Biology : A Guide to the Natural World, Custom Core Media Update

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2006
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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For courses in Introductory Biology for non-majors. Every aspect of Biology: A Guide to the Natural World was written and illustrated to guide non-majors through biological concepts and develop their sense of scientific literacy. It has come to be known as a book students enjoy reading. The Third Edition builds upon Krogh's popular strengths an accessible and engaging writing style, an original illustration program, and a complete instructor and student resource package.

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
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