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Understanding Biology is a clear,comprehensive introductory text for your nonmajors or combined courses. It features an evolutionary approach as the unifying theme and a strong experimental focus. The third edition has the qualities needed in today's classrooms.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780697222138
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 2/28/1995
  • Edition description: 3rd ed
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 968
  • Age range: 16 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Part I·Introduction
1 The Science of Biology
Part II·Cell Biology
2 The Chemistry of Life
3 The Origin of Life
4 Cells
5 How Cells Interact with Their Environment
Part III·Energy
6 Energy and Metabolism
7 Respiration
8 Photosynthesis
Part IV·Genetics
9 How Cells Reproduce
10 Mendelian Genetics
11 Human Genetics
12 DNA: The Genetic Material
13 Genes and How They Work
14 Gene Technology
Part V·Evolution
15 The Evidence for Evolution
16 How Species Form
17 Evolution of Life on Earth
18 The Story of Vertebrate Evolution
19 How Humans Evolved
Part VI·Ecology
20 Population Dynamics
21 How Species Interact within Communities
22 Dynamics of Ecosystems
23 Atmosphere, Oceans, and Biomes
24 Our Changing Environment
Part VII·Biological Diversity
25 The Six Kingdoms of Life
26 The Invisible World: Bacteria and Viruses
27 The Origins of Multicellularity: Protists and Fungi
28 Plants
29 Animals
Part VIII·Plant Biology
30 The Structure and Function of Plant Tissues
(and more...)
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