9780805366273

Biology : Concepts and Connections with Mybiology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780805366273

  • ISBN10:

    080536627X

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover w/CD
  • Copyright: 1/1/2003
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
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Summary

Created to spark students' sense of wonder about life in its many forms, Biology: Concepts and Connections, Fourth Edition invites students into the world of biology. While encouraging students to explore interactive media activities, the text facilitates mastery of concepts and core biological material through unique modules that combine exceptional art, text that walks students through the illustrations, and compelling real-world connections. These modules help students break down the reading into manageable sections and allow flexibility in tailoring the material to make Biology: Concepts and Connections, Fourth Edition the perfect fit for your syllabus.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Scientific Study of Life.

I. THE LIFE OF THE CELL.

2. The Chemical Basis of Life.
3. The Molecules of Cells.
4. A Tour of the Cell.
5. The Working Cell.
6. How Cells Harvest Chemical Energy.
7. Photosynthesis: Using Light to Make Food.

II. CELLULAR REPRODUCTION AND GENETICS.

8. The Cellular Basis of Reproduction and Inheritance.
9. Patterns of Inheritance.
10. Molecular Biology of the Gene.
11. The Control of Gene Expression.
12. DNA Technology and the Human Genome.

III. CONCEPTS OF EVOLUTION.

13. How Populations Evolve.
14. The Origin of Species.
15. Tracing Evolutionary History.

IV. THE EVOLUTION OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY.

16. The Origin and Evolution of Microbial Life: Prokaryotes and Protists.
17. Plants, Fungi, and the Colonization of Land.
18. The Evolution of Animal Diversity.
19. Human Evolution.

V. ANIMALS: FORM AND FUNCTION.

20. Unifying Concepts of Animal Structure and Function.
21. Nutrition and Digestion.
22. Respiration: The Exchange of Gases.
23. Circulation.
24. The Immune System.
25. Control of the Internal Environment.
26. Chemical Regulation.
27. Reproduction and Embryonic Development.
28. Nervous Systems.
29. The Senses.
30. How Animals Move.

VI. PLANTS: FORM AND FUNCTION.

31. Plant Structure, Reproduction, and Development.
32. Plant Nutrition and Transport.
33. Control Systems in Plants.

VII. ECOLOGY.

34. The Biosphere: An Introduction to Earth's Diverse Environments.
35. Population Dynamics.
36. Communities and Ecosystems.
37. Behavioral Adaptations to the Environment.
38. Conservation Biology.

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