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Written from the ground up for nonmajors, Discover Biology is the only introductory biology textbook to present consistently applied features in each chapter that not only demonstrate biology#xC3;#xA2;#xC2;#x80;#xC2;#x99;s everyday relevance, but teach students how to move from simply understanding core biological concepts to actively applying those concepts to our rapidly changing world.#xA0;

Table of Contents

The Diversity of Life
The Nature of Science and the Characteristics of Life
Organizing the Diversity of Life
Major Groups of Living Organisms
Biodiversity and People
Cells: The Basic Units of Life
Chemical Building Blocks
Cell Structure and Internal Compartments
Cell Membranes, Transport, and Communication
Energy and Enzymes
Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
Cell Division
Cancer: Cell Division Out of Control
Patterns of Inheritance
Chromosomes and Human Genetics
From Gene to Protein
Control of Gene Expression
DNA Technology
Harnessing the Human Genome
How Evolution Works
Evolution of Populations
Adaptation and Speciation
The Evolutionary History of Life
Humans and Evolution
Animal Form and Function
Maintaining the Internal Environment
Animal Nutrition and Digestion
Gas Exchange
The Circulatory System
Animal Hormones
The Nervous System
Sensing the Environment
Skeletons, Muscles, and Movement
Defenses against Disease
Reproduction and Development
Animal Behavior
Smoking: Beyond Lung Cancer
Plant Form and Function
Plant Structure, Nutrition, and Transport
Plant Growth and Reproduction
Feeding a Hungry Planet
Interactions with the Environment
The Biosphere
Growth of Populations
Interactions among Organisms
Communities of Organisms
Global Change
Building a Sustainable Society
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