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Inquiry into Life

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11th
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9780072421972

ISBN10:
0072421975
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
12/27/2004
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McGraw-Hill College
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Summary

Basic biological concepts and processes with a human emphasis. From the unique delivery of biology content, to the time tested art program, to the complete integration of the text with technology, Dr. Sylvia Mader has formed a teaching system that will both motivate and enable your students to understand and appreciate the wonders of all areas of biology. "Inquiry into Life," 12/e emphasizes the application of all areas of biology to knowledge of human concerns, what the students are able to relate to. This distinctive text was developed to stand apart from all other non-majors texts with a unique approach, unparalleled art, and a straightforward, succinct writing style that has been acclaimed by both users and reviewers.

Table of Contents

Reading viii
Preface ix
Guided Tour xiv
The Study of Life
1(17)
The Characteristics of Life
3(3)
The Classification of Living Things
6(2)
The Organization of the Biosphere
8(2)
The Process of Science
10(4)
Science and Social Responsibility
14(4)
PART I CELL BIOLOGY
18(112)
The Molecules of Cells
19(26)
Basic Chemistry
20(6)
Water and Living Things
26(5)
Organic Molecules
31(1)
Carbohydrates
32(2)
Lipids
34(3)
Proteins
37(3)
Nucleic Acids
40(5)
Cell Structure and Function
45(22)
The Cellular Level of Organization
46(3)
Eukaryotic Cells
49(13)
Prokaryotic Cells
62(1)
Evolution of the Eukaryotic Cell
63(4)
Membrane Structure and Function
67(14)
Plasma Membrane Structure and Function
68(2)
The Permeability of the Plasma Membrane
70(1)
Diffusion and Osmosis
71(3)
Transport by Carrier Proteins
74(2)
Exocytosis and Endocytosis
76(5)
Cell Division
81(20)
Cell Increase and Decrease
82(3)
Maintaining the Chromosome Number
85(5)
Reducing the Chromosome Number
90(5)
Comparison of Meiosis with Mitosis
95(1)
The Human Life Cycle
96(5)
Metabolism: Energy and Enzymes
101(14)
Cells and the Flow of Energy
102(2)
Metabolic Reactions and Energy Transformations
104(2)
Metabolic Pathways and Enzymes
106(4)
Oxidation-Reduction and the Flow of Energy
110(5)
Cellular Respiration
115(15)
Overview of Cellular Respiration
116(2)
Outside the Mitochondria: Glycolysis
118(2)
Inside the Mitochondria
120(5)
Fermentation
125(1)
Metabolism
126(4)
PART II PLANT BIOLOGY
130(66)
Photosynthesis
131(16)
Overview of Photosynthesis
132(3)
Solar Energy Capture
135(4)
Carbohydrate Synthesis
139(3)
Other Types of Photosynthesis
142(1)
Photosynthesis Versus Cellular Respiration
143(4)
Plant Organization and Function
147(28)
Plant Organs
148(3)
Plant Tissues
151(3)
Organization of Leaves
154(2)
Organization of Stems
156(6)
Organization of Roots
162(4)
Uptake and Transport of Nutrients
166(9)
Plant Reproduction and Responses
175(21)
Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants
176(4)
Growth and Development
180(5)
Asexual Reproduction
185(3)
Control of Growth and Responses
188(8)
PART III MAINTENANCE OF THE HUMAN BODY
196(122)
Human Organization
197(20)
Types of Tissues
198(7)
Body Cavities and Body Membranes
205(1)
Organ Systems
206(4)
Homeostasis
210(7)
Cardiovascular System
217(22)
The Blood Vessels
218(2)
The Heart
220(4)
The Vascular Pathways
224(3)
Blood
227(6)
Cardiovascular Disorders
233(6)
Lymphatic and Immune Systems
239(20)
The Lymphatic System
240(2)
Nonspecific and Specific Defenses
242(8)
Induced Immunity
250(2)
Immunity Side Effects
252(7)
Digestive System and Nutrition
259(26)
The Digestive Tract
260(8)
Three Accessory Organs
268(2)
Digestive Enzymes
270(2)
Nutrition
272(13)
Respiratory System
285(18)
The Respiratory System
286(5)
Mechanism of Breathing
291(3)
Gas Exchanges in the Body
294(2)
Respiration and Health
296(7)
Urinary System and Excretion
303(15)
Urinary System
304(2)
Anatomy of the Kidney and Excretion
306(4)
Regulatory Functions of the Kidneys
310(3)
Problems with Kidney Function
313(5)
PART IV INTEGRATION AND CONTROL OF THE HUMAN BODY
318(96)
Nervous System
319(26)
Nervous Tissue
320(6)
The Central Nervous System
326(5)
The Limbic System and Higher Mental Functions
331(5)
The Peripheral Nervous System
336(4)
Drug Abuse
340(5)
Senses
345(22)
Sensory Receptors and Sensations
346(2)
Proprioceptors and Cutaneous Receptors
348(2)
Senses of Taste and Smell
350(2)
Sense of Vision
352(8)
Sense of Hearing
360(3)
Sense of Equilibrium
363(4)
Musculoskeletal System
367(26)
Anatomy and Physiology of Bone
368(3)
Bones of the Skeleton
371(8)
Skeletal Muscles
379(3)
Mechanism of Muscle Fiber Contraction
382(5)
Whole Muscle Contraction
387(6)
Endocrine System
393(21)
Endocrine Glands
394(2)
Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland
396(3)
Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands
399(2)
Adrenal Glands
401(3)
Pancreas
404(2)
Other Endocrine Glands
406(3)
Chemical Signals
409(5)
PART V CONTINUANCE OF THE SPECIES
414(130)
Reproductive System
415(26)
Male Reproductive System
416(4)
Female Reproductive System
420(3)
Female Hormone Levels
423(4)
Control of Reproduction
427(4)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
431(10)
Development and Aging
441(26)
Principles of Animal Development
442(8)
Human Embryonic and Fetal Development
450(11)
Human Development After Birth
461(6)
Patterns of Inheritance
467(18)
Mendel's Laws
468(8)
Beyond Simple Inheritance Patterns
476(3)
Sex-Linked Inheritance
479(1)
Inheritance of Linked Genes
480(5)
DNA Biology and Technology
485(22)
DNA Structure and Replication
486(4)
Gene Expression
490(8)
DNA Technology
498(9)
Control of Gene Expression and Cancer
507(14)
Control of Gene Expression
508(5)
Cancer: A Failure of Genetic Control
513(8)
Genetic Counseling
521(23)
Counseling for Chromosomal Disorders
522(8)
Counseling for Genetic Disorders: The Present
530(8)
Counseling for Genetic Disorders: The Future
538(6)
PART VI EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY
544(124)
Evolution of Life
545(26)
Evidence of Evolution
546(6)
Origin of Life
552(3)
Process of Evolution
555(8)
Speciation
563(3)
Classification
566(5)
Microbiology
571(28)
Viruses, Viroids, and Prions
572(5)
Bacteria and Archaea
577(5)
Protists
582(7)
Fungi
589(10)
Plants
599(18)
Evolutionary History of Plants
600(2)
Nonvascular Plants
602(2)
Seedless Vascular Plants
604(5)
Seed Plants
609(8)
ANIMALS: PART I
617(26)
Evolutionary Trends Among Animals
618(3)
Introducing the Invertebrates
621(8)
Molluscs: Coelomates
629(3)
Annelids: Segmented Worms
632(3)
Arthropods: Jointed Appendages
635(8)
ANIMALS: PART II
643(25)
Echinoderms
644(2)
Chordates
646(3)
Vertebrates
649(9)
Human Evolution
658(10)
PART VII BEHAVIOR AND ECOLOGY
668
Animal Behavior
669(16)
Nature Versus Nurture: Genetic Influences
670(2)
Nature Versus Nurture: Environmental Influences
672(3)
Adaptive Mating Behavior
675(3)
Sociobiology and Animal Behavior
678(1)
Animal Communication
679(6)
Population Growth and Regulation
685(18)
Scope of Ecology
686(2)
Patterns of Population Growth
688(6)
Regulation of Population Growth
694(9)
Nature of Ecosystems
703(14)
The Biotic Components of Ecosystems
704(3)
Energy Flow
707(1)
Global Biogeochemical Cycles
708(9)
The Biosphere
717(22)
Climate and the Biosphere
718(3)
Terrestrial Ecosystems
721(8)
Aquatic Ecosystems
729(10)
Environmental Concerns
739
Human Use of Resources and Pollution
740(8)
Impact on Biodiversity
748(3)
Value of Biodiversity
751(3)
Working Toward a Sustainable Society
754
Appendix A Answer Key 1(1)
Appendix B Classification of Organisms 1(1)
Appendix C Metric System 1(1)
Appendix D Periodic Table of Elements 1(1)
Glossary 1(1)
Credits 1(1)
Index 1


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