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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781285423586
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2014
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 1440
  • Sales rank: 221,455
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Solomon has written several leading college-level textbooks in biology and in human anatomy and physiology. Her books have been translated into more than 10 languages. Dr. Solomon earned an M.S. from the University of Florida and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of South Florida. Dr. Solomon taught biology and nursing students for more than 20 years. In addition to being a biologist and science author, Dr. Solomon is a bio-psychologist with a special interest in the neuro-physiology of traumatic experience. Her research has focused on the neurological, endocrine, and psychological effects of trauma, including Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and development of maladaptive coping strategies. Dr. Solomon has presented her research at many national and international conferences, and her work has been published in leading professional journals. Dr. Solomon has been profiled more than 30 times in leading publications, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who of American Women, and Who's Who in the World.

Dr. Martin is an Emeritus Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Rutgers University. He received his Ph.D. in Genetics from Florida State University and engaged in postdoctoral research in genetics and membrane biology at the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught General Biology, as well as undergraduate and graduate level courses in Genetics and Molecular Cell Biology, throughout his career at Rutgers. An award-winning teacher for more than 30 years, in 2011 Dr. Martin was named Professor of the Year by the Molecular Biosciences Graduate Student Association. His research on gene regulation of membrane protein enzyme systems in yeast and other fungi illustrates the interdisciplinary nature of the life sciences, and has been published in high-ranking journals and presented in invited lectures at national and international scientific meetings. He has served as an editorial board member of the Journal of Biological Chemistry and as the Chair of the Gordon Research Conference on the Molecular Cell Biology of Lipids. He has also served as a consultant for numerous biotechnology projects and holds patents in the area of genetic engineering. He has been an active member of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the American Society for Cell Biology, and the Genetics Society of America. He continues to be committed to teaching and is grateful for the opportunities to pursue a teaching and research career in what continues to be the most exciting era of the biological sciences.

Dr. Martin is Professor Emeritus and former Director of General Biology, Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University. Dr. Martin received an M.S. at Florida State University, where she studied the chromosomes of related plant species to understand their evolutionary relationships. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied the genetics of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, and then conducted postdoctoral research at Princeton University. Dr. Martin has taught General Biology and other courses at Rutgers for over 30 years and has been involved in writing textbooks since 1988. She is immensely grateful that her decision to study biology in college has led to a career that allows her many ways to share her excitement about all aspects of biology.

Dr. Berg is an award-winning teacher and textbook author. She received a B.S. in science education, an M.S. in botany, and a Ph.D. in plant physiology from the University of Maryland. Her research focused on the evolutionary implications of steroid biosynthetic pathways in various organisms. Dr. Berg taught at the University of Maryland at College Park for 17 years and at St. Petersburg College in Florida for 8 years. During her career, she taught introductory courses in biology, botany, and environmental science to thousands of students. At the University of Maryland, she received numerous teaching and service awards. Dr. Berg is also the recipient of many national and regional awards, including the National Science Teachers Association Award for Innovations in College Science Teaching, the Nation's Capital Area Disabled Student Services Award, and the Washington Academy of Sciences Award in University Science Teaching. During her career as a professional science writer, Dr. Berg has authored or co-authored several leading college science textbooks. Her writing reflects her teaching style and love of science.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 The Organization of Life 1
1 A View of Life 2
2 Atoms and Molecules: The Chemical Basis of Life 23
3 The Chemistry of Life: Organic Compounds 44
4 Cellular Organization 74
5 Biological Membranes 109
Career Visions: Science Writer 136
Pt. II Energy Transfer Through Living Systems 138
6 The Energy of Life 140
7 Energy-Releasing Pathways and Biosynthesis 162
8 Photosynthesis: Capturing Energy 184
Career Visions: Teacher 205
Pt. III The Continuity of Life: Genetics 208
9 Chromosomes, Mitosis, and Meiosis 210
10 The Basic Principles of Heredity 229
11 DNA: The Carrier of Genetic Information 256
12 RNA and Protein Synthesis: The Expression of Genetic Information 276
13 Gene Regulation: The Control of Gene Expression 299
14 Genetic Engineering 318
15 Human Genetics 335
16 Genes and Development 358
Career Visions: Electron Microscopist 384
Pt. IV Evolution 386
170 Evolution: Mechanism and Evidence 388
18 Population Genetics 409
19 Speciation and Macroevolution 425
20 The Origin and Evolutionary History of Life 446
21 The Evolution of Primates 469
Career Visions: Forensic Scientist 486
Pt. V The Diversity of Life 488
22 The Classification of Organisms 490
23 Viruses and Kingdom Prokaryotae 506
24 The Protist Kingdom 527
25 Kingdom Fungi 547
26 The Plant Kingdom: Seedless Plants 563
27 The Plant Kingdom: Seed Plants 580
28 The Animal Kingdom: Animals Without a Coelom 596
29 The Animal Kingdom: The Coelomate Protostomes 619
30 The Animal Kingdom: The Deuterostomes 644
Career Visions: Medical Illustrator 674
Pt. VI Structure and Life Processes in Plants 676
31 Plant Structure, Growth, and Differentiation 678
32 Leaf Structure and Function 699
33 Stems and Plant Transport 712
34 Roots and Mineral Nutrition 728
35 Reproduction in Flowering Plants 743
36 Plant Hormones and Responses 758
Career Visions: Environmental Lawyer 774
Pt. VII Structures and Life Processes in Animals 776
37 The Animal Body: Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems 778
38 Protection, Support, and Movement: Skin, Skeleton, and Muscle 795
39 Neural Control: Neurons 814
40 Neural Regulation: Nervous Systems 831
41 Sense Organs 858
42 Internal Transport 880
43 Internal Defense: Immunity 907
44 Gas Exchange 932
45 Processing Food and Nutrition 954
46 Osmoregulation and Disposal of Metabolic Wastes 983
47 Endocrine Regulation 1003
48 Reproduction 1027
49 Development 1054
50 Animal Behavior 1081
Career Visions: Naturalist 1104
Pt. VIII Ecology 1106
51 Ecology and the Geography of Life 1108
52 Population Ecology 1126
53 Community Ecology 1142
54 Ecosystems and the Ecosphere 1159
55 Humans in the Environment 1178
Career Visions: Pharmaceutical Sales Representative 1195
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