Life : Science of Biology : Volume III / Edition 7

Life : Science of Biology : Volume III / Edition 7

by William K. Purves, David Sadava, Gordon H. Orians, H. Craig Heller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0716758105

ISBN-13: 9780716758105

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…  See more details below

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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:
9780716758105
Publisher:
Freeman, W. H. & Company
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Edition description:
Seventh Edition
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1The science of biology1
Pt. 1The Cell
2Small molecules21
3Large molecules40
4Organization of the cell60
5Membranes90
6Energy, enzymes, and catalysis113
7Pathways that release energy in cells135
8Photosynthesis161
Pt. 2Information and Heredity
9Chromosomes and cell division187
10Mendelian genetics and beyond207
11Nucleic acids as the genetic material236
12Molecular genetics of prokaryotes267
13Gene expression in eukaryotes288
14Recombinant DNA technology306
15Animal development329
16Immune systems and disease356
Pt. 3Evolutionary Processes
17Origins385
18The mechanisms of evolution400
19The multiplication of species421
20Systematics and phylogeny439
Pt. 4The Evolution of Diversity
21Viruses and Monera459
22Protista478
23Fungi502
24Plants518
25Sponges and protostomate animals546
26Deuterostomate animals582
27Patterns in the evolution of life612
Pt. 5The Biology of Flowering Plants
28The flowering plant body633
29Transport, support, and protection in plants657
30Plant nutrition679
31Reproduction and development in flowering plants698
32Regulation of plant development713
Pt. 6The Biology of Animals
33Physiology, homeostasis, and the regulation of body temperature741
34Animal hormones765
35Animal reproduction791
36Neurons and the nervous system815
37Sensory systems845
38Effectors870
39Gas exchange in animals893
40Internal transport and cardiovascular systems914
41Animal nutrition935
42Salt and water balance and nitrogen excretion962
43Animal behavior983
Pt. 7Ecology and Biogeography
44Behavioral ecology1009
45Structure and dynamics of populations1032
46Interactions within biological communities1053
47Ecosystems1080
48Biogeography1103
49Conservation biology1126

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