The expansion of knowledge with the help of technology, such as with a microscope, is a common theme in biology and the other sciences. Biology is the study of living organisms or processes involved in life. The word "biology" derives from a Greek word; "bios," meaning life or mode of life, and "logos," meaning word or knowledge. The biological sciences include physiology, genetics, ecology, botany, molecular biology, and the study of specific biological systems, such as the nervous system.
Biological Sciences focuses on the scientists who explore the frontiers of this complex topic and their unexpected results. This book examines the journals and reports in this field, offering students insight into the methods and applications of biology.
- Brain Imaging: Searching for Sites of Perception and Consciousness
- The Human Genome in Health and Disease
- Protein Structure and Function
- Biodiversity—The Complexity of Life
- The Biology and Evolution of Viruses
- Regeneration—Healing by Regrowing.
Full-color photographs and line illustrations. Index. Glossary. Chronologies. Print and Web resources.
About the Author(s)
Kyle Kirkland, Ph.D., received his doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania. He remains active in research and devotes considerable time to explaining mathematics and science to layperson audiences. He has published a number of articles on science, the history of science, and the present and future impact of science on our society. Kirkland is also the coauthor of Optics in Facts On File's Science and Technology in Focus set as well as the Physics in Our World set.