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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801674648
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Pages: 800

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 An Introduction to Biology and Chemistry
1 The themes of biology today 2
2 The chemistry of life 16
Pt. 2 Cells the Basic Unit of Life
3 Cell structure and function 44
4 Cell membranes 67
5 Cell division 80
Pt. 3 How Living Things Transform Energy
6 The flow of energy within organisms 100
7 Cellular respiration 114
8 Photosynthesis 130
Pt. 4 Human Biology: The Structure and Function of the Body
9 Levels of organization in the human body 146
10 Digestion 165
11 Respiration 184
12 Circulation 198
13 Defense against disease 216
14 Excretion 232
15 Nerve cells and how they transmit information 249
16 The nervous system 262
17 The senses 280
18 Protection, support, and movement 294
19 Hormones 314
Pt. 5 How Humans Reproduce and Pass on Biological Information
20 Sex and reproduction 334
21 Human development before birth 354
22 Patterns of inheritance 372
23 Human genetics 388
24 The molecular basis of inheritance 404
Pt. 6 Evolution How Living Things Change Over Time
25 The scientific evidence for evolution 426
26 The evolution of the five kingdoms of life 444
27 Human evolution 463
Pt. 7 The Diversity and Unity of Living Things
28 Viruses, bacteria, and genetic engineering 486
29 Protists and fungi 502
30 Plants 526
31 Plants 544
32 Invertebrate animals 560
33 Vertebrate animals 580
Pt. 8 How Living Things Interact with Each Other and with Their Environment
34 Innate behavior and learning in animals 598
35 Social behavior in animals 610
36 Population ecology 624
37 Interactions within communities of organisms 638
38 Ecosystems 656
39 Biomes and life zones of the world 671
40 The biosphere 694
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