9780023668913

Biology: A Guide to the Natural World

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    9780023668913

  • ISBN10:

    0023668911

  • Edition: CD
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/1/1999
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

"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
1(16)
Unit 1 Essential Parts: Atoms, Molecules, and Cells 17(98)
The Fundamental Building Blocks: Chemistry and Life
18(18)
Water, pH, and Biological Molecules
36(30)
Life's Home: The Cell
66(26)
Life's Border: The Plasma Membrane
92(23)
Unit 2 Energy and Its Transformations 115(56)
Life's Mainspring: An Introduction to Energy
116(14)
Vital Harvest: Deriving Energy from Food
130(20)
The Green World's Gift: Photosynthesis
150(21)
Unit 3 How Life Goes On: Genetics 171(136)
Introduction to Genetics; Mitosis and Cytokinesis
172(18)
Making Reproductive Cells: Meiosis
190(18)
The First Geneticist: Gregor Mendel and His Discoveries
208(22)
Chromosomes and Inheritance
230(20)
DNA Structure and Replication
250(14)
How Proteins are Made: Genetic Transcription, Translation, and Regulation
264(20)
The Future Isn't What It Used to Be: Biotechnology
284(23)
Unit 4 Life's Organizing Principle: Evolution and the Diversity of Life 307(110)
An Introduction to Evolution: Charles Darwin, Evolutionary Thought, and the Evidence for Evolution
308(18)
The Means of Evolution: Microevolution
326(20)
The Outcomes of Evolution: Macroevolution
346(20)
A Slow Unfolding: The History of Life on Earth
366(26)
Pond Dwellers, Log Eaters, and Fast Movers: The Diversity of Life
392(25)
Unit 5 A Bounty That Feeds Us All: Plants 417(64)
Introduction to Plants: Plant Structure, Signaling, Defenses, and Responses to the Environment
418(28)
Common Themes in the Green World: Plant Tissues, Growth, Transport, and Reproduction
446(35)
Unit 6 What Makes the Organism Tick? Animal Anatomy and Physiology 481(130)
Introduction to Animal Anatomy and Physiology; The Integumentary, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems
482(24)
Control and Defense: The Nervous, Endocrine, and Immune Systems
506(34)
Transport, Nutrition, and Exchange: Blood, Breath, Digestion, and Elimination
540(30)
An Amazingly Detailed Script: Animal Development
570(14)
How the Baby Came to Be: Human Reproduction
584(27)
Unit 7 The Living World as a Whole: Ecology 611(1)
An Interactive Living World: Populations and Communities in Ecology
612(32)
An Interactive Living World: Ecosystems and the Biosphere
644
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