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Life on Earth, with CD

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780139156878

ISBN10:
0139156879
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/1/1999
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

For non-majors introductory biology courses covering core areas such as cell biology, genetics, evolution, plant and animal anatomy and physiology, and ecology. A briefer version of the highly successful Biology: Life on Earth, 5/e (1999), Life on Earth, 2/e was developed in collaboration with a team of biology educators to meet the needs of non-majors. It is designed to engage students in biological exploration, to ensure currency and accessibility, and to provide a flexible, integrated teaching/learning package.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Life on Earth
1(18)
UNIT ONE THE LIFE OF A CELL 19(102)
Atoms, Molecules, and Life
20(24)
Energy Flow in the Life of a Cell
44(12)
Cell Membrane Structure and Function
56(16)
Cell Structure and Function
72(22)
Capturing Solar Energy: Photosynthesis
94(12)
Harvesting Energy: Glycolysis and Cellular Respiration
106(15)
UNIT TWO INHERITANCE 121(104)
DNA: The Molecule of Heredity
122(12)
Gene Expression and Regulation
134(18)
The Continuity of Life: Cellular Reproduction
152(24)
Patterns of Inheritance
176(28)
Biotechnology
204(21)
UNIT THREE EVOLUTION 225(112)
Principles of Evolution
226(18)
How Organisms Evolve
244(24)
The History of Life on Earth
268(26)
The Diversity of Life
294(43)
UNIT FOUR PLANT ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 337(48)
Plant Form and Function
338(32)
Plant Responses to the Environment
370(15)
UNIT FIVE ANIMAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 385(198)
Homeostasis and the Organization of the Animal Body
386(14)
Circulation and Respiration
400(26)
Nutrition, Digestion, and Excretion
426(26)
Defenses Against Disease: The Immune Response
452(24)
Chemical Control of the Animal Body: The Endocrine System
476(18)
The Nervous System and the Senses
494(32)
Animal Reproduction and Development
526(30)
Animal Behavior
556(27)
UNIT SIX ECOLOGY 583(1)
Population Growth and Regulation
584(22)
Community Interactions
606(22)
How Do Ecosystems Work?
628(24)
Earth's Diverse Ecosystems
652


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