9780131409415

Biological Science

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131409415

  • ISBN10:

    0131409417

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
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Summary

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
Cell-Cell Interactions
Cellular Respiration and Fermentation
Photosynthesis
The Cell Cycle
Gene Structure and Expression
Meiosis
Mendel and the Gene
DNA Synthesis
How Do Genes Work?
Transcription and Translation
Control of Gene Expression in Bacteria
Control of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes
Analyzing and Engineering Genes
Genomics
Developmental Biology
An Introduction to Development
Pattern Formation and Differentiation
Evolutionary Patterns and Processes
Evolution by Natural Selection
Evolutionary Processes
Speciation
Phylogenies and the History of Life
The Diversification of Life
Bacteria and Archaea
Protists
Land Plants
Fungi
An Introduction to Animals
Protostome Animals
Deuterostome Animals
Viruses
How Plants Work
Plant Form and Function
Water and Sugar Transport in Plants
Plant Nutrition
Sensory Systems in Plants
Communication: Chemical Signals
Plant Reproduction
How Animals Work
Animal Form and Function
Water and Electrolyte Balance in Animals
Animal Nutrition
Gas Exchange and Circulation
Electrical Signals in Animals
Animal Sensory Systems and Movement
Chemical Signals in Animals
Animal Reproduction
The Immune System in Animals
Ecology
An Introduction to Ecology
Behavior
Population Ecology
Community Ecology
Ecosystems
Biodiversity and Conservation
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