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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
|Invitation to Biology|
|Principles of Cellular Life|
|Life's Chemical Basis|
|Molecules of Life|
|Ground Rules of Metabolism|
|Where it Starts--Photosynthesis|
|How Cells Release Chemical Energy|
|DNA Structure and Function|
|from DNA to Protein|
|Controls Over Genes|
|How Cells Reproduce|
|Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction|
|Observing Patterns in Inherited Traits|
|Evolution and Biodiversity|
|Viruses, Bacteria, and Archaeans|
|How Animals Work|
|Animal Tissues and Organ Systems|
|Structural Support and Movement|
|Digestion and Human Nutrition|
|The Internal Environment|
|Reproduction and Development|
|Principles of Ecology|
|Human Effects on the Biosphere|
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