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Biology: Life on Earth, Books a la Carte Edition / Edition 9
     

Biology: Life on Earth, Books a la Carte Edition / Edition 9

by Gerald Audesirk, Teresa Audesirk, Bruce E. Byers
 

ISBN-10: 0321615417

ISBN-13: 9780321615411

Pub. Date: 01/31/2010

Publisher: Benjamin Cummings

This edition features the exact same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole- punched, loose-leaf version. Books à la Carte also offer a great value—this format costs 35% less than a new textbook.

Known for its thorough coverage of diversity, ecology, and environmental issues, this comprehensive book engages you

Overview

This edition features the exact same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole- punched, loose-leaf version. Books à la Carte also offer a great value—this format costs 35% less than a new textbook.

Known for its thorough coverage of diversity, ecology, and environmental issues, this comprehensive book engages you with integrated, relevant case studies, and challenges you with thought-provoking questions throughout each chapter.

The fully revised Biology: Life on Earth, Ninth Edition, has the same friendly writing style appreciated by thousands of students, but with greater emphasis on engaging, real-world applications. New to this edition are “Case Study Continued” sections, which connect a chapter’s case study to relevant biological topics covered in the chapter, and “Have you ever wondered?” features that respond to commonly asked questions from students. Thoroughly revised illustrations and expanded critical thinking questions have been added to each chapter.

For coverage of plant and animal anatomy & physiology, an alternate edition—Biology: Life on Earth with Physiology, Ninth Edition—is also available.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321615411
Publisher:
Benjamin Cummings
Publication date:
01/31/2010
Pages:
696
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Life on Earth

I. THE LIFE OF A CELL

2. Atoms, Molecules, and Life

3. Biological Molecules

4. Cell Structure and Function

5. Cell Membrane Structure and Function

6. Energy Flow in the Life of a Cell

7. Capturing Solar Energy: Photosynthesis

8. Harvesting Energy: Glycolysis and Cellular Respiration

II. INHERITANCE

9. The Continuity of Life: Cellular Reproduction

10. Patterns of Inheritance

11. The Molecule of Heredity

12. Gene Expression and Regulation

13. Biotechnology

III. EVOLUTION

14. Principles of Evolution

15. How Populations Evolve

16. The Origin of Species

17. The History of Life

18. Systematics: Seeking Order Amidst Diversity

19. The Diversity of Prokaryotes and Viruses

20. The Diversity of Protists

21. The Diversity of Plants

22. The Diversity of Fungi

23. Animal Diversity I: Invertebrates

24. Animal Diversity II: Vertebrates

IV. BEHAVIOR AND ECOLOGY

25. Animal Behavior

26. Population Growth and Regulation

27. Community Interactions

28. How Do Ecosystems Work?

29. Earth’s Diverse Ecosystems

30. Conserving Earth’s Biodiversity

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