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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|
|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|
|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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