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Overview

Solomon/Berg/Martin, 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 review 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. The ninth edition offers expanded integration of the text's three guiding themes of biology (evolution, information transfer, and energy for life) and innovative online and multimedia resources for students and instructors

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780538494199
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/17/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 1408
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Solomon has written several leading college-level textbooks in biology and in human anatomy and physiology. Her books have been translated into more than 10 languages. Dr. Solomon earned an M.S. from the University of Florida and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of South Florida. Dr. Solomon taught biology and nursing students for more than 20 years. In addition to being a biologist and science author, Dr. Solomon is a bio-psychologist with a special interest in the neuro-physiology of traumatic experience. Her research has focused on the neurological, endocrine, and psychological effects of trauma, including Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and development of maladaptive coping strategies. Dr. Solomon has presented her research at many national and international conferences, and her work has been published in leading professional journals. Dr. Solomon has been profiled more than 30 times in leading publications, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who of American Women, and Who's Who in the World.

Dr. Berg is an award-winning teacher and author who taught for 17 years at the University of Maryland in College Park. It was at this institution that she received numerous teaching and service awards. Dr. Berg is also the recipient of many national and regional awards including the National Science Teachers Association Award for Innovations in College Science Teaching, the Nation's Capital Area Disabled Student Services Award, and the Washington Academy of Sciences Award in University Science Teaching.

Dr. Martin is Professor Emeritus and former Director of General Biology, Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University. Dr. Martin received an M.S. at Florida State University, where she studied the chromosomes of related plant species to understand their evolutionary relationships. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied the genetics of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, and then conducted postdoctoral research at Princeton University. Dr. Martin has taught General Biology and other courses at Rutgers for over 30 years and has been involved in writing textbooks since 1988. She is immensely grateful that her decision to study biology in college has led to a career that allows her many ways to share her excitement about all aspects of biology.

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Table of Contents

Part I: 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 II: ENERGY TRANSFER THROUGH LIVING SYSTEMS. 7. Energy and Metabolism. 8. How Cells Make ATP: Energy-Releasing Pathways. 9. Photosynthesis: Capturing Energy. Part III: 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 IV: 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 V: THE DIVERSITY OF LIFE. 23. Understanding Diversity: Systematics. 24. Viruses. 25. Bacteria and Archaea. 26. The Protists. 27. The Plant Kingdom: Seedless Plants. 28. The Plant Kingdom: Seed Plants. 29. Kingdom Fungi. 30. The Animal Kingdom: An Introduction to Animal Diversity. 31. The Animal Kingdom: The Protostomes. 32. The Animal Kingdom: The Deuterostomes. Part VI: STRUCTURE AND LIFE PRECESSES IN PLANTS. 33. Plant Structure, Growth, and Differentiation. 34. Leaf Structure and Function. 35. Stems and Transport. 36. Roots and Mineral Nutrition. 37. Reproduction in Flowering Plants. 38. Growth Responses and Regulation Growth. Part VII: STRUCTURE AND LIFE PROCESSES IN ANIMALS. 39. The Animal Body: An Introduction to Structure and Function. 40. Protection, Support, and Movement. 41. Neural Signaling. 42. Neural Regulation. 43. Sensory Systems. 44. Internal Transport. 45. 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. Part VIII: THE INTERACTIONS OF LIFE: ECOLOGY. 52. Animal Behavior. 53. Introduction to Ecology: Population Ecology. 54. Community Ecology. 55. Ecosystems and the Biosphere. 56. Ecology and the Geography of Life. 57. 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 the Test Your Understanding Questions. Glossary. Index.

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