9780805368413

Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology with MasteringBiology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780805368413

  • ISBN10:

    0805368418

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
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Summary

KEY MESSAGE:Hailed for its clear writing, scientific accuracy, and real-world examples,Essential Biology with Physiologyis a brief non-majors biology text that focuses on the core concepts readers need to make scientifically informed decisions throughout their lives. The book covers four major topics-cells, genetics, evolution/diversity, and ecology-followed by nine chapters on animal and plant physiology. Human applications and the most up-to-date information on important issues show readers how biology relates to their own lives. New Process of Science sections within the text draw readers into the material and provide real-world examples of how the scientific method is applied. Biology Today CELLS: Essential Chemistry for Biology, The Molecules of Life, A Tour of the Cell, The Working Cell, Cellular Respiration: Obtaining Energy from Food, Photosynthesis: Using Light to Make Food. GENETICS: Cellular Reproduction: Cells from Cells, Patterns of Inheritance, The Structure and Function of DNA, How Genes are Controlled, DNA Technology. EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY: How Populations Evolve, How Biological Diversity Evolves, The Evolution of Microbial Life, Plants, Fungi, and the Move onto Land, The Evolution of Animals. ECOLOGY: The Ecology of Organisms and Populations, Communities and Ecosystems, Human Impact on the Environment. ANIMAL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION: Unifying Concepts of Animal Structure and Function, Nutrition and Digestion, Circulation and Respiration , The Body's Defenses, Hormones, Reproduction and Development, Nervous, Sensory, and Motor Systems. PLANT STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION: The Life of a Flowering Plant, The Working Plant. For all readers interested in a biology text that focuses on the core concepts readers need to make scientifically informed decisions throughout their lives.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Biology
Cells
Essential Chemistry for Biology
The Molecules of Life
A Tour of the Cell
The Working Cell
Cellular Respiration: Harvesting Chemical Energy
Photosynthesis: Converting Light Energy to Chemical Energy
Genetics
The Cellular Basis of Reproduction and Inheritance
Patterns of Inheritance
Molecular Biology of the Gene
Gene Regulation: Differentiation, Stem Cells, Cloning, and Cancer
DNA Technology
Evolution and Diversity
How Populations Evolve
How Biological Diversity Evolves
The Evolution of Microbial Life
Plants, Fungi, and the Move onto Land
The Evolution of Animals
Ecology
Population Ecology
Communities and Ecosystems
Human Impact on the Environment
Animal Structure and Function
Unifying Concepts of Animal Structure and Function
Nutrition and Digestion
Circulation and Respiration
The Body's Defenses
Hormones
Reproduction and Development
Nervous, Sensory, and Motor Systems
Plant Structure and Function
The Life of a Flowering Plant
The Working Plant
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