9780534388003

Biology The Unity and Diversity of Life (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534388003

  • ISBN10:

    0534388000

  • Edition: CD
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/6/2003
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

Cecie Starr and Ralph Taggart are among the most successful authors in introductory, biological science instruction because of their lively approach, engaging writing style, current coverage of the breadth of biology's topics, and their unique illustrations. In this Tenth Edition of Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life, the authors use the important connections among molecular structure, biological function, and evolution to encourage student understanding instead of memorization. For example, Chapter 1 includes a preview of life's unity and diversity with an evolutionary perspective. Similar sections in Chapters 3, 5, and 6, on the structure and function of enzymes and other molecules, prepare students for chapters on cell structure and metabolism, genetics, evolution, anatomy, and physiology. This background prepares students to understand the power of comparative molecular studies in clarifying evolutionary relationships. Connections essays (28 in all) focus on this new integration of molecular structure, function, and evolution. The first essay (1.4) answers an important question: How can life display both unity and diversity? It shows how the theory of evolution by natural selection connects the two. Other essays consider evolutionary interplays between infectious agents and their hosts; cloning and genetically engineered mammals, the evolution of life over the past 3.8 billion years, and archaeopteryx and the ancestry of whales (to show that interpreting the past scientifically requires an intellectual shift). Improvements in the media package meet the high standards instructors have come to expect. There is a new version of the complimentary Interactive Concepts in Biology Student CD-ROM with nearly 800 interactions to clarify and reinforce key concepts. For instructors, there is a Multimedia Manager with art and graphics from the text already in PowerPoint format, as well as CNN Today video clips (294 in all), now available digitally.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1: Concepts and Methods in Biology
Part I: Principles of Cellular Life
2: Chemical Foundations for Cells
3. Carbon Compounds In Cells
4. Cell Structure and Function
5. A Closer Look At Cell Membranes
6. Ground Rules of Metabolism
7. How Cells Acquire Energy
8. How Cells Release Stored Energy
Part II: PRINCIPLES OF INHERITANCE
9. Cell Division and Mitosis
10. Meiosis
11. Observable Patterns of Inheritance
12. Human Genetics
13. DNA Structure and Function
14. From DNA to Proteins
15. Controls Over Genes
16. Recombinant DNA and Genetic Engineering
Part III: PRINCIPLES OF EVOLUTION
17. Microevolution
18. Speciation
19. The Macroevolutionary Puzzle
20. The Origin and Evolution of Life
Part IV: EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY
21. Prokaryotes and Viruses
22. Protistans
23. Plants
24. Fungi
25. Animals: The Invertebrates
26. Animals: The Vertebrates
27. Biodiversity in Perspective
28. How Plants and Animals Work
Part V: PLANT STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION
29. Plant Tissues
30. Plant Nutrition and Transport
31. Plant Reproduction
32. Plant Growth and Development
Part V: ANIMAL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION
33. Animal Tissues and Organ Systems
34. Integration and Control: Nervous Systems
35. Sensory Reception
36. Integration: Endocrine Control
37. Protection, Support, and Movement
38. Circulation
39. Immunity
40. Respiration
41. Digestion and Human Nutrition
42. The Internal Environment
43. Principles of Reproduction and Development
44. Human Reproduction And Development
Part VII: ECOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR
45. Population Ecology
46. Social Interactions
47. Community Interactions
48. Ecosystems
49. The Biosphere
50. Perspective on Humans and the Biosphere

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