ISBN-10:
130596733X
ISBN-13:
9781305967335
Pub. Date:
01/01/2017
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Biology: Concepts and Applications / Edition 10

Biology: Concepts and Applications / Edition 10

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Biology: Concepts and Applications / Edition 10

Should there be warning labels on fast foods? Should employers be allowed to require drug testing? This introductory text teaches you basic concepts of biology in context of critical issues. The Tenth Edition of BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS was developed in partnership with the National Geographic Society, known for its eye-opening photography and legacy of inspiring people. The result is a text that combines clear explanations with unparalleled visuals to introduce the process of science and core concepts of biology. "Engage" boxes help you see chapter concepts being put to work in the real world; "Learning Objectives" help focus your studying; "Applications" bring chapter content to real life; "Figure It Out" questions help you check understanding; and "Data Analysis" activities strengthen your analytical skills. This book is widely praised for clear and engaging writing, exceptional art, and terrific support from media that all work together to help you "get" biology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781305967335
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2017
Series: MindTap Course List Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 880
Sales rank: 745,806
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.40(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."


Christine Evers has been creating multimedia and Web-based materials to supplement Starr and other science texts for ten years. She earned her B.S. in Biology from SUNY Stony Brook. After working as a research assistant studying the developmental biology of slime mold, she was awarded an N.S.F. fellowship to attend Yale, where she studied evolutionary biology and honeybee behavior. She has a strong interest in science education and serves as a member of her local school board.


Lisa Starr earned her B.A. in Chemistry/Biochemistry from the University of California at San Diego Revelle College in 1982. Over the next five years, she became expert in molecular and cell biology as she helped build a veterinary virology research program at the startup biotech firm Syntro (which was later spun off into Protein Polymer Technologies). During this time, Lisa invented the cDNA cloning kit and the mRNA isolation kit that launched Invitrogen (now part of Life Technologies). She left Syntro to launch a molecular biology division for a veterinary vaccine company (Synbiotics, later acquired by Pfizer Animal Health), and then spent seven years at The Scripps Research Institute investigating integrin isoform expression in development and cancer metastasis and training postdoctoral candidates. She was recruited to start up the biotech firm Ixsys/Applied Molecular Evolution (later acquired by Lilly) and to establish proof-of-concept for combinatorial library construction as well as antibody randomization/humanization at the fledgling firm. Prior to joining the Starr franchise, she was recruited to start up Desmos, another biotech firm, that was later spun off into Cythera/Novocell/ViaCyte. Since 1997, Lisa has been responsible for the incredible art in the Starr biology textbooks, and began authoring the books in 2004.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION. 1. The Science of Biology. Unit I: PRINCIPLES OF CELLULAR LIFE. 2. Life's Chemical Basis. 3. Molecules of Life. 4. Cell Structure. 5. Ground Rules of Metabolism. 6. Where It Starts-Photosynthesis. 7. Releasing Chemical Energy. UNIT II: GENETICS. 8. DNA Structure and Function. 9. From DNA to Protein. 10. Control of Gene Expression. 11. How Cells Reproduce. 12. Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction. 13. Patterns in Inherited Traits. 14. Human Inheritance. 15. Biotechnology. UNIT III: PRINCIPLES OF EVOLUTION. 16. Evidence of Evolution. 17. Processes of Evolution. 18. Life's Origin and Early Evolution. UNIT IV: EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY. 19. Viruses, Bacteria, and Archaea. 20. The Protists. 21. Plant Evolution. 22. Fungi. 23. Animals I: Major Invertebrate Groups. 24. Animals II: The Chordates. UNIT V. HOW PLANTS WORK. 25. Plant Tissues. 26. Plant Nutrition and Transport. 27. Plant Reproduction and Development. UNIT VI. HOW ANIMALS WORK. 28. Animal Tissues and Organ Systems. 29. Neural Control. 30. Sensory Perception. 31. Endocrine Control. 32. Structural Support and Movement. 33. Circulation. 34. Immunity. 35. Respiration. 36. Digestion and Human Nutrition. 37. Maintaining the Internal Environment. 38. Reproduction and Development. UNIT VII: PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY. 39. Animal Behavior. 40. Population Ecology. 41. Community Ecology. 42. Ecosystems. 43. The Biosphere. 44. Human Effects on the Biosphere. Appendix I: Periodic Table of the Elements. Appendix II: Amino Acids. Appendix III: A Closer Look at Some Major Metabolic Pathways. Appendix IV: A Plain English Map of the Human Chromosomes. Appendix V: Restless Earth-Life's Changing Geologic Stage. Appendix VI: Units of Measure. Appendix VII: Answers to Self-Quizzes and Genetics Problems. Glossary. Index.

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Biology: Concepts and Applications 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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I found the book easy to follow (high school senior), but it lacked in depth detail of particular topics.
dr-franz More than 1 year ago
I think I know sufficient high school chemistry and biochemistry being over 25 years in the business of biology physiology and medicine. I got in contact with this book, when my daughter in 9th grade had to read about molecules. This chapter is totally confusing with alkanes without explaining alcanes, sugars without explaining what a sugar is, polysugars without discerning why they are different, polyalcohols withot explaining what an alcohol is, fatty acids and then suddenly sex hormones and the casual existence of the double helix. This is the most confusing book I ever held in my hands. This book is neither useful as base line text nor to review specific biologic functions down to the molecular level. I would consider this at most as waste of paper.