Bozeman Biology: A Tour of the Cell
Khan Academy: The Cell
What's On Our Shelves?
Publication Date: 2009-08-01
From insects to elephants, every living thing on this planet is made up of cells, the tiny building blocks of plant and animal life. Each cell is alive-and each has work to do! What do cells look like? How do millions and billions of cells work together to form one plant, one animal, or one human being? Guided by colorful photos, diagrams, and text, you can take a closer look at the amazing world of cell science-and see what's next.
Publication Date: 2010-09-01
The New Biology is a 10-volume set that has evolved to accommodate new material and new areas of research, in keeping with the expansion of the biological disciplines and the development and application of research technologies in and out of the scientific laboratory. Since its publication several years ago, the set now includes four new volumes that focus on issues that cover the spectrum of human health, maintenance, and stability. The Cell, Revised Edition is a thorough examination of this building block of organic matter about which scientists' insights have spawned new fields, technologies, and ethical dilemmas, including the recent controversies over the teaching of creationism in public schools. The book traces the development of the cell from its first appearance in the "primordial soup" of the oceans of ancient Earth 3 million years ago, through the emergence of simple bacteria, to the rise of multicellular organisms that eventually became today's plants and animals. The author provides incisive information about the structure and function of the cell, with special emphasis on cell division and cell-to-cell communication essential to the development of multicelled creatures. The volume includes information on the cell cycle the classification of cells embryonic development eukaryotes genes and genomic research neurons plant biology prokaryotes The book contains more than 100 color photographs and line illustrations; a Resource Center of supporting materials in cell biology, microscopy, and biotechnology; a glossary; a list of print and Internet resources; and an index. The New Biology set is essential for middle and high school students, teachers, and general readers who wish to understand the latest information on this controversial area of scientific research. Book jacket.