I am fairly familiar with the material but It is suitable for those with limited knowledge of the subject- however such a reader might need to supplement their learning with diagrams from books to gain a more complete understanding of some topics. In the 6th Edition, new active learning features and author-created resources help instructors implement the storyline approach in their course. Is Earth Experiencing a Biodiversity Crisis? I am using this audiobook to review some of the concepts I learned during my time as a Biological Sciences major. This could be terribly dry material in other hands, but Nowicki is a very good speaker, and makes things seem alive. You must be logged in user and have 100 points to see it.
Virginia Borden Maier teaches general biology for majors, evolutionary biology, zoology, plant biology, ecology, and conservation biology courses. Moore has crafted a wonderful introduction to zoology that brings you up close and personal with a breathtaking variety of animal species through the eyes of a trained zoologist. And many play a powerful role in your life. The thoroughly revised Fifth Edition engages students with new storylines that explore high-interest topics such as binge drinking, pseudoscience, and study drugs. A world in which you participate every day - often without even knowing it. This package contains:Biology: Science for Life, Fourth Edition.
Perhaps, if I had taked a course with Prof. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. Professor Nowicki presents his subject in a conceptual format, emphasizing the importance of broad principles. Which character — as performed by Professor Stephen Nowicki — was your favorite? The Greenhouse Effect, Cellular Respiration, and Photosynthesis. I will be listening to this lecture again. Also available with MasteringBiology ® MasteringBiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product proven to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Get it Now: Download link is protected.
However, there are several great stories and anecdotes that are easy to take and you'll the newly learned facts to your friends. . Great for starters to biology What made the experience of listening to Biology: The Science of Life the most enjoyable? Considering the cost of tuition at Duke, getting these 72 half-hour lectures for a single credit is a steal. Get an in-depth tour of this vital and fascinating science in 24 enthralling lectures suitable for everyone from science novices to experts who wish to review elementary concepts and formulas. Your newfound mastery of the fundamentals of biology will serve you in many ways-whether you want to read the headlines with greater insight, update a subject you studied long ago, view the natural world with new appreciation, become a better-informed voter and consumer, or gain the intellectual stimulation of understanding the basic principles that unite all living things.
As you read these words, researchers are delving ever deeper into the workings of living systems, turning their discoveries into new medical treatments, improved methods of growing food, and innovative products that are already changing the world. The book and MasteringBiology resources also help students develop scientific skills using new Working With Data figure legend questions and addresses common misconceptions with Sounds Right, But Is It? I also was fascinated by the Professor talking about how many Humans the Earth can sustain and what is the next step when we finally reach that threshold. Why do you have trouble controlling certain behaviors? Species and Races -- Chapter 13: The Greatest Species on Earth? Hundreds of thousands could fit on the period at the end of this sentence. The authors return to the storyline again and again, using it as the basis on which they introduce the biological concepts behind each story. Are You Only as Smart as Your Genes? Both authors have adopted teaching styles at their respective universities, the University of Minnesota Duluth and St. You cannot expect non scientists to be completely up to date on current scientific literature. I certainly was entranced by everything the Professor taught.
The Evidence for Evolution -- Chapter 11: An Evolving Enemy: Natural Selection -- Chapter 12: Who Am I? All-in-all, brilliant content and well worth it if you're ok with distractions 1 of 1 people found this review helpful Brilliant Everybody on this planet should listen to this before they die. It also can be read on Kindle or Ibook without any problem. Nutrients, Enzymes and Metabolism, and Transport Across Membranes. Description Coleen Belk and Virginia Borden Maier have helped students demystify biology for nearly twenty years in the classroom and nearly ten years with their book, Biology: Science for Life. Thorough and well structured course Amazing listen for the knowledge hungry.
Why are we capable of having such strange dreams? Understanding the Brain, a 36-lecture course by award-winning Professor Jeanette Norden of Vanderbilt University, takes you inside this astonishingly complex organ and shows you how it works. I would totally recommend this to anyone looking for an easy way to review major concepts. However, I should mention that this may not be an easy listen for someone who has never taken an introductory biology course at the university level. Your guide is Professor Ron B. For those that want to know more about biology or want to dust off their knowledge in general, this lecture is great.
With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. The 72 lectures in this comprehensive exploration of living systems at all levels-from biological molecules to global ecosystems-will give you all the information you need to grasp this fascinating field and its impact on both our own lives and our understanding of the life that surrounds us. The Only Diet You Will Ever Need. The title and intro the opening lines of chapter 1 of this audiobook suggests that this is made for non-scientists as well. There are long periods of dry and cold material that leave you wanting a bit more inspiration.
I will now need to search the web for each concept, where the book includes images, for a better learning experience. The way Stephen talks about the various subjects, as well as the way he structures his lessons, does credit to the initial goals, stated in lecture 1, that this is meant to be the layman's entry to the world of biology as well as useable by students seeking to get a college degree. Responsibility: Colleen Belk, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Virginia Borden Maier, St. While there are some lectures that didn't interest me, about 75 percent of them were fascinating. Where did your personality come from? A great place to begin even for laymen, but the fact that this audiobook is from 2003 shows.