BIOLOGY TODAY AND TOMORROW is packed with applications that are relevant to your daily life. The clear, straightforward writing style, in-text learning support, and trendsetting art help you understand key biological concepts. The accompanying Aplia for Biology further improves comprehension with conceptually based exercises and immediate feedback. Overall, this accessible and engaging introduction to biology provides an understanding of biology and the process of science while developing the critical-thinking skills.
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 has been responsible for the incredible art in the Starr biology textbooks for many years. She has worked at as a research scientist at The Scripps Institute as well as several other institutions. Her area of expertise is biochemistry, molecular and cell biology.
Table of Contents
1. Invitation to Biology. 2. Molecules of Life. 3. Cell Structure. 4. Energy and Metabolism. 5. Capturing and Releasing Energy. 6. DNA Structure and Function. 7. Gene Expression and Control. 8. How Cells Reproduce. 9. Patterns of Inheritance. 10. Biotechnology. 11. Evidence of Evolution. 12. Processes of Evolution. 13. Early Life Forms and the Viruses. 14. Plants and Fungi. 15. Animal Evolution. 16. Population Ecology. 17. Communities and Ecosystems. 18. The Biosphere and Human Effects. 19. Animal Tissues and Organs. 20. How Animals Move. 21. Circulation and Respiration. 22. Immunity. 23. Digestion and Excretion. 24. Neural Control and the Senses. 25. Endocrine Control. 26. Reproduction and Development. 27. Plant Form and Function. 28. Plant Reproduction and Development.
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