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Biology: Science for Life / Edition 1
     

Biology: Science for Life / Edition 1

by Colleen Belk, Virginia Borden
 

ISBN-10: 0130892416

ISBN-13: 9780130892416

Pub. Date: 07/07/2003

Publisher: Pearson Education

This issues-based, inquiry-driven biology book provides learners with the ability and desire to take an active and academic interest in the science issues they will regularly face in life. A five-part organization covers general principles in biology, genetics, evolution, human health, and humans and the environment. For an in-depth understanding of compelling

Overview

This issues-based, inquiry-driven biology book provides learners with the ability and desire to take an active and academic interest in the science issues they will regularly face in life. A five-part organization covers general principles in biology, genetics, evolution, human health, and humans and the environment. For an in-depth understanding of compelling contemporary topics—along with the biology that permeates these issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130892416
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
07/07/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
477
Product dimensions:
8.44(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

I. GENERAL PRINCIPLES IN BIOLOGY.

1. Can Science Cure the Common Cold? Introduction to the Scientific Mind.
2. The Only Diet You Will Ever Need: Cells and Metabolism.
3. Prospecting for Biological Gold: Biodiversity and Classification.

II. THE GENETIC BASIS OF LIFE.

4. Are You Only as Smart as Your Genes? The Science of Inheritance.
5. Cancer: The Cell Cycle and Cell Division.
6. DNA Detective: DNA and Inheritance.
7. Genetic Engineering: Gene Expression, Genetically Modified Organisms.

III. EVOLUTION.

8. Where Did We Come From? The Evidence for Evolution.
9. Evolving a Cure for AIDS: Natural Selection.
10. Who Am I? Species and Races.

IV. HUMAN HEALTH AND DISEASE.

11. Will Mad Cow Disease Become an Epidemic? Immune System, Bacteria and Viruses.
12. Gender and Athleticism: Developmental Biology, Reproductive Anatomy and Endocrinology.
13. Attention Deficit Disorder: Brain Structure and Function.

V. HUMANS AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

14. Is Earth Experiencing a Biodiversity Crisis? Ecology and Conservation Biology.
15. Can Earth Support the Human Population? Population and plant Growth.

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