9780130653093

Life on Earth

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130653093

  • ISBN10:

    0130653098

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback w/CD
  • Copyright: 1/1/2003
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

This book is built on a steadfast tradition of accurate science, engaging presentation and media innovation. The readers' experience is enhanced with the new MediaTutor CD-ROM that is integrated into each chapter through the use of MediaTutor Tabs. The result is a program that helps you draw readers into biology through an engaging text and interactive media. This book focuses on the key concepts of cell biology, genetics, evolution, plant and animal anatomy and physiology, and ecology. For anyone interested in introductory biology.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Life on Earth
1(12)
UNIT ONE THE LIFE OF A CELL 13(96)
Atoms, Molecules, and Life
15(21)
Cell Membrane Structure and Function
36(14)
Cell Structure and Function
50(18)
Energy Flow in the Life of a Cell
68(12)
Capturing Solar Energy: Photosynthesis
80(14)
Harvesting Energy: Glycolysis and Cellular Respiration
94(15)
UNIT TWO INHERITANCE 109(98)
DNA: The Molecule of Heredity
110(12)
Gene Expression and Regulation
122(16)
The Continuity of Life: How Cells Reproduce
138(22)
Patterns of Inheritance
160(26)
Biotechnology
186(21)
UNIT THREE EVOLUTION 207(104)
Principles of Evolution
208(18)
How Organisms Evolve
226(20)
The History of Life on Earth
246(24)
The Diversity of Life
270(41)
UNIT FOUR PLANT ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 311(46)
Plant Form and Function
312(22)
The Plant Life Cycle
334(23)
UNIT FIVE ANIMAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 357(182)
Homeostasis and the Organization of the Animal Body
358(14)
Circulation and Respiration
372(22)
Nutrition, Digestion, and Excretion
394(22)
Defenses Against Disease: The Immune Response
416(22)
Chemical Control of the Animal Body: The Endocrine System
438(18)
The Nervous System and the Senses
456(28)
Animal Reproduction and Development
484(30)
Animal Behavior
514(25)
UNIT SIX ECOLOGY 539
Population Growth
540
Community Interactions
560
How Do Ecosystems Work?
580
Earth's Diverse Ecosystems
602

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