Life: The Science of Biology / Edition 7

Life: The Science of Biology / Edition 7

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by William K. Purves
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0716788519

ISBN-13: 2900716788514

Pub. Date: 12/28/2003

Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company

This is the #2 introductory biology textbook on the market. The discipline of biology is comprised of many sub-disciplines, so the introductory course has a diverse range of different topic to cover. "Life" greatly benefits by an author team that spans the different areas of specialty in biology and offers a highly authoritative presentation of each of the books parts

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This is the #2 introductory biology textbook on the market. The discipline of biology is comprised of many sub-disciplines, so the introductory course has a diverse range of different topic to cover. "Life" greatly benefits by an author team that spans the different areas of specialty in biology and offers a highly authoritative presentation of each of the books parts giving the book the richness for which it is praised. In addition, it is the most experimentally-based text, thereby allowing instructors to discuss not only what we know of the field today, but also how we came about this knowledge by detailing research that has been conducted and what was learned.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900716788514
Publisher:
Freeman, W. H. & Company
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Edition description:
Seventh Edition
Pages:
1121

Table of Contents

1. An Evolutionary Framework for Biology

PART ONE THE CELL
2. Life and Chemistry: Small Molecules
3. Life and Chemistry: Large Molecules
4. Cells: The Basic Units of Life
5. Cellular Membranes
6. Energy, Enzymes, and Metabolism
7. Cellular Pathways That Harvest Chemical Energy
8. Photosynthesis: Energy from the Sun

PART TWO INFORMATION AND HEREDITY
9. Chromosomes, the Cell Cycle, 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
15. Cell Signaling and Communication
16. Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology
17. Molecular Biology and Medicine
18. Natural Defenses against Disease

PART THREE DEVELOPMENT
19. Differential Gene Expression in Development
20. Animal Development: From Genes to Organism
NEW 21. Development and Evolutionary Change

PART FOUR EVOLUTIONARY PROCESSES
22. The History of Life on Earth
23. The Mechanisms of Evolution
24. Species and Their Formation
25. Reconstructing and Using Phylogenies
26. Molecular and Genomic Evolution

PART FIVE THE EVOLUTION OF DIVERSITY
27. Bacteria and Archaea: The Prokaryotic Domains
28. Protists and the Dawn of the Eukarya
29. Plants without Seeds: From Sea to Land
30. The Evolution of Seed Plants
31. Fungi: Recyclers, Pathogens, Parasites, and Plant Partners
32. Animal Origins and the Evolution of Body Plans
33. Ecdysozoans: The Molting Animals
34. Deuterostomate Animals

PART SIX THE BIOLOGY OF FLOWERING PLANTS
35. The Plant Body
36. Transport in Plants
37. Plant Nutrition
38. Regulation of Plant Growth
39. Reproduction in Flowering Plants
40. Plant Responses to Environmental Challenges

PART SEVEN THE BIOLOGY OF ANIMALS
41. Physiology, Homeostasis, and Temperature Regulation
42. Animal Hormones
43. Animal Reproduction
44. Neurons and Nervous Systems
45. Sensory Systems
46. The Mammalian Nervous System: Structure and Higher Functions
47. Effectors: Making Animals Move
48. Gas Exchange in Animals
49. Circulatory Systems
50. Nutrition, Digestion, and Absorption
51. Salt and Water Balance and Nitrogen Excretion
52. Animal Behavior

PART EIGHT ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY
53. Behavioral Ecology
54. Population Ecology
55. Community Ecology
56. Biogeography
57. Conservation Biology
58. Earth System Science

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Life: The Science of Biology 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Like many of the other reviewers have already stated, this is a great book for intro biology. If you pick it up be certain that it is not missing pages though. I read through it into Chapter 34 before finding some info missing! While reading Chp 34 pp. 673 I see that the intro to 'Primates and the Origin of Humans' is repeated again on the following page. Also, on pp. 674 where this info is repeated, the info suddenly stops, and is not continued on pp 675 (which is understandable since it is all photographs), nor on pp. 676. Instead, pp. 676 begins with 'Human ancestors evolved bipedal locomotion', therefore, leaving out the connection between anthropoids and hominids. This is crucial info because it is the info that tells us where humans came from! It is some of the most critical info in all of the textbook! If you pick this book up check these pages. If it is missing this info return it immediately for a corrected copy.