Biological Science - With CD / Edition 2

Biological Science - With CD / Edition 2

by Scott Freeman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0132187469

ISBN-13: 9780132187466

Pub. Date: 01/01/2005

Publisher: Benjamin Cummings

For courses in general biology for majors.

Biological Science is a dynamic reference that involves students in the process of scientific discovery.  Infused with the spirit of inquiry, Biological Science teaches students to think like biologists and prepares them for success in their upper division courses.

Overview

For courses in general biology for majors.

Biological Science is a dynamic reference that involves students in the process of scientific discovery.  Infused with the spirit of inquiry, Biological Science teaches students to think like biologists and prepares them for success in their upper division courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132187466
Publisher:
Benjamin Cummings
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1392
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

  1   Biology and the Tree of Life 

UNIT 1

The Origin and Early Evolution of Life 

  2   The Atoms and Molecules of Ancient Earth 

  3   Protein Structure and Function

  4   Nucleic Acids and the RNA World

  5   An Introduction to Carbohydrates

  6   Lipids, Membranes, and the First Cell 

UNIT 2

Cell Structure and Function 

  7   Inside the Cell 

  8   Cell-Cell Interactions 

  9   Cellular Respiration and Fermentation 

  10    Photosynthesis 

  11    The Cell Cycle 

UNIT 3

Gene Structure and Expression 

  12    Meiosis 

  13    Mendel and the Gene 

  14    DNA Synthesis 

  15    How Do Genes Work? 

  16    Transcription and Translation 

  17   Control of Gene Expression in Bacteria

  18   Control of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes

  19    Analyzing and Engineering Genes

  20    Genomics 

UNIT 4

Developmental Biology 

  21    An Introduction to Development 

  22    Pattern Formation and Differentiation

UNIT 5

Evolutionary Patterns and Processes 

  23    Evolution by Natural Selection

  24    Evolutionary Processes 

  25    Speciation 

  26    Phylogenies and the History of Life 

UNIT 6

The Diversification of Life 

  27    Bacteria and Archaea 

  28    Protists 

  29    Land Plants 

  30    Fungi 

  31    An Introduction to Animals

  32    Protostome Animals

  33    Deuterostome Animals

  34    Viruses 

UNIT 7

How Plants Work 

  35    Plant Form and Function 

  36    Water and Sugar Transport in Plants 

  37    Plant Nutrition 

  38    Sensory Systems in Plants 

  39    Communication: Chemical Signals 

  40    Plant Reproduction 

UNIT 8

How Animals Work 

  41    Animal Form and Function 

  42    Water and Electrolyte Balance in Animals 

  43    Animal Nutrition 

  44    Gas Exchange and Circulation 

  45    Electrical Signals in Animals 

  46    Animal Sensory Systems and Movement 

  47    Chemical Signals in Animals 

  48    Animal Reproduction 

  49    The Immune System in Animals 

 

UNIT 9

Ecology 

  50    An Introduction to Ecology

  51    Behavior 

  52    Population Ecology 

  53    Community Ecology 

  54    Ecosystems 

  55    Biodiversity and Conservation

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