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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
|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|
|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|
|19. The Macroevolutionary Puzzle|
|20. The Origin and Evolution of Life|
|Part IV: EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY|
|21. Prokaryotes and Viruses|
|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|
|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|
|49. The Biosphere|
|50. Perspective on Humans and the Biosphere|