Essential Biology / Edition 1

Essential Biology / Edition 1

by Neil A. Campbell, Jane B. Reece
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805373934

ISBN-13: 9780805373936

Pub. Date: 01/03/2001

Publisher: Pearson

  • Hailed for its clear writing, scientific accuracy, and real-world examples, Essential Biology is a brief non-majors biology text that focuses on the core concepts readers need to make scientifically informed decisions throughout their lives. The book covers four major topics–cells, genetics, evolution/diversity, and ecology–and uses evolution
  • Overview

  • Hailed for its clear writing, scientific accuracy, and real-world examples, Essential Biology is a brief non-majors biology text that focuses on the core concepts readers need to make scientifically informed decisions throughout their lives. The book covers four major topics–cells, genetics, evolution/diversity, and ecology–and uses evolution as an overarching theme to tie all 20 chapters together. Human applications and the most up-to-date information on important issues show readers how biology relates to their own lives. New Process of Science sections within the text draw readers into the material and provide real-world examples of how the scientific method is applied.

    Biology Today. CELLS: Essential Chemistry for Biology, The Molecules of Life, A Tour of the Cell, The Working Cell, Cellular Respiration: Obtaining Energy from Food, Photosynthesis: Using Light to Make Food. GENETICS: Cellular Reproduction: Cells from Cells, Patterns of Inheritance, The Structure and Function of DNA, How Genes are Controlled, DNA Technology. EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY: How Populations Evolve, How Biological Diversity Evolves, The Evolution of Microbial Life, Plants, Fungi, and the Move onto Land, The Evolution of Animals. ECOLOGY: The Ecology of Organisms and Populations, Communities and Ecosystems, Human Impact on the Environment.

    For all readers interested in a biology text that focuses on the core concepts readers need to make scientifically informed decisions throughout their lives.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780805373936
    Publisher:
    Pearson
    Publication date:
    01/03/2001
    Edition description:
    Older Edition
    Pages:
    490
    Product dimensions:
    9.75(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.87(d)

    Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: Biology Today

    UNIT 1: CELLS

    2. Essential Chemistry for Biology

    3. The Molecules of Life

    4. A Tour of the Cell

    5. The Working Cell

    6. Cellular Respiration: Obtaining Energy from Food

    7. Photosynthesis: Using Light to Make Food

    UNIT 2: GENETICS

    8. Cellular Reproduction: Cells from Cells

    9. Patterns of Inheritance

    10. The Structure and Function of DNA

    11. How Genes are Controlled

    12. DNA Technology

    UNIT 3: EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY

    13. How Populations Evolve

    14. How Biological Diversity Evolves

    15. The Evolution of Microbial Life

    16. Plants, Fungi, and the Move onto Land

    17. The Evolution of Animals

    UNIT 4: ECOLOGY

    18. The Ecology of Organisms and Populations

    19. Communities and Ecosystems

    20. Human Impact on the Environment

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