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Biology: Exploring the Diversity of Life, 3rd Edition

  • Peter Russell
  • Paul E. Hertz
  • Beverly McMillan
  • Brock Fenton
  • Heather Addy
  • Denis Maxwell
  • Tom Haffie
  • Bill Milsom
  • ISBN-10: 0176532137
  • ISBN-13: 9780176532130
  • 0 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2010
  • COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Welcome to an exploration of the diversity of life. The main goal of this text is to guide you on a journey of discovery about life’s diversity across levels ranging from molecules to genes, cells to organs, and species to ecosystems. Along the way, we will explore many questions about the mechanisms underlying diversity as well as the consequences of diversity for our own species and for others. Presenting the awe-inspiring diversity of life in an evolutionary context – from algae fuel to zombie worms – the 3rd Canadian edition continues to inspire students and instructors to better understand the workings and wonders of the biological world.

Features

  • Highlights the work of Canadian scientists, uses examples of Canadian species, refers to Canadian regulations and institutions, and explores discoveries made by Canadians.

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About the Author

Paul E. Hertz

Paul E. Hertz was born and raised in New York City. He received a B.S. in Biology from Stanford University in 1972, an A.M. in Biology from Harvard University in 1973, and a Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University in 1977. While completing field research for the doctorate, he served on the Biology faculty of the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras. After two years as an Isaac Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellow at Dalhousie University, Paul accepted a teaching position at Barnard College, where he has taught since 1979. He was named Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Biology in 2000, received The Barnard Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2007, and was named Claire Tow Professor of Biology in 2016. In addition to serving on numerous college committees, Paul chaired Barnard’s Biology Department for eight years and served as Acting Provost and Dean of the Faculty from 2011 to 2012. He was the founding Program Director of the Hughes Science Pipeline Project at Barnard, an undergraduate curriculum and research program that was funded continuously by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute from 1992 until 2016. The Pipeline Project included the Intercollegiate Partnership, a program for local community college students that facilitated their transfer to four-year colleges and universities. He teaches one semester of the introductory sequence for Biology majors and pre-professional students, lecture and laboratory courses in vertebrate zoology and ecology, and seminars that introduce first-year students to scientific research. Paul is an animal physiological ecologist with a specific research interest in the thermal biology of lizards. He has conducted fieldwork in the West Indies since the mid-1970s, focusing on the lizards of Cuba and Puerto Rico. His work has been funded by the NSF, and he has published his research in THE AMERICAN NATURALIST, ECOLOGY, NATURE, OECOLOGIA, and PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY.

Beverly McMillan

Beverly McMillan has been a science writer for more than 30 years and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to her work on this textbook, she has coauthored eleven editions of a human biology text and written or coauthored numerous trade books on scientific subjects and natural history. She has also worked extensively as a content developer and editorial manager in educational and commercial publishing, including co-publishing ventures with Yale University Press, the Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. National Park Service and other partners.

Brock Fenton

M.B. (Brock) Fenton received his Ph.D. in 1969 for work in the ecology and behaviour of bats. Since then he has held academic positions at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada 1969 to 1986), York University (Toronto, Canada 1986 to 2003) and the University of Western Ontario (2003 to present). He has published over 200 papers in refereed journals (most of them about bats), as well as numerous nontechnical contributions. He has written three books about bats intended for a general audience (Just bats 1983, University of Toronto Press; Bats 1992 - revised edition 2001 Facts On File Inc; and The bat: wings in the night sky 1998, Key Porter Press). He has supervised the work of 46 M.Sc. Students and 22 Ph.D. students who have completed their degrees. He currently supervises 5 M.Sc. students and 2 Ph.D. students. He continues his research on the ecology and behaviour of bats, with special emphasis on echolocation. He currently is an Emeritus Professor of Biology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.

Heather Addy

(Ph.D., University of Guelph) joined the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary in a faculty position that places emphasis on teaching and teaching-related scholarship. In addition to teaching introductory biology classes and an upper-level mycology class, she has led the development of investigative labs and the introduction of peer-assisted learning groups in large biology and chemistry classes. She received the Faculty of Science Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2005 and an Honourable Mention for the Student’s Union Teaching Excellence Award in 2008. Dr. Addy’s Ph.D. is in plant-soil relationships; her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Alberta focused on mycorrhizas and other plant-fungal symbioses.

Denis Maxwell

(Ph.D., University of Western Ontario) teaches in the Department of Biology at the University of Western Ontario. Following his doctorate, he was awarded a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada post-doctoral fellowship. He undertook post-doctoral training at the Department of Energy—Plant Research Laboratory at Michigan State University, where he studied the function of the mitochondrial alternative oxidase. His research program, which is supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, is focused on understanding the role of the mitochondrion in intracellular stress sensing and signalling.

Tom Haffie

is a graduate of the University of Guelph and the University of Saskatchewan in the area of microbial genetics. Currently the Learning Development Coordinator for the Faculty of Science at the University of Western Ontario, Tom has devoted his 20-year career to teaching large biology classes in lecture, laboratory, and tutorial settings. He holds a UWO Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching, a UWO Fellowship in Teaching Innovation, a Province of Ontario Award for Leadership in Faculty Teaching (LIFT), and a national 3M Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching.

Bill Milsom

Bill Milsom (Ph.D., University of British Columbia) is currently the Head of the Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia where he has taught a variety of courses, including first year biology, for over 30 years. His research interests include the evolutionary origins of respiratory processes and the adaptive changes in these processes that allow animals to exploit diverse environments. He examines respiratory and cardiovascular adaptations in vertebrate animals in rest, sleep, exercise, altitude, dormancy, hibernation, diving, etc. This contributes to our understanding of the mechanistic basis of biodiversity and the physiological costs of habitat selection. His research has been funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. He has received several academic awards and distinctions including the Fry Medal of the Canadian Society of Zoologists, the August Krogh Award of the American Physiological Society, and the Izaak Walton Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring. He has served as the President of the Canadian Society of Zoologists and as President of the International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry.

Table of Contents

Volume One Introduction: Origins and Organization
Unit One: Setting the Stage
Chapter 1: Light and Life
Chapter 2: The Cell: An Overview
Chapter 3: Defining Life and Its Origins

Unit Two: Energy: Process and Facilitation
Chapter 4: Energy and Enzymes
Chapter 5: Cell Membranes and Signalling
Chapter 6: Cellular Respiration
Chapter 7: Photosynthesis

Unit Three: Genes
Chapter 8: Cell Cycles
Chapter 9: Genetic Recombination
Chapter 10: Mendel, Genes, and Inheritance
Chapter 11: Genes, Chromosomes, and Human Genetics

Unit Four: DNA and Gene Expression
Chapter 12: DNA Structure, Replication, and Organization
Chapter 13: Gene Structure and Expression
Chapter 14: Control of Gene Expression
Chapter 15: DNA Technologies
Chapter 16: Genomes and Proteomes

Volume Two Introduction: Evolution, Aspects of Diversity, Ecology, and Applied Biology
Unit Five: Evolution and Classification
Chapter 17: Evolution: The Development of the Theory
Chapter 18: Microevolution: Changes within Populations
Chapter 19: Species and Macroevolution
Chapter 20: Understanding the History of Life on Earth
Chapter 21: Humans and Evolution

Unit Six: Diversity of Life
Chapter 22: Bacteria and Archaea
Chapter 23: Viruses, Viroids, and Prions: Infectious Biological Particles
Chapter 24: Protists
Chapter 25: Fungi
Chapter 26: Plants
Chapter 27: Diversity of Animals 1: Sponges, Radiata, Platyhelminthes, and Protostomes
Chapter 28: Diversity of Animals 2: Deuterostomes: Vertebrates and Their Closest Relatives
The Chemical, Physical, and Environmental Foundation s of Biology (Purple Pages)

Unit Seven: Ecology and Climate Change
Chapter 29: Population Ecology
Chapter 30: Population Interactions and Community Ecology
Chapter 31: Ecosystems

Unit Eight: Biology in Action
Chapter 32: Conservation of Biodiversity
Chapter 33: Putting Selection to Work

Volume Three Introduction: Systems and Processes
Unit Nine: Systems and Processes: Plants
Chapter 34: Organization of the Plant Body
Chapter 35: Transport in Plants
Chapter 36: Reproduction and Development in Flowering Plants
Chapter 37: Plant Nutrition
Chapter 38: Plant Signals and Responses to the Environment

Unit Ten: Systems and Processes: Animals
Chapter 39: Introduction to Animal Organization and Physiology
Chapter 40: Internal Transport in Animals: The Circulatory System
Chapter 41: Reproduction in Animals
Chapter 42: Animal Development
Chapter 43: Control of Animal Processes: Endocrine Control
Chapter 44: Control of Animal Processes: Neural Control
Chapter 45: Control of Animal Processes: Neural Integration
Chapter 46: Muscles, Skeletons, and Body Movements
Chapter 47: Animal Behaviour
Chapter 48: Animal Nutrition
Chapter 49: Gas Exchange: The Respiratory System
Chapter 50: Regulating the Internal Environment
Chapter 51: Defences against Disease

Unit Eleven: Systems and Processes: Interacting with the Environment
Chapter 52: Conservation and Evolutionary Physiology

New to this edition

  • Boxes and figures dealing with Research Methods, Experimental Research, and Observational Research are highlighted throughout the text.
  • Introductions to each volume provide students with a big-picture overview of the themes covered across the chapters in each volume.
  • Chapter on Genomes and Proteomes (Chapter 16)
  • Unit on Evolution and Classification includes 5 chapters that give fulsome treatment to this very important topic.
  • Chapter on Conservation and Evolutionary Physiology (Chapter 52) provides a collection of useful case studies that explore and draw together key themes in the book

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

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