Category: BIOLOGY & EVOLUTION


“Understanding Biological Psychology is really biology for psychology rather than a watered-down biology text. Its great strength is bridge building across the many areas of psychology. As a geneticist, I especially appreciated the way the book integrates the latest genetic advances, something seldom seen in biological psychology textbooks” Robert Plomin, Institute of Psychiatry, London.

“Here is a textbook writer who encourages students to reflect on wider implications of research findings.” The Psychologist

Biology, 8th Edition by Neil Campbell and Jane Reece
Benjamin-Cummings Pub Co | 2007 | English | ISBN: 0805368442 | 1465 pages | PDF | 384.03 MB

The best-selling biology textbook in the world just got better! Neil Campbell and Jane Reece’s BIOLOGY is the unsurpassed leader in introductory biology. The book’s hallmark values-accuracy, currency, and passion for teaching and learning-have made Campbell/Reece the most successful book for readers for seven consecutive editions. More than 6 million readers have benefited from BIOLOGY is clear explanations, carefully crafted artwork, and student-friendly narrative style.

(9th edition is already in sale)

with subtitles/ s titulkami

19 March 2009. World famous philosopher and humanist Daniel Dennett speaks at Conway Hall, providing “A Darwinian Perspective on Religions: Past, Present and Future”

Dan Dennett: A secular, scientific rebuttal to Rick Warren

We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate.

The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take part in the effort, and HOME has been conceived to take a message of mobilization out to every human being.

For this purpose, HOME needs to be free. A patron, the PPR Group, made this possible. EuropaCorp, the distributor, also pledged not to make any profit because Home is a non-profit film.

HOME has been made for you : share it! And act for the planet.

Yann Arthus-Bertrand



Biology: The Science of Life
Taught By Professor Stephen Nowicki, Ph.D., Cornell University,
Duke University

This intensive, 72-lecture course will give you the background and guidance to explore in depth the fundamental principles of how living things work—principles such as evolution by natural selection, the cellular structure of organisms, the DNA theory of inheritance, and other key ideas that will help you appreciate the marvelous diversity and complexity of life.
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Lectures:

01. The Scope of Life
02. More on the Origin of Life
03. The Organism and the Cell
04. Proteins-How Things Get Done in the Cell
05. Which Molecule Holds the Code
06. The Double Helix
07. The Nuts and Bolts of Replicating DNA.
08. The Central Dogma
09. The Genetic Code
10. From DNA to RNA
11. From RNA to Protein
12. When Mistakes Happen
13. Dividing DNA Between Dividing Cells
14. Mendel and His Pea Plants
15. How Sex Leads to Variation
16. Genes and Chromosomes
17. Charles Darwin and The Origin of Species
18. Natural Selection in Action
19. Reconciling Darwin and Mendel
20. Mechanisms of Evolutionary Change
21. What Are Species and How Do New Ones Arise
22. More on the Origin of New Species
23. Reconstructing Evolution
24. The History of Life, Revisited
25. From Cells to Organisms
26. Control of Gene Expression I
27. Control of Gene Expression II
28. Getting Proteins to the Right Place
29. Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
30. How Cells Talk-Signals and Receptors
31. How Cells Talk-Ways That Cells Respond
32. From One Cell to Many in an Organism.
33. Patterns of Early Development
34. Determination and Differentiation
35. Induction and Pattern Formation
36. Genes and Development
37. Homeostasis
38. Hormones in Animals
39. What is Special about Neurons
40. Action Potentials and Synapses
41. Synaptic Integration and Memory
42. Sensory Function
43. How Muscles Work.
44. The Innate Immune System
45. The Acquired Immune System
46. Form and Function in Plants I
47. Form and Function in Plants II
48. Behavior as an Adaptive Trait
49. Energy and Resources in Living Systems
50. How Energy is Harnessed by Cells
51. Enzymes-Making Chemistry Work in Cells
52. Cellular Currencies of Energy
53. Making ATP-Glycolysis
54. Making ATP-Cellular Respiration
55. Making ATP-The Chemiosmotic Theory
56. Capturing Energy from Sunlight
57. The Reactions of Photosynthesis
58. Resources and Life Histories
59. The Structure of Populations
60. Population Growth
61. What Limits Population Growth
62. Costs and Benefits of Behavior
63. Altruism and Mate Selection
64. Ecological Interactions Among Species
65. Predators and Competitors
66. Competition and the Ecological Niche
67. Energy in Ecosystems
68. Nutrients in Ecosystems
69. How Predictable Are Ecological Communities
70. Biogeography
71. Human Population Growth
72. The Human Asteroid

MIT 7.012 Introduction to Biology – Fall 2004

Introduction to Biology – MIT OpenCourse (video lectures)

The MIT Biology Department core courses, 7.012, 7.013, and 7.014, all cover the same core material, which includes the fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology. Biological function at the molecular level is particularly emphasized and covers the structure and regulation of genes, as well as, the structure and synthesis of proteins, how these molecules are integrated into cells, and how these cells are integrated into multicellular systems and organisms. In addition, each version of the subject has its own distinctive material.

7.012 focuses on the exploration of current research in cell biology, immunology, neurobiology, genomics, and molecular medicine.

Lecture 1: Introduction
Lecture 2: Biochemistry 1
Lecture 3: Biochemistry 2
Lecture 4: Biochemistry 3
Lecture 5: Biochemistry 4
Lecture 6: Genetics 1
Lecture 7: Genetics 2
Lecture 8: Genetics 3
Lecture 9: Human Genetics
Lecture 10: Molecular Biology 1
Lecture 11: Molecular Biology 2
Lecture 12: Molecular Biology 3
Lecture 13: Gene Regulation
Lecture 14: Protein Localization
Lecture 15: Recombinant DNA 1
Lecture 16: Recombinant DNA 2
Lecture 17: Recombinant DNA 3
Lecture 18: Recombinant DNA 4
Lecture 19: Cell Cycle/Signaling
Lecture 20: Cancer
Lecture 21: Virology/Tumor Viruses
Lecture 22: Immunology 1
Lecture 23: Immunology 2
Lecture 24: AIDS
Lecture 25: Genomics
Lecture 26: Nervous System 1
Lecture 27: Nervous System 2
Lecture 28: Nervous System 3
Lecture 29: Stem Cells/Cloning 1
Lecture 30: Stem Cells/Cloning 2
Lecture 31: Molecular Medicine 1
Lecture 32: Molecular Evolution
Lecture 33: Molecular Medicine 2
Lecture 34: Human Polymorphisms and Cancer Classification
Lecture 35: Human Polymorphisms and Cancer Classification

http://darwin-online.org.uk/

• Complete publications
Origin of Species, Voyage of the Beagle,
Descent of Man, Zoology of the Beagle,
Articles, Translations, Published manuscripts,
Autobiography…

• International bibliography (Freeman)

• Private papers & manuscripts
Beagle notebooks (Galapagos notebook),
Beagle diary (audio book), Journal,
Evolution notebooks, student bills,
Annie Darwin, Emma Darwin’s diaries…

• Manuscript catalogue

• Supplementary works
Reviews & responses,
Darwin’s specimens,
Obituaries & recollections, works about Darwin …
Forthcoming: editions, translations, introductions, manuscripts & more.