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Animal Structure and Function / Edition 9

Animal Structure and Function / Edition 9


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ISBN-13: 9780534379469
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 07/28/2000
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 9.06(w) x 11.02(h) x (d)

About the Author

For the past two decades, Cecie Starr has been known as one of the best-selling biology textbook authors. Her texts, appreciated for their clarity in both the written word and the visual representation of biological concepts, include multiple editions of BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, and BIOLOGY TODAY AND TOMORROW. Her original dream was to become an architect. Instead of building houses, she now builds, with care and attention to detail, incredible texts based on this philosophy: "I invite students into a chapter through an intriguing story. Once inside, they get the great windows that biologists construct on the world of life. Biology is not just another house. It is a conceptual mansion. I hope to do it justice."

Ralph Taggart, Former Chair of Biological Sciences at Michigan State University, Ralph Taggert is now the chair of Geological Sciences. Professor Taggart, known for his outstanding research in Paleobotany, has taught the general biology course for over 20 years.

Table of Contents

1Concepts and Methods In Biology2
IPrinciples of Cellular Life
2Chemical Foundations for Cells20
3Carbon Compounds In Cells34
4Cell Structure and Function54
5A Closer Look at Cell Membranes80
6Ground Rules of Metabolism96
7How Cells Acquire Energy114
8How Cells Release Stored Energy132
IIPrinciples of Inheritance
9Cell Division and Mitosis150
11Observable Patterns of Inheritance176
12Human Genetics194
13DNA Structure and Function216
14From DNA to Proteins226
15Controls Over Genes238
16Recombinant DNA and Genetic Engineering252
IIIPrinciples of Evolution
19The Macroevolutionary Puzzle304
20The Origin and Evolution of Life326
IVEvolution and Biodiversity
21Prokaryotes and Viruses346
25Animals: The Invertebrates414
26Animals: The Vertebrates444
27Biodiversity in Perspective474
Principles of Anatomy and Physiology
28How Plants and Animals Work488
VPlant Structure and Function
29Plant Tissues504
30Plant Nutrition and Transport522
31Plant Reproduction536
32Plant Growth and Development550
VIAnimal Structure and Function
33Animal Tissues and Organ Systems566
34Integration and Control: Nervous Systems578
35Sensory Reception606
36Integration and Control: Endocrine Systems626
37Protection, Support, and Movement644
41Digestion and Human Nutrition724
42The Internal Environment744
43Principles of Reproduction and Development758
44Human Reproduction and Development776
VIIEcology and Behavior
45Population Ecology806
46Social Interactions826
47Community Interactions844
49The Biosphere888
50Perspective on Humans and the Biosphere916
Appendix IClassification System
Appendix IIUnits of Measure
Appendix IIIAnswers to Self-Quizzes
A Glossary of Biological Terms
Applications Index

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