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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.
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<:st>Previous editions of this time-tested text are cited in . Purves (emeritus, biology, Harvey Mudd College) and three co-authors provide 58 chapters (linked by the theme of evolution) that discuss the cell, information and heredity, evolutionary processes, the evolution of diversity, the biology of flowering plants and of animals, and ecology and biogeography. The book is illustrated with color photographs and drawings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780716788515
  • Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Edition description: Seventh Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 1121
  • Product dimensions: 9.26 (w) x 11.12 (h) x 1.62 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The science of biology 1
Pt. 1 The Cell
2 Small molecules 21
3 Large molecules 40
4 Organization of the cell 60
5 Membranes 90
6 Energy, enzymes, and catalysis 113
7 Pathways that release energy in cells 135
8 Photosynthesis 161
Pt. 2 Information and Heredity
9 Chromosomes and cell division 187
10 Mendelian genetics and beyond 207
11 Nucleic acids as the genetic material 236
12 Molecular genetics of prokaryotes 267
13 Gene expression in eukaryotes 288
14 Recombinant DNA technology 306
15 Animal development 329
16 Immune systems and disease 356
Pt. 3 Evolutionary Processes
17 Origins 385
18 The mechanisms of evolution 400
19 The multiplication of species 421
20 Systematics and phylogeny 439
Pt. 4 The Evolution of Diversity
21 Viruses and Monera 459
22 Protista 478
23 Fungi 502
24 Plants 518
25 Sponges and protostomate animals 546
26 Deuterostomate animals 582
27 Patterns in the evolution of life 612
Pt. 5 The Biology of Flowering Plants
28 The flowering plant body 633
29 Transport, support, and protection in plants 657
30 Plant nutrition 679
31 Reproduction and development in flowering plants 698
32 Regulation of plant development 713
Pt. 6 The Biology of Animals
33 Physiology, homeostasis, and the regulation of body temperature 741
34 Animal hormones 765
35 Animal reproduction 791
36 Neurons and the nervous system 815
37 Sensory systems 845
38 Effectors 870
39 Gas exchange in animals 893
40 Internal transport and cardiovascular systems 914
41 Animal nutrition 935
42 Salt and water balance and nitrogen excretion 962
43 Animal behavior 983
Pt. 7 Ecology and Biogeography
44 Behavioral ecology 1009
45 Structure and dynamics of populations 1032
46 Interactions within biological communities 1053
47 Ecosystems 1080
48 Biogeography 1103
49 Conservation biology 1126
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2004

    Great book but missing some pages

    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.

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