nutrition and Health
11. Plants to Feed the World
12. Stem Cells, Cell Division and Cancer
13. The Nervous System and Senses
14. Drugs and Addiction
15. Mind and Body
16. HIV and AIDS
17. New Infectious Threats
18. Biodiversity and Threatened Habitats
19. Protecting the Biosphere

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Eli C. Minkoff is Professor of Biology at Bates College. He received his bachelor's degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Columbia University and his MA and PhD from Harvard University. A member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Society for the Study of Evolution, Dr. Minkoff has published several books as well as many articles in scholarly journals and encyclopedic reference works.

Pamela J. Baker is Professor of Biology at Bates College. She holds two Bachelor of Science degrees (from the University of Wales at Swansea, Magna Cum Laude, and from Bates College, Cum Laude). She also holds an MA and PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her research focuses on the function of the immune system in bone diseases such as periodontal disease and on the investigation of new antimicrobial agents.