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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|
|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|
|The Cellular Basis of Reproduction and Inheritance|
|Patterns of Inheritance|
|Molecular Biology of the Gene|
|Gene Regulation: Differentiation, Stem Cells, Cloning, and Cancer|
|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|
|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|
|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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