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  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-11-23
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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For the 11th edition of BIOLOGY: UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, Cecie Starr and Ralph Taggart made it their goal to "solve" some of the toughest Introductory Biology course challenges. We introduce a new issues-oriented approach with engages students in current, motivating biological topics; a built-in cross-referencing system for key topics; and, most importantly, time-saving media resources for instructors. Show students how biology matters ? Opening each chapter with engaging essays on hot issues and related online voting, the text highlights the connections between biology and real-life. Online exercises promote critical thinking about issues students will face as consumers, parents and citizens. Link concepts from chapter to chapter - Students often have a difficult time with this, so the authors created a "linking" tool. A list at the start of each chapter reminds students of related topics that were explained earlier. Within chapters, a key icon identifies cross-references to relevant sections in earlier chapters. As students work through the text, they see how topics build upon one another. Monitoring students' progress with ease - BiologyNow? offers diagnostic quizzes with automatically graded results that flow directly into your instructor gradebook (iLrn, WebCT or BlackBoard). And, to assess students' progress instantly with in-class quizzes and polls, you can use JoinIn? on TurningPointŪ content and software. Easier lecture prep - The new PowerLecture tool integrates all chapter assets - art, photos, animations, videos, links to InfoTrac articles, web links and everything else you need into each chapter's lecture slides. This "buffet" of media resources?arranged by chapter section is at your fingertips. Just cut and paste what you want into your lecture file.

Table of Contents

Principles Of Cellular Life
Concepts and Methods in Biology
Chemical Foundations for Cells
Carbon Compounds In Cells
Cell Structure and Function
A Closer Look At Cell Membranes
Ground Rules of Metabolism
How Cells Acquire Energy
How Cells Release Stored Energy
Principles Of Inheritance
Cell Division and Mitosis
Observable Patterns of Inheritance
Human Genetics
DNA Structure and Function
From DNA to Proteins
Controls Over Genes
Recombinant DNA and Genetic Engineering
Principles Of Evolution
The Macroevolutionary Puzzle
The Origin and Evolution of Life
Evolution And Biodiversity
Prokaryotes and Viruses
Animals: The Invertebrates
Animals: The Vertebrates
Biodiversity in Perspective
How Plants and Animals Work
Plant Structure And Function
Plant Tissues
Plant Nutrition and Transport
Plant Reproduction
Plant Growth and Development
Animal Structure And Function
Animal Tissues and Organ Systems
Integration and Control: Nervous Systems
Sensory Reception
Integration: Endocrine Control
Protection, Support, and Movement
Digestion and Human Nutrition
The Internal Environment
Principles of Reproduction and Development
Human Reproduction And Development
Ecology And Behavior
Population Ecology
Social Interactions
Community Interactions
The Biosphere
Perspective on Humans and the Biosphere
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