Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life / Edition 12by Cecie Starr, Ralph Taggart, Christine Evers, Lisa Starr
Pub. Date: 08/05/2008
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Respected and loved by students and professors alike, BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, Ninth Edition presents the key concepts and applications of biology in an engaging, logical, and clear manner. Known for its superior writing and visually effective art program, this best-selling book provides students with one of the most readable and engaging introductions to biology in print. Respected for the way it maintains scientific accuracy while it presents information at an appropriate level for today's undergraduate nonmajors, the book has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest research in biology.
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION. 1. Concepts and Methods in Biology. I: PRINCIPLES OF CELLULAR LIFE. 2. Chemical Foundations for Cells. 3. Carbon Compounds in Cells. 4. Cell Structure and Function. 5. A Closer Look at Cell Membranes. 6. Ground Rules of Metabolism. 7. Energy-Acquiring Pathways. 8. Energy-Releasing Pathways. II: PRINCIPLES OF INHERITANCE. 9. Cell Divison and Mitosis. 10. Meiosis. 11. Observable Patterns of Inheritance. 12. Chromosomes and Human Genetics. 13. DNA Structure and Function. 14. From DNA to Proteins. 15. Controls Over Genes. 16. Recombinant DNA and Genetic Engineering. III: PRINCIPLES OF EVOLUTION. 17. Emergence of Evolutionary Thought. 18. Microevolution. 19. Speciation. 20. The Macroevolutionary Puzzle. IV: EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY. 21. The Origin and Evolution of Life. 22. Bacteria and Viruses. 23. Protistans. 24. Fungi. 25. Plants. 26. Animals: The Invertebrates. 27. Animals: The Vertebrates. 28. Human Evolution: A Case Study. V: PLANT STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION. 29. Plant Tissues. 30. Plant Nutrition and Transport. 31. Plant Reproduction. 32. Plant Growth and Development. VI: ANIMAL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION. 33. Tissues, Organ Systems, and Homeostasis. 34. Information Flow and the Neuron. 35. Integration and Control: Nervous Systems. 36. Sensory Reception. 37. Endocrine Control. 38. Protection, Support, and Movement. 39. Circulation. 40. Immunity. 41. Respiration. 42. Digestion and Human Nutrition. 43. The Internal Environment. 44. Principles of Reproduction and Development. 45. Human Reproduction and Development. VII: ECOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR. 46. Population Ecology. 47. Social Interactions. 48. Community Interactions 49. Ecosystems. 50. TheBiosphere. 51. Human Impact on the Biosphere. Appendix I: Brief Classification Scheme. Appendix II: Units Of Measure. Appendix III: Answers To Genetics Problems. Appendix IV: A Closer Look At Some Major Metabolic Pathways. Appendix V: Periodic Table Of The Elements. A Glossary Of Biological Terms.
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