Life

Life

by Ricki Lewis

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ISBN-13: 9780071214827
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 02/01/2003
Pages: 981
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.24(d)

About the Author

Ricki Lewis is the author of Human Genetics, founding author of Life, and co-author of two human anatomy and physiology textbooks, all published by McGraw-Hill Higher Education. She is also the author of the essay collection Discovery: Windows on the Life Sciences and the novel Stem Cell Symphony, and many magazine and journal articles. Dr. Lewis teaches “Genethics” at the Alden March Bioethics Institute of Albany Medical Center, and is a genetic counselor with CareNet Medical Group in Schenectady, New York.

Table of Contents

Unit 1 Overview of Biology
1 What is Life?
2 Thinking Scientifically About Life
3 The Chemistry of Life
Unit 2 Cell Biology
4 Cells
5 Cellular Architecture
6 The Energy of Life
7 How Cells Release Energy
8 Photosynthesis
9 Cell Division and Cell Death
Unit 3 Reproduction and Development
10 The Making of Gametes
11 Animal Development
12 Human Reproductive and Developmental Concerns
Unit 4 Genetics
13 Transmission Genetics
14 Chromosomes
15 DNA Structure and Replication
16 Gene Function
Unit 5 Evolution
17 The Origin and Diversification of Life
18 Darwinian Evolution
19 Evidence for Evolution
20 The Forces of Evolutionary Change
Unit 6 The Diversity of Life
21 Classifying Life
22 Monera
23 Protista
24 Fungi
25 Plantae
26 Animalia
Unit 7 Plant Life
27 Plant Form and Function
28 Plant Life Cycles
29 Plant Responses to Stimuli
Unit 8 Animal Biology
30 Animal Tissues
31 The Nervous System
32 The Senses
33 The Endocrine System
34 The Musculoskeletal System
(and more...)

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