Biology: The Dynamic Science / Edition 1by Peter J. Russell, Stephen L. Wolfe, Paul E. Hertz, Cecie Starr
Pub. Date: 10/03/2007
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Russell/Hertz/McMillan, BIOLOGY: THE DYNAMIC SCIENCE 4e and MindTap teach Biology the way scientists practice it by emphasizing and applying science as a process. You learn not only what scientists know, but how they know it, and what they still need to learn. The authors explain complex ideas clearly and describe how biologists collect and interpret evidence
Russell/Hertz/McMillan, BIOLOGY: THE DYNAMIC SCIENCE 4e and MindTap teach Biology the way scientists practice it by emphasizing and applying science as a process. You learn not only what scientists know, but how they know it, and what they still need to learn. The authors explain complex ideas clearly and describe how biologists collect and interpret evidence to test hypotheses about the living world. Throughout, Russell and MindTap provide engaging applications, develop quantitative analysis and mathematical reasoning skills, and build conceptual understanding.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Biological Concepts and Research. UNIT ONE: MOLECULES AND CELLS. 2. Life, Chemistry, and Water. 3. Biological Molecules: The Carbon Compounds of Life. 4. Energy, Enzymes, and Biological Reactions. 5. The Cell: An Overview. 6. Membranes and Transport. 7. Cell Communication. 8. Harvesting Chemical Energy: Cellular Respiration. 9. Photosynthesis. 10. Cell Division and Mitosis. UNIT TWO: GENETICS. 11. Meiosis: The Cellular Basis of Sexual Reproduction. 12. Mendel, Genes, and Inheritance. 13. Genes, Chromosomes, and Human Genetics. 14. DNA Structure, Replication, and Organization. 15. From DNA to Protein. 16. Regulation of Gene Expression. 17. Bacterial and Viral Genetics. 18. DNA Technologies and Genomics. UNIT THREE: EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY. 19. Development of Evolutionary Thought. 20. Microevolution: Genetic Changes within Populations. 21. Speciation. 22. Paleobiology and Macroevolution. 23. Systematic Biology: Phylogeny and Classification. UNIT FOUR: BIODIVERSITY. 24. The Origin of Life. 25. Prokaryotes: Bacteria and Archaea. 26. Protists. 27. Plants. 28. Fungi. 29. Animal Phylogeny, Acoelomates, and Protostomes. 30. Deuterostomes: Vertebrates and Their Closest Relatives. UNIT FIVE: PLANT STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION. 31. The Plant Body. 32. Transport in Plants. 33. Plant Nutrition. 34. Reproduction and Development in Flowering Plants. 35. Plant Responses to the Environment. UNIT SIX: ANIMAL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION. 36. Introduction to Animal Organization and Physiology. 37. Information Flow and the Neuron. 38. Nervous Systems. 39. Sensory Systems. 40. The Endocrine System. 41. Muscles, Bones, and Body Movements. 42. The Circulatory System. 43. Defenses against Disease. 44. Gas Exchange: The Respiratory System. 45. Animal Nutrition. 46. Regulating the Internal Environment. 47. Animal Reproduction. 48. Animal Development. UNIT SEVEN: ECOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR. 49. Ecology and the Biosphere. 50. Population Ecology. 51. Population Interactions and Community Ecology. 52. Ecosystems. 53. Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 54. The Physiology and Genetics of Animal Behavior. 55. The Ecology and Evolution of Animal Behavior.
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