Synopses & Reviews
This is a 4 color briefer version of the top-selling intro biology lab manual that has been reworked to contain the most popular labs only. This is in inventory and containing just the top 23 labs.
Essential Laboratory Exercises for General Biology is comprised of the most popular labs from the best-selling Lab Manual for General Biology, 5e.
About the Author
Jim Perry is Campus Executive Officer and Dean Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Fox Valley. Prior to his retirement in 2011, he also was Professor of Biological Sciences. Dr. Perry began his university education at Fox Valley's sister campus, U.W. Marathon County in Wausau, WI. He received his B.S. (Zoology and Secondary Education), M.S. (Botany and Zoology), and Ph.D. (Botany and Plant Pathology) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His Ph.D. thesis was an ultrastructural study of the infection process and disease progression of a major fungal disease of potatoes. From 1983 to 1993, he was a faculty member at Frostburg State University. Dr. Perry and his spouse Joy reside in rural Winnebago County, WI, and spend as much time as possible at their cabin in far northern Wisconsin, seven miles south of Lake Superior. He is an avid outdoors person, vintage car owner, and owns, wrenches, and drives a 1962 Volvo vintage road race car on some of the nation's finest road race circuits. David Morton emigrated to the United States from London, England, in his sophomore year of high school. Dr. Morton earned a B.S. degree cum laude from the State University of New York at New Paltz and his Ph.D. from Cornell University. His thesis involved iron metabolism in vampire bats, and he continued his general interest in the physiology and ecology of bats throughout his career. Before retiring in 2009, he held positions at Wright State University and Frostburg State University. He chaired FSU's biology department for 9 years. He continues to reside in the city of Frostburg, Maryland, with Beverly, his wife of 46 years. They have one son and four granddaughters. Joy Perry is Senior Lecturer of Biological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, Fox Valley, Menasha, WI. Ms. Perry earned a B.S. in General Biology from Purdue University and an M.S. in Plant Pathology, with emphasis on Integrated Pest Management, from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She serves on the board of the international professional society, the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE). An avid gardener, she is active in local and statewide groups promoting community and school gardens, as well as expanded opportunities for producers and consumers of local food.
Table of Contents
1. The Scientific Method 2. Measurement 3. Microscopy 4. Macromolecules and You: Food and Diet Analysis 5. Structure and Function of Living Cells 6. Diffusion, Osmosis, and the Functional Significance of Biological Membranes 7. Enzymes: Catalysts of Life 8. Photosynthesis: Capture of Light Energy 9. Respiration: Energy Conversion 10. Mitosis and Cytokinesis: Nuclear and Cytoplasmic Division 11. Meiosis: Basis of Sexual Reproduction 12. Heredity 13. Nucleic Acids: Blueprints for Life 14. Evidence of Evolution 15. Taxonomy: Classifying and Naming Organisms 16. Bacteria and Protists I 17. Protists II 18. Fungi 19. Seedless Vascular Plants: Club Mosses and Ferns 20. Seed Plants I: Gymnosperms 21. Seed Plants II: Angiosperms 22. Vertebrates 23. Plant Organization: Vegetative Organs of Flowering Plants