Essentials of Biology / Edition 3

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Overview

Essentials of Biology is an introductory biology text for non-major students that combines Dr. Sylvia Mader's superb and accessible writing style with clear visuals, a comprehensive learning system, and abundant supplements. Essentials of Biology explains the principles of biology clearly and illustrates them in a captivating, easy-to-understand manner. It emphasizes the relevance of biology to students' lives within a framework of biodiversity and is organized around the major concepts of biology—cells theory, gene theory, evolution, the theory of homeostasis, and ecosystems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071315951
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Europe
  • Publication date: 2/28/2011
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 652
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Sylvia Mader is the best-selling author of introductory biology textbooks. Other books she has authored for WCB include: Inquiry Into Life, Human Biology, Introduction to Biology, and Understanding Human Anatomy & Physiology.

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Table of Contents

1 A View of Life
Part 1 The Cell

2 The Chemical Basis of Life

3 The Organic Molecules of Life

4 Inside the Cell

5 The Dynamic Cell

6 Energy for Life

7 Energy for Cells
Part 2 Genetics

8 Cellular Reproduction

9 Sexual Reproduction

10 Patterns of Inheritance

11 DNA Biology and Technology

12 Gene Regulation and Cancer

13 Genetic Counseling
Part 3 Evolution

14 Darwin and Evolution

15 Evolution on a Small Scale

16 Evolution on a Large Scale
Part 4 Diversity of Life

17 The First Forms of Life

18 Land Environment: Plants and Fungi

19 Both Water and Land: Animals
Part 5 Plant Structure and Function

20 Plant Anatomy and Growth

21 Plant Responses and Reproduction
Part 6 Animal Structure and Function

22 Being Organized and Steady

23 The Transport Systems

24 The Maintenance Systems

25 Human Nutrition

26 Defenses Against Disease

27 The Control Systems

28 Sensory Input and Motor Output

29 Reproduction and Development
Part 7 Ecology

30 Ecology of Populations

31 Communities and Ecosystems

32 Human Impact on the Biosphere
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