Biology: Concepts and Connections / Edition 3

Biology: Concepts and Connections / Edition 3

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by Neil A. Campbell, Jane B. Reece, Lawrence G. Mitchell, Reece
     
 

Biology: Concepts & Connections, 6/e continues to be the most accurate, current, and pedagogically effective book on the market. This extensive revision builds upon the book’s best-selling success with exciting new and updated features. KEY TOPICS: THE LIFE OF THE CELL, The Chemical Basis of Life, The Molecules of Cells,

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Biology: Concepts & Connections, 6/e continues to be the most accurate, current, and pedagogically effective book on the market. This extensive revision builds upon the book’s best-selling success with exciting new and updated features. KEY TOPICS: THE LIFE OF THE CELL, The Chemical Basis of Life, The Molecules of Cells, A Tour of the Cell, The Working Cell, How Cells Harvest Chemical Energy, Photosynthesis: Using Light to Make Food, The Cellular Basis of Reproduction and Inheritance, Patterns of Inheritance, Molecular Biology of the Gene, How Genes Are Controlled, DNA Technology and Genomics, How Populations Evolve, The Origin of Species, Tracing Evolutionary History, The Origin and Evolution of Microbial Life: Prokaryotes and Protists, Plants, Fungi, and the Colonization of Land, The Evolution of Invertebrate Diversity,The Evolution of Vertebrate Diversity, Unifying Concepts of Animal Structure and Function, Nutrition and Digestion, Gas Exchange, Circulation, The Immune System, Control of Body Temperature and Water Balance, Hormones and the Endocrine System, Reproduction and Embryonic Development, Nervous Systems, The Senses, How Animals Move, Plant Structure, Reproduction, and Development, Plant Nutrition and Transport, Control Systems in Plants, The Biosphere: An Introduction to Earth's Diverse Environments, Behavioral Adaptations to the Environment, Population Ecology, Communities and Ecosystems, Conservation and Restoration Biology. For all readers interested in learning the basics of biology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805365870
Publisher:
Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date:
07/01/1999
Edition description:
Study Guide
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction: Themes in the Study of Life2
2The Chemical Context of Life25
3Water and the Fitness of the Environment41
4Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life53
5The Structure and Function of Macromolecules63
6An Introduction to Metabolism89
7A Tour of the Cell110
8Membrane Structure and Function140
9Cellular Respiration: Harvesting Chemical Energy159
10Photosynthesis182
11The Reproduction of Cells204
12Meiosis and Sexual Life Cycles225
13Mendel and the Gene Idea238
14The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance262
15The Molecular Basis of Inheritance281
16From Gene to Protein297
17Microbial Models: The Genetics of Viruses and Bacteria324
18Genome Organization and Expression in Eukaryotes351
19DNA Technology369
20Descent with Modification: A Darwinian View of Life399
21The Evolution of Populations416
22The Origin of Species436
23Tracing Phylogeny: Macroevolution, the Fossil Record, and Systematics454
24Early Earth and the Origin of Life486
25Prokaryotes and the Origins of Metabolic Diversity498
26The Origins of Eukaryotic Diversity518
27Plants and the Colonization of Land547
28Fungi573
29Invertebrates and the Origin of Animal Diversity589
30The Vertebrate Genealogy628
31Plant Structure and Growth668
32Transport in Plants692
33Plant Nutrition711
34Plant Reproduction and Development727
35Control Systems in Plants750
36An Introduction to Animal Structure and Function779
37Animal Nutrition796
38Circulation and Gas Exchange819
39The Body's Defenses852
40Controlling the Internal Environment879
41Chemical Signals in Animals912
42Animal Reproduction937
43Animal Development963
44Nervous Systems993
45Sensory and Motor Mechanisms1026
46An Introduction to Ecology: Distribution and Adaptations of Organisms1061
47Population Ecology1093
48Community Ecology1118
49Ecosystems1145
50Behavior1172

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