The Structure of Biological Science

The Structure of Biological Science
Author: Alexander Rosenberg
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 281
Release: 1985-01-25
ISBN 10: 9780521275613
ISBN 13: 052127561X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Preface p. ix Chapter 1 Biology and Its Philosophy p. 2 1.1 The Rise of Logical Positivism p. 2 1.2 The Consequences for Philosophy p. 4 1.3 Problems of Falsifiability p. 6 1.4 Philosophy of Science Without Positivism p. 8 1.5 Speculation and Science p. 10 Introduction to the Literature p. 11 Chapter 2 Autonomy and Provincialism p. 13 2.1 Philosophical Agendas versus Biological Agendas p. 13 2.2 Motives for Provincialism and Autonomy p. 18 2.3 Biological Philosophies p. 21 2.4 Tertium Datur? p. 25 2.5 The Issues in Dispute p. 30 2.6 Steps in the Argument p. 34 Introduction to the Literature p. 35 Chapter 3 Teleology and the Roots of Autonomy p. 37 3.1 Functional Explanations in Molecular Biology p. 39 3.2 The Search for Functions p. 43 3.3 Functional Laws p. 47 3.4 Directively Organized Systems p. 52 3.5 The Autonomy of Teleological Laws p. 59 3.6 The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Functional Explanation p. 62 3.7 Functional Explanation Will Always Be with Us p. 65 Introduction to the Literature p. 67 Chapter 4 Reductionism and the Temptation of Provincialism p. 69 4.1 Motives for Reductionism p. 69 4.2 A Triumph of Reductionism p. 73 4.3 Reductionism and Recombinant DNA p. 84 4.4 Antireductionism and Molecular Genetics p. 88 4.5 Mendel's Genes and Benzer's Cistrons p. 93 4.6 Reduction Obstructed p. 97 4.7 Qualifying Reductionism p. 106 4.8 The Supervenience of Mendelian Genetics p. 11 4.9 Levels of Organization p. 117 Introduction to the Literature p. 119 Chapter 5 The Structure of Evolutionary Theory p. 121 5.1 Is There an Evolutionary Theory? p. 122 5.2 The Charge of Tautology p. 126 5.3 Population Genetics and Evolution p. 130 5.4 Williams's Axiomatization of Evolutionary Theory p. 136 5.5 Adequacy of the Axiomatization p. 144 Introduction to the Literature p. 152 Chapter 6 Fitness p. 154 6.1 Fitness Is Measured by Its Effects p. 154 6.2 Fitness As a Statistical Propensity p. 160 6.3 The Supervenience of Fitness p. 164 6.4 The Evidence for Evolution p. 169 6.5 The Scientific Context of Evolutionary Theory p. 174 Introduction to the Literature p. 179 Chapter 7 Species p. 180 7.1 Operationalism and Theory in Taxonomy p. 182 7.2 Essentialism--For and Against p. 187 7.3 The Biological Species Notion p. 191 7.4 Evolutionary and Ecological Species p. 197 7.5 Species Are Not Natural Kinds p. 201 7.6 Species As Individuals p. 204 7.7 The Theoretical Hierarchy of Biology p. 212 7.8 The Statistical Character of Evolutionary Theory p. 216 7.9 Universal Theories and Case Studies p. 219 Introduction to the Literature p. 225 Chapter 8 New Problems of Functionalism p. 226 8.1 Functionalism in Molecular Biology p. 228 8.2 The Panglossian Paradigm p. 235 8.3 Aptations, Exaptations, and Adaptations p. 243 8.4 Information and Action Among the Macromolecules p. 246 8.5 Metaphors and Molecules p. 255 Bibliography p. 266 Index p. 273.

Biological Science 1 and 2 Cambridge Low price Edition

Biological Science 1 and 2  Cambridge Low price Edition
Author: N. P. O. Green,G. W. Stout,D. J. Taylor
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 992
Release: 1997-12-11
ISBN 10: 9780521639231
ISBN 13: 0521639239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cambridge Low Price Editions are reprints of internationally respected books from Cambridge University Press. The text has been completely revised and updated to provide comprehensive coverage of all the major biology syllabuses at Advanced level. It is also suitable for first-year students in higher education. It contains: clearly written up-to-date information appropriate to the new Advanced level biology syllabuses, new material covering microbiology and biotechnology, the applications of genetics, and human health and disease, a variety of questions throughout the text, carefully selected and clearly presented practical investigations in many of the units, appendices providing basic information and techniques relating to the relevant areas of the physical sciences and mathematics (e.g.biological chemistry and statistics)

How to Write a PhD in Biological Sciences

How to Write a PhD in Biological Sciences
Author: John Measey
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2021-11-29
ISBN 10: 1000468461
ISBN 13: 9781000468465
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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You don’t have to be a genius to write a PhD. Of course, it will always involve a lot of hard work and dedication, but the process of writing is a whole lot easier if you understand the basic ground rules. This book is a guide through the dos and don’ts of writing a PhD. It will be your companion from the point when you decide to do a PhD, providing practical guidance to getting started, all the way through the nuts and bolts of the writing and editing process. It will also help you to get - and stay - in the right mental framework and establish good habits from the beginning, putting you in a commanding position later on. Examples are tailored to the biological sciences, offering a unique reference for PhD students in these disciplines. Embarking on a PhD doesn’t need to be daunting, even if it’s your first experience working within academia. Each short section focuses on writing - considered by many to be the most difficult aspect of a PhD - and delves into a practical detail of one aspect, from the title to the supplementary material. Whether you’re a student just starting your studies, an early career researcher or a supervisor struggling to cope, the book provides the insider information you need to get ahead.

Biological Science Second Canadian Edition Loose Leaf Version

Biological Science  Second Canadian Edition  Loose Leaf Version
Author: Scott Freeman,Michael Harrington,Joan C. Sharp
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1472
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN 10: 9780321930989
ISBN 13: 0321930983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biological Science

Biological Science
Author: Scott Freeman
Publsiher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Total Pages: 1127
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780321597960
ISBN 13: 0321597966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological Science Book Review:

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- Supports and motivates you as you learn to think like a biologist. Building upon Scott Freeman's unique narrative style that incorporates the Socratic approach and draws you into thinking like a biologist, the Fourth Edition has been carefully refined to motivate and support a broader range of learners as they are introduced to new concepts and encouraged to develop and practice new skills. Each page of the book is designed in the spirit of active learning and instructional reinforcement, equipping novice learners with tools that help them advance in the course-from recognizing essential information in highlighted sections to demonstrating and applying their understanding of concepts in practice exercises that gradually build in difficulty. New to Freeman's MasteringBiology® online tutorial and assessment system are ten classic experiment tutorials and automatically-graded assignment options that are adapted directly from content and exercises in the book. Package Components: Biological Science, Fourth Edition MasteringBiology® with Pearson eText Student Access Kit

Advances in Biological Science Research

Advances in Biological Science Research
Author: Surya Nandan Meena,Milind Naik
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2019-05-17
ISBN 10: 0128174986
ISBN 13: 9780128174982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advances in Biological Science Research: A Practical Approach provides discussions on diverse research topics and methods in the biological sciences in a single platform. This book provides the latest technologies, advanced methods, and untapped research areas involved in diverse fields of biological science research such as bioinformatics, proteomics, microbiology, medicinal chemistry, and marine science. Each chapter is written by renowned researchers in their respective fields of biosciences and includes future advancements in life science research. Discusses various research topics and methods in the biological sciences in a single platform Comprises the latest updates in advanced research techniques, protocols, and methods in biological sciences Incorporates the fundamentals, advanced instruments, and applications of life science experiments Offers troubleshooting for many common problems faced while performing research experiments

Storytime Discoveries Biological Science eBook

Storytime Discoveries  Biological Science  eBook
Author: Dotti Enderle
Publsiher: Lorenz Educational Press
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2003-03-01
ISBN 10: 0787785970
ISBN 13: 9780787785970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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As students become engrossed in this collection, they’ll become equally absorbed in the accompanying earth science lessons. Children will enjoy these fun stories.

Biological Science and Biotechnology in Russia

Biological Science and Biotechnology in Russia
Author: Russian Academy of Sciences,National Research Council,Policy and Global Affairs,Development, Security, and Cooperation,Office for Central Europe and Eurasia,Committee on Future Contributions of the Biosciences to Public Health, Agriculture, Basic Research, Counterterrorism, and Nonproliferation Activities in Russia
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2006-03-27
ISBN 10: 0309097045
ISBN 13: 9780309097048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In July 2005, the National Academies released the report Biological Science and Biotechnology in Russia: Controlling Diseases and Enhancing Security. The report offered a number of recommendations that could help restore Russia’s ability to join with the United States and the broader international community in leading an expanded global effort to control infectious diseases. A proposed bilateral intergovernmental commission could play a pivotal role toward that end as cooperation moves from assistance to partnership. The report proposed the establishment of two model State Sanitary Epidemiological Surveillance Centers in Russia, more focused support of competitively selected Russian research groups as centers of excellence, the promotion of investments in biotechnology niches that are well suited for Russian companies, and expanded opportunities for young scientists to achieve scientific leadership positions in Russia. Also, the report highlighted the importance of U.S. programs that support the integration of former Soviet defense scientists with civilian researchers who had not been involved in military-related activities.

Biological Science Series

Biological Science Series
Author: Ohio State University
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1945
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:B3867136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Readings in Biological Science

Readings in Biological Science
Author: Irving William Knobloch
Publsiher: Irvington Pub
Total Pages: 499
Release: 1973
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105031497790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Psychology as a Biological Science

Psychology as a Biological Science
Author: Daniel Porter Kimble
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 309
Release: 1977
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4529180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biological Science an Inquiry Into Life

Biological Science   an Inquiry Into Life
Author: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 283
Release: 1963
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822026078006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015046258995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Levels of Organization in the Biological Sciences

Levels of Organization in the Biological Sciences
Author: Daniel S. Brooks,James DiFrisco,William C. Wimsatt
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-08-24
ISBN 10: 0262362252
ISBN 13: 9780262362252
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Scientific philosophers examine the nature and significance of levels of organization, a core structural principle in the biological sciences. This volume examines the idea of levels of organization as a distinct object of investigation, considering its merits as a core organizational principle for the scientific image of the natural world. It approaches levels of organization--roughly, the idea that the natural world is segregated into part-whole relationships of increasing spatiotemporal scale and complexity--in terms of its roles in scientific reasoning as a dynamic, open-ended idea capable of performing multiple overlapping functions in distinct empirical settings. The contributors--scientific philosophers with longstanding ties to the biological sciences--discuss topics including the philosophical and scientific contexts for an inquiry into levels; whether the concept can actually deliver on its organizational promises; the role of levels in the development and evolution of complex systems; conditional independence and downward causation; and the extension of the concept into the sociocultural realm. Taken together, the contributions embrace the diverse usages of the term as aspects of the big picture of levels of organization. Contributors Jan Baedke, Robert W. Batterman, Daniel S. Brooks, James DiFrisco, Markus I. Eronen, Carl Gillett, Sara Green, James Griesemer, Alan C. Love, Angela Potochnik, Thomas Reydon, Ilya Tëmkin, Jon Umerez, William C. Wimsatt, James Woodward

Academic Research Equipment and Equipment Needs in the Biological Sciences 1984 1987

Academic Research Equipment and Equipment Needs in the Biological Sciences  1984 1987
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCR:31210024950543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Communicating Biological Sciences

Communicating Biological Sciences
Author: Richard Elliott
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2016-05-23
ISBN 10: 1317163680
ISBN 13: 9781317163688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Recent scandals in the biosciences have highlighted the perils of communicating science leading many observers to ask questions about the pressures on scientists and the media to hype-up claims of scientific breakthroughs. Journalists, science writers and scientists themselves have to report complex and rapidly-developing scientific issues to society, yet work within conceptual and temporal constraints that shape their communication. To date, there has been little reflection on the ethical implications of science writing and science communication in an era of rapid change. Communicating Biological Sciences discusses the 'ethics' of science communication in light of recent developments in biotechnology and biomedicine. It focuses on the role of metaphors in the creation of visions and the framing of scientific advances, as well as their impact on patterns of public acceptance and rejection, trust and scepticism. Its rigorous investigation will appeal not only to science writers and scientists, but also to scholars of sociology, science and technology studies, media and journalism.

Research in Medical and Biological Sciences

Research in Medical and Biological Sciences
Author: Petter Laake,Haakon Breien Benestad
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2015-06-05
ISBN 10: 0128001542
ISBN 13: 9780128001547
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Research in Medical and Biological Sciences covers the wide range of topics that a researcher must be familiar with in order to become a successful biomedical scientist. Perfect for aspiring as well as practicing professionals in the medical and biological sciences, this publication discusses a broad range of topics that are common yet not traditionally considered part of formal curricula, including philosophy of science, ethics, statistics, and grant applications. The information presented in this book also facilitates communication across conventional disciplinary boundaries, in line with the increasingly multidisciplinary nature of modern research projects. Covers the breadth of topics that a researcher must understand in order to be a successful experimental scientist Provides a broad scientific perspective that is perfect for students with various professional backgrounds Contains easily accessible, concise material about diverse methods Includes extensive online resources such as further reading suggestions, data files, statistical tables, and the StaTable application package Emphasizes the ethics and statistics of medical and biological sciences

Philosophy of Biological Science

Philosophy of Biological Science
Author: David L. Hull
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 148
Release: 1974
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D00232615C
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Saved by Science

Saved by Science
Author: Mark J. Poznansky
Publsiher: ECW Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2020-09-22
ISBN 10: 1773055941
ISBN 13: 9781773055947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How can we accelerate the development of vaccines? How do we feed three billion people when 12 million died of hunger in 2019? Does synthetic biology hold the answer? With all the advances in science in the last century, why are there still so many infectious diseases? Why haven’t we found cures for difficult cancers? Why hasn’t any major progress been made in the treatment of mental illness? And how do we intend to stop, and not only that but reverse, global warming and the climate crisis? In Saved by Science, scientist Mark Poznansky examines the many crises facing humanity while encouraging us with the promise of an emerging solution: synthetic biology. This is the science of building simple organisms, or “biological apps,” to make manufacturing greener energy production more sustainable, agriculture more robust, and medicine more powerful and precise. Synthetic biology is the marriage of the digital revolution with a revolution in biology and genomics; some have even called it “the fourth industrial revolution.” Accessible and informative, Saved by Science provides readers with hope for the future if we trust in and support the future of science.

Physical Chemistry for the Biosciences

Physical Chemistry for the Biosciences
Author: Raymond Chang
Publsiher: University Science Books
Total Pages: 677
Release: 2005-02-11
ISBN 10: 9781891389337
ISBN 13: 1891389335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Physical Chemistry for the Biosciences has been optimized for a one-semester introductory course in physical chemistry for students of biosciences.