Biology : Concepts & Connections / Edition 5

Biology : Concepts & Connections / Edition 5

by Neil A. Campbell, Eric J. Simon, Martha R. Taylor, Jane B. Reece
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0131934805

ISBN-13: 9780131934801

Pub. Date: 04/01/2005

Publisher: Pearson

Created to spark readers' sense of wonder about life in its many forms, Biology: Concepts and Connections invites readers into the world of biology. While encouraging readers to explore interactive media activities, the book facilitates mastery of concepts and core biological material through unique modules that combine exceptional art, text that

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Created to spark readers' sense of wonder about life in its many forms, Biology: Concepts and Connections invites readers into the world of biology. While encouraging readers to explore interactive media activities, the book facilitates mastery of concepts and core biological material through unique modules that combine exceptional art, text that "walks" readers through the illustrations, and compelling real-world connections. These modules help readers break down the reading into manageable sections. Special modules cover interesting topics like health, economics, and the environment to show readers how biology is relevant to them. For anyone interested in introductory biology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131934801
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
781
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Scientific Study of Life.

I. THE LIFE OF THE CELL.

2. The Chemical Basis of Life.
3. The Molecules of Cells.
4. A Tour of the Cell.
5. The Working Cell.
6. How Cells Harvest Chemical Energy.
7. Photosynthesis: Using Light to Make Food.

II. CELLULAR REPRODUCTION AND GENETICS.

8. The Cellular Basis of Reproduction and Inheritance.
9. Patterns of Inheritance.
10. Molecular Biology of the Gene.
11. The Control of Gene Expression.
12. DNA Technology and the Human Genome.

III. CONCEPTS OF EVOLUTION.

13. How Populations Evolve.
14. The Origin of Species.
15. Tracing Evolutionary History.

IV. THE EVOLUTION OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY.

16. The Origin and Evolution of Microbial Life: Prokaryotes and Protists.
17. Plants, Fungi, and the Colonization of Land.
18. The Evolution of Animal Diversity.
19. Human Evolution.

V. ANIMALS: FORM AND FUNCTION.

20. Unifying Concepts of Animal Structure and Function.
21. Nutrition and Digestion.
22. Respiration: The Exchange of Gases.
23. Circulation.
24. The Immune System.
25.Control of the Internal Environment.
26. Chemical Regulation.
27. Reproduction and Embryonic Development.
28. Nervous Systems.
29. The Senses.
30. How Animals Move.

VI. PLANTS: FORM AND FUNCTION.

31. Plant Structure, Reproduction, and Development.
32. Plant Nutrition and Transport.
33. Control Systems in Plants.

VII. ECOLOGY.

34. The Biosphere: An Introduction to Earth's Diverse Environments.
35. Population Dynamics.
36. Communities and Ecosystems.
37. Behavioral Adaptations to the Environment.
38. Conservation Biology.

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