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Infused with the spirit of inquiry, Freeman's Biological Science helps teach readers the fundamentals while introducing them to the excitement that drives the science. By presenting unifying concepts and methods of analysis, this book helps its readers learn to think like biologists and gives them the tools they need for success in understanding more advanced subjects. Volume 3 of a nine-part organization covers topics under the general headings of: the origin and early evolution of life, cell functions, gene structure and expression, developmental biology, evolutionary patterns and processes, the diversification of life, how plants work, how animals work, and ecology. For science enthusiasts who want to be inspired with a sense of wonder and excitement that makes learning about biology interesting and fun.
Table of Contents
|Biology and the Tree of Life|
|The Origin and Early Evolution of Life|
|The Atoms and Molecules of Ancient Earth|
|Protein Structure and Function|
|Nucleic Acids and the RNA World|
|An Introduction to Carbohydrates|
|Lipids, Membranes, and the First Cell|
|Cell Structure and Function|
|Inside the Cell|
|Cellular Respiration and Fermentation|
|The Cell Cycle|
|Gene Structure and Expression|
|Mendel and the Gene|
|How Do Genes Work?|
|Transcription and Translation|
|Control of Gene Expression in Bacteria|
|Control of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes|
|Analyzing and Engineering Genes|
|An Introduction to Development|
|Pattern Formation and Differentiation|
|Evolutionary Patterns and Processes|
|Evolution by Natural Selection|
|Phylogenies and the History of Life|
|The Diversification of Life|
|Bacteria and Archaea|
|An Introduction to Animals|
|How Plants Work|
|Plant Form and Function|
|Water and Sugar Transport in Plants|
|Sensory Systems in Plants|
|Communication: Chemical Signals|
|How Animals Work|
|Animal Form and Function|
|Water and Electrolyte Balance in Animals|
|Gas Exchange and Circulation|
|Electrical Signals in Animals|
|Animal Sensory Systems and Movement|
|Chemical Signals in Animals|
|The Immune System in Animals|
|An Introduction to Ecology|
|Biodiversity and Conservation|
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