Preface. To the Student. Part 1: THE ORGANIZATION OF LIFE. 1. A View of Life. 2. Atoms and Molecules: The Chemical Basis of Life. 3. The Chemistry of Life: Organic Compounds. 4. Organization of the Cell. 5. Biological Membranes. 6. Cell Communication. Part 2: ENERGY TRANSFER THROUGH LIVING SYSTEMS. 7. Energy and Metabolism. 8. How Cells Make ATP: Energy-Releasing Pathways. 9. Photosynthesis: Capturing Light Energy. Part 3: THE CONTINUITY OF LIFE: GENETICS. 10. Chromosomes, Mitosis, and Meiosis. 11. The Basic Principles of Heredity. 12. DNA: The Carrier of Genetic Information. 13. Gene Expression. 14. Gene Regulation. 15. DNA Technology and Genomics. 16. Human Genetics and the Human Genome. 17. Developmental Genetics. Part 4: THE CONTINUITY OF LIFE: EVOLUTION. 18. Introduction to Darwinian Evolution. 19. Evolutionary Change in Populations. 20. Speciation and Macroevolution. 21. The Origin and Evolutionary History of Life. 22. The Evolution of Primates. Part 5: THE DIVERSITY OF LIFE. 23. Understanding Diversity: Systematics. 24. Viruses and Subviral Agents. 25. Bacteria and Archaea. 26. Protists. 27. Seedless Plants. 28. Seed Plants. 29. The Fungi. 30. An Introduction to Animal Diversity. 31. Sponges, Cnidarians, Ctenophores, and Protostomes. 32. The Deuterostomes. Part 6: STRUCTURE AND LIFE PROCESSES IN PLANTS. 33. Plant Structure, Growth, and Development. 34. Leaf Structure and Function. 35. Stem Structure and Transport. 36. Roots and Mineral Nutrition. 37. Reproduction in Flowering Plants. 38. Plant Developmental Responses to External and Internal Signals. Part 7: STRUCTURE AND LIFE PROCESSES IN ANIMALS. 39. Animal Structure and Function: An Introduction. 40. Protection, Support, and Movement. 41. Neural Signaling. 42. Neural Regulation. 43. Sensory Systems. 44. Internal Transport. 45. The Immune System: Internal Defense. 46. Gas Exchange. 47. Processing Food and Nutrition. 48. Osmoregulation and Disposal of Metabolic Wastes. 49. Endocrine Regulation. 50. Reproduction. 51. Animal Development. 52. Animal Behavior. Part 8: THE INTERACTIONS OF LIFE: ECOLOGY. 53. Introduction to Ecology: Population Ecology. 54. Community Ecology. 55. Ecosystems and the Biosphere. 56. Ecology and the Geography of Life. 57. Biological Diversity and Conservation Biology. Appendix A: Periodic Table of the Elements. Appendix B: Classification of Organisms. Appendix C: Understanding Biological Terms. Appendix D: Abbreviations. Appendix E: Answers to Test Your Understanding, Checkpoint, Key Point, and Key Experiment Questions. Glossary. Index.
Biology / Edition 9by Eldra Solomon
Pub. Date: 09/15/2010
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Solomon/Martin/Martin/Berg, BIOLOGY is often described as the best majors text for LEARNING biology. Working like a built-in study guide, the superbly integrated, inquiry-based learning system guides you through every chapter. Key concepts appear clearly at the beginning of each chapter and learning objectives start each section. You can quickly check the key
Solomon/Martin/Martin/Berg, BIOLOGY is often described as the best majors text for LEARNING biology. Working like a built-in study guide, the superbly integrated, inquiry-based learning system guides you through every chapter. Key concepts appear clearly at the beginning of each chapter and learning objectives start each section. You can quickly check the key points at the end of each section before moving on to the next one. At the end of the chapter, a specially focused summary provides further reinforcement of the learning objectives and you are given the opportunity to test your understanding of the material. The tenth edition offers expanded integration of the text's five guiding themes of biology (the evolution of life, the transmission of biological information, the flow of energy through living systems, interactions among biological systems, and the inter-relationship of structure and function) and innovative online and multimedia resources.
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