%{search_type} search results

29,453 catalog results

RSS feed for this result

1. Animal behavior [2019]

Book
xxi, 548 pages, 94 variously numbered pages ; 28 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
xviii, 773 pages ; 24 cm.
For courses in Multivariate Statistics, Marketing Research, Intermediate Business Statistics, Statistics in Education, and graduate-level courses in Experimental Design and Statistics. Appropriate for experimental scientists in a variety of disciplines, this market-leading text offers a readable introduction to the statistical analysis of multivariate observations. Its primary goal is to impart the knowledge necessary to make proper interpretations and select appropriate techniques for analyzing multivariate data. Ideal for a junior/senior or graduate level course that explores the statistical methods for describing and analyzing multivariate data, the text assumes two or more statistics courses as a prerequisite.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134995397 20180813
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
xviii, 606 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • Introduction. 1. Nerve Cells and Nerve Impulses. 2. Synapses. 3. Anatomy and Research Methods. 4. Genetics, Evolution, Development, and Plasticity. 5. Vision. 6. Other Sensory Systems. 7. Movement. 8. Wakefulness and Sleep. 9. Internal Regulation. 10. Reproductive Behaviors. 11. Emotional Behaviors. 12. Learning, Memory, and Intelligence. 13. Cognitive Functions. 14. Psychological Disorders. Appendix A: Brief, Basic Chemistry. Appendix B: Society for Neuroscience Policies on the Use of Animals and Human Subjects in Research.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337408202 20180319
The most widely used text in its course area, James W. Kalat's BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY has appealed to thousands of students before you. Why? Kalat's main goal is to make Biological Psychology understandable to Psychology students, not just to Biology majors and pre meds--and he delivers. Another goal is to convey the excitement of the search for biological explanations of behavior. Kalat believes that Biological Psychology is "the most interesting topic in the world, " and this text convinces many students--and maybe you, too--with clear writing, amusing anecdotes and intriguing examples. MindTap, an interactive online learning resource that integrates the text with videos, animations and a virtual bio-lab component, makes learning even easier and more enjoyable.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337408202 20180319
Science Library (Li and Ma)

4. Biology [2019]

Book
1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Preface. To the Student. Part I: THE ORGANIZATION OF LIFE. 1. A View of Life. 2. Atoms and Molecules: The Chemical Basis of Life. 3. The Chemistry of Life: Organic Compounds. 4. Organization of the Cell. 5. Biological Membranes. 6. Cell Communication. Part II: ENERGY TRANSFER THROUGH LIVING SYSTEMS. 7. Energy and Metabolism. 8. How Cells Make ATP: Energy-Releasing Pathways. 9. Photosynthesis: Capturing Light Energy. Part III: THE CONTINUITY OF LIFE: GENETICS. 10. Chromosomes, Mitosis, and Meiosis. 11. The Basic Principles of Heredity. 12. DNA: The Carrier of Genetic Information. 13. Gene Expression. 14. Gene Regulation. 15. DNA Technology and Genomics. 16. Human Genetics and the Human Genome. 17. Developmental Genetics. Part IV: THE CONTINUITY OF LIFE: EVOLUTION. 18. Introduction to Darwinian Evolution. 19. Evolutionary Change in Populations. 20. Speciation and Macroevolution. 21. The Origin and Evolutionary History of Life. 22. The Evolution of Primates. Part V: THE DIVERSITY OF LIFE. 23. Understanding Diversity: Systematics. 24. Viruses and Subviral Agents. 25. Bacteria and Archaea. 26. Protists. 27. Seedless Plants. 28. Seed Plants. 29. The Fungi. 30. An Introduction to Animal Diversity. 31. Sponges, Cnidarians, Ctenophores, and Protostomes. 32. The Deuterostomes. Part VI: STRUCTURE AND LIFE PROCESSES IN PLANTS. 33. Plant Structure, Growth, and Development. 34. Leaf Structure and Function. 35. Stem Structure and Transport. 36. Roots and Mineral Nutrition. 37. Reproduction in Flowering Plants. 38. Plant Developmental Responses to External and Internal Signals. Part VII: STRUCTURE AND LIFE PROCESSES IN ANIMALS. 39. Animal Structure and Function: An Introduction. 40. Protection, Support, and Movement. 41. Neural Signaling. 42. Neural Regulation. 43. Sensory Systems. 44. Internal Transport. 45. The Immune System: Internal Defense. 46. Gas Exchange. 47. Processing Food and Nutrition. 48. Osmoregulation and Disposal of Metabolic Wastes. 49. Endocrine Regulation. 50. Reproduction. 51. Animal Development. 52. Animal Behavior. Part VIII: THE INTERACTIONS OF LIFE: ECOLOGY. 53. Introduction to Ecology: Population Ecology. 54. Community Ecology. 55. Ecosystems and the Biosphere. 56. Ecology and the Geography of Life. 57. Biological Diversity and Conservation Biology. APPENDICES (Available online in MindTap and as PDFs on request). A: Periodic Table of the Elements. B: Classification of Organisms. C: Understanding Biological Terms. D: Abbreviations. E: Answers to Test Your Understanding, Checkpoint, Key Point, and Key Experiment Questions. Glossary. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337392938 20180226
Solomon, Martin, Martin and Berg's BIOLOGY--often described as the best majors' text for learning Biology--is also a complete teaching program. The integrated, inquiry-based learning system guides students through every chapter, starting with key concepts at the beginning of each chapter and learning objectives for each section. End-of-section Checkpoint questions encourage students to review key points before moving on. A chapter summary further reinforces learning objectives, followed by an opportunity for students to test their understanding. The eleventh edition offers expanded integration of the text's five guiding themes of Biology--the evolution of life, the transmission of biological information, the flow of energy through living systems, interactions among biological systems and the inter-relationship of structure and function. Available with MindTap Biology, the platform that gives instructors complete control of their course and powers students from memorization to mastery.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337392938 20180226
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
1 volume (various pagings) ; 28 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
xxx, 865 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
  • 1. Invitation to Biology. UNIT 1: PRINCIPLES OF CELLULAR LIFE. 2. Life's Chemical Basis. 3. Molecules of Life. 4. Cell Structure. 5. Ground Rules of Metabolism. 6. Where it Starts: Photosynthesis. 7. How Cells Release Chemical Energy. UNIT II: GENETICS. 8. DNA Structure and Function. 9. From DNA to Protein. 10. Control of Gene Expression. 11. How Cells Reproduce. 12. Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction. 13. Observing Patterns in Inherited Traits. 14. Chromosomes and Human Inheritance. 15. Studying and Manipulating Genomes. UNIT III: PRINCIPLES OF EVOLUTION. 16. Evidence of Evolution. 17. Processes of Evolution. 18. Organizing Information about Species. 19. Life's Origin and Early Evolution. UNIT IV: EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY. 20. Viruses, Bacteria, and Archaea. 21. Protists: The Simplest Eukaryotes. 22. The Land Plants. 23. Fungi. 24. Animal Evolution: The Invertebrates. 25. Animal Evolution: The Chordates. 26. Human Evolution. UNIT V: HOW PLANTS WORK. 27. Plant Tissues. 28. Plant Nutrition and Transport. 29. Life Cycles of Flowering Plants. 30. Communication Strategies in Plants. UNIT VI: HOW ANIMALS WORK. 31. Animal Tissues and Organ Systems. 32. Neural Control. 33. Sensory Perception. 34. Endocrine Control. 35. Structural Support and Movement. 36. Circulation. 37. Immunity. 38. Respiration. 39. Digestion and Nutrition. 40. Maintaining the Internal Environment. 41. Animal Reproductive System. 42. Animal Development. 43. Animal Behavior. UNIT VII: PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY. 44. Population Ecology. 45. Community Ecology. 46. Ecosystems. 47. The Biosphere. 48. Human Impacts on the Biosphere.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337408332 20180306
BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, 15th Edition, reveals the biological world in wondrous detail. Its multitude of eye-catching photos and images will keep you fascinated, while helpful text features help you master the material. Chapter-opening Core Concepts enable you to focus on the topics that matter most in every chapter. Each section within a chapter begins with clear Learning Objectives, and section-ending Take Home Messages reinforce these key concepts. Other invaluable features include a running glossary, case studies, self-test questions and data-analysis problems. Available with MindTap Biology, the online program that powers you from memorization to mastery. BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE puts the living world of biology under a microscope for you to analyze, understand and enjoy!.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337408332 20180306
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
1 volume (various pagings) ; 27 cm
  • Preface. To the Student. Diagnostic Tests. A Preview of Calculus. 1. FUNCTIONS AND MODELS. Four Ways to Represent a Function. Mathematical Models: A Catalog of Essential Functions. New Functions from Old Functions. Graphing Calculators and Computers. Exponential Functions. Inverse Functions and Logarithms. Parametric Curves. Laboratory Project: Running Circles around Circles. Review. Principles of Problem Solving. 2. LIMITS AND DERIVATIVES. The Tangent and Velocity Problems. The Limit of a Function. Calculating Limits Using the Limit Laws. Continuity. Limits Involving Infinity. Derivatives and Rates of Change. Writing Project: Early Methods for Finding Tangents. The Derivative as a Function. What Does f? ? Say about f ? Review. Focus on Problem Solving. 3. DIFFERENTIATION RULES. Derivatives of Polynomials and Exponential Functions. Applied Project: Building a Better Roller Coaster. The Product and Quotient Rules. Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions. The Chain Rule. Laboratory Project: Bezier Curves. Applied Project: Where Should a Pilot Start Descent? Implicit Differentiation. Inverse Trigonometric Functions and their Derivatives. Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions. Discovery Project: Hyperbolic Functions. Rates of Change in the Natural and Social Sciences. Linear Approximations and Differentials. Laboratory Project: Taylor Polynomials. Review. Focus on Problem Solving. 4. APPLICATIONS OF DIFFERENTIATION. Related Rates. Maximum and Minimum Values. Applied Project: The Calculus of Rainbows. Derivatives and the Shapes of Curves. Graphing with Calculus and Calculators. Indeterminate Forms and l''Hospital''s Rule. Writing Project: The Origins of l''Hospital''s Rule. Optimization Problems. Applied Project: The Shape of a Can. Newton''s Method. Antiderivatives. Review. Focus on Problem Solving. 5. INTEGRALS. Areas and Distances. The Definite Integral. Evaluating Definite Integrals. Discovery Project: Area Functions. The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Writing Project: Newton, Leibniz, and the Invention of Calculus. The Substitution Rule. Integration by Parts. Additional Techniques of Integration. Integration Using Tables and Computer Algebra Systems. Discovery Project: Patterns in Integrals. Approximate Integration. Improper Integrals. Review. Focus on Problem Solving. 6. APPLICATIONS OF INTEGRATION. More about Areas. Volumes. Discovery Project: Rotating on a Slant. Volumes by Cylindrical Shells. Arc Length. Discovery Project: Arc Length Contest. Average Value of a Function. Applied Project: Where to Sit at the Movies. Applications to Physics and Engineering. Discovery Project: Complementary Coffee Cups. Applications to Economics and Biology. Probability. Review. Focus on Problem Solving. 7. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. Modeling with Differential Equations. Direction Fields and Euler''s Method. Separable Equations. Applied Project: How Fast Does a Tank Drain? Applied Project: Which Is Faster, Going Up or Coming Down? Exponential Growth and Decay. Applied Project: Calculus and Baseball. The Logistic Equation. Predator-Prey Systems. Review. Focus on Problem Solving. 8. INFINTE SEQUENCES AND SERIES. Sequences. Laboratory Project: Logistic Sequences. Series. The Integral and Comparison Tests-- Estimating Sums. Other Convergence Tests. Power Series. Representations of Functions as Power Series. Taylor and Maclaurin Series. Laboratory Project: An Elusive Limit. Writing Project: How Newton Discovered the Binomial Series. Applications of Taylor Polynomials. Applied Project: Radiation from the Stars. Review. Focus on Problem Solving. 9. VECTORS AND THE GEOMETRY OF SPACE. Three-Dimensional Coordinate Systems. Vectors. The Dot Product. The Cross Product. Discovery Project: The Geometry of a Tetrahedron. Equations of Lines and Planes. Laboratory Project: Putting 3D in Perspective. Functions and Surfaces. Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinates. Laboratory Project: Families of Surfaces. Review. Focus on Problem Solving. 10. VECTOR FUNCTIONS. Vector Functions and Space Curves. Derivatives and Integrals of Vector Functions. Arc Length and Curvature. Motion in Space: Velocity and Acceleration. Applied Project: Kepler''s Laws. Parametric Surfaces. Review. Focus on Problem Solving. 11. PARTIAL DERIVATIVES. Functions of Several Variables. Limits and Continuity. Partial Derivatives. Tangent Planes and Linear Approximations. The Chain Rule. Directional Derivatives and the Gradient Vector. Maximum and Minimum Values. Applied Project: Designing a Dumpster. Discovery Project: Quadratic Approximations and Critical Points. Lagrange Multipliers. Applied Project: Rocket Science. Applied Project: Hydro-Turbine Optimization. Review. Focus on Problem Solving. 12. MULTIPLE INTEGRALS. Double Integrals over Rectangles. Iterated Integrals. Double Integrals over General Regions. Double Integrals in Polar Coordinates. Applications of Double Integrals. Surface Area. Triple Integrals. Discovery Project: Volumes of Hyperspheres. Triple Integrals in Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinates. Applied Project: Roller Derby. Discovery Project: The Intersection of Three Cylinders. Change of Variables in Multiple Integrals. Review. Focus on Problem Solving. 13. VECTOR CALCULUS. Vector Fields. Line Integrals. The Fundamental Theorem for Line Integrals. Green''s Theorem. Curl and Divergence. Surface Integrals. Stokes'' Theorem. Writing Project: Three Men and Two Theorems. The Divergence Theorem. Summary. Review. Focus on Problem Solving. APPENDIXES. A. Intervals, Inequalities, and Absolute Values. B. Coordinate Geometry. C. Trigonometry. D. Precise Definitions of Limits. E. A Few Proofs. F. Sigma Notation. G. Integration of Rational Functions by Partial Fractions. H. Polar Coordinates. I. Complex Numbers. J. Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337687669 20180416
Stewart's CALCULUS: CONCEPTS AND CONTEXTS, Enhanced Edition, 4th Edition, helps you learn the major concepts of calculus using precise definitions, patient explanations, and a variety of examples and exercises.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337687669 20180416
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
xiii, 1128, A155 pages ; 29 cm
Designed for the three-semester engineering calculus course, CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTAL FUNCTIONS, 7th Edition, continues to offer instructors and students innovative teaching and learning resources. The Larson team always has two main objectives for text revisions: to develop precise, readable materials for students that clearly define and demonstrate concepts and rules of calculus; and to design comprehensive teaching resources for instructors that employ proven pedagogical techniques and save time. The Larson/Edwards Calculus program offers a solution to address the needs of any calculus course and any level of calculus student. Every edition from the first to the seventh of CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTAL FUNCTIONS has made the mastery of traditional calculus skills a priority, while embracing the best features of new technology and, when appropriate, calculus reform ideas.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337552516 20180416
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
xxxviii, 723 pages, 98 variously numbered pages ; 29 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
1 volume (various pagings) ; 29 cm
  • 1. What Is Behavioral Neuroscience? 2. Functional Neuroanatomy and the Evolution of the Nervous System. 3. Neurophysiology: The Structure and Functions of the Cells of the Nervous System. 4. Psychopharmacology. 5. Genetics and the Development of the Human Brain. 6. Vision. 7. Nonvisual Sensation and Perception. 8. Movement. 9. Homeostasis, Motivation, and Reward. 10. Sexual Behavior. 11. Sleep and Waking. 12. Learning and Memory. 13. Cognition. 14. Emotion, Aggression, and Stress. 15. Neuropsychology. 16. Psychopathology.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337570930 20180416
Do you have a strong science background? Or do you feel overwhelmed at the prospect of taking a behavioral neuroscience, biological psychology, or physiological psychology course? Either way, this text's clear writing, interesting examples, learning aids, and illustrations will keep you interested and on track. DISCOVERING BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE: AN INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 4th Edition includes classic concepts, current topics, and cutting-edge research to provide you with a foundational understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system and its relationship to both typical and disordered human behavior. You'll learn about the most current thinking in behavioral neuroscience while honing your critical thinking skills to prepare yourself for the future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337570930 20180416
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
xx, [676] pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
xxvii, 530, 4, 24, 17 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 28 cm
What is the "big picture" in environmental science? Our authors know and effectively communicate it in Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions, Sixth Edition. Whether you view the subject through a scientific, social, political, or historical lens, you'll find the concrete foundations here that work for courses in both environmental science and environmental studies. A systems approach is the connective fabric that makes sense of the wealth of topics and data, which demonstrates how aspects of the natural environment interconnect with each other and with human society. A section on Resource Use and Management introduces the concept of sustainability, and another on Dealing with Environmental Degradation discusses threats to the environment and mitigation strategies. A bonus section available online on Social Solutions to Environmental Concerns, discusses the complex issues impacting the environment and the scientific, technologic, and human behavioral ways to address them. Throughout the text you will find the hard data necessary for a scientific study of the environment and the measured analysis ideal for our time. Combining evidence-based, contemporary information and data with relevant case studies, practical applications, numerous calculations, and modern references, Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions teaches and engages.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781284091700 20180326
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
xli, 596 pages ; 26 cm
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction and descriptive statistics
  • Introduction to statistics
  • Summarizing data : frequency distributions in tables and graphs
  • Summarizing data : central tendency
  • Summarizing data: variability
  • Probability and the foundations of inferential statistics
  • Probability, normal distributions, and z scores
  • Characteristics of the sample mean
  • Hypothesis testing : significance, effect size, and power
  • Making inferences about one or two means
  • Testing means : one-sample t test with confidence intervals
  • Testing means : two-independent-sample t test with confidence intervals
  • Testing means : related-samples t test with confidence intervals
  • Making inferences about the variability of two or more means
  • One-way analysis of variance : between-subjects and within-subjects (repeated-measures) designs
  • Two-way analysis of variance : between-subjects factorial design
  • Making inferences about patterns, prediction, and nonparametric tests
  • Correlation and linear regression
  • Chi-square tests : goodness-of-fit and the test for independence
  • Afterword
  • Appendix A: Basic math review and summation notation
  • Appendix B: SPSS general instruction guide
  • Appendix C: Statistical tables
  • Appendix D: Chapter solutions for even-numbered problems
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Index.
Revised edition of the author's Essential statistics for the behavioral sciences, 2016.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781506386300 20180409
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
  • The molecular basis of heredity, variation, and evolution
  • Transmission genetics
  • Cell division and chromosome heredity
  • Gene interaction
  • Genetic linkage and mapping in eukaryotes
  • Genetic analysis and mapping in bacteria and bacteriophages
  • DNA structure and replication
  • Molecular biology of transcription and RNA processing
  • The molecular biology of translation
  • Eukaryotic -chromosome abnormalities and molecular organization
  • Gene mutation, DNA repair, and homologous recombination
  • Regulation of gene expression in bacteria and bacteriophage
  • Regulation of gene -expression in eukaryotes
  • Analysis of gene function by forward genetics and reverse genetics
  • Recombinant DNA technology and its applications
  • Genomics : genetics from a whole-genome perspective
  • Organellar inheritance and the evolution of organellar genomes
  • Developmental genetics
  • Genetic analysis of -quantitative traits
  • Population genetics and evolution at the population, species, and molecular levels.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
xxxl, 829 pages : color illustrations, maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Genetics: Analysis of Genes and Genomes is a resource uniquely suited for learning and applying genetics to our world. Its DNA first presentation frames the discussion of genetics in modern terms, which provides the user the context to then understand its Mendelian history. Genetics continues to treat transmission genetics, molecular genetics, and evolutionary genetics as fully integrated subjects and provides students with an unprecedented understanding of the basic process of gene transmission, mutation, expression, and regulation. A new unit structure with self-contained chapters provides the flexibility to fit any course design, whether it be Mendel-early, Chromosome-early, or a Genome-first approach. The dynamism of genetics is also perfectly captured, as coverage of technological advances is woven together with ethical controversies. Problem-solving is a core element to this experimental discipline, and the ninth edition of Genetics is unparalleled in the tools it provides to unlock this fascinating subject. This rich resource allows students copious opportunities to practice and learn by using the clearly-presented mathematical concepts and exercises and chapter problems that encourage students to analyze and apply new skills.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781284122930 20180129
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
xi, 346 pages ; 28 cm
This textbook is packaged with Navigate 2 Advantage Access which unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2. Hazardous Materials Chemistry, Third Edition by Armando S. Bevelacqua and Laurie A. Norman explores basic chemical principles, nomenclature, and toxicology so that fire fighters and first responders can effectively identify hazards associated with specific chemicals and chemical families, determine the potential dangers present at a hazardous materials incident, and make safe and informed decisions. Each chapter presents scenarios that discuss real world problems as described within the context of that chapter's content. Practical applications of chemical reactions are described within the framework of case studies that focus on specific hazmat incidents, and the importance of understanding chemical reactions and how that knowledge can impact the result of a hazardous materials incident is highlighted. By learning the chemistry behind an incident, students understand how chemical reactions can impact an incident. Hazardous Materials Chemistry, Third Edition meets the course and learning objectives of the National Fire Academy's FESHE Model Curriculum for their Hazardous Materials Chemistry program and is appropriate for a fire department hazardous materials chemistry class.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781284041996 20180514
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
1 volume (various pagings) ; 28 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)