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Biology: Concepts and Applications without Physiology / Edition 8
     

Biology: Concepts and Applications without Physiology / Edition 8

by Cecie Starr
 

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ISBN-10: 0538739258

ISBN-13: 2900538739251

Pub. Date: 06/07/2010

Publisher: Cengage Learning

In the new edition of BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, authors Cecie Starr, Christine A. Evers, and Lisa Starr have partnered with the National Geographic Society to develop a text designed to engage and inspire. This trendsetting text introduces the key concepts of biology to non-biology majors using clear explanations and unparalleled visuals. While

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In the new edition of BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, authors Cecie Starr, Christine A. Evers, and Lisa Starr have partnered with the National Geographic Society to develop a text designed to engage and inspire. This trendsetting text introduces the key concepts of biology to non-biology majors using clear explanations and unparalleled visuals. While mastering core concepts, each chapter challenges students to question what they read and apply the concepts learned, providing students with the critical thinking skills and science knowledge they need in life. Renowned for its writing style the new edition is enhanced with exclusive content from the National Geographic Society, including over 200 new photos and illustrations. New People Matter sections in most chapters profile National Geographic Explorers and Grantees who are making significant contributions in their field, showing students how concepts in the chapter are being applied in biological research. Each chapter concludes with an 'Application' section highlighting real-world uses of biology and helping students make connections to chapter content.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900538739251
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
06/07/2010
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
576

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION 1. Invitation to Biology. Part I: PRINCIPLES OF CELLULAR LIFE. 2. Life's Chemical Basis. 3. Molecules of Life. 4. Cell Structure. 5. Ground Rules of Metabolism. 6. Where It Starts-Photosynthesis. 7. How Cells Release Chemical Energy. Part II: GENETICS. 8. DNA Structure and Function. 9. From DNA to Protein. 10. Control of Gene Expression. 11. How Cells Reproduce. 12. Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction. 13. Observing Patterns in Inherited Traits. 14. Human Inheritance. 15. Biotechnology. Part III: PRINCIPLES OF EVOLUTION. 16. Evidence of Evolution. 17. Processes of Evolution. 18. Life's Origin and Early Evolution. Part IV: EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY. 19. Viruses, Bacteria, and Archaea. 20. The Protists. 21. Plant Evolution. 22. Fungi. 23. Animals I: Invertebrate Groups. 24. Animals II: The Chordates. Part V: PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY. 25. Animal Behavior. 26. Population Ecology. 27. Community Ecology. 28. Ecosystems. 29. The Biospheres. 30. Human Effects on the Biosphere. Appendix I: Periodic Table of the Elements. Appendix II: Amino Acids. Appendix III: A Closer Look at Some Major Metabolic Pathways. Appendix IV: A Plain English Map of the Human Chromosomes. Appendix V: Restless Earth-Life's Changing Geologic Stage. Appendix VI: Units of Measure. Appendix VII: Answers to Self-Quizzes and Genetics Problems. Glossary. Index.

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