Inquiry into Life

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/1/1999
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill College Div
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Inquiry Into Life is written for the introductory-level student who would like to develop a working knowledge of biology. While the text covers the whole field of basic biology, it emphasizes the application of this knowledge to human concerns. Along with this approach, concepts and principles are stressed, rather than detailed, high-level scientific data and terminology. Each chapter presents the topic clearly, simply, and distinctly so that students can achieve a basic understanding of biology.

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Table of Contents

1 The Study of Life

Part 1 Cell Biology

2 The Molecules of Cells

3 Cell Structure and Function

4 Membrane Structure and Functions

5 Cell Division

6 Metabolism: Energy and Enzymes

7 Cellular Respiration

Part 2 Plant Biology

8 Photosynthesis

9 Plant Organization and Growth

10 Plant Physiology and Reproduction

Part 3 Maintenance of the Human Body

11 Human Organization

12 Digestive System and Nutrition

13 Cardiovascular System

14 Lymphatic System and Immunity

15 Respiratory System

16 Urinary System and Excretion

Part 4 Integration and Control of the Human Body

17 Nervous System

18 Senses

19 Muskuloskeletal System

20 Endocrine System

Part 5 Continuance of the Species

21 Reproductive System

22 Development

23 Patterns of Gene Inheritance

24 Patterns of Chromosome Inheritance

25 Molecular Basis of Inheritance

26 Biotechnology

Part 6 Evolution and Diversity

27 Origin and Evolution of Life

28 Microbiology

29 Plants

30 Animals: Part I

31 Animals: Part II

Part 7 Behavior and Ecology

32 Animal Behavior

33 Population Ecology

34 Community Ecology

35 Biosphere

36 Ecosystems


A Answer Key

B Classification of Organisms

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