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BIOLOGYis an authoritative majors textbook focusing on evolution as a unifying theme. Volume I covers Chemistry, Cell Biology, and Genetics; Volume II covers Plant and Animal Biology; and Volume III covers Evolution, Diversity, and Ecology. BIOLOGYis distinguished from other texts by its strong emphasis on natural selection and the evolutionary process that explains biodiversity. The new 8th edition continues that tradition and advances into modern biology by featuring the latest in cutting edge content reflective of the rapid advances in biology. That same modern perspective was brought into the completely new art program offering readers a dynamic, realistic, and accurate, visual program.
Table of Contents
Part I The Molecular Basis of Life
1 The Science of Biology
2 The Nature of Molecules
3 The Chemical Building Blocks of Life
Part II Biology of the Cell
4 Cell Structure
6 Energy and Metabolism
7 How Cells Harvest Energy
9 Cell-Cell Interactions
10 How Cells Divide
Part III Genetic and Molecular Biology
11 Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis
12 Patterns of Inheritance
13 Chromosomes, Mapping and the Meiosis Inheritance Connection