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The first edition ofBIOLOGY, written byDr. Rob Brooker, Dr. Eric Widmaier, Dr. Linda Graham,andDr. Peter Stiling,has reached thousands of students and provided them with an outstanding view of the biological world. Now, the second edition has gotten even better! The author team is dedicated to producing the most engaging and current text that is available for undergraduate students who are majoring in biology. We want our students to be inspired by the field of biology and become critical thinkers. To this end, we have made the following changes throughout the entire book.Each chapter in the second edition begins with an interesting story or set of observations that will catch the students' interests as they begin to read a chapter. To help students test their knowledge and critical thinking skills, we have increased the number of Concept Check questions that are associated with the figure legends and revised the many of the questions at the end of each chapter so they are at a higher level in Bloom's taxonomy. An answer key for the questions is now provided in an appendix at the end of the book. To further help students appreciate the scientific process, the Feature Investigation in each chapter now includes three new elements: a Conclusion, the original journal citation for the experiment, and questions that are directly related to the experiment. Many photographs and micrographs have been enlarged or replaced with better images. The presentation of the material has been refined by dividing some of the chapters into smaller sections and by the editing of complex sentences.With regard to the scientific content in the textbook, the author team has worked with hundreds of faculty reviewers to refine the first edition and to update the content so that our students are exposed to the most cutting edge material.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Biology
The Chemical Basis of Life I: Atoms, Molecules, and Water
The Chemical Basis of Life II: Organic Molecules
General Features of Cells
Membrane Structure, Synthesis, and Transport
An Introduction to Energy, Enzymes, and Metabolism
Cellular Respiration, Fermentation, and Secondary Metabolism
Cell Communication
Nucleic Acid Structure, DNA Replication, and Chromosome Structure
Gene Expression at the Molecular Level
Gene Regulation
Mutation, DNA Repair, and Cancer
The Eukaryotic Cell Cycle, Mitosis, and Meiosis
Simple Patterns of Inheritance
Complex Patterns of Inheritance
Genetics of Viruses and Bacteria
Developmental Genetics
Genetic Technology
Genomes, Proteomes, and Bioinformatics
The Origin and History of Life
An Introduction to Evolution
Population Genetics
Origin of Species and Macroevolution
Taxonomy and Systematics
Bacteria and Archaea
Plants and the Conquest of Land
The Evolution and Diversity of Modern Gymnosperms and Angiosperms
An Introduction to Animal Diversity
The Invertebrates
The Vertebrates
An Introduction to Flowering Plant Form and Function
Flowering Plants: Behavior
Flowering Plants: Nutrition
Flowering Plants: Transport
Flowering Plants: Reproduction
Introduction to Animal Form and Function
Neuroscience I: Cells of the Nervous System
Neuroscience II: Evolution and Function of the Brain and Nervous Systems
Neuroscience III: Sensory Systems
The Muscular-Skeletal System and Locomotion
Nutrition, Digestion, and Absorption
Control of Energy Balance, Metabolic Rate, and Body Temperature
Circulatory Systems
Respiratory Systems
Excretory Systems and Salt and Water Balance
Endocrine Systems
Animal Reproduction
Animal Development
Immune Systems
An Introduction to Ecology and Biomes
Behavioral Ecology
Population Ecology
Species Interactions
Community Ecology
Ecosystems Ecology
Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
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