Life: The Science of Biology, Vol. II / Edition 9

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The science of biology evolves. The science classroom and lab evolve. In this edition, as
always, Life: The Science of Biology evolves with them, in innovative, authoritative, and
captivating ways.

From the first edition to the present, Life has set the standard for being the most balanced experimentally-based introductory biology text. Life has always presented how we know (the process of science through experiments) as well as what we know (facts derived from these experiments). The new edition builds on this legacy, again teaching fundamental concepts and the latest developments by taking students step by step through the research that revealed them. To achieve this, all of the Ninth Edition’s innovations—new authorship, new and reororganized chapters, new experimental content, enhanced features, reinvisioned art, and new media tools—are focused on giving students and instructors the best tools for bringing the best of biological research and applications into the introductory majors biology course.

Also avalable, Volume Splits:—paperbound in full color!
Volume I: The Cell and Heredity (Chapters 1-20)
Volume II: Evolution, Diversity and Ecology (Chapters 1, 21-33, 54-59)
Volume III: Plants and Animals (Chapters 1, 34-53)

Another first, the new edition of Life is printed on paper earning the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) label, the “gold standard” in green paper products. Life paper includes 10% pre-consumer waste, 10% post-consumer waste, and is manufactured from wood from well-managed sustainable forests. Additionally, Life’s green initiatives include:
• 5% soy based ink
• Covers printed on stock with 10% post-consumer waste
• 100% recycled paper coverboards
• Digitized work flow to reduce paper waste

All of which also earn us Courier Printing Company’s Green Edition designation for reducing our environmental footprint. The environmental savings we have achieved on the first printing alone are:
• Number of trees saved: 469
• Air emissions eliminated (GHG’s): 52,240 pounds
• Water saved: 171,250 gallons
• Solid waste eliminated: 28,335 pounds

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429246446
  • Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
  • Publication date: 10/12/2009
  • Edition description: Ninth Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 389
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE The Science and Building Blocks of Life
1. The Science of Life and Its Evolutionary Framework
2. The Chemistry of Life
3. Macromolecules and the Origin of Life

PART TWO Cells and Energy

4. Cells: The Working Units of Life
5. The Dynamic Cell Membrane
6. Energy, Enzymes, and Metabolism
7. Pathways That Harvest Chemical Energy
8. Photosynthesis: Energy from Sunlight

PART THREE Heredity and the Genome

9. Chromosomes and Cell Division
10. Genetics: Mendel and Beyond
11. DNA and Its Role in Heredity
12. From DNA to Protein: Genotype to Phenotype
13. The Genetics of Viruses and Prokaryotes
14. The Eukaryotic Genome and Its Expression

PART FOUR The Genome in Action

15. Cell Signaling and Communication
16. Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology
17. Genome Sequencing, Molecular Biology and Medicine
18. Immunology: Gene Expression and Natural Defense Systems
19. Differential Gene Expression in Development
20. Development and Evolutionary Change

PART FIVE The Patterns and Processes of Evolution

21. The History of Life on Earth
22. The Mechanisms of Evolution
23. Species and Their Formation
24. The Evolution of Genes and Genomes
25. Reconstructing and Using Phylogenies

PART SIX The Evolution of Diversity

26. Bacteria and Archaea: The Prokaryotic Domains
27. The Origin and Diversification of the Eukaryotes
28. Plants without Seeds: From Sea to Land
29. The Evolution of Seed Plants
30. Fungi: Recyclers, Pathogens, Parasites, and Plant Partners
31. Animal Origins and the Evolution of BodyPlans
32. Protostomate Animals
33. Deuterostomate Animals

PART SEVEN Flowering Plants: Form and Function

34. The Plant Body
35. Transport in Plants
36. Plant Nutrition
37. Regulation of Plant Growth
38. Reproduction in Flowering Plants
39. Plant Responses to Environmental Challenges

PART EIGHT Animals: Form and Function

40. Physiology and Homeostasis
41. Animal Hormones
42. Animal Reproduction
43. Animal Development
44. Neurons and Nervous Systems
45. Sensory Systems
46. The Mammalian Nervous System
47. Effectors: Making Animals Move
48. Gas Exchange
49. Circulatory Systems
50. Nutrition, Digestion, and Absorption
51. Salt and Water Balance and Nitrogen Excretion


52. Ecology and the Distribution of Life
53. Behavior and Behavioral Ecology
54. Population Ecology
55. Community Ecology
56. Ecosystems and Global Ecology
57. Conservation Biology

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