9780538741255

Biology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780538741255

  • ISBN10:

    0538741252

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/15/2010
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

Solomon/Berg/Martin, BIOLOGY is often described as the best majors text for LEARNING biology. Working like a built-in study guide, the superbly integrated, inquiry-based learning system guides you through every chapter. Key concepts appear clearly at the beginning of each chapter and learning objectives start each section. You can quickly review the key points at the end of each section before moving on to the next one. At the end of the chapter, a specially focused Summary provides further reinforcement of the learning objectives. The ninth edition offers expanded integration of the text's three guiding themes of biology (evolution, information transfer, and energy for life) and innovative online and multimedia resources for students and instructors

Table of Contents

The Organization of Life
A View of Life
Atoms and Molecules: the Chemical Basis of Life
The Chemistry of Life: Organic Compounds
Organization of the Cell
Biological Membranes
Cell Communication
Energy Transfer Through Living Systems
Energy and Metabolism
How Cells Make ATP: Energy-Releasing Pathways
Photosynthesis: Capturing Energy
The Continuity of Life: Genetics
Chromosomes, Mitosis, and Meiosis
The Basic Principles of Heredity
DNA: the Carrier of Genetic Information
Gene Expression
Gene Regulation
DNA Technology and Genomics
Human Genetics and the Human Genome
Developmental Genetics
The Continuity of Life: Evolution
Introduction to Darwinian Evolution
Evolutionary Change in Populations
Speciation and Macroevolution
The Origin and Evolutionary History of Life
The Evolution of Primates
The Diversity of Life
Understanding Diversity: Systematics
Viruses
Bacteria and Archaea
The Protists
The Plant Kingdom: Seedless Plants
The Plant Kingdom: Seed Plants
Kingdom Fungi
The Animal Kingdom: An Introduction to Animal Diversity
The Animal Kingdom: the Protostomes
The Animal Kingdom: the Deuterostomes
Structure and Life Precesses in Plants
Plant Structure, Growth, and Differentiation
Leaf Structure and Function
Stems and Transport
Roots and Mineral Nutrition
Reproduction in Flowering Plants
Growth Responses and Regulation Growth
Structure and Life Processes in Animals
The Animal Body: An Introduction to Structure and Function
Protection, Support, and Movement
Neural Signaling
Neural Regulation
Sensory Systems
Internal Transport
Internal Defense
Gas Exchange
Processing Food and Nutrition
Osmoregulation and Disposal of Metabolic Wastes
Endocrine Regulation
Reproduction
Animal Development
The Interactions of Life: Ecology
Animal Behavior
Introduction to Ecology: Population Ecology
Community Ecology
Ecosystems and the Biosphere
Ecology and the Geography of Life
Conservation Biology
Periodic Table of the Elements
Classification of Organisms
Understanding Biological Terms
Abbreviations
Answers to the Test Your Understanding Questions
Glossary
Index
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