Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life / Edition 13by Cecie Starr, Ralph Taggart, Christine Evers, Lisa Starr
Renowned for its writing style and trendsetting art, BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE provides real-world applications and helps you think critically about them. The new edition offers a new Learning Roadmap in each chapter to help you gain a full understanding. You will be able to focus on key concepts, make connections to other concepts, and see where… See more details below
Renowned for its writing style and trendsetting art, BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE provides real-world applications and helps you think critically about them. The new edition offers a new Learning Roadmap in each chapter to help you gain a full understanding. You will be able to focus on key concepts, make connections to other concepts, and see where the material is leading. Helpful learning tools like the section-ending "Take-Home Messages" and the on-page running glossary ensure that you will grasp key points. Carefully balancing accessibility and the level of detail, the authors enable you to go beyond rote memorization and prepare you to make important decisions in life that require an understanding of biology and the process of science.
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Table of Contents
Invitation to Biology. UNIT I: PRINCIPLES OF CELLULAR LIFE. 2. Life's Chemical Basis. 3. Molecules of Life. 4. Cell Structure and Function. 5. Ground Rules of Metabolism. 6. Where It StartsPhotosynthesis. 7. How Cells Release Chemical Energy. UNIT II: GENETICS. 8. DNA Structure and Function. 9. From DNA to Protein. 10. Gene Control. 11. How Cells Reproduce. 12. Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction. 13. Observing Patterns in Inherited Traits. 14. Chromosomes and Human Inheritance. 15. Studying and Manipulating Genomes. UNIT III: PRINCIPLES OF EVOLUTION. 16. Evidence of Evolution. 17. Processes of Evolution. 18. Organizing Information About Species. 19. Life's Origin and Early Evolution. UNIT IV: EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY. 20. Viruses, Bacteria, and Archaea. 21. ProtistsThe Simplest Eukaryotes. 22. The Land Plants. 23. Fungi. 24. Animal EvolutionThe Invertebrates. 25. Animal EvolutionThe Chordates. 26. Human Evolution. UNIT V: HOW PLANTS WORK. 27. Plant Tissues. 28. Plant Nutrition and Transport. 29. Life Cycles of Flowering Plants. 30. Communication Strategies in Plants. UNIT VI: HOW ANIMALS WORK. 31. Animal Tissues and Organ Systems. 32. Neural Control. 33. Sensory Perception. 34. Endocrine Control. 35. Structural Support and Movement. 36. Circulation. 37. Immunity. 38. Respiration. 39. Digestion and Nutrition. 40. Maintaining the Internal Environment. 41. Animal Reproductive Systems. 42. Animal Development. 43. Animal Behavior. UNIT VII: PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY. 44. Population Ecology. 45. Community Ecology. 46. Ecosystems. 47. The Biosphere. 48. Human Impacts on the Biosphere. APPENDICES. A1. Amino Acids. A2. How to Read a Journal Article. A3. Answers to Self-Quizzes and Genetics Problems. A4. Periodic Table of Elements. A5. Closer Look at Some Major Metabolic Pathways. A6. A Plain English Map of the Human Chromosomes. A7. Restless EarthLife's Changing Geological Stage. A8. Units of Measure. GLOSSARY.
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