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Principles of Life

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12/15/2010
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Summary

For sample chapters, a video interview with David Hillis, and more information, visit www.whfreeman.com/hillispreview .Sinauer Associates and W.H. Freeman are proud to introducePrinciples of Life. Written in the spirit of the reform movement that is reinvigorating the introductory majors course,Principles of Lifecuts through the thicket of excessive detail and factual minutiae to focus on what matters most in the study of biology today. Students explore the most essential biological ideas and information in the context of the field's defining experiments, and are actively engaged in analyzing research data. The result is a textbook that is hundreds of pages shorter (and significantly less expensive) than the current majors introductory books.

Table of Contents

PART 1. CELLS
1. Introduction
2. Life Chemistry and Energy
3. Proteins, Nucleic Acids and Enzymes
4. Cells: The Working Units of Life
5. Cell Membranes and Signaling
6. Pathways that Harvest and Store Chemical Energy

 PART 2. GENETICS
7. The Cell Cycle and Cell Division
8. Inheritance, Genes and Chromosomes
9. DNA and its Role in Heredity
10. From DNA to Protein: Gene Expression
11. Regulation of Gene Expression
12. Genomes
13. Biotechnology
14. Genes, Development and Evolution

 PART 3. EVOLUTION
15.Evidence and Mechanisms of Evolution
16.Reconstructing and Using Phylogenies
17.Speciation
18.The History of Life on Earth

 PART 4. DIVERSITY
19. Bacteria, Archaea, and Viruses
20. The Origin & Diversification of Eukaryotes
21. The Evolution of Plants
22. Fungi: Recyclers, Parasites, Pathogens, & Partners
23. Animal Evolution and Diversity 

 PART 5. PLANT FORM AND FUNCTION
24. The Plant Body
25. Plant Nutrition and Transport
26. Plant Growth and Development
27. Reproduction of Flowering Plants
28. Plants in the Environment

 PART 6. ANIMAL FORM AND FUNCTION
29. Physiology, Homeostasis, and Temperature Regulation
30. Animal Hormones
31. Immunology: Animal Defense Systems
32. Animal Reproduction
33. Animal Development
34. Neurons and Nervous Systems
35. Sensors
36. Effectors
37. Gas Exchange
38. Circulatory Systems
39. Nutrition, Digestion, and Absorption
40. Salt and Water Balance
41. Animal Behavior

 PART 7. ECOLOGY
42. Organisms in Their Environment
43. Interaction & Evolutionary Ecology
44. Community Ecology & the Distribution of Life
45. Ecosystem and Global Ecology
46. Conservation


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