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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|
|Cancer: Cell Division Out of Control|
|Patterns of Inheritance|
|Chromosomes and Human Genetics|
|From Gene to Protein|
|Control of Gene Expression|
|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|
|The Circulatory System|
|The Nervous System|
|Sensing the Environment|
|Skeletons, Muscles, and Movement|
|Defenses against Disease|
|Reproduction and Development|
|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|
|Growth of Populations|
|Interactions among Organisms|
|Communities of Organisms|
|Building a Sustainable Society|
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