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Biology: A Guide to the Natural World,9780130907264
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Biology: A Guide to the Natural World

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780130907264

ISBN10:
013090726X
Media:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/2002
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

For courses in Introductory Biology for non-majors. Biology: A Guide to the Natural World, 2/e, the most successful 1/e introductory biology text published in the last 10 years remains the only text written and illustrated from the ground up for non-majors. The biological literacy approach continues to be paramountfrom the journalistic writing style and original, Krogh specific illustrations to the seamless integration of media. The second edition boasts 2 new chapters (Ch. 21 Animal Diversity and Ch. 31 on Animal Behavior), many exciting content updates (see below for details), new MediaTutorials for students, as well as an expanded new media program for instructors that puts them in the driver's seat.

Table of Contents

Science as a Way of Learning: A Guide to the Natural World
3(15)
Unit 1 Essential Parts: Atoms, Molecules, and Cells
The Fundamental Building Blocks: Chemistry and Life
18(18)
Water, pH, and Biological Molecules
36(32)
Life's Home: The Cell
68(28)
Life's Border: The Plasma Membrane
96(20)
Unit 2 Energy and Its Transformations
Life's Mainspring: An Introduction to Energy
116(14)
Vital Harvest: Deriving Energy from Food
130(22)
The Green World's Gift: Photosynthesis
152(18)
Unit 3 How Life Goes On: Genetics
Introduction to Genetics; Mitosis and Cytokinesis
170(20)
Preparing for Sexual Reproduction: Meiosis
190(16)
The First Geneticist: Mendel and His Discoveries
206(24)
Chromosomes and Inheritance
230(24)
DNA Structure and Replication
254(14)
How Proteins Are Made: Genetic Transcription, Translation, and Regulation
268(24)
The Future Isn't What It Used to Be: Biotechnology
292(28)
Unit 4 Life's Organizing Principle: Evolution and the Diversity of life
An Introduction to Evolution: Charles Darwin, Evolutionary Thought, and the Evidence for Evolution
320(18)
The Means of Evolution: Microevolution
338(18)
The Outcomes of Evolution: Macroevolution
356(20)
A Slow Unfolding: The History of Life on Earth
376(28)
Pond Dwellers, Log Eaters, and Self-Feeders: The Diversity of Life
404(32)
Movers and Shakers: The Animal Kingdom
436(36)
Unit 5 A Bounty That Feeds Us All: Plants
An Introduction to Flowering Plants
472(22)
Form and Function in Flowering Plants
494(32)
Unit 6 What Makes the Organism Tick? Animal Anatomy and Physiology
Introduction to Animal Anatomy and Physiology: The Integumentary, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems
526(24)
Control and Defense: The Nervous, Endocrine, and Immune Systems
550(40)
Transport, Nutrition, and Exchange: Blood, Breath, Digestion, and Elimination
590(30)
An Amazingly Detailed Script: Animal Development
620(14)
How the Baby Came to Be: Human Reproduction
634(26)
Unit 7 The Living World as a Whole: Ecology and Animal Behavior
An Interactive Living World: Populations and Communities in Ecology
660(32)
An Interactive Living World: Ecosystems and the Biosphere
692(40)
Animal Behavior
732


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