Exercises for the Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory by Erin C. Amerman is a comprehensive manual appropriate for one or two-semester A&P courses.... This inexpensive, black-and-white manual provides a concise and flexible alternative to other large laboratory manuals. It can be used by itself as a required lab text, but is also designed to be used in conjunction with A Photographic Atlas for the Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory.Along with the comprehensive coverage of all of the major topics covered in an A&P laboratory, the Exercises contain several unique features, designed to assist both the students and the instructors, including:# Pre-Lab Exercises: Students who read the material prior to coming to lab tend to make better use of lab time and therefore do better on practical exams, but assigning reading prior to coming to lab is problematic for two reasons: (1) It is passive and as a result many students forget what they have read, and (2) often times preparatory readings are not completed. The Exercises incorporate Pre-Lab Exercises into each unit. The Pre-Lab Exercises are activity-based, they include questions pertaining to the material that will be covered, and they contain diagrams that the students can color-code and label. These features allow the Pre-Lab Exercises to act as both study guide and lab preparation.# Organized Anatomy: Many lab manuals do not offer specific lists of structures that the students are to identify. Instead, those lab manuals scatter the anatomical structures throughout the unit, making it difficult for both the student and instructor. The Exercises feature organized lists of structures that provide a centralized list for the students, in turn making it easy for instructors to customize based upon preference.# Model Inventories: Much of what is done in today's anatomy and physiology labs involves examination of three-dimensional anatomical models. Students tend to look at one model and proclaim themselves done. However, looking at one anatomical model doesn't provide the student with the whole picture, nor does it give them enough time to master the material. To solve this problem, "Model Inventories" are included in the Exercises. Students give the model a descriptive name and then list the structures that they are able to locate on the model. This process helps the student to focus more on the anatomy and to engage more parts of his or her brain as they examine, pronounce, and write down the names of the anatomical structures.# Focused Activities: In addition to the model inventories, this manual features activities for the students to perform in nearly every unit. These activities were written with cost concerns in mind and seldom require special equipment or materials.# Tracing Exercises: Several units feature tracing exercises where students trace the pathway of a certain substance (e.g., a molecule of glucose or an erythrocyte) throughout the body. The tracing exercises allow students to get a "big picture" view of both anatomy and physiology. When students complete these Exercises they come away with a greater understanding of the interrelationships amongst the systems in the body and the relationship between structure and function.
BIRDING BY EAR uses an educational and entertaining method for learning bird songs. Instead of merely providing a catalog of bird song samples, BIRDING... BY EAR actually teaches. This proven method has greatly enhanced the field experience for birders across North America. The authors have created learning groups of similar vocalizations and clearly point out distinguishing characteristics. Using techniques such as phonetics, mnemonics, and descriptive words, Walton and Lawson provide a context for learning the songs and calls of eighty-five species of birds found east of the Rockies. Combine the auditory instruction here with the visual features of the Peterson Identification System. Page numbers in BIRDING BY EAR's booklet refer to species descriptions in the PETERSON FIELD GUIDE TO BIRDS OF EASTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH AMERICA, fifth edition.
Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy is the most loved and best selling anatomy atlas in the English language. In over 540 beautifully colored and easily... understood illustrations, it teaches the complete human body with unsurpassed clarity and accuracy. This new edition features 45 revised, 290 relabeled and 17 wholly new plates, drawn fully in the tradition of Frank Netter, and includes more imaging and clinical images than ever before. Six Consulting Editors have worked together to ensure the new edition's accuracy and usefulness in the lecture theatre, classroom and dissection lab. Ninety plates from the book as well as a powerful and varied bank of ancillary material, unique to this atlas, are available online through www.netteranatomy.com.Includes uniquely informative drawings that allow you - and have allowed generations of students - to learn structures with confidence.Associates normal anatomy with an application of that knowledge in a clinical setting.Offers a strong selection of imaging to show you what is happening three dimensionally in the human body, the way you see it in practice.Provides clinically applicable information right from the start, to mirror the way that most anatomy courses are now taught.At www.netteranatomy.com, you'll access...? Over 90 of the most important anatomy illustrations from the book.? Interactive Anatomy Dissection Modules.? Radiographs, CT scans, MRIs, and angiograms, with "labels on/off" buttons for self testing.? QuickTime movies of stacked, transverse, and sectional images from the Visible Human Project (VHP).? Review Center with "Identification Spot Tests" and USMLE-style multiple-choice questions.? Integration links to other STUDENT CONSULT titles.? and more!
A Photographic Atlas for the Zoology Laboratory, Sixth Edition by Kent M. VanDeGraaff and John L. Crawley is a full-color photographic atlas that... provides clear photographs and drawings of tissues and organisms similar to specimens seen in a zoology laboratory. It is designed to accompany any zoology (or biology) text or laboratory manual.
Our knowledge of medieval music - from the dramatic and melodic riches of the thirteenth century to such highlights of the fifteenth century as the... pieces in the Old Hall Manuscript - rests almost wholly on the existence of the manuscripts that have survived. Many illuminated manuscripts similarly contain detailed depictions of musicians with their instruments providing a valuable source of reference for performers today. A lively introduction to all aspects of medieval music for anyone who enjoys listening to works of the period.
Ideal for those with little or no background in genetics and cellular or developmental biology, this exploration of embryology and the molecular aspects... of development explains each concept from first principles.
This interactive, visually-engaging study and lab assessment tool gives students access to a rich array of anatomy lab specimens including human... cadavers, anatomical models, histology slides, cat dissections, and fetal pig dissections. Each module includes hundreds of images and quiz questions as well as interactive tools for reviewing the specimens and taking practice quizzes and simulated lab practical exams. Practice Anatomy Lab is available on CD-ROM and MyA&P companion website. Features include: *Rich variety of quizzes which test students' recall of anatomical structures as well as their understanding of functional anatomy and clinical application *Built in audio pronunciation of hundreds of key anatomical terms *Gradable lab practical exams that can report to the instructor's online gradebook
This is the first fully integrated undergraduate text focussing on the ecology and management of wildlife, with an emphasis on mammals and birds. The... first eleven chapters of the book take the reader through the basic principles of ecology necessary for an understanding of wildlife management. Further chapters progress to the practical problems experienced in wildlife management, treating management as problems in applied ecology.
The Flexible Phenotype attempts a true synthesis of animal physiology, behavior, and ecology by developing an empirical argument that describes the... intimate connections between animal phenotype and environment. It starts with a synthesis of the principles guiding current research in ecophysiology, behavior, and ecology, illustrating each aspect with the detailed results of empirical work on as wide a range of organisms as possible. The integrated story of the flexible phenotype is weaved throughout the book on the basis of the authors' long-term research program on migrant shorebirds and their invertebrate prey. These birds travel vast distances from one environment to another, and the changing nature of their bodies reflects the varied selection pressures experienced in these very different locations. In essence, the authors argue for the existence of direct, measurable, links between phenotype and ecology. Their book outlines a more encompassing approach to evolutionary ecology, based on first principles in physiology, behavior, and ecology. It aspires to encourage a further integration of ecology and physiology, as well as fostering a collaborative research agenda between ecologists and physiologists.
For centuries, scientists have dreamt of discovering an underlying unity to nature. Science now offers powerful explanations for both the dazzling... diversity and striking similarities seen in the living world. Life is complicated. It is truly the 'entangled bank' that Charles Darwin described. But scientists are now discovering that energy is the unifying force that joins all life on Earth. Visionary biologists have advanced a new theory that explains how the natural world - from the tiniest amoeba to the greatest rain forest - is constructed, providing a fresh perspective on the essential interconnectivity of living systems.This revolutionary theory explains a variety of phenomena - helping us understand why a shrew eats its bodyweight in food each day, why a mammal's heart beats about 1 billion times in its lifetime, why there are no trees as tall as the Eiffel Tower, and why more species live at the Earth's equator than at its poles. By looking at how living things use energy, we can answer these and myriad other intriguing questions. "In the Beat of a Heart" combines biography, history, science and nature writing to capture the exciting advances - and the people who are making them - that are triggering a revolution as potentially important to biology as Newton's insights were to physics.
Now in its Fourth Edition, this best-selling book extracts the most important information on neuroanatomy and presents it in a concise, uncluttered... fashion to prepare students for course exams and the USMLE. Highlights of this edition include a brief glossary of key neuroanatomical structures and disease states; addition of an icon to more clearly identify the Clinical Correlations sections; an appendicized table of common neurological lesions; expanded figure legends that identify clinically relevant anatomical relationships; an improved, expanded index; and modified text and figure legends to comply with Terminologia Anatomica. A companion Website will offer bonus USMLE-style questions.
The importance of chemical communication is illustrated in this study with examples from a diverse range of animals including humans, marine copepods,... Drosophila, Caenorhabditis elegans, moths, snakes, goldfish, elephants and mice. For students of ecology, evolution and behavior, Tristram Wyatt provides an introduction to the rapid progress in the understanding of olfaction at the molecular and neurological level. In addition, he offers chemists, molecular biologists and neurobiologists insights into the ecological, evolutionary and behavioral context of olfactory communication.
Mostly tiny, infinitely delicate, and short-lived, insects and their relatives--arthropods--nonetheless outnumber all their fellow creatures on earth.... How lowly arthropods achieved this unlikely preeminence is a story deftly and colorfully told in this follow-up to the award-winning For Love of Insects. Part handbook, part field guide, part photo album, Secret Weapons chronicles the diverse and often astonishing defensive strategies that have allowed insects, spiders, scorpions, and other many-legged creatures not just to survive, but to thrive. In sixty-nine chapters, each brilliantly illustrated with photographs culled from Thomas Eisner's legendary collection, we meet a largely North American cast of arthropods--as well as a few of their kin from Australia, Europe, and Asia--and observe at firsthand the nature and extent of the defenses that lie at the root of their evolutionary success. Here are the cockroaches and termites, the carpenter ants and honeybees, and all the miniature creatures in between, deploying their sprays and venom, froth and feces, camouflage and sticky coatings. And along with a marvelous bug's-eye view of how these secret weapons actually work, here is a close-up look at the science behind them, from taxonomy to chemical formulas, as well as an appendix with instructions for studying chemical defenses at home. Whether dipped into here and there or read cover to cover, Secret Weapons will prove invaluable to hands-on researchers and amateur naturalists alike, and will captivate any reader for whom nature is a source of wonder.
Beginning with the trailblazing expedition of Lewis and Clark, Early American Naturalists tells the stories of men and women of the 1800s who crossed... the Mississippi River and encountered the new life of the western New World. Explorers profiled include John James Audubon, Martha Maxwell, and John Muir.
With its unrivaled art program and accessible writing style, McKinley/O'Loughlin's Human Anatomy stands apart from other anatomy texts. High-quality... photographs paired with brilliantly rendered illustrations help students visualize, understand, and appreciate the wonders of human anatomy. Student-friendly Study Tips, Clinical View boxes, and progressive question sets motivate students to internalize and apply what they've learned.
Herpetology, Second Edition has been thoroughly revised. The text has been reorganized, new chapters have been added, new text references have been... inserted. All this plus new color systematics sections will maintain this book as THE leading textbook on the biology of amphibians and reptiles. The book will also showcase reptiles and amphibians as model systems in conceptual areas of biology. Such a text will help integrate herpetology as a discipline into conceptually oriented undergraduate programs. The book should also appeal to a large audience of sophisticated lay people interested in reptiles and amphibians. * Written by internationally recognized experts on the biology of amphibians and reptiles* Provides a general background on the evolution and morphology of amphibians and reptiles * Details what is known about reproduction and life histories* Examines physiological ecology, emphasizing water balance, temperature, and energy* Integrates population and community ecology with conservation biology* Provides detailed taxonomic accounts of all higher taxa, including high quality distribution maps and color photographs
The Evolution of Vertebrate Design is a solid introduction to vertebrate evolution, paleontology, vertebrate biology, and functional, comparative... anatomy. Its lucid style also makes it ideal for general readers intrigued by fossil history. Clearly drawn diagrams illustrate biomechanical explanations of the evolution of fins, jaws, joints, and body shapes among vertebrates. A glossary of terms is included."A luminous text is matched by lucid drawings rationally placed. . . . A great teaching monograph, the book will charm lay readers of fossil history. For virtually every college & public collection."-Scitech Book News
Get the edge in physiology class with HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY: FROM CELLS TO SYSTEMS. Author Lauralee Sherwood has streamlined physiological study without... dumbing it down by organizing the material around one central human process: homeostasis. In addition to the easy-to-understand text, Sherwood ties physiological study to real world scenarios in fields like pathophysiology and clinical physiology. Plus, it includes PhysioEdge, the most powerful CD-ROM you can get. PhysioEdge2 is packed with tutorials and fast access to answers. And Personal Tutor with SMARTHINKING (access to a live online human physiology tutor) and InfoTrac (an online university library that will save you a trek across campus), HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY: FROM CELLS TO SYSTEMS is the text you need to succeed in physiology class and get ready for health-related careers.
How many mammal species live in Illinois? It depends on who's counting. Sixty species are described in this book; each illustrated with a color drawing... by artist Aleta Holt. This wonderful publication also contains dichotomous keys, species accounts, taxonomy, measurements, skull photographs, signs (generalized shapes of front and hind tracks and scat illustrations), and distribution maps. It has to be seen to be appreciated.
The charismatic mammals that live in the ocean are a constant source of interest, both for scientists and our society at large. Their biology, behavior,... and conservation are of utmost importance, as a vast number of species are currently threatened. Intended for the upper-level undergraduate or graduate student within biology, marine biology, or conservation/environmental science, An Introduction to Marine Mammal Biology and Conservation provides a broad introduction to marine mammal biology using cutting edge information and student-friendly learning tools. The text begins with chapters on the evolution and classification of marine mammals and their general biology. It moves on to discuss the behavior and ecology of different groups of marine mammals, such as polar bears, otters, and cetaceans. Part 3 dives into many different conservation issues facing marine mammals, as well as discussions on how they can be addressed. Closing chapters provide information on how scientists study marine mammals, how society can enjoy observing the animals while making sure they are preserved, and a word to students looking to pursue a career with marine mammals.
Fishing is one of the most popular sports in Oklahoma, a state that boasts over 1,000 square miles of water. Now Fishes of Oklahoma, the only... comprehensive handbook available for identifying fishes across the state of Oklahoma, is available to scientists and to anglers interested in knowing more about the fish they catch. Precise keys and clear black-and-white photos or drawings of every species allow for the ready identification of all Oklahoma fishes. Within each species account is a map showing where the fish can be found in the state, as well as information on its habitat and biology. Also included is a color section showcasing brilliant paintings by Rudolph J. Miller.Noteworthy features:? Common and scientific names? Black-and-white photos or drawings of each species? Detailed descriptions of each species? Distribution maps of each species? Habitat and biology information? Recent research on endangered species? Glossary of terms? Color paintings of many species
The most entertaining and enlightening writings by the beloved paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, and celebrant of the wonder of life."Nature is so... wondrously complex and varied that almost anything possible does happen....I rejoice in [its] multifariousness and leave the chimera of certainty to politicians and preachers."-from Ever Since Darwin Upon his death in 2002, Stephen Jay Gould stood at the pinnacle among observers of the natural world, recognized by Congress as a "living legend." His prodigious legacy-sixteen best-selling and prize-winning books, dozens of scientific papers, an unbroken series of three hundred essays in Natural History-combined to make Gould the most widely read science writer of our time. This indispensable collection of forty-eight pieces from his brilliant oeuvre includes selections from classics such as Ever Since Darwin and The Mismeasure of Man, plus articles and speeches never before published in book form. This volume, the last that will bear his name, spotlights his elegance, depth, and sheer pleasure in our world-a true celebration of an extraordinary mind. 20 illustrations