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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/18/2007
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Table of Contents

The Molecular Basis of Life
The Science of Biology
The Nature of Molecules
The Chemical Building Blocks of Life
Biology of the Cell
Cell Structure
Energy and Metabolism
How Cells Harvest Energy
Cell-Cell Interactions
How Cells Divide
Genetic and Molecular Biology
Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis
Patterns of Inheritance
Chromosomes, Mapping and the Meiosis-Inheritance Connection
DNA: The Genetic Material
Genes and How They Work
Control of Gene Expression
Cellular Mechanisms of Development
Genes Within Populations
The Evidence for Evolution
The Origin of Species
Systematics and the Phylogenetic Revolution
Genome Evolution
Evolution of Development
Diversity of Life on Earth
Tree of Life
Overview of Plant Diversity
Overview of Animal Diversity
Noncoelomate Invertebrates
Coelomate Invertebrates
Plant Form and Function
Plant Form
Vegetative Plant Development
Transport in Plants
Plant Nutrition
Plant Defense Responses
Sensory Systems in Plants
Plant Reproduction
Animal Form and Function
The Animal Body and Principles of Regulation
The Nervous System
Sensory Systems
The Endocrine System
The Musculoskeletal System
The Digestive System
The Circulatory and Respiratory Systems
Temperature, Osmotic Regulation and the Urinary System
The Immune System
The Reproductive Systems
Animal Development
Ecology and Behavior
Behavioral Biology
Population Ecology
Community Ecology
Dynamics of Ecosystems
The Biosphere
Conservation Biology
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