Biology: Dimensions of Life

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-02-05
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Presson/Jenner: Biology: Dimensions of Life, 1e is a one-semester biology text with an engaging, conversational style which encourages basic understanding of biology, issues, and applications leading students to a greater awareness of how they interact with the world around them. The goal of this text is to help students understand how biology relates to their lives and why they should develop a desire to obtain knowledge about science and biological issues. Your students will especially benefit from Biology: Dimensions of Life's new The Guided Learning System. This innovative set of key features is designed to help your students understand the many new biological concepts and applications within each chapter. A few highlights of the Guided Learning System include: bull; An Added Dimension and An Added Dimension Explained bull; What Do You Think? bull; Now You Can Understand bull; Quantitative Query Questions in the end of chapter material bull; A Running Glossary

Table of Contents

The Framework of Biology
Biological Chemistry, Cells, and Cellular Processes
Life Emerges from Chemistry: Atoms and Molecules
Biological Molecules
Life is Cellular: Cell Structure and Function
Life Uses Chemical Energy: Energy and Life
Engine of Life: Photosynthesis and Glucose Metabolism
Reproduction of Cells and Inheritance
The Master Molecule of Life: DNA: Structure and Function
Life Renews Itself: Reproduction of Cells
Constructing Life: The Control of Eukaryotic Gene Expression
Rules of Inheritance: Classical Genetics
Applying Your Knowledge of Cells and Cellular Processes
Biotechnology (Applications Chapter)
The Biology and Treatment of Cancer (Applications Chapter)
Evolution and Diversity of Life
Life Evolves: Darwin and the Science of Evolution
All Life is Related: Understanding Biological Diversity
Varieties of Life: Prokaryotes, Single-Celled Eukaryotes, and Algae
Varieties of Life: Fungi and Animals
Varieties of Life: Plants
Applying Your Knowledge of Biological Diversity
The Value of Biological Diversity (Applications Chapter)
Plant Biology
The Living Plant: Plant Structure and Function
The Thread of Life: Reproduction of Seed Plants
Human Biology
Nerves, Senses, Bones, Muscles
Nutrition and Digestion
Circulation, Respiration, and Excretion
Hormones, Reproduction, and Early Development
Applying Your Knowledge of Human Biology
Human Control of Reproduction (Applications Chapter)
The Immune System and Emergent Diseases (Applications Chapter)
Ecology: Populations and Communities
Ecosystems and Biomes
Applying Your Knowledge of Ecology
Human Impact Upon the Earth (Applications chapter)
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