Biology: Science for Life with Physiology with MasteringBiology / Edition 4

Biology: Science for Life with Physiology with MasteringBiology / Edition 4

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by Colleen M. Belk, Virginia Borden Maier
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0321767586

ISBN-13: 9780321767585

Pub. Date: 01/24/2012

Publisher: Benjamin Cummings

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Coleen Belk and Virginia Borden Maier have helped students demystify biology for nearly twenty years in the classroom and nearly ten years with their text, Biology: Science for Life with Physiology. 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 text 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321767585
Publisher:
Benjamin Cummings
Publication date:
01/24/2012
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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. Is it Possible to Supplement Your Way to Better Health? Nutrients and Membrane Transport

4. Fat: How Much is Right for You? Enzymes, Metabolism, and Cellular Respiration

5. Life in the Greenhouse–Photosynthesis and Global Warming

II. Genetics

6. Cancer–DNA Synthesis, Mitosis, and Meiosis

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

8. DNA Detective–Complex Patterns of Inheritance and DNA Fingerprinting

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

III. Evolution

10. Where Did We Come From? The Evidence for Evolution

11. An Evolving Enemy–Natural Selection

12. Who am I? Species and Race

13. Prospecting for Biological Gold–Biodiversity and Classification

IV. Ecology

14. Is the Human Population Too Large? Population Ecology

15. Conserving Biodiversity–Community and Ecosystem Ecology

16. Where Do You Live? Climate and Biomes

V. Animal Structure and Function

17. Organ Donation–Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems

18. Clearing the Air–Respiratory, Cardiovascular, and Urinary Systems

19. Vaccinations: Protection and Prevention or Peril? Immune System, Bacteria, Viruses, and Other Pathogens

20. Sex Differences and Athleticism–Endocrine, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems

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

22. Attention Deficit Disorder–Brain Structure and Function

VI. Plant Biology

23. Feeding the World–Plant Structure and Growth

24. Growing a Green Thumb–Plant Physiology

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NEVER rent from Barnes and Noble, they will screw you out of the code for the online portion of this book. Even though the title of this is WITH Mastering Biology the fine print on the insanely long terms and conditions of the rental agreement it says you are not guaranteed a code with a rental, basically you have to buy the book otherwise you get a used copy with no code. Barnes a Noble you are not cool, put that in bold letters when you switch to the rental part, or don't let people rent this one only have a rental option on the book without Mastering Biology.
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