Biology / Edition 9

Biology / Edition 9

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by Eldra Solomon, Diana W. Martin, Linda Berg
     
 


Solomon/Martin/Martin/Berg, BIOLOGY is often described as the best majors text for LEARNING biology. Working like a built-in study guide, the superbly integrated, inquiry-based learning system guides you through every chapter. Key concepts appear clearly at the beginning of each chapter and learning objectives start each section. You can quickly check the key… See more details below

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Solomon/Martin/Martin/Berg, BIOLOGY is often described as the best majors text for LEARNING biology. Working like a built-in study guide, the superbly integrated, inquiry-based learning system guides you through every chapter. Key concepts appear clearly at the beginning of each chapter and learning objectives start each section. You can quickly check the key points at the end of each section before moving on to the next one. At the end of the chapter, a specially focused summary provides further reinforcement of the learning objectives and you are given the opportunity to test your understanding of the material. The tenth edition offers expanded integration of the text's five guiding themes of biology (the evolution of life, the transmission of biological information, the flow of energy through living systems, interactions among biological systems, and the inter-relationship of structure and function) and innovative online and multimedia resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780538741255
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
09/15/2010
Series:
Available Titles CourseMate Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1408
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1The Organization of Life1
1A View of Life2
2Atoms and Molecules: The Chemical Basis of Life23
3The Chemistry of Life: Organic Compounds44
4Cellular Organization74
5Biological Membranes109
Career Visions: Science Writer136
Pt. IIEnergy Transfer Through Living Systems138
6The Energy of Life140
7Energy-Releasing Pathways and Biosynthesis162
8Photosynthesis: Capturing Energy184
Career Visions: Teacher205
Pt. IIIThe Continuity of Life: Genetics208
9Chromosomes, Mitosis, and Meiosis210
10The Basic Principles of Heredity229
11DNA: The Carrier of Genetic Information256
12RNA and Protein Synthesis: The Expression of Genetic Information276
13Gene Regulation: The Control of Gene Expression299
14Genetic Engineering318
15Human Genetics335
16Genes and Development358
Career Visions: Electron Microscopist384
Pt. IVEvolution386
170Evolution: Mechanism and Evidence388
18Population Genetics409
19Speciation and Macroevolution425
20The Origin and Evolutionary History of Life446
21The Evolution of Primates469
Career Visions: Forensic Scientist486
Pt. VThe Diversity of Life488
22The Classification of Organisms490
23Viruses and Kingdom Prokaryotae506
24The Protist Kingdom527
25Kingdom Fungi547
26The Plant Kingdom: Seedless Plants563
27The Plant Kingdom: Seed Plants580
28The Animal Kingdom: Animals Without a Coelom596
29The Animal Kingdom: The Coelomate Protostomes619
30The Animal Kingdom: The Deuterostomes644
Career Visions: Medical Illustrator674
Pt. VIStructure and Life Processes in Plants676
31Plant Structure, Growth, and Differentiation678
32Leaf Structure and Function699
33Stems and Plant Transport712
34Roots and Mineral Nutrition728
35Reproduction in Flowering Plants743
36Plant Hormones and Responses758
Career Visions: Environmental Lawyer774
Pt. VIIStructures and Life Processes in Animals776
37The Animal Body: Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems778
38Protection, Support, and Movement: Skin, Skeleton, and Muscle795
39Neural Control: Neurons814
40Neural Regulation: Nervous Systems831
41Sense Organs858
42Internal Transport880
43Internal Defense: Immunity907
44Gas Exchange932
45Processing Food and Nutrition954
46Osmoregulation and Disposal of Metabolic Wastes983
47Endocrine Regulation1003
48Reproduction1027
49Development1054
50Animal Behavior1081
Career Visions: Naturalist1104
Pt. VIIIEcology1106
51Ecology and the Geography of Life1108
52Population Ecology1126
53Community Ecology1142
54Ecosystems and the Ecosphere1159
55Humans in the Environment1178
Career Visions: Pharmaceutical Sales Representative1195

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