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Should there be warning labels on fast foods? Should SUV drivers pay extra taxes? Should employers be allowed to require drug testing of prospective employees? This introductory biology text helps you master biology while encouraging you to think about critical issues. The issues-oriented approach enlivens the subject matter and helps you grasp concepts by making connections between biology and real-life concerns. Here's how it works: An "Impacts, Issues" case study opens each chapter, focusing on a biology-related societal issue. You also view a short film that expands on the issue. Then each chapter's "How Would You Vote?" question, inspired by the case study, asks you to consider biology-related news, explore the facts behind the issue, apply your knowledge of biology, and cast a vote on the Web. You can also see state and nationwide voting tallies. This book has been widely praised for clear and engaging writing, art with step-by-step callouts, and terrific support from student media that all work together to help you "get" biology. Technology highlights include ThomsonNOW, an interactive online resource featuring personalized study plans and hundreds of animations, and an MP3 download of audio study tools that let you review concepts from the text anywhere!
Table of Contents
|Invitation to Biology|
|Principles Of Cellular Life|
|Life's Chemical Basis|
|Molecules of Life|
|Cell Structure and Function|
|Ground Rules of Metabolism|
|Where It Starts--Photosynthesis|
|How Cells Release Chemical Energy|
|Principles Of Inheritance|
|How Cells Reproduce|
|Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction|
|Observing Patterns in Inherited Traits|
|Chromosomes and Human Inheritance|
|DNA Structure and Function|
|From DNA to Proteins|
|Controls over Genes|
|Studying and Manipulating Genomes|
|Principles Of Evolution|
|Evidence of Evolution|
|Life's Origin and Early Evolution|
|Evolution And Biodiversity|
|Prokaryotes and Viruses|
|Protists--The Simplest Eukaryotes|
|Animal Evolution--The Invertebrates|
|Animal Evolution--The Vertebrates|
|Plants and Animals--Common Challenges|
|How Plants Work|
|Plant Nutrition and Transport|
|Plant Reproduction and Development|
|How Animals Work|
|Animal Tissues and Organ Systems|
|Structural Support and Movement|
|Digestion and Human Nutrition|
|The Internal Environment|
|Animal Reproduction and Development|
|Principles Of Ecology|
|Community Structure and Biodiversity|
|Units of Measure|
|Answers to Self-Quizzes|
|Answers to Genetic Problems|
|Closer Look at Some Major Metabolic Pathways|
|The Amino Acids Appendix|
|Life's Changing Geologic Stage|
|Periodic Table of the Elements|
|A Comparison of Plant and Animal Mitosis|
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