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Biology,9780073031200

Biology

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0073031208
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Pub. Date:
3/15/2001
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McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Summary

Take a New Look at Raven! "BIOLOGY" is an authoritative majors textbook focusing on evolution as a unifying theme. In revising the text, McGraw-Hill consulted with numerous users, noted experts and professors in the field. "Biology" is distinguished from other texts by its strong emphasis on natural selection and the evolutionary process that explains biodiversity. The new 8th edition continues that tradition and advances into modern biology by featuring the latest in cutting edge content reflective of the rapid advances in biology. That same modern perspective was brought into the completely new art program offering readers a dynamic, realistic, and accurate, visual program. To view a sample chapter, go to www.ravenbiology.com

Table of Contents

Section A. General Principles
Part I The Origin of Living Things 1(74)
The Science of Biology
3(16)
The Nature of Molecules
19(16)
The Chemical Building Blocks of Life
35(24)
The Origin and Early History of Life
59(16)
Part II Biology of the Cell 75(66)
Cell Structure
77(26)
Membranes
103(20)
Cell-Cell Interactions
123(18)
Part III Energetics 141(64)
Energy and Metabolism
143(16)
How Cells Harvest Energy
159(24)
Photosynthesis
183(22)
Part IV Reproduction and Heredity 205(72)
How Cells Divide
207(18)
Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis
225(14)
Patterns of Inheritance
239(38)
Part V Molecular Genetics 277(142)
DNA: The Genetic Material
279(20)
Genes and How They Work
299(14)
Control of Gene Expression
313(18)
Cellular Mechanisms of Development
331(30)
Altering the Genetic Message
361(28)
Gene Technology
389(30)
Part VI Evolution 419(74)
Genes within Populations
421(18)
The Evidence for Evolution
439(18)
The Origin of Species
457(20)
How Humans Evolved
477(16)
Part VII Ecology and Behavior 493(76)
Population Ecology
495(20)
Community Ecology
515(18)
Animal Behavior
533(20)
Behavioral Ecology
553(16)
Part VIII The Global Environment 569(78)
Dynamics of Ecosystems
571(20)
The Biosphere
591(20)
The Future of the Biosphere
611(14)
Conservation Biology
625(22)
Section B. Organismal Biology
Part IX Viruses and Simple Organisms 647(86)
How We Classify Organisms
649(16)
Viruses
665(14)
Bacteria
679(14)
Protists
693(26)
Fungi
719(14)
Part X Plant Form and Function 733(60)
Evolutionary History of Plants
735(18)
The Plant Body
753(24)
Nutrition and Transport in Plants
777(16)
Part XI Plant Growth and Reproduction 793(80)
Early Plant Development
795(12)
How Plants Grow in Response to Their Environment
807(30)
Plant Reproduction
837(16)
Plant Genomics
853(20)
Part XII Animal Diversity 873(108)
The Noncoelomate Animals
875(24)
Mollusks and Annelids
899(14)
Arthropods
913(20)
Echinoderms
933(12)
Vertebrates
945(36)
Part XIII Animal Form and Function 981(90)
Organization of the Animal Body
983(16)
Locomotion
999(18)
Fueling Body Activities: Digestion
1017(20)
Circulation
1037(16)
Respiration
1053(18)
Part XIV Regulating the Animal Body 1071(2)
The Nervous System
1073(30)
Sensory Systems
1103(22)
The Endocrine System
1125(22)
The Immune System
1147(26)
Maintaining the Internal Environment
1173(22)
Sex and Reproduction
1195(20)
Vertebrate Development
1215
Appendix A-1
Glossary G-1
Credits C-1
Index I-1


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