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Studying biology in today's fast-paced environment where new research is cropping up daily is exciting--and also a bit daunting, unless you have the right textbook to help you make sense of it all. Popular with students at colleges nationwide, Solomon, Berg, and Martin's BIOLOGY is often described as the best text available for learning biology. Filled with resources to guide your study, the Eighth Edition brings clarity to key concepts as it draws you into the excitement of new research in genetics, cell communication, evolution, and many other topics. The book's in-chapter Learning System is like a built-in study guide, focusing your attention on key learning objectives. Many of the text's colorful illustrations are correlated with animated figures online so you can interactively study and reinforce your understanding of complex processes.
Table of Contents
|The Organization of Life|
|A View of Life|
|Atoms & Molecules: The Chemical Basis of Life|
|The Chemistry of Life: Organic Compounds|
|Organization of the Cell|
|Energy Transfer Through Living Systems|
|Energy and Metabolism|
|How Cells Make ATP: Energy-Releasing Pathways|
|Photosynthesis: Capturing Energy|
|The Continuity of Life: Genetics|
|Chromosomes, Mitosis, and Meiosis|
|The Basic Principles of Heredity|
|DNA: The Carrier of Genetic Information|
|DNA Technology and Genomics|
|The Human Genome|
|The Continuity of Life: Evolution|
|Introduction to Darwinian Evolution|
|Evolutionary Change in Populations|
|Speciation & Macroevolution|
|The Origin & Evolutionary History of Life|
|The Evolution of Primates|
|The Diversity of Life|
|Understanding Diversity: Systematics|
|Viruses & Prokaryotes|
|The Plant Kingdom: Seedless Plants|
|The Plant Kingdom: Seed Plants|
|The Animal Kingdom: An Introduction to Animal Diversity|
|The Animal Kingdom: The Protostomes|
|The Animal Kingdom: The Deuterostomes|
|Structure and Life Precesses in Plants|
|Plant Structure, Growth, and Differentiation|
|Leaf Structure and Function|
|Stems and Transport in Vascular Plants|
|Roots and Mineral Nutrition|
|Reproduction in Flowering Plants|
|Plant Growth and Development|
|Structure and Life Processes in Animals|
|Animal Structure and Function: An Introduction|
|Protection, Support, and Movement|
|The Immune System: Internal Defense|
|Processing Food and Nutrition|
|Osmoregulation and Disposal of Metabolic Wastes|
|The Interactions of Life: Ecology|
|Introduction to Ecology: Population Ecology|
|Ecosystems and the Biosphere|
|Ecology and the Geography of Life|
|Global Environmental Issues|
|Periodic Table of the Elements|
|Classification of Organisms|
|Understanding Biological Terms|
|Answers to the Test Your Understanding Questions|
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