9780131859654

A Brief Guide to Biology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131859654

  • ISBN10:

    013185965X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/10/2006
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
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Summary

This book focuses on the core topics of biology with a friendly writing style and vivid illustrations while exploring current "real world" issues. A five-part organization covers atoms, molecules, and cells; energy and life; genetics; evolution and the diversity of life; and ecology. For anyone interested in increasing their biological literacy enabling them to make informed decisions at the ballot box and understand the research findings they see in the news.

Table of Contents

Science and the Real World
Essential Parts: Atoms, Molecules, and Cells
Chemistry and Life
Biological Molecules
Exploring Lifersquo;s Home: The Cell
On Lifersquo;s Edge: The Plasma Membrane
Energy and Life
Powering Life: An Introduction to Energy
Supplying the Body with Energy
The Green Worldrsquo;s Gift: Photosynthesis
How Life Goes On: Genetics
Genetics, Mitosis, and Cytokinesis
Preparing for Sexual Reproduction: Meiosis
Mendel and His Discoveries
Genetic Inheritance and Health
DNA Structure and Replication
How Proteins are Made
Biotechnology
Lifersquo;s Organizing Principle: Evolution and the Diversity of Life
How Life Was Shaped: An Introduction to Evolution
The Means of Evolution: Microevolution
Macroevolution: The Origin of Species
The History of Life on Earth
Microbes: The Diversity of Life 1
Fungi and Plants: The Diversity of Life 2
Animals: The Diversity of Life 3
The Living World as a Whole: Ecology
Populations and Communities in Ecology
Ecosystems and Biomes
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