Biology: Life on Earth with MasteringBiology / Edition 9

Biology: Life on Earth with MasteringBiology / Edition 9

by Gerald Audesirk, Teresa Audesirk, Bruce E. Byers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321681525

ISBN-13: 9780321681522

Pub. Date: 02/04/2010

Publisher: Benjamin Cummings

Known for its thorough coverage of diversity, ecology, and environmental issues, this comprehensive book engages non-majors students with integrated, relevant case studies, and challenges them with thought-provoking questions throughout each chapter.

The fully revised Biology: Life on Earth, Ninth Edition, has the same friendly

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Known for its thorough coverage of diversity, ecology, and environmental issues, this comprehensive book engages non-majors students with integrated, relevant case studies, and challenges them with thought-provoking questions throughout each chapter.

The fully revised Biology: Life on Earth, Ninth Edition, has the same friendly writing style appreciated by thousands of students, but with greater emphasis on engaging, real-world applications. New to this edition are “Case Study Continued” sections, which connect a chapter’s case study to relevant biological topics covered in the chapter, and “Have you ever wondered?” features that respond to commonly asked questions from students. Thoroughly revised illustrations and expanded critical thinking questions have been added to each chapter and are supplemented by the powerful new MasteringBiology® program that helps students make effective use of their study time outside of the classroom.

0321681525 / 9780321681522 Biology: Life on Earth with MasteringBiology®

Package consists of:

0321598474 / 9780321598479 Biology: Life on Earth

0321682483 / 9780321682482 MasteringBiology® Student Access Kit with Pearson eText for Biology: Life on Earth with Physiology

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321681522
Publisher:
Benjamin Cummings
Publication date:
02/04/2010
Series:
MasteringBiology, Non-Majors Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
696
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Life on Earth

I. LIFE OF THE CELL

2. Atoms, Molecules, and Life

3. Biological Molecules

4. Cell Structure and Function

5. Cell Membrane Structure and Function

6. Energy Flow in the Life of a Cell

7. Capturing Solar Energy: Photosynthesis

8. Harvesting Energy: Glycolysis and Cellular Respiration

II. INHERITANCE

9. The Continuity of Life: Cellular Reproduction

10. Patterns of Inheritance

11. DNA: The Molecule of Heredity

12. Gene Expression and Regulation

13. Biotechnology

III. EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE

14. Principles of Evolution

15. How Organisms Evolve

16. The Origin of Species

17. The History of Life

18. Systematics: Seeking Order Amidst Diversity

19. The Diversity of Prokaryotes and Viruses

20. The Diversity of Protists

21. The Diversity of Plants

22. The Diversity of Fungi

23. Animal Diversity I: Invertebrates

24. Animal Diversity II: Vertebrates

IV. BEHAVIOR AND ECOLOGY

25. Animal Behavior

26. Population Growth and Regulation

27. Community Interactions

28. How Do Ecosystems Work?

29. Earth’s Diverse Ecosystems

30. Conserving Earth’s Biodiversity

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