9780130899415

Biology: Life on Earth

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130899415

  • ISBN10:

    0130899410

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover w/CD
  • Copyright: 1/1/2002
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

The number of biology-related issues in our society is growing constantly. This book helps readers digest a wealth of scientific information with relevant references and examples. Includes new Links to Life feature ends each chapter on a relevant note with short, informally written segments on familiar topics, such as " Health Food." Contains Earth Watch, Health Watch, and Scientific Inquiry Essays that introduce readers to the exploration of key environmental and health-related issues. Features a striking illustration program with consistent, strategic use of color, revised multi-part figures, and updated labels and captions. A fascinating reference for anyone interested in learning more about biological issues in our world.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Life on Earth
1(18)
UNIT ONE THE LIFE OF A CELL 19(128)
Atoms, Molecules, and Life
20(16)
Biological Molecules
36(20)
Cell Membrane Structure and Function
56(18)
Cell Structure and Function
74(24)
Energy Flow in the Life of a Cell
98(16)
Capturing Solar Energy: Photosynthesis
114(16)
Harvesting Energy: Glycolysis and Cellular Respiration
130(17)
UNIT TWO INHERITANCE 147(120)
DNA: The Molecule of Heredity
148(14)
Gene Expression and Regulation
162(22)
The Continuity of Life: Cellular Reproduction
184(26)
Patterns of Inheritance
210(32)
Biotechnology
242(25)
UNIT THREE EVOLUTION 267(198)
Principles of Evolution
268(18)
How Organisms Evolve
286(20)
The Origin of Species
306(16)
The History of Life on Earth
322(28)
Systematics: Seeking Order Amidst Diversity
350(14)
The Hidden World of Microbes
364(26)
The Fungi
390(18)
The Plant Kingdom
408(20)
The Animal Kingdom
428(37)
UNIT FOUR PLANT ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 465(68)
Plant Form and Function
466(30)
Plant Reproduction and Development
496(22)
Plant Responses to the Environment
518(15)
UNIT FIVE ANIMAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 533(258)
Homeostasis and the Organization of the Animal Body
534(14)
Circulation
548(20)
Respiration
568(14)
Nutrition and Digestion
582(22)
The Urinary System
604(14)
Defenses Against Disease: The Immune Response
618(24)
Chemical Control of the Animal Body: The Endocrine System
642(20)
The Nervous System and the Senses
662(36)
Action and Support: The Muscles and Skeleton
698(18)
Animal Reproduction
716(24)
Animal Development
740(24)
Animal Behavior
764(27)
UNIT SIX ECOLOGY 791(1)
Population Growth and Regulation
792(22)
Community Interactions
814(20)
How Do Ecosystems Work?
834(22)
Earth's Diverse Ecosystems
856

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