Exploring Biology in the Laboratory, 3e, Volume 2

By Murray P. Pendarvis, John L. Crawley  •  
 2018  
•  630
 Pages
Loose-leaf
Format • 
Print ISBN  9781617318399
• eBook ISBN  9781640431188
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$80.00

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This book includes Chapters 16-39, Laboratory Safety, Appendix, and the full Index

This full-color, comprehensive, affordable introductory biology manual is appropriate for both majors and nonmajors laboratory courses. This edition satisfies the content needs of courses populated by biology majors or in nonmajors courses where additional coverage is desired. All general biology topics are covered extensively, and the manual is designed to be used with a minimum of outside reference material. The activities emphasize the unity of all living things and the evolutionary forces that have resulted in, and continue to act on, the diversity that we see around us today.

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Table of Contents
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Features

Features

Comprehensive Coverage

  • Objectives clearly state what students are expected to know by the end of the chapter.
  • Introductory material provides context for the material covered in the chapter and helps students apply what they learn.
  • Exercises are designed to be safe, interesting, and meaningful.
  • New Chapter, Touching the Future: Understanding Biotechnology and Forensics.
  • “A Closer Look” sections provide additional detail and context for the topic at hand to help students gain a deeper understanding of the material.
  • “Did You Know” sidebars provide interesting tidbits to pique student interest.

Full-color Art

  • An extensive full-color art and photography program includes many specimen and dissection images, labeled diagrams, cladograms, and helpful life-cycle illustrations. In addition to providing the necessary images to help students work through the lab procedures, the manual also includes hundreds of images of representative organisms, providing ample visual support for the lab.
  • Warnings are posted where applicable to make students aware of potential risks when dissecting certain organisms or performing certain experiments.
  • Hints & Tips aid students in understanding tricky content areas where attention to fine detail is a necessity.

Clear Presentation 

  • Check Your Understanding questions after each exercise ask thought-provoking questions in order to measure student progress throughout the chapter.
  • A Chapter Review ends each chapter and provides thoughtful questions to ensure that students understand the overall concepts from the chapter.

Instructor Resources Available: Login to view Instructor Resources

  • An online Instructor's Manual contains answers to all of the exercises and electronic access to all of the images in the manual.
  • Computerized Test Bank contains hundreds of questions to help instructors build tests and quizzes that can either be printed or exported to commonly used distance learning platforms.
  • All of the images from the lab manual are provided electronically. Images are presented at digital display resolution (150 dpi), intended for use in PowerPoint presentations.
What's New in this Edition

New to this edition of Exploring Biology in the Laboratory, 3e

  • New Chapter, Touching the Future: Understanding Biotechnology and Forensics
  • New exercises including: Osmosis in Gummy Bears, Germination of Angiosperms, Microanatomy of Lichens, Conductive and Sensorineural Hearing Tests, Senses of Touch, and Listening to the Lungs
  • Over 100 new and revised images
  • New updated and revised Check Your Understanding and Review Questions throughout
Table of contents
Laboratory Safety
Chapter 16: Mystery of Mysteries: Understanding Evolution
Chapter 17: Making Sense of Diversity: Understanding Classification
Chapter 18: On the Edge of Life: Understanding Viruses
Chapter 19: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Understanding Bacteria
Chapter 20: This Fine Mess: Understanding the Protists
Chapter 21: The Green Machine: Understanding the Nonvascular Plants
Chapter 22: The Green Machine: Understanding the Seedless Vascular Plants
Chapter 23: The Green Machine: Understanding the Seed Plants (Gymnosperms)
Chapter 24: The Green Machine: Understanding the Seed Plants (Angiosperms)
Chapter 25: The Green Machine: Understanding Roots, Stems, and Leaves
Chapter 26: There's a Fungus among Us: Understanding Fungi
Chapter 27: From the Skin In: Understanding Basic Animal Tissues
Chapter 28: Animal Planet: Understanding Creatures from the Sea
Chapter 29: Animal Planet: Understanding the Lophotrochozoans
Chapter 30: Animal Planet: Understanding the Ecdysozoans
Chapter 31: Animal Planet: Understanding the Deuterostomes
Chapter 32: The Cutting Edge: Understanding Vertebrate Dissections
Chapter 33: Homo sapiens: Understanding the Structure of the Human Body
Chapter 34: Homo sapiens: Understanding the Nervous System and Special Senses
Chapter 35: Homo sapiens: Understanding the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
Chapter 36: Homo sapiens: Understanding Other Systems of the Body
Chapter 37: A Womb with a View: Understanding Embryology
Chapter 38: Acting It Out: Understanding Animal Behavior
Chapter 39: But One Earth: Understanding Basic Ecology
Appendix A: Digital Field Trips
Index
About the Authors
Instructor Resources

An online Instructor’s Manual contains answers to all of the exercises as well as electronic access to all of the images in the manual. A computerized Test Bank contains hundreds of questions to help instructors build tests and quizzes that can either be printed or exported to commonly used distance learning platforms.

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