9781439046739

Biology Concepts and Applications

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  • ISBN13:

    9781439046739

  • ISBN10:

    1439046735

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/7/2010
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

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 learn the process of science and basic biological principles while encouraging you to think about critical issues. New "Take Home Messages" help you grasp key concepts while special features like the chapter opening case studies and "How Would You Vote?" questions make the material come to life. New "Figure It Out" questions in many illustrations help you understand the concepts communicated in the figures and the new Data Analysis Activities at the end of every chapter strengthen your analytical skills. 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Invitation to Biology
Principles of Cellular Life
Life's Chemical Basis
Molecules of Life
Cell Structure
Ground Rules of Metabolism
Where it Starts--Photosynthesis
How Cells Release Chemical Energy
Genetics
DNA Structure and Function
from DNA to Protein
Controls over Genes
How Cells Reproduce
Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction
Observing Patterns in Inherited Traits
Human Inheritance
Biotechnology
Principles of Evolution
Evidence of Evolution
Processes of Evolution
Life's Origin and Early Evolution
Evolution and Biodiversity
Viruses, Bacteria, and Archaeans
The Protists
Plant Evolution
Fungi
Animals I: Invertebrate Groups
Animals II: the Chordates
How Plants Work
Plant Tissues
Plant Nutrition and Transport
Plant Reproduction and Development
How Animals Work
Animal Tissues and Organ Systems
Neural Control
Sensory Perception
Endocrine Control
Structural Support and Movement
Circulation
Immunity
Respiration
Digestion and Human Nutrition
The Internal Environment
Reproduction and Development
Principles of Ecology
Animal Behavior
Population Ecology
Community Ecology
Ecosystems
The Biospheres
Human Effects on the Biosphere
Classification System
Annotations to a Journal Article
Answers to Self-Quizzes and Genetics Problems
Periodic Table of the Elements
Molecular Models
Closer Look at Some Major Metabolic Pathways
A Plain English Map of the Human Chromosomes
Restless Earth--Life's Changing Geologic Stage
Units of Measure
A Comparative View of Mitosis in Plant and Animal Cells
Glossary
Index
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great explanations August 4, 2014
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intriguing and really helps explain the things i thought i wouldn't understand.
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This book explains every concept down to the smallest detail. One of the best biology books I have seen. Another reason I would suggest this book is because I could not find any other biology book at this cost. It is very cheap compared to others.
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