9780078024221

Essentials of Biology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780078024221

  • ISBN10:

    0078024226

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/10/2014
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Summary

Essentials of Biology is an introductory biology text for non-major students that can be used in a one- or two-semester course. It was prepared to engage today's students in the science of biology by providing a fundamental understanding of life. Throughout the text, multimedia assets and Connections boxes encourage the student to integrate scientific concepts into their lives. The text is fully integrated into McGraw-Hill’s adaptive learning and Connect platforms, and is associated with a number of web-based assets that allow instructors to use this text as a content foundation for traditional, online, hybrid and "flipped" classrooms.

Table of Contents

1 A View of Life

Part 1 The Cell

2 The Chemical Basis of Life

3 The Organic Molecules of Life

4 Inside the Cell

5 The Dynamic Cell

6 Energy for Life

7 Energy for Cells

Part 2 Genetics

8 Cellular Reproduction

9 Sexual Reproduction

10 Patterns of Inheritance

11 DNA Biology and Technology

12 Gene Regulation and Cancer

13 Genetic Counseling

Part 3 Evolution

14 Darwin and Evolution

15 Evolution on a Small Scale

16 Evolution on a Large Scale

Part 4 Diversity of Life

17 The First Forms of Life

18 Land Environment: Plants and Fungi

19 Both Water and Land: Animals

Part 5 Plant Structure and Function

20 Plant Anatomy and Growth

21 Plant Responses and Reproduction

Part 6 Animal Structure and Function

22 Being Organized and Steady

23 The Transport Systems

24 The Maintenance Systems

25 Human Nutrition

26 Defenses Against Disease

27 The Control Systems

28 Sensory Input and Motor Output

29 Reproduction and Development

Part 7 Ecology

30 Ecology of Populations

31 Communities and Ecosystems

32 Human Impact on the Biosphere

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