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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|
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