Essentials of Life Science [Paperback]

ISBN: 9789381714928

Edition: 2nd Edition

Author : Jianping Xu, Qingyu Wu

Year: 2014

Pages: 492

Size: 21.5 x 28

Publisher Name: Medtech

Rs. 995.00
Rs. 796.00

The book Essentials of Life Science is designed to center to the needs of those who want to know more and more about  Life Science. The book consists of 12 chapters. The colourful illustrations provide a lucid explanation of life and life sciences, the chemical basis of life, the cell as the basic structural unit of living organisms, energy and metabolism, the laws and molecular basis of inheritance development, evolution plants and their structure and function, animals, their structure and function, human health and diseases, and
biotechnology and the future of humanity. The broad array of innovative print and technology resources, Life Science helps to teachers differentiate and accommodate all learners. Life offers balanced experimental coverage; this second edition has been
updated with the latest scientific research, a new contemporary design and cutting-edge teaching and learning support to engage
and encourage learning and revision. It should serve as an ideal textbook for the understanding of the subject. 

1.     LIFE AND LIFE SCIENCE

2.     THE CHEMIAL BASIS OF LIFE

3.     THE CELL- THE BASIS STRUCTURAL UNIT OF LIVING ORGANISMS

4.     ENERGY AND METABOLISM

5.     THE LAWS AND MOLECULAR BASIS OF INHERITANCE

6.     DEVELOPMENT

7.     EVOLUTION

8.     PLANTS: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

9.     ANIMALS: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

10.   ORGANISMS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT

11.   HUMAN HEALTH AND DISEASES

12.   BIOTECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY

Qingyu Wu is a professor at the Department of Biological Sciences & Biotechnology Tsinghua University (from 1996). He worked at Nanjing University as an assistant professor (1985-1988), associate professor (1990-1992) and full professor (1992- 1996). As a visiting scientist, he conducted research in the Department of Biology at William Paterson University, New Jersey,USA (1988-1990), in the Department of  Botany at Arizona State University, USA (1993-1994), and in the Department of Biology at Niigata University in Japan (1997), Prof. Wu has done extensive research on molecular microbiology biogeochemistry and renewable energy from biomass He has received numerous national grants for advanced research. In 1996. He obtained National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. His academic achievements include over 100 papers, three awards basic research grants.

Jianping Xu received a Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy from Jiangxi Agricultural University a Master’s degree in Agricultural Microbiology from Nanjing Agricultural University and a Ph.D degree in Population Genetics and Evolution from University of Toronto in Canada (1997). Following 3.5 years of Postdoctoral training at Duke University in North Carolina, USA, he moved to the Department of Biology at McMaster University in Canada to become an independent investigator. He is currently an associate professor and his research focuses on understanding how microbes evolve. He has (co-) authored over 40 peer-research papers, 7 book chapters, and is editing a book titled Evolutionary Genetics of Fungi. He is the recipient of an Ontario Premier’s Research Excellence Award (2002-2007) and the Young Investigator’s Award of the Genetics Society of Canada (2005). His non-scientific interests include running, soccer, swimming and gardening.              

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