9780538757027

Cengage Advantage Books: Biology: A Human Emphasis

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  • ISBN13:

    9780538757027

  • ISBN10:

    0538757027

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/8/2010
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

Should there be warning labels on fast foods? Should SUV drivers pay extra taxes? Should employers be allowed to require drug testing of prospective employees? This introductory biology text helps you learn the process of science and basic biological principles while encouraging you to think about critical issues. New "Take Home Messages" help you grasp key concepts while special features like the chapter opening case studies and "How Would You Vote?" questions make the material come to life. New "Figure It Out" questions in many illustrations help you understand the concepts communicated in the figures and the new Data Analysis Activities at the end of every chapter strengthen your analytical skills. This book has been widely praised for clear and engaging writing, art with step-by-step callouts, and terrific support from student media that all work together to help you "get" biology.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Invitation to Biology
Principles of Cellular Life
Life's Chemical Basis
Molecules of Life
Cell Structure
Ground Rules of Metabolism
Where it Starts--Photosynthesis
How Cells Release Chemical Energy
Genetics
DNA Structure and Function
from DNA to Protein
Controls Over Genes
How Cells Reproduce
Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction
Observing Patterns in Inherited Traits
Human Inheritance
Biotechnology
Evolution and Biodiversity
Viruses, Bacteria, and Archaeans
The Chordates
How Animals Work
Animal Tissues and Organ Systems
Neural Control
Sensory Perception
Endocrine Control
Structural Support and Movement
Circulation
Immunity
Respiration
Digestion and Human Nutrition
The Internal Environment
Reproduction and Development
Principles of Ecology
Animal Behavior
Population Ecology
Ecosystems
Human Effects on the Biosphere
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