9780534210601

Biology The Unity and Diversity of Life

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534210601

  • ISBN10:

    0534210600

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1995-01-18
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Methods and Concepts in Biology
2(14)
I THE CELLULAR BASIS OF LIFE
Chemical Foundations for Cells
16(16)
Carbon Compounds in Cells
32(18)
Cell Structure and Function
50(26)
A Closer Look at Cell Membranes
76(16)
Ground Rules of Metabolism
92(14)
Energy-Acquiring Pathways
106(16)
Energy-Releasing Pathways
122(18)
II PRINCIPLES OF INHERITANCE
Cell Division and Mitosis
140(14)
Meiosis
154(14)
Observable Patterns of Inheritance
168(18)
Chromosomes and Human Genetics
186(22)
DNA Structure and Function
208(10)
From DNA to Proteins
218(16)
Control of Gene Expression
234(12)
Recombinant DNA and Genetic Engineering
246(14)
III PRINCIPLES OF EVOLUTION
Emergence of Evolutionary Thought
260(10)
Microevolution
270(16)
Speciation
286(14)
The Macroevolutionary Puzzle
300(22)
IV EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY
The Origin and Evolution of Life
322(24)
Bacteria and Viruses
346(16)
Protistans
362(16)
Fungi
378(12)
Plants
390(18)
Animals: The Invertebrates
408(36)
Animals: The Vertebrates
444(26)
Human Evolution: A Case Study
470(12)
V PLANT STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION
Plant Tissues
482(18)
Plant Nutrition and Transport
500(14)
Plant Reproduction
514(16)
Plant Growth and Development
530(16)
VI ANIMAL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION
Tissues, Organ Systems, and Homeostasis
546(14)
Information Flow and the Neuron
560(14)
Integration and Control: Nervous Systems
574(18)
Sensory Reception
592(20)
Integration and Control: Endocrine Systems
612(18)
Protection, Support, and Movement
630(22)
Circulation
652(22)
Immunity
674(20)
Respiration
694(20)
Digestion and Human Nutrition
714(20)
Water-Solute Balance and Temperature Control
734(18)
Principles of Reproduction and Development
752(20)
Human Reproduction and Development
772(30)
VII ECOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR
Population Ecology
802(20)
Community Interactions
822(22)
Ecosystems
844(20)
The Biosphere
864(28)
Human Impact on the Biosphere
892(18)
An Evolutionary View of Behavior
910(10)
Adaptive Value of Social Behavior
920

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