Known for its thorough coverage of diversity, ecology, and environmental issues, this comprehensive book engages you with integrated, relevant case studies, and challenges you with thought-provoking questions throughout each chapter.
The fully revised Biology: Life on Earth, Ninth Edition, has the same friendly writing style appreciated by thousands of students, but with greater emphasis on engaging, real-world applications. New to this edition are “Case Study Continued” sections, which connect a chapter’s case study to relevant biological topics covered in the chapter, and “Have you ever wondered?” features that respond to commonly asked questions from students. Thoroughly revised illustrations and expanded critical thinking questions have been added to each chapter and are supplemented by the powerful new Mastering Biology™ program that helps you make effective use of your study time outside of the classroom.
For coverage of plant and animal anatomy & physiology, an alternate edition—Biology: Life on Earth with Physiology, Ninth Edition—is also available.
Key Topics: An Introduction to Life on Earth, Atoms, Molecules, and Life, Biological Molecules, Cell Structure and Function,
Cell Membrane Structure and Function, Energy Flow in the Life of a Cell, Capturing Solar Energy: Photosynthesis, Harvesting Energy: Glycolysis and Cellular Respiration, The Continuity of Life: Cellular Reproduction, Patterns of Inheritance, The Molecule of Heredity, Gene Expression and Regulation, Biotechnology, Principles of Evolution, How Populations Evolve, The Origin of Species, The History of Life, Systematics: Seeking Order Amidst Diversity, The Diversity of Prokaryotes and Viruses,The Diversity of Protists, The Diversity of Plants, The Diversity of Fungi, Animal Diversity I: Invertebrates, Animal Diversity II: Vertebrates,
Animal Behavior, Population Growth and Regulation, Community Interactions, How Do Ecosystems Work', Earth’s Diverse Ecosystems, Conserving Earth’s Biodiversity
Market Description: Intended for those interested in learning the basics of biology.