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Biology with Connect Plus Biology Access Card,9780077705640
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Biology with Connect Plus Biology Access Card



Hardcover w/ Access Card
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McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math

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This is the 3rd edition with a publication date of 1/1/2013.
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The first and second editions of BIOLOGY, written by Dr. Rob Brooker, Dr. Eric Widmaier, Dr. Linda Graham, and Dr. Peter Stiling, has reached thousands of students and provided them with an outstanding view of the biological world. Now, the third edition has gotten even better! The author team is dedicated to producing the most engaging and current text that is available for undergraduate students who are majoring in biology. The authors want students to be inspired by the field of biology and become critical thinkers. They understand the goal of a professor is to prepare students for future course work, lab experiences, and careers in the sciences. Building on the successes of the first and second editions, the third edition reflects a focus on core competencies and provides a more learner-centered approach. The strength of an engaging and current text is improved with the addition of new pedagogical features that direct the students’ learning goals and provide opportunities for assessment, to determine if students understand the concepts.

Table of Contents

1 An Introduction to Biology

Unit 1 Chemistry

2 The Chemical Basis of Life I: Atoms, Molecules, and Water

3 The Chemical Basis of Life II: Organic Molecules

Unit 2 Cell

4 General Features of Cells

5 Membrane Structure, Synthesis, and Transport

6 An Introduction to Energy, Enzymes, and Metabolism

7 Cellular Respiration, Fermentation, and Secondary Metabolism

8 Photosynthesis

9 Cell Communication

10 Multicellularity

Unit 3 Genetics

11 Nucleic Acid Structure, DNA Replication, and Chromosome Structure

12 Gene Expression at the Molecular Level

13 Gene Regulation

14 Mutation, DNA Repair, and Cancer

15 The Eukaryotic Cell Cycle, Mitosis, and Meiosis

16 Simple Patterns of Inheritance

17 Complex Patterns of Inheritance

18 Genetics of Viruses and Bacteria

19 Developmental Genetics

20 Genetic Technology

21 Genomes, Proteomes, and Bioinformatics

Unit 4 Evolution

22 The Origin and History of Life

23 An Introduction to Evolution

24 Population Genetics

25 Origin of Species and Macroevolution

26 Taxonomy and Systematics

Unit 5 Diversity

27 Bacteria and Archaea

28 Protists

29 Plants and the Conquest of Land

30 The Evolution and Diversity of Modern Gymnosperms and Angiosperms

31 Fungi

32 An Introduction to Animal Diversity

33 The Invertebrates

34 The Vertebrates

Unit 6 Plants

35 An Introduction to Flowering Plant Form and Function

36 Flowering Plants: Behavior

37 Flowering Plants: Nutrition

38 Flowering Plants: Transport

39 Flowering Plants: Reproduction

Unit 7 Animals

40 Introduction to Animal Form and Function

41 Neuroscience I: Cells of the Nervous System

42 Neuroscience II: Evolution and Function of the Brain and Nervous Systems

43 Neuroscience III: Sensory Systems

44 The Muscular-Skeletal System and Locomotion

45 Nutrition, Digestion, and Absorption

46 Control of Energy Balance, Metabolic Rate, and Body Temperature

47 Circulatory Systems

48 Respiratory Systems

49 Excretory Systems and Salt and Water Balance

50 Endocrine Systems

51 Animal Reproduction

52 Animal Development

53 Immune Systems

Unit 8 Ecology

54 An Introduction to Ecology and Biomes

55 Behavioral Ecology

56 Population Ecology

57 Species Interactions

58 Community Ecology

59 Ecosystems Ecology

60 Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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