Life: With ARIS bind in card / Edition 6

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Classroom concepts "come to life" with this exciting new edition of Life by Lewis, Parker, Gaffin and Hoefnagels. For over 15 years, Life has been known for its ability to weave together solid biology content with interesting stories, real-life case studies and applications to student life. The sixth edition offers the depth of content, pedagogical organization, accuracy and visual appeal to serve both majors and non-majors biology students.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073224800
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 2/3/2006
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 1012
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Ricki Lewis, well-known author of Life, Beginnings of Life, and Human Genetics. She received her Ph.D. in genetics from Indiana University. She is practicing genetics counselor for Women's Medical Health Care in New York.

Bruce Parker received his Ph.D. in molecular biology/biochemistry from Utah State University in 1988. He has taught general biology for nonmajors and majors at Utah Valley State College since 1992.

Douglas Gaffin holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and he earned his Ph.D. in zoology from Oregon State University in Corvallis in 1994. Doug is currently Dean of University College and associate professor in the Department of Zoology at the University of Oklahoma.

Marielle Hoefnagels is assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma, where she teaches nonmajors courses in biology and microbiology, and a course on fungi for advanced botany and microbiology majors. She earned received her B.S. in environmental science from the University of California at Riverside, her M.S. in soil science from North Carolina State University, and her Ph.D. in Botany and Plant Pathology from Oregon State University.

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Table of Contents

Unit 1 From Atoms to Cells

1 What is Life?

2 Of Atoms and Molecules: Chemistry Basics

3 Life's Chemistry

4 Cells

5 The Cell Surface and Cytoskeleton

6 The Energy of Life

7 Photosynthesis

8 How Cells Release Energy

Unit 2 Genetics & Biotechnology

9 The Cell Cycle

10 Meiosis

11 How Inherited Traits are Transmitted

12 Chromosomes

13 DNA Structure and Function

14 Genetic Technology

Unit 3 Evolution

15 The Evolution of Evolutionary Thought

16 The Forces of Evolutionary Change - Microevolution

17 Speciation and Extinction

18 Evidence for Evolution

19 The Origin and History of Life

Unit 4 The Diversity of Life

20 Viruses

21 Bacteria and Archaea

22 Protista

23 Plantae

24 Fungi

25 Animalia I: Sponges Through Echinoderms

26 Animalia II: Chordates

Unit 5 Plant Life

27 Plant Form and Function

28 Plant Nutrition and Transport

29 Reproduction of Flowering Plants

30 Plant Responses to Stimuli

Unit 6 Animal Life

31 Animal Tissues and Organ Systems

32 The Nervous System

33 The Senses

34 The Endocrine System

35 The Musculoskeletal System

36 The Circulatory System

37 The Respiratory System

38 Digestion and Nutrition

39 Regulation of Temperature and Body Fluids

40 The Immune System

41 Human Reproduction and Development

Unit 7 Behavior and Ecology

42 Animal Behavior

43 Populations

44 Communities and Ecosystems

45 Biomes and Aquatic Ecosystems

46 Environmental Challenges

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