9780495102564

Biology : Concepts and Applications (Enhanced Homework Edition with Printed Access Card ThomsonNOW?/ InfoTrac® 2-Semester)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495102564

  • ISBN10:

    0495102563

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/10/2007
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

Want an easy-to-understand non-majors biology textbook that will help you succeed in the course? A highly illustrated biology book that gives you the basics you need to understand many of the most pressing problems we face in the 21st century? Starr's issues-oriented BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS helps you build a foundational understanding and shows you why it matters. Read essays on hot issues, research further, vote your position in an online poll, and then compare your votes to those of your classmates. Your textbook purchase includes student CD with short videos, as an online test prep tool, BiologyNOW, a live online tutoring service, the complete book in MP3 audio files, and instant access to an online university library.

Table of Contents

Invitation to Biology
Principles of Cellular Life
Life's Chemical Basis
Molecules of Life
How Cells Are Put Together
How Cells Work
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 Genetics
DNA Structure and Function
From DNA to Proteins
Controls over Genes
Studying and Manipulating Genomes
Principles of Evolution
Processes of Evolution
Evolutionary Patterns, Rates, and Trends
The Origin and Early Evolution of Life
Evolution and Biodiversity
Prokaryotes and Viruses
The Simplest Eukaryotes?
Protists and Fungi
Plant Evolution
Animal Evolution?
The Invertebrates
Animal Evolution?
The Vertebrates
Plants and Animals?
Common Challenges
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
How Animals Move
Circulation
Immunity
Respiration
Digestion and Human Nutrition
The Internal Environment
Animal Reproduction and Development
Principles of Ecology
Population Ecology
Community Structure and Biodiversity
Ecosystems
The Biosphere
Behavioral Ecology
Classification System
Units of Measure
Answers to Self-Quizzes
Answers to Genetic Problems
Closer Look at Some Major Metabolic Pathways
The Amino Acids
Periodic Table of the Elements
Glossary
Index
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