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With its first edition, Principles of Life provided a textbook well aligned with the recommendations proposed in BIO 2010: Transforming Undergraduate Education for Future Research Biologists and Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education.

Now Principles of Life returns in a thoroughly updated new edition that exemplifies the reform that is remaking the modern biology classroom.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781464184697
  • Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
  • Publication date: 12/2/2013
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 915
  • Sales rank: 1,262,879
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents


1. Introduction

2. The Chemistry and Energy of Life

3. Nucleic Acids, Proteins, and Enzymes

4. Cells: The Working Units of Life

5. Cell Membranes and Signaling

6. Pathways that Harvest and Store Chemical Energy



7. The Cell Cycle and Cell Division

8. Inheritance, Genes, and Chromosomes

9. DNA and Its Role in Heredity

10. From DNA to Protein: Gene Expression

11. Regulation of Gene Expression

12. Genomes

13. Biotechnology

14. Genes, Development, and Evolution



15. Processes of Evolution

16. Reconstructing and Using Phylogenies

17. Speciation

18. The History of Life on Earth



19. Bacteria, Archaea, and Viruses

20. The Origin and Diversification of Eukaryotes

21. The Evolution of Plants

22. The Evolution and Diversity of Fungi

23. Animal Origins and Diversity



24. The Plant Body

25. Plant Nutrition and Transport

26. Plant Growth and Development

27. Reproduction of Flowering Plants

28. Plants in the Environment



29. Fundamentals of Animal Function

30. Nutrition and Digestion

31. Breathing

32. Circulation

33. Muscle and Movement

34. Neurons, Sense Organs, and Nervous Systems

35. Nervous and Endocrine Control

36. Water and Salts: Excretion

37. Animal Reproduction

38. Animal Development

39. Immunology: Animal Defense Systems

40. Animal Behavior



41. The Distribution of Earths Ecological Systems

42. Populations

43. Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences of Interactions within and among Species

44. Ecological Communities

45. The Global Ecosystem

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