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Enger/Ross/Bailey: Concepts in Biology is a relatively brief introductory general biology text written for students with no previous science background. The authors strive to use the most accessible vocabulary and writing style possible while still maintaining scientific accuracy. The text covers all the main areas of study in biology from cells through ecosystems. Evolution and ecology coverage are combined in Part Four to emphasize the relationship between these two main subject areas. The new, 14th edition is the latest and most exciting revision of a respected introductory biology text written by authors who know how to reach students through engaging writing, interesting issues and applications, and accessible level. Instructors will appreciate the book's scientific accuracy, complete coverage and extensive supplement package.
Table of Contents
Concepts in Biology, 13th edition
Part I Introduction
1 What is Biology?
Part II Cornerstones: Chemistry, Cells, and Metabolism
2 The Basics of Life: Chemistry
3 Organic Molecules-The Molecules of Life
4 Cell Structure and Function
5 Enzymes, Coenzymes, and Energy
6 Biochemical Pathways-Cellular Respiration
7 Biochemical Pathways-Photosynthesis
Part III Molecular Biology, Cell Division and Genetics
8 DNA and RNA: The Molecular Basis of Heredity
9 Cell Division
10 Patterns of Inheritance
11 Applications of Biotechnology
Part IV Evolution and Ecology
12 Diversity within Species and Population Genetics
13 Evolution and Natural Selection
14 The Formation of Species and Evolutionary Change
15 Ecosystem Dynamics: The Flow of Energy and Matter
16 Community Interactions
17 Population Ecology
18 Evolutionary and Ecological Aspects of Behavior