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Biological Science Vol. 2 : Evolution, Diversity, and Ecology,9780130932068

Biological Science Vol. 2 : Evolution, Diversity, and Ecology

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780130932068

ISBN10:
013093206X
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2002
Publisher(s):
PRENTICE HALL
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Summary

For courses in general biology for majors. Infused with the spirit of inquiry, Freeman, Biological Science helps teach students the fundamentals while introducing them to the excitement that drives the science. By presenting unifying concepts and methods of analysis, Biological Science helps students learn to think like a biologist and gives them the tools they need for success in upper-division courses

Table of Contents

Biology and the Tree of Life
1(16)
UNIT 1 The Origin and Early Evolution of Life 17(72)
The Atoms and Molecules of Ancient Earth
18(22)
Macromolecules and the RNA World
40(29)
Membranes and the First Cells
69(20)
UNIT 2 Cell Functions 89(86)
Cell Structure and Function
90(23)
Respiration and Fermentation
113(22)
Photosynthesis
135(20)
Cell Division
155(20)
UNIT 3 Gene Structure and Expression 175(178)
Meiosis
176(18)
Mendel and the Gene
194(23)
How Do Genes Work?
217(15)
DNA Synthesis, Mutation, and Repair
232(20)
Transcription and Translation
252(22)
Control of Gene Expression in Bacteria
274(22)
Control of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes
296(21)
Genomes
317(18)
Genetic Engineering and Its Applications
335(18)
UNIT 4 Developmental Biology 353(58)
An Introduction to Development
354(16)
Early Development
370(21)
What Determines a Cell's Fate?
391(20)
UNIT 5 Evolutionary Patterns and Processes 411(72)
Darwinism and the Evidence for Evolution
412(17)
Evolutionary Processes
429(20)
Speciation
449(17)
The History of Life
466(17)
UNIT 6 The Diversification of Life 483(120)
Bacteria and Archaea
484(17)
Viruses
501(19)
Protists
520(20)
Land Plants
540(20)
Fungi
560(17)
Animals
577(26)
UNIT 7 How Plants Work 603(124)
Plant Form and Function
604(21)
Water and Sugar Transport in Plants
625(17)
Plant Nutrition
642(16)
Sensory Systems in Plants
658(16)
Communication: Chemical Signals
674(16)
Plant Reproduction
690(19)
Plant Defense Systems
709(18)
UNIT 8 How Animals Work 727(186)
Animal Form and Function
728(18)
Water and Electrolyte Balance in Animals
746(20)
Animal Nutrition
766(20)
Gas Exchange and Circulation
786(20)
Electrical Signals in Animals
806(23)
Animal Sensory Systems and Movement
829(22)
Chemical Signals in Animals
851(19)
Animal Reproduction
870(21)
The Immune System in Animals
891(22)
UNIT 9 Ecology 913(1)
Behavior
914(18)
Population Ecology
932(18)
Species Interactions
950(20)
Community Ecology
970(19)
Ecosystems
989(14)
Biodiversity and Conservation
1003


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