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LSC Foundations of Life: Chemistry, Cell Biology, and Genetics, Vol 1, w/ConnectPlus (COL1)



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This is the 9th edition with a publication date of 11/9/2010.

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Committed to Excellence. This edition continues the evolution of Raven & Johnson'sBiology. The author team is committed to continually improving the text,keeping the student and learning foremost. We have integrated new pedagogical features to guide the student through the learning process. This latest edition of the text maintains the clear, accessible, and engaging writing style of past editions with the solid framework of pedagogy that highlights an emphasis on evolution and scientific inquiry that have made this a leading textbook for students majoring in biology. This emphasis on the organizing power of evolution is combined with an integration of the importance of cellular, molecular biology and genomics to offer our readers a text that is student friendly and current.Our author team is committed to producing the best possible text for both student and faculty. The lead author,Kenneth Mason,University of Iowa, has taught majors biology at three different major public universities for more than fifteen years.Jonathan Losos,Harvard University, is at the cutting edge of evolutionary biology research, andSusan Singer,Carleton College, has been involved in science education policy issues on a national level.

Table of Contents

Raven/Biology, 9/e – Table of Contents

Part 1: 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

5 - Membranes

6 - Energy and Metabolism

7 - How Cells Harvest Energy

8 - Photosynthesis

9 - Cell Communication

10 - How Cells Divide

Part III: Genetic and Molecular Biology

11 - Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis

12 - Patterns of Inheritance

13 - Chromosomes, Matting & the Meiosis-Inheritance Connection

14 - DNA: The Genetic Material

15 - Genes and How They Work

16 - Control of Gene Expression

17 - Biotechnology

18 - Genomics

19 - Cellular Mechanisms of Development

Part IV: Evolution

20 - Genes Within Populations

21 - The Evidence for Evolution

22 - The Origin of Species

23 - Systematics and the Phylogenetic Revolution

24 - Genome Evolution

25 - Evolution of Development

Part V: Diversity of Life on Earth

26 - The Tree of Life

27 - Viruses

28 - Prokaryotes

29 - Protists

30 - Overview of Green Plants

31 - Fungi

32 - Overview of Animal Diversity

33 - Noncoelomate Invertebrates

34 - Coelomate Invertebrates

35 - Vertebrates

Part VI: Plant Form and Function

36 - Plant Form

37 - Vegetative Plant Development

38 - Transport in Plants

39 - Plant Nutrition and Soils

40 - Plant Defense Responses

41 - Sensory Systems in Plants

42 - Plant Reproduction

Part VII: Animal Form and Function

43 - The Animal Body and Principles of Regulation

44 - The Nervous System

45 - Sensory Systems

46 - The Endocrine System

47 - The Musculoskeletal System

48 - The Digestive System

49 - The Respiratory System

50 - The Circulatory System

51 - Osmotic Regulation and the Urinary System

52 - The Immune System

53 - The Reproductive System

54 - Animal Development

Part VIII: Ecology and Behavior

55 - Behavioral Biology

56 - Population Ecology

57 - Community of Ecology

58 - Dynamics of Ecosystems

59 - The Biosphere

60 - Conservation Biology

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