9780201257281

Science Insights : Exploring Living Things

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  • ISBN13:

    9780201257281

  • ISBN10:

    0201257289

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1994-06-01
  • Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall

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Table of Contents

Unit 1 Exploring the Sciences 1(72)
Studying Science
2(28)
Science Skills and Methods
3(9)
Science and Technology Safety in a Symbol
11(1)
Measuring with Scientific Units
12(6)
Science and You Settling Cereals
17(1)
Graphing
18(3)
Science and Technology Just a Touch of a Key
20(1)
Microscopes and Lasers
21(9)
Science and Technology Optical Instruments
25(1)
How do you prepare a wet mount slide?
26(1)
Reviews
27(3)
The Earth and Living Things
30(20)
The Living Planet
31(5)
Science and Technology Infrared Sensors
34(2)
Characteristics of Living Things
36(5)
Science and You Goose Bumps
40(1)
Needs of Living Things
41(9)
Science and Technology Salty Waters
45(1)
How does temperature affect mold growth?
46(1)
Review
47(3)
The Chemistry of Living Things
50(22)
Matter
51(7)
Science and You Here an Element, There an Element
56(2)
Changes in Matter
58(6)
Science and Technology Practical Polymers
62(1)
What happens during a chemical reaction?
63(1)
Molecules of Life
64(8)
Science and You Proper Proteins
66(1)
Review
67(3)
Science and Literature ``The Gorilla Signs Love''
70(2)
Unit 2 Cells and Heredity 72(64)
Cells and Living Things
74(18)
The Cell Theory
75(3)
Science and Technology Even a Closer Look
77(1)
Parts of a Cell
78(8)
Science and Technology A Living Bandage
84(1)
How do animal cells and plant cells differ?
85(1)
Organization of Living Things
86(6)
Science and Technology Pacemakers
88(1)
Review
89(3)
Cell Processes
92(18)
Movement of Substances
93(4)
Science and Technology Freezing Body Organs
96(1)
Energy Processes
97(6)
Science and You Chemistry of Sore Muscles
101(1)
How Does light affect plant growth?
102(1)
Cell Growth and Division
103(7)
Science and Society Cell Division out of Control
106(1)
Review
107(3)
Heredity
110(26)
Basic Principles of Heredity
111(6)
Science and You Your Multigene Traits
116(1)
Chromosomes and Inheritance
117(5)
Science and Technology Karyotypes
120(1)
How do you make a model of gene inheritance?
121(1)
DNA and the Genetic Code
122(5)
Science and You Sunburn and DNA Damage
126(1)
Applied Genetics
127(9)
Science and Technology The Human Genome Project
130(1)
Review
131(3)
Science and Literature ``The Plant People''
134(2)
Unit 3 Evolution and Classification 136(56)
Diversity of Living Things
138(18)
Diversity and Adaptation
139(5)
Science and You Helping Out Your Adaptations
143(1)
Variation and Reproduction
144(4)
Science and You Variation in Humans
146(1)
How do beans vary?
147(1)
Natural Selection
148(8)
Science and Technology Germplasm Banks
152(1)
Review
153(3)
History of Life
156(18)
Geologic Time
157(5)
Science and Technology Clues to Continental Movement
161(1)
The Fossil Record
162(5)
Science and Technology Finding Oil
165(1)
What is the difference between a mold and a cast?
166(1)
Human Evolution
167(7)
Science and Society The Piltdown Hoax
170(1)
Review
171(3)
Classifying Living Things
174(18)
Classification
175(5)
Science and You Finding One Book Among Millions
179(1)
The Five Kingdoms
180(3)
Science and Technology Clues to the Past
182(1)
Identifying Organisms
183(4)
Science and You Birding
185(1)
How do you use a taxonomic key?
186(1)
Review
187(5)
Science and Literature ``In the Night, Still Dark''
190(2)
Unit 4 Simple Organisms 192(42)
Viruses and Monerans
194(16)
Viruses
195(5)
Science and Technology Curing the Common Cold
199(1)
Monerans
200(10)
Science and Technology Foul Food
205(1)
How effective are common antiseptics?
206(1)
Review
207(3)
Protists and fungi
210(24)
Diversity of Protists
211(3)
Science and Society Algae as Food
213(1)
Protozoa
214(3)
Science and Society Malaria
216(1)
Algae
217(5)
Science and You Polishing Up on Diatoms
221(1)
Fungi
222(12)
Science and Society Penicillin
227(1)
How does temperature affect yeast growth?
228(1)
Review
229(3)
Science and Literature ``The Great Mushroom Mistake''
232(2)
Unit 5 Plant Life 234(62)
A World of Plants
236(16)
Plant Origins
237(6)
Science and Technology Hydroponics
242(1)
Chemistry in Plants
243(9)
Science and Society Too Few Food Plants?
246(2)
Do plants breathe?
248(1)
Review
249(3)
Nonflowering Plants
252(18)
Characteristics of Nonflowering Plant
253(3)
Science and You Using Nonflowering Plants
255(1)
Bryophytes
256(3)
Science and Society Peat Resources
258(1)
Nonflowering Vascular Plants
259(11)
Science and Technology Making Paper
264(2)
Which plant absorbs the most water?
266(1)
Review
267(3)
Flowering Plants
270(26)
Characteristics of Flowering Plants
271(4)
Science and Society Plant Medicines
274(1)
Vascular Plant Systems
275(6)
Science and You Plant Edibles
280(1)
Reproduction of Flowering Plants
281(5)
Science and You Pollen Allergy
285(1)
Plant Growth
286(10)
Science and Technology Future Superplants
289(1)
What are the parts of a flower?
290(1)
Review
291(3)
Science and Literature ``Songs in the Garden of the House God''
294(2)
Unit 6 Animal Life 296(94)
Invertebrates I
298(22)
The Animal Kingdom
299(3)
Science and Technology Deep--Sea Exploration
301(1)
Sponges
302(3)
Science and You Household Sponges
304(1)
Cnidarians
305(5)
Science and You Stinging Jellyfish
308(2)
Worms
310(10)
Science and Society Worms as Parasites
315(1)
How to earthworms change soil?
316(1)
Review
317(3)
Invertebrates II
320(24)
Mollusks
321(4)
Science and Society People and Mollusks
324(1)
Arthropods
325(6)
Science and Society Friendly Spiders
330(1)
Insects
331(6)
Science and Technology A Robot Honeybee
335(1)
What are the stages in fruit fly reproduction?
336(1)
Echinoderms
337(7)
Science and Society Sea Urchins, Otters, and Kelp
340(1)
Review
341(3)
Fishes, Amphibians, and Reptiles
344(22)
Common Traits of Vertebrates
345(3)
Science and You Fever Biology
347(1)
Fishes
348(5)
Science and Society A Fishy Diet
352(1)
Amphibians
353(4)
Science and Society Vanishing Amphibians
356(1)
Reptiles
357(9)
Science and You Know Your Fangs!
361(1)
What changes occur during metamorphosis?
362(1)
Review
363(3)
Birds and Mammals
366(24)
Birds
367(9)
Science and Society Back from the Brink?
374(1)
How do contour and down feathers compare?
375(1)
Mammals
376(4)
Science and Society Saving Endangered Mammals
379(1)
Diversity of Mammals
380(10)
Science and You Humans as Mammals
384(1)
Review
385(3)
Science and Literature ``The Cloud Spinner''
388(2)
Unit 7 Human Life 390(144)
Support, Movement, and Covering
392(22)
Skeletal System
393(8)
Science and Technology Fiber Optics! Television! Surgery!
399(1)
What gives a bone its hardness and flexibility?
400(1)
Muscular System
401(6)
Science and You Those Aching Muscles
406(1)
The Skin
407(7)
Science and You Zits and Zats!
410(1)
Review
411(3)
Supply and Transport
414(28)
Digestive System
415(6)
Science and Society Eating Disorders
420(1)
Circulatry System
421(8)
Science and You Have a Healthy Heart
428(1)
Respiratory System
429(6)
Science and Society Indoor Air Pollution
433(1)
How does lung capacity vary?
434(1)
Excretory System
435(7)
Science and Technology Dialysis---The Amazing Machine
438(1)
Review
439(3)
Control and Sensing
442(24)
Nervous System
443(7)
Science and Technology PETs and CATs
449(1)
The Senses
450(8)
Science and You Too Close or Too Far?
455(2)
Are two eyes better than one?
457(1)
Endocrine System
458(8)
Science and Technology Synthetic Growth Hormone
462(1)
Review
463(3)
Reproduction and Life Stages
466(20)
Human Reproductive Systems
467(6)
Science and Society STDs
472(1)
Fertilization, Pregnancy, and Birth
473(5)
Science and Technology Health Before Birth
477(1)
Human Life Stages
478(8)
Science and Society Our Aging Population
481(1)
Is age related to Learning development?
482(1)
Review
483(3)
Nutrition, Health, and Wellness
486(24)
Nutrients
487(7)
Science and Society Staple Foods
492(1)
What information is found on food labels?
493(1)
Exercise and Rest
494(4)
Scence and Technology Toning Up
497(1)
Drugs and Substance Abuse
498(5)
Science and You Critical Choices
502(1)
Alcohol and Tobacco
503(7)
Science and Society Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
506(1)
Review
507(3)
Diesease and the Immune System
510(24)
Infectious Disease
511(5)
Science and You Lyme Disease
515(1)
The Body's Natural Defenses
516(5)
Science and Technology The Rh Factor
519(1)
Do people blink their eyes at the same rate?
520(1)
Body Disorders
521(4)
Science and Society Electronic Pollution
524(1)
Medicines That Fight Disease
525(9)
Science and Society Sources of New Medicines
528(1)
Review
529(3)
Science and Literature ``Fantastic Voyage''
532(2)
Unit 8 Ecology 534(90)
Organisms and Their Environment
536(24)
Ecosystems and Communities
537(5)
Science and Society Balance in Ecosystems
541(1)
Food and Energy
542(6)
Science and You Choose Your Place!
546(1)
How do food chains form a food web?
547(1)
Cycles in an Ecosystem
548(5)
Science and Society Global Warming
552(1)
Changes in Ecosystems
553(7)
Science and Society City Succession
555(2)
Review
557(3)
Interactions Among Organisms
560(18)
Changes in Populations
561(6)
Science and Society Human Population Growth
564(2)
How do you measure population density?
566(1)
Relationships Among Populations
567(4)
Science and You Human Symbionts
570(1)
Animal Behavior
571(7)
Science and You Say Good Night!
574(1)
Review
575(3)
Climate and Biomes
578(22)
Climate
579(5)
Science and Society Know Your Microclimates
582(1)
How do different climates compare?
583(1)
Land Biomes
584(8)
Science and Society Desertification
591(1)
Water Biomes
592(8)
Science and Society Living by the Yellow River
596(1)
Review
597(3)
Humans and the Environment
600(24)
Natural Resources
601(7)
Science and Technology Alternative Fuels
607(1)
Energy Resources
608(4)
Science and You Turn Off the Lights!
611(1)
Pollution
612(12)
Science and Society Recycling
617(1)
How does acid rain affect plants?
618(1)
Review
619(3)
Science and Literature ``All Things Are Linked''
622(2)
Data Bank 624(8)
Glossary 632(10)
Index 642(8)
Acknowledgments 650

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