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An Introduction To Scholarship offers a practical, skills-based approach to developing the basic academic and critical thinking skills required to succeed in the tertiary environment.
When Edwin Hubble looked into his telescope in the 1920s, he was shocked to find that nearly all of the galaxies he could see through it were flying away from one another. If these galaxies had always been travelling, he reasoned, then they must, at some point, have been on top of one another. This discovery transformed the debate about one of the most fundamental questions of human existence - how did the universe begin?
Every society has stories about the origin of the cosmos and its inhabitants, but now, with the power to peer into the early universe and deploy the knowledge gleaned from archaeology, geology, evolutionary biology and cosmology, we are closer than ever to understanding where it all came from. In The Origin of (almost) Everything, New Scientist explores the modern origin stories of everything from the Big Bang, meteorites and dark energy, to dinosaurs, civilisation, timekeeping, belly-button fluff and beyond.
From how complex life evolved on Earth, to the first written language, to how humans conquered space, The Origin of (almost) Everything offers a unique history of the past, present and future of our universe.
Your gut is astonishingly clever. It contains millions of neurons - as many as you would find in the brain of a cat - and is home to the microbiome, trillions of microbes that influence your mood, your immune system, and even your appetite.
In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Mosley takes us on a revelatory journey through the gut, showing how junk food and overuse of antibiotics have wiped out many good gut bacteria, leading to a modern plague of allergies, food intolerances, and obesity.
Drawing from the latest cutting-edge research, Dr. Mosley provides scientifically proven ways to control your cravings, boost your mood, and lose weight by encouraging a more diverse microbiome and increasing the good bacteria that keep you healthy.
Packed with delicious, healing recipes, meal plans, checklists, and tips, The Clever Guts Diet includes all the tools you need to transform your gut and your health, for life.
IB Prepared resources are developed directly with the IB to provide the most up-to-date, authentic and authoritative guidance on DP assessment. IB Prepared: Biology combines a concise review of course content with strategic guidance, past paper material and exam-style practice opportunities, allowing learners to consolidate the knowledge and skills that are essential to success.
Motivating learners to explore and investigate scientific concepts, this new core Course Book helps learners actively connect study with wider issues relevant to the world today. The most comprehensive match to the new syllabus first examined 2017 and the only DP Environmental Systems developed directly with the IB, the inquiry-based approach truly engages learners, strengthening achievement. Integrated links to the Big Questions support a holistic approach to teaching and learning, encouraging students to make links between topics and other subjects. Truly engage learners with scientific concepts - the inquiry-based approach drives active exploration, investigation and critical thought. Fully cover the new syllabus - the most comprehensive support for the new syllabus (first examination 2017), developed directly with the IB. Strengthen achievement - current case studies and activities accessibly connect learning with relevant global issues, driving motivation and achievement. Accurately implement the new requirements- written by DP Curriculum Developers and authors of the new syllabus. Support the new internal assessment - fresh ideas and new approaches to practicals from Gillian Williams help you tackle the changes. Build assessment potential - assessment support directly from the IB provides unrivalled exam preparation. The online Course Book will be available on Oxford Education Bookshelf until 2023. Access is facilitated via a unique code, which is sent in the mail. The code must be linked to an email address, creating a user account. Access may be transferred once to an additional user.
This textbook introduces readers to the modern light microscope. It can either be used alone or in conjunction with a practical course. The book begins with an account of how the light microscope works, and how to set up the instrument for optimum performance. The nature of light, and its influence on the function of the microscope, as well as practical advice on selecting the most suitable components, is explained to the reader. An account of the different types of currently-available light microscopy modes follows, together with a guide, borne out by the authors practical experience, on how to choose between transmitted or reflected light microscopes; wide-field, confocal, deconvolution or multi-photon microscopes. A description of specimen preparation is given, as well as advice upon cameras, image acquisition and post-processing of data. * Gives a didactic introduction to the light microscope * Explanation complemented with simple experiments where appropriate * Simple explanation (from teaching the subject) enables a self-taught student to start from scratch to set up and acquire high quality images * Leads the student on, should they wish, to use advanced fluorescence and confocal microscopes within a research institute or core microscopy facility * Well-illustrated in colour, the illustrations are selected (from long teaching experience) to support text * Workable practical protocols * Includes a chapter summary to introduce learning objectives Part of the Royal Microscopical Society co-publication book program
For CXC students who want to prepare fully for their exams, CXC Study Guides are a series of titles that provide students with additional support to pass the exam. CXC Study Guides are a unique product that have been written by experienced examiners at CXC and carry the board's exclusive branding.
The maths needed to succeed in A Level Science is harder now than ever before. Suitable for all awarding bodies, this practical handbook addresses all of the maths skills needed for A Level Biology specifications. Worked examples, practice questions, 'remember points' and 'stretch yourself' questions give students the key knowledge and then the opportunity to practise and build confidence.
A no-nonsense, quick review of biology for high school and college students CliffsNotes Biology Quick Review, 3rd Edition, provides a clear, concise, easy-to-use review of biology basics. Perfect for high school and college students, teacher candidates taking the Praxis Biology test, and anyone wanting to brush up on their biology knowledge. Whether you're new to elements, atoms, and molecules or just wanting to refresh your understanding of the subject, this guide can help. Aligned to NGSS, it includes topics such as cellular respiration, photosynthesis, mitosis and cell reproduction, genetics, DNA, and plant and animal structures and functions. The target audience is high school and college students: 96% of high school students take a biology course before graduating, and biology "101" is a staple at all colleges and universities.
Magnificently reported and soulfully crafted, An Elegant Defense is an epic, first-of-its-kind exploration of the human immune system and the secrets of health, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist "Vividly told. ... Explicates for the lay reader the intricate biology of our immune system." -JEROME GROOPMAN, New York Review of Books "One of those rare nonfiction books that transcends the genre. ... Extraordinary." -DOUGLAS PRESTON A terminal cancer patient rises from the grave. A medical marvel defies HIV. Two women with autoimmunity discover their own bodies have turned against them. Matt Richtel's An Elegant Defense uniquely entwines these intimate stories with science's centuries-long quest to unlock the mysteries of sickness and health, and illuminates the immune system as never before. The immune system is our body's essential defense network, a guardian vigilantly fighting illness, healing wounds, maintaining order and balance, and keeping us alive. Its legion of microscopic foot soldiers-from T cells to "natural killers"-patrols our body, linked by a nearly instantaneous communications grid. It has been honed by evolution over millennia to face an almost infinite array of threats. For all its astonishing complexity, however, the immune system can be easily compromised by fatigue, stress, toxins, advanced age, and poor nutrition-hallmarks of modern life-and even by excessive hygiene. Paradoxically, it is a fragile wonder weapon that can turn on our own bodies with startling results, leading today to epidemic levels of autoimmune disorders. Richtel effortlessly guides readers on a scientific detective tale winding from the Black Plague to twentieth-century breakthroughs in vaccination and antibiotics, to the cutting-edge laboratories that are revolutionizing immunology-perhaps the most extraordinary and consequential medical story of our time. The foundation that Richtel builds makes accessible revelations about cancer immunotherapy, the microbiome, and autoimmune treatments that are changing millions of lives. An Elegant Defense also captures in vivid detail how these powerful therapies, along with our behavior and environment, interact with the immune system, often for the good but always on a razor's edge that can throw this remarkable system out of balance. Drawing on his groundbreaking reporting for the New York Times and based on extensive new interviews with dozens of world-renowned scientists, Matt Richtel has produced a landmark book, equally an investigation into the deepest riddles of survival and a profoundly human tale that is movingly brought to life through the eyes of his four main characters, each of whom illuminates an essential facet of our "elegant defense."
Please note this title is suitable for any student studying: Exam Board: AQA Level: A Level Year 2 Subject: Biology First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 Fully revised and updated for the 2015 specifications, written and checked by curriculum and specification experts, this Student Book supports and extends students through the new course while delivering the breadth, depth, and skills needed to succeed at A Level and beyond. Covers all the content required for the second year of AQA Biology A Level studies.
The only textbook that completely covers the OxfordAQA International AS & A Level Biology specification (9610), for first teaching in September 2016. Written by experienced authors, the engaging, enquiry-based approach ensures a thorough understanding of complex concepts and provides exam-focused practice to build assessment confidence. Help students develop the scientific, mathematical and practical skills and knowledge needed for assessment success and the step up to university. Ensure students understand the bigger picture, and support their progression to further study, with synoptic links and a focus on how scientists and engineers apply their knowledge in real life. This pack includes one print textbook and one online textbook. The online textbook license can be accessed on a wide range of devices and is valid until 31st December 2026, for use by one student or teacher. Your first login will be sent to you in the mail on a printed access card.
Welcome to the biggest, fastest, deadliest science book you'll ever read. The world's largest land mammal could help us end cancer. The fastest bird is showing us how to solve a century-old engineering mystery. The oldest tree is giving us insights into climate change. The loudest whale is offering clues about the impact of solar storms. For a long time, scientists ignored superlative life forms as outliers. Increasingly, though, researchers are coming to see great value in studying plants and animals that exist on the outermost edges of the bell curve. As it turns out, there's a lot of value in paying close attention to the "oddballs" nature has to offer. Go for a swim with a ghost shark, the slowest-evolving creature known to humankind, which is teaching us new ways to think about immunity. Get to know the axolotl, which has the longest-known genome and may hold the secret to cellular regeneration. Learn about Monorhaphis chuni, the oldest discovered animal, which is providing insights into the connection between our terrestrial and aquatic worlds. Superlative is the story of extreme evolution, and what we can learn from it about ourselves, our planet, and the cosmos. It's a tale of crazy-fast cheetahs and super-strong beetles, of microbacteria and enormous plants, of whip-smart dolphins and killer snakes. This book will inspire you to change the way you think about the world and your relationship to everything in it.
Please note this title is suitable for any student studying: Exam Board: OCR Level: A Level Subject: Biology First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 Written by curriculum and specification experts, this Student Book supports and extends students through the new linear course while delivering the breadth, depth, and skills needed to succeed in the new A Levels and beyond.
Exam Board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: Biology First Teaching: 2018, First Exam: 2019 Fully up-to-date for the 2019 exam, this is the essential guide to exam skills. It includes detailed advice on how to approach and answer the different types of question you will find in the exam and has been written by two experienced teachers and exam experts. * Detailed advice on how to approach all the different types of question you will find in the exam will develop your skills and help you to avoid common pitfalls * Essential guide to structuring your responses shows you how to formulate and improve your answers * Examples of model answers let you see exactly where and how marks are gained and how to get the best result * A full chapter on the skills of scientific inquiry that are essential in attaining good grades, but so often not covered in revision books. * A dedicated chapter on the Assignment ensures that you have a great foundation for your grade before you even enter the exam room
Sedert die tweede druk van die tweede uitgawe in 1975 was Die siel van die mier egter slegs as ín skaars tweedehandse eksemplaar beskikbaar. Hierdie uitgawe is verryk deur ín inleidende besinning oor die vraag of Maeterlinck, die Belgiese Nobelpryswenner, Marais se teorie oor die termietnes as organiese eenheid oorgeneem het. Origens blyk dit uit die verskillende drukke en uitgawes hoe Afrikaans in die jare twintig van die twintigste eeu nog op weg was om ín wetenskaplike woordeskat te vind en die addendum bevat artikels wat vandag slegs met moeite uit ou tydskrifte en koerante opgediep kan word.
Please note this title is suitable for any student studying: Exam Board: OCR Level: A Level Year 1 and AS Subject: Biology First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2016 Written by curriculum and specification experts, this Student Book supports and extends students through the new course whilst delivering the breadth, depth, and skills needed to succeed in the new AS and beyond.
This Lab Book includes: all the instructions students need to perform the required practicals, consistent with AQA's best-selling resources writing frames for students to record their results and reflect on their work apparatus and techniques (AT) skills self-assessment, so that students can track their progress covering AT practical requirements a full set of answers at the back. The book covers the full range of practicals needed to cover AQA's practical requirements for both the Trilogy and Synergy courses.
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