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Essentials of Biologyis an introductory biology text for non-major students that combines Dr. Sylvia Mader's superb and accessible writing style with clear visuals, a comprehensive learning system, and abundant supplements. Essentials of Biology explains the principles of biology clearly and illustrates them in a captivating, easy-to-understand manner. It emphasizes the relevance of biology to students' lives within a framework of biodiversity and is organized around the major concepts of biology�cells theory, gene theory, evolution, the theory of homeostasis, and ecosystems.
Table of Contents
|A View of Life|
|The Chemical Basis of Life|
|The Organic Molecules of Life|
|Inside the Cell|
|The Dynamic Cell|
|Energy for Life|
|Energy for Cells|
|Patterns of Inheritance|
|DNA Biology and Technology|
|Gene Regulation and Cancer|
|Darwin and Evolution|
|Evolution on a Small Scale|
|Evolution on a Large Scale|
|Diversity of Life|
|The First Forms of Life|
|Land Environment: Plants and Fungi|
|Both Water and Land: Animals|
|Plant Structure and Function|
|Plant Anatomy and Growth|
|Plant Responses and Reproduction|
|Animal Structure and Function|
|Being Organized and Steady|
|The Transport Systems|
|The Maintenance Systems|
|Defenses Against Disease|
|The Control Systems|
|Sensory Input and Motor Output|
|Reproduction and Development|
|Ecology of Populations|
|Communities and Ecosystems|
|Human Impact on the Biosphere|
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