Biology Today and Tomorrow without Physiology / Edition 5 available in Paperback
Succeed in your biology course with BIOLOGY TODAY AND TOMORROW WITHOUT PHYSIOLOGY! Packed with applications that are relevant to your daily life, the book offers a clear, straightforward writing style, in-text learning support, and trendsetting art to help you understand key biological concepts. The accompanying MindTap for Biology includes assessments, videos, study tools, and more. With this accessible, engaging introduction, you'll develop an understanding of biology and the process of science while you build the critical-thinking skills you need to succeed!
About the Author
For 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 providing tools for biology education for more than 20 years. Before becoming a textbook author, she provided content for Genentech's Access Excellence website and developed digital course materials for a variety of publishers. She received her undergraduate education at SUNY Stony Brook and did graduate work at Yale University.
Lisa Starr has been creating incredible art for the Starr biology textbooks since 1997 and began authoring the books in 2004. She has a passion for all things science, and particularly enjoys parsing complex scientific concepts into written and visual content that engages nonscientists. She has an education in chemistry and biochemistry and an extensive background in molecular biology-based research in both academic and industrial settings.
Table of Contents
1. Invitation to Biology. UNIT 1: HOW CELLS WORK. 2. Molecules of Life. 3. Cell Structure. 4. Energy and Metabolism. 5. Capturing and Releasing Energy. UNIT 2: GENETICS. 6. DNA Structure and Function. 7. Gene Expression and Control. 8. How Cells Reproduce. 9. Patterns of Inheritance. 10. Biotechnology. UNIT 3: EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY. 11. Evidence of Evolution. 12. Processes of Evolution. 13. Early Life Forms and the Viruses. 14. Plants and Fungi. 15. Animal Evolution. UNIT 4: ECOLOGY 16. Population Ecology. 17. Communities and Ecosystems. 18. The Biosphere and Human Effects.