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Overview

This is a new edition of the winner of the 1999 award of excellence from the Text and Academic Authors Association in the college life sciences category. ASKING ABOUT LIFE, Second Edition promotes student understanding of the experimental origins of biological knowledge through a truly inquiry-based approach. This emphasis helps students learn biology by emphasizing questions, experimentation, and principles of biology. The text presents biology as a dynamic human activity, stressing the importance of questions rather than answers. Through engaging stories, clear illustrations, and verbal and visual metaphors, the authors make biology accessible and friendly, while still conveying the excitement of contemporary research.
This edition was developed using the extensive research done with users and non-users of previous editions by the Market Intelligence Group.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780030270444
  • Publisher: Brooks/Cole
  • Publication date: 7/19/2000
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 960
  • Product dimensions: 9.34 (w) x 11.22 (h) x 1.41 (d)

Table of Contents

PART I: CHEMISTRY AND CELL BIOLOGY. 1. The Unity and Diversity of Life. 2. The Chemical Foundations of Life. 3. Biological Molecules Great and Small. 4. Why Are All Organisms Made of Cells? 5. Directions and Rates of Biochemical Processes. 6. How Do Organisms Supply Themselves with Energy? 7. Photosynthesis: How Do Organisms Get Energy from the Sun? PART II: GENETICS - THE CONTINUITY OF LIFE. 8. Cell Reproduction. 9. From Meiosis to Mendel. 10. The Structure, Replication, and Repair of DNA. 11. How Are Genes Expressed? 12. Jumping Genes and Other Unconventional Genetic Systems. 13. Genetic Engineering and Recombinant DNA. 14. Human Genetics. PART III: EVOLUTION. 15. What Is the Evidence for Evolution? 16. Microevolution: How Does a Population Evolve? 17. Macroevolution: How Do Species Evolve? 18. How Did the First Organisms Evolve? PART IV: DIVERSITY. 19. Classification: What's in a Name? 20. Prokaryotes: Success Stories, Ancient and Modern. 21. Classifying the Protists and Multicellular Fungi. 22. How Did Plants Adapt to Dry Land? 23. Protostome Animals: Most Animals Form Mouth First. 24. Deuterostome Animals: Echinoderms and Chordates. PART V: ECOLOGY. 25. Ecosystems. 26. Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems. 27. Communities: How Do Species Interact? 28. Populations: Extinctions and Explosions. 29. The Ecology of Animal Behavior. PART VI: STRUCTURAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL ADAPTATIONS OF FLOWERING PLANTS. 30. Structural and Chemical Adaptations of Plants. 31. What Moves Water and Sugars? 32. Growth and Development of Flowering Plants. 33. How Do Plant Hormones Regulate Growth and Development? PART VII: STRUCTURAL AND PHYSIOLOGICALADAPTATIONS OF ANIMALS. 34. Form and Function in Animals. 35. How Do Animals Obtain Nourishment from Food? 36. How Do Animals Coordinate the Actions of Cells and Organs? 37. How Do Animals Move Blood Through Their Bodies? 38. How Do Animals Breathe? 39. How Do Animals Manage Water, Salts, and Wastes? 40. Defense: Inflammation and Immunity. 41. The Cells of the Nervous System. 42. The Nervous System and the Sense Organs. 43. Sexual Reproduction. 44. How Do Organisms Become Complex?
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