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Hardcover UNUSED, BRAND NEW, NOT EX-LIBRARY, 1100 pages. This text aims to establish biology as a dynamic discipline-not just a collection of facts-"Life" develops students' ... conceptual understanding of biological processes with impeccable scholarship, a smooth narrative, experimental contexts, spectacular art and effective pedagogy. In the streamlined new edition, the reader will find an enhanced art program-with new features that focus on the stages of key, experiments and methodology, and that further clarify complex processes. Also for this edition: a new chapter on cell signalling, expanded coverage of plant and animal diversity, and an expansive medial/supplements package. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

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CO-PUBLISHED BY SINAUER ASSOCIATES, INC., AND W. H. FREEMAN. More than any other general biology text, Life focuses students on the experiments that led to the discoveries that have shaped modern biology.

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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: 9780716738732
  • Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Edition description: Sixth Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 1100
  • Product dimensions: 9.08 (w) x 11.14 (h) x 1.73 (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 August 15, 2003

    Excellent book for first year bio students!

    This is by far the best introductory bio book. Lots of colorfull diagrams and pictures help illustrate the complex ideas presented in the book.

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