Biology: A Guide to the Natural World

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/1/2005
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div

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"Biology: A Guide to the Natural World" remains the only book written and illustrated from the ground up for those with little knowledge of biology. The Third Edition retains its best features rich, full-color art, an accessible writing style, and a full complement of digital resources while substantially updating the content throughout to emphasize the relevancy of biology to readers' lives. A seven-part organization covers essential parts: atoms, molecules, and cells; energy and its transformation; how life goes on: genetics; life's organizing principle: evolution and the diversity of life; a bounty that feeds us all: plants; what makes the organism tick? animal anatomy and physiology; and the living world as a whole: ecology and behavior. For the promotion of biological literacy to make individuals aware that they need it to participate in the workforce, make everyday decisions, and make informed choices at the ballot box.

Table of Contents

Science as a Way of Learning: A Guide to the Natural World
Essential Parts: Atoms, Molecules, and Cells
The Fundamental Building Blocks: Chemistry and Life
Water, pH, and Biological Molecules
Life's Home: The Cell
Life's Border: The Plasma Membrane
Energy and Its Transformation
Life's Mainspring: An Introduction to Energy
Vital Harvest: Deriving Energy from Food
The Green World's Gift: Photosynthesis
How Life Goes On: Genetics
Introduction to Genetics Mitosis and Cytokinesis
Preparing for Sexual Reproduction: Meiosis
The First Geneticist: Mendel and His Discoveries
Chromosomes and Inheritance
DNA Structure and Replication
How Proteins Are Made: Genetic Transcription, Translation, and Regulation
The Future Isn't What It Used to Be: Biotechnology
Life's Organizing Principle: Evolution and The Diversity Of Life
An Introduction to Evolution: Charles Darwin, Evolutionary Thought, and the Evidence for Evolution
The Means of Evolution: Microevolution
The Outcomes of Evolution: Macroevolution
A Slow Unfolding: The History of Life on Earth
Viruses, Bacteria, Archaea, and Protists: The Diversity of Life 1
Fungi and Plants: The Diversity of Life 2
Animals: The Diversity of Life 3
A Bounty That Feeds Us All: Plants
An Introduction to Flowering Plants
Form and Function in Flowering Plants
What Makes The Organism Tick? Animal Anatomy and Physiology
Introduction to Animal Anatomy and Physiology: The Integumentary, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems
Communication and Control: The Nervous and Endocrine Systems
Defense: The Immune System
Transport, Nutrition, and Exchange: Blood, Breath, Digestion, and Elimination
An Amazingly Detailed Script: Animal Development
How the Baby Came to Be: Human Reproduction
The Living World As A Whole: Ecology and Behavior
An Interactive Living World: Populations and Communities in Ecology
An Interactive Living World: Ecosystems and the Biosphere
Animal Behavior
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