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Overview

This edition features the exact same content as the traditional book in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value for your students–this format costs 35% less than a new textbook.

Coleen Belk and Virginia Borden Maier have helped students demystify biology for nearly twenty years in the classroom and nearly ten years with their book, Biology: Science for Life. In the new Fourth Edition, they continue to use stories and current issues, such as discussion of cancer to teach cell division, to connect biology to student’s lives. Learning Outcomes are new to this edition and integrated within the book to help professors guide students’ reading and to help students assess their understanding of biology.

A new Chapter 3, “Is It Possible to Supplement Your Way to Better Health? Nutrients and Membrane Transport,” offers an engaging storyline and focused coverage on micro- and macro-nutrients, antioxidants, passive and active transport, and exocytosis and endocytosis.

For instructors who cover Animal Structure and Function and Plant Biology, an alternate edition of this book, Biology: Science for Life with Physiology, is also available.

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  • Books a la Carte for Biology: Science for Life, Fourth Edition
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321595942
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
  • Publication date: 4/22/2010
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 720
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Colleen Belk and Virginia Borden Maier have been colleagues and collaborators for more than thirteen years. Both authors have adopted teaching styles at their respective universities, the University of Minnesota Duluth and St. John Fisher College, that capitalize on students’ natural curiosity about high-interest topics such as dieting, global warming, and organ donation to effectively teach fundamental course topics such as cell biology, photosynthesis, and physiology. Their classroom experience has informed every chapter to help students understand biological principles, develop critical thinking skills, apply biology to their own lives, and make the introductory course more enjoyable from both sides of the desk.

In addition to Biology: Science for Life, Colleen and Virginia are co-authors of Biology: Science for Life Laboratory Manual and Human Biology.

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Table of Contents

1. Can Science Cure the Common Cold? Introduction to the Scientific Method

I. CHEMISTRY AND CELLS

2. Are We Alone in the Universe? Water, Biochemistry, and Cells

3. Diet. Cells and Metabolism

4. Life in the Greenhouse: Photosynthesis Cellular Respiration, and Global Warming

II. GENETICS

5. Cancer: DNA Synthesis, Mitosis, and Meiosis

6. Are You Only as Smart as Your Genes? Mendelian and Quantitative Genetics

7. DNA Detective: Complex Patterns of Inheritance and DNA Fingerprinting

8. Gene Expression, Mutation and Cloning: Genetically Modified Organisms

III. EVOLUTION

9. Genetically Modified Organisms: Gene Expression, Mutation, and Cloning

10. An Evolving Enemy: Natural Selection

11. Who Am I? Species and Races

12. Prospecting for Biological Gold: Biodiversity and Classification

IV. ECOLOGY

13. Is the Human Population Too Large? Population Ecology

14. Conserving Biodiversity: Community and Ecosystem Ecology

15. Where Do You Live? Climate and Biomes

V. ANIMAL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

16. Organ Donation: Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems

17. Clearing the Air: Respiratory, Cardiovascular, and Excretory Systems

18. Will Mad Cow Disease Become an Epidemic? Immune System, Bacteria, Viruses, and Other Pathogens

19. Sex Differences and Athleticism: Endocrine, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems

20. Is There Something in the Water? Reproductive and Developmental Biology

21. Attention Deficit Disorder: Brain Structure and Function

VI. PLANT BIOLOGY

22. Feeding the World: Plant Structure and Growth

23. Growing a Green Thumb: Plant Physiology

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