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Rather than emphasizing mastery of technical topics, this book will help readers quickly learn key concepts and ideas in biology. Effective examples are integrated throughout to provide a connection between the material and the world around them. The authors also focus on the scientific method/thought process, presenting insight into the applications, processes, and methods of science as well as the tools and discoveries of scientists.

Richly illust. textbook incl. cell processes, body systems, genetics, evolution, inheritence, ecosystems, biotechnology\

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763708375
  • Publisher: Jones & Barlett Learning
  • Publication date: 12/20/1999
  • Series: Biology Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 837
  • Product dimensions: 9.18 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: AN INTRODUCTION
1. Biology: Understanding Life
2. How Scientists Do Their Work

PART TWO: CELLS AND HOW THEY TRANSFORM ENERGY
3. The Chemistry of Life
4. Biological Molecules
5. Cell Structure and Function
6. The Flow of Energy Within Organisms
7. Storing Energy from the Sun: Photosynthesis
8. Releasing Energy from Carbohydrates: Cellular Respiration

PART THREE: GENETICS
9. DNA Structure and Replication
10. Gene Expression and Regulation
11. Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering
12. Cell Reproduction
13. Patterns of Inheritance
14. Human Genetics

PART FOUR: PRINCIPLES OF EVOLUTION
15. The History and Development of Evolutionary Theory
16. Beyond Darwin: A Genetic Basis of Evolution
17. Speciation & Extinction: How Species Arise & Die Out
18. The Evolution of Life on Earth

PART FIVE: BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY & ITS EVOLUTION
19. Viruses and Bacteria
20. Protists, Fungi, & Plants
21. Invertebrates
22. Chordates & Vertebrates

PART SIX: PLANT ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
23. Patterns of Reproduction in Plants
24. Patterns of Structure and Function in Plants
25. Control Systems in Plants

PART SEVEN: ANIMAL ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
26. Tissues
27. Digestion
28. Respiration
29. Circulation
30. Defense Against Disease
31. Excretion
32. Nervous System Communication
33. The Senses
34. Protection, Support, & Movement
35. Hormones
36. Sex, Reproduction, & Development

PART EIGHT: INTERACTIONS AMONG ORGANISMS AND WITH THE ENVIRONMENT
37. Behavior
38.Population Ecology
39. Interactions Within Communities
40. Ecosystems
41. Biomes and Life Zones of the World
42. The Biosphere: Today and Tomorrow
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