Principles of Life
Second Edition   ©2014

Principles of Life

David M. Hillis (University of Texas at Austin) , David E. Sadava (The Claremont Colleges) , Richard W. Hill (Michigan State University) , Mary V. Price (University of California, Riverside)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4641-0947-8; ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-0947-8; Format: Cloth Text, 915 pages

David M. Hillis

David M. Hillis

Author

David M. Hillis is the Alfred W. Roark Centennial Professor in Integrative Biology at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also has directed the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, the Biodiversity Center, and the School of Biological Sciences. Dr. Hillis has taught courses in introductory biology, genetics, evolution, systematics, and biodiversity. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was awarded a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship, and has served as President of the Society for the Study of Evolution and of the Society of Systematic Biologists. He served on the National Research Council committee that wrote the report BIO 2010: Transforming Undergraduate Biology Education for Research Biologists, and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the National Academies Scientific Teaching Alliance.


David E. Sadava

David E. Sadava

Author

David E. Sadava is the Pritzker Family Foundation Professor of Biology, Emeritus, at the Keck Science Center of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps, three of The Claremont Colleges. In addition, he is Adjunct Professor of Cancer Cell Biology at the City of Hope Medical Center. Twice winner of the Huntoon Award for superior teaching, Dr. Sadava has taught courses on introductory biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, plant biology, and cancer biology. In addition to Life: The Science of Biology, he is the author or coauthor of books on cell biology and on plants, genes, and crop biotechnology. His research has resulted in many papers coauthored with his students, on topics ranging from plant biochemistry to pharmacology of narcotic analgesics to human genetic diseases. For the past 15 years, he has investigated multi-drug resistance in human small-cell lung carcinoma cells with a view to understanding and overcoming this clinical challenge. At the City of Hope, his current work focuses on new anti-cancer agents from plants.


Richard W. Hill

Richard W. Hill

Author

Richard W. Hill is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at Michigan State University and a frequent Guest Investigator at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He is the senior author of the leading textbook on animal physiology. Among the awards he has received are the Outstanding Faculty Award, Meritorious Faculty Award, and election as Fellow of the AAAS. His research interests include: temperature regulation and energetics in birds and mammals, especially neonates; and environmental physiology of marine tertiary sulfonium and quaternary ammonium compounds.


Mary V. Price

Mary V. Price

Author

Mary V. Price is Professor of Biology, Emerita, at the University of California, Riverside, and Adjunct Professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona. In “retirement” she continues to teach, investigate, and publish. Dr. Price has taught, mentored, and published with students at all levels, and particularly enjoys leading field classes in the arid regions of North America and Australia, and the tropical forests of Central America, Africa, and Madagascar. Her research focuses on understanding not only the ecology of North American deserts and mountains, but also on how science really works.