Biology: Concepts and Applications (with CD-ROM and 1pass for BiologyNOW, How Do I Prepare, vMentor, and InfoTrac) / Edition 6by Cecie Starr
Pub. Date: 12/02/2005
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Want an easy-to-understand non-majors biology textbook that will help you succeed in the course? A highly illustrated biology book that gives you the basics you need to understand many of the most pressing problems we face in the 21st century? Starr's issues-oriented BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS helps you build a foundational understanding and shows you
Want an easy-to-understand non-majors biology textbook that will help you succeed in the course? A highly illustrated biology book that gives you the basics you need to understand many of the most pressing problems we face in the 21st century? Starr's issues-oriented BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS helps you build a foundational understanding and shows you why it matters. Read essays on hot issues, research further, vote your position in an online poll, and then compare your votes to those of your classmates. Your textbook purchase includes student CD with short videos, as an online test prep tool, BiologyNOW, a live online tutoring service, the complete book in MP3 audio files, and instant access to an online university library.
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Table of Contents
1. Invitation to Biology. I. PRINCIPLES OF CELLULAR LIFE.
2.Life's Chemical Basis.
3.Molecules of Life.
4.How Cells Are Put Together.
5.How Cells Work.
6.Where It StartsPhotosynthesis.
7.How Cells Release Chemical Energy. II. PRINCIPLES OF INHERITANCE.
8.How Cells Reproduce.
9.Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction.
10.Observing Patterns in Inherited Traits.
11.Chromosomes and Human Genetics.
12.DNA Structure and Function.
13.From DNA to Proteins.
14.Controls over Genes.
15.Studying and Manipulating Genomes. III. PRINCIPLES OF EVOLUTION.
16.Processes of Evolution.
17.Evolutionary Patterns, Rates, and Trends.
18.The Origin and Early Evolution of Life. IV. EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY.
19.Prokaryotes and Viruses.
20.The Simplest EukaryotesProtists and Fungi.
22.Animal EvolutionThe Invertebrates.
23.Animal EvolutionThe Vertebrates.
24.Plants and AnimalsCommon Challenges. V. HOW PLANTS WORK.
26.Plant Nutrition and Transport.
27.Plant Reproduction and Development. VI. HOW ANIMALS WORK.
28.Animal Tissues and Organ Systems.
32.How Animals Move.
36.Digestion and Human Nutrition.
37.The Internal Environment.
38.Animal Reproduction and Development. VII. PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY.
40.Community Structure and Biodiversity.
Appendix I: Classification System.
AppendixII: Units of Measure.
Appendix III: Answers to Self-Quizzes.
Appendix IV: Answers to Genetic Problems.
Appendix V: Closer Look at Some Major Metabolic Pathways.
Appendix VI: The Amino Acids.
Appendix VII: Periodic Table of the Elements. Glossary.
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