Biology: Science for Life with Physiology / Edition 3

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Overview

NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringBiology does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringBiology search for ISBN-10: 0321918371/ISBN-13: 9780321918376. That package includes ISBN-10: 0321922212 /ISBN-13: 9780321922212 and ISBN-10: 0133923452/ISBN-13: 9780133923452 .

For non-majors biology courses.

Compelling and relatable stories engage students in learning biology

Colleen Belk and Virginia Borden Maier have helped students understand biology for more than twenty years in the classroom and over ten years with their popular text, Biology: Science for Life. The thoroughly revised Fifth Edition engages students with new storylines that explore high-interest topics such as binge drinking, pseudoscience, and study drugs. The book and MasteringBiology resources also help students develop scientific skills using new Working With Data figure legend questions and addresses common misconceptions with Sounds Right, But Is It? discussions in each chapter. This edition also offers a wealth of new “Flipped Classroom” activities and other resources to help professors enliven their classes and to help students assess their understanding of biology outside of class.

Also available with MasteringBiology ®

MasteringBiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product proven to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature personalized wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience and help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. New assignment options for the Fifth Edition include Interactive Storyline activities, Working with Data questions, Savvy Reader: Evaluating Media activities, and more.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321559586
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
  • Publication date: 1/23/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 720
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (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

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

Unit One: Chemistry and Cells

Chapter 2: Science Fiction, Bad Science, and Pseudoscience: Water, Biochemistry, and Cells

Chapter 3: Is it Possible to Supplement Your Way to Better Health? Nutrients and Membrane Transport

Chapter 4: Body Weight and Health: Enzymes, Metabolism, and Cellular Respiration

Chapter 5: Life in the Greenhouse: Photosynthesis and Climate Change

Unit Two: Genetics

Chapter 6: Cancer: DNA Synthesis, Mitosis, and Meiosis

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

Chapter 8: DNA Detective: Complex Patterns of Inheritance and DNA Profiling

Chapter 9: Genetically Modified Organisms: Gene Expression, Mutation, Stem Cells, and Cloning

Unit Three: Evolution

Chapter 10: Where Did We Come From? The Evidence for Evolution

Chapter 11: An Evolving Enemy: Natural Selection

Chapter 12: Who Am I? Species and Races

Chapter 13: The Greatest Species on Earth? Biodiversity and Classification

Unit Four: Ecology

Chapter 14: Is the Human Population Too Large? Population Ecology

Chapter 15: Conserving Biodiversity: Community and Ecosystem Ecology

Chapter 16: Where Do You Live? Climate and Biomes

Unit Five: Animal Structure and Function

Chapter 17: Organ Donation: Tissues and Organs

Chapter 18: Binge Drinking: The Digestive and Urinary Systems

Chapter 19: Clearing the Air: Respiratory and Cardiovascular Systems

Chapter 20: Vaccination: Protection and Prevention or Peril? Immune System, Bacteria, Viruses, and Other Pathogens

Chapter 21: Human Sex Differences: Endocrine, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems

Chapter 22: Is There Something in the Water? Reproductive and Developmental Biology

Chapter 23: Study Drugs: Brain Boost or Brain Drain? Brain Structure and Function

Unit Six: Plant Biology

Chapter 24: Feeding the World: Plant Structure and Growth

Chapter 25: Growing a Green Thumb: Plant Physiology

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