Biology: A Human Emphasis / Edition 8
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Biology: A Human Emphasis / Edition 8

by Cecie Starr, Christine A. Evers, Lisa Starr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0538757027

ISBN-13: 9780538757027

Pub. Date: 06/08/2010

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Should there be warning labels on fast foods? Should SUV drivers pay extra taxes? Should employers be allowed to require drug testing of prospective employees? This introductory biology text helps you learn the process of science and basic biological principles while encouraging you to think about critical issues. New "Take Home Messages" help you grasp key

Overview

Should there be warning labels on fast foods? Should SUV drivers pay extra taxes? Should employers be allowed to require drug testing of prospective employees? This introductory biology text helps you learn the process of science and basic biological principles while encouraging you to think about critical issues. New "Take Home Messages" help you grasp key concepts while special features like the chapter opening case studies and "How Would You Vote?" questions make the material come to life. New "Figure It Out" questions in many illustrations help you understand the concepts communicated in the figures and the new Data Analysis Activities at the end of every chapter strengthen your analytical skills. This book has been widely praised for clear and engaging writing, art with step-by-step callouts, and terrific support from student media that all work together to help you "get" biology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780538757027
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
06/08/2010
Edition description:
Eighth Edition
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION. 1. Invitation to Biology. Unit 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. Unit II: GENETICS. 8. DNA Structure and Function. 9. From DNA to Protein. 10. Controls Over Genes. 11. How Cells Reproduce. 12. Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction. 13. Observing Patterns in Inherited Traits. 14. Human Inheritance. 15. Biotechnology. Part III: EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY. 16. Viruses, Bacteria, and Archaeans. 17. The Chordates. Unit IV: HOW ANIMALS WORK. 18. Animal Tissues and Organ Systems. 19. Neural Control. 20. Sensory Perception. 21. Endocrine Control. 22. Structural Support and Movement. 23. Circulation. 24. Immunity. 25. Respiration. 26. Digestion and Human Nutrition. 27. The Internal Environment. 28. Reproduction and Development. Part V: PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY. 29. Animal Behavior. 30. Population Ecology. 31. Ecosystems. 32. Human Effects on the Biosphere.

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