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Biological Science: Exploring the Science of Life (First Edition)  

Jon ScottHigher Education Consultant, Formerly University of LeicesterClose
Gus CameronUniversity of BristolClose
Anne GoodenoughUniversity of GloucestershireClose
Dawn HawkinsAnglia Ruskin UniversityClose
Jenny KoenigUniversity of NottinghamClose
Martin LuckFormerly University of NottinghamClose
Despo PapachristodoulouKings College LondonClose
Alison SnapeKings College LondonClose
Kay YeomanUniversity of East AngliaClose
, and Mark Goodwin
Published in Print:29 July 2022 Published Online:31 August 2023
Publisher:Oxford University Press


Biological Science: Exploring the Science of Life spans the full scale of biological science — from molecule to ecosystem. The first part of the text looks at life and its exploration. Topics covered in this section include exploring the science of life, the emergence of life on earth, defining life, evolutionary processes, and the diversity and organisation of life. Here, classification of life is also dealt with. The next section moves on to quantitative toolkits. Here, the text showcases nine toolkits which look at understanding data, size and scale, describing data, ratio and proportion, understanding samples, designing experiments, assessing patterns, formulae and equations, and rates of changes. Thereafter there are five modules. The first module is about life at the molecular level. Topics here include genetics, genomes, proteins, metabolism, and molecular tools. The second module looks at life at the cellular level. Here the text examines cell division, microbial diversity, microbes in life, and viruses. Module 3 is about the human organism and looks in detail at tissues, organs, and systems. The fourth module covers organismal diversity and describes structure, adaptation, and survival. The text finishes with a fifth module which looks at organism in their environments. Here, the chapters turn to ecology, evolution, genes, populations, communities, and ecosystems.

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