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Appropriate for Introductory Biology courses. This best-selling introductory text, widely praised for its lively writing style and impeccable scientific presentation, has been revised to reflect the changing dynamics of introductory biology. Emphasizing concepts over facts and critical thinking over memorization, Life on Earth presents the dynamic processes at work in biology and conveys the relevance and excitement of this discipline to students.
Table of Contents
|An Introduction to Life on Earth|
|The life of the cell|
|Atoms, Molecules, and Life|
|Energy Flow in the Life of the Cell|
|Cell Structure and Function|
|Cell Membrane Structure and Function|
|Photosynthesis: Capturing Solar Energy|
|Harvesting Energy From Food: Glycolysis and Cellular Respiration|
|Dna: The Molecule of Heredity|
|Gene Expression and Regulation|
|Gene Exchange, Meiosis, Eukaryotic Life Cycles|
|Patterns of Inheritance|
|Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology|
|Principles of Evolution|
|How Organisms Evolve|
|The Origin of Species|
|The History of Life on Earth|
|Taxonomy: Imposing Order on Diversity|
|The Hidden World of Microbes|
|The Plant Kingdom|
|The Animal Kingdom|
|Plant anatomy and physiology|
|The Structure of Land Plants|
|How Land Plants Acquire and Transport Nutrients|
|Plant Reproduction and Development|
|Plant Responses to the Environment|
|Animal anatomy and physiology|
|Homeostasis and the Organization of the Animal Body|
|Nutrition and Digestion|
|The Urinary System and Homeostasis|
|Defenses Against Disease: The Immune Response|
|Chemical Control of the Animal Body: The Endocrine System|
|Information Processing: The Nervous System|
|The Senses: Perception|
|Action and Support: The Muscles and Skeleton|
|The Foundations of Animal Behavior|
|The Social Behavior of Animals|
|Population Growth and Regulation|
|How Ecosystems Work|
|Earth's Diverse Ecosystems|
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