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Biology: A Human Emphasis / Edition 1

Biology: A Human Emphasis / Edition 1

by Cecie Starr


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ISBN-13: 9780534133948
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 01/27/1993
Series: Biology Series
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

For two decades, Cecie Starr secured her place as one of the bestselling 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, but now, instead of building houses, she 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 (B.S. in Biology, State University of New York at Stony Brook) has been creating multimedia and web-based materials to supplement Starr and other science texts for ten years. After working as a research assistant studying 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 (B.A. in Chemistry/Biochemistry, University of California at San Diego, Revelle College) became an expert in molecular and cellular biology as she helped to build a veterinary virology research program at the biotech firm Syntro. She also spent seven years at The Scripps Research Institute and founded two other biotech firms. Since 1997, Lisa has been responsible for much of the art in the Starr BIOLOGY textbooks and has been a coauthor of the series since 2004.

Table of Contents

1Concepts and Methods in Biology
IPrinciples of Cellular Life
2Chemical Foundations for Cells
3Carbon Compounds in Cells
4Cell Structure and Function
5Ground Rules of Metabolism
6How Cells Acquire Energy
7How Cells Release Stored Energy
IIPrinciples of Inheritance
8Cell Division and Mitosis
10Observable Patterns of Inheritance
11Chromosomes and Human Genetics
12Dna Structure and Function
13From Dna to Proteins
14Controls Over Genes
15Recombinant Dna and Genetic Engineering
IIIPrinciples of Evolution
18The Macroevolutionary Puzzle
IVEvolution and Biodiversity
19The Origin and Evolution of Life
20Prokaryotes, Viruses, and Protistans
23Animals: the Invertebrates
24Animals: the Vertebrates
25Biodiversity in Perspective
VPlant Structure and Function
26Plant Tissues
27Plant Nutrition and Transport
28Plant Reproduction and Development
VIAnimal Structure and Function
29Tissues, Organ Systems, and Homeostasis
30Integration and Control: Nervous Systems
31Sensory Reception
32Endocrine Control
33Protection, Support, and Movement
37Digestion and Human Nutrition
38The Internal Environment
39Animal Reproduction and Development
VIIEcology and Behavior
40Population Ecology
41Social Interactions
42Community Interactions
44The Biosphere
45Human Impact on the Biosphere

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