Biology With Infotrac: Concepts and Applications

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-01-07
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS supplies an 800 page, introductory issues-oriented approach with enormous instructional power. Starr supports mastery throughout while encouraging the critical thinking students need as citizens, voters, parents, and consumers. The "Impacts, Issues" and "How Would You Vote?" features new to this edition make biology come alive. An "Impacts, Issues" case study opens each chapter focusing on a biology-related societal issue. Short films that expand on the issue are on the free Student CD. Each chapter's "How Would You Vote?" asks students to consider biology-related news, apply knowledge, cast a vote on the web and see state and nationwide voting tallies. With the updated edition, the 1pass code that accompanies all new copies provide online access to 1) BiologyNow, a learning tool that helps students assess their unique study needs through pretests, post-test and personalized learning plans; 2) InfoTrac, a library of full text articles; 3) vMentor, a live tutoring service and 4) "How Do I Prepare," a feature that allows students to review basic math, chemistry, and other skills that will help them more easily master introductory biology. In addition the updated edition also offers a new InfoMark online Reader which contains pre-selected relevant articles that pair with the content presented. This allows instructors to find outside readings in just one click. Plus a new appendix that contains an Annotated Journal Article shows students how researchers develop and analyze their research.

Table of Contents

Concepts and Methods in Biologyp. 2
Principles of Cellular Life
Chemical Foundations for Cellsp. 20
Carbon Compounds in Cellsp. 34
Cell Structure and Functionp. 50
Ground Rules of Metabolismp. 74
How Cells Acquire Energyp. 92
How Cells Release Stored Energyp. 108
Principles of Inheritance
Cell Division and Mitosisp. 126
Meiosisp. 138
Observable Patterns of Inheritancep. 152
Chromosomes and Human Geneticsp. 170
DNA Structure and Functionp. 190
From DNA to Proteinsp. 200
Controls Over Genesp. 212
Recombinant DNA and Genetic Engineeringp. 222
Principles of Evolution
Microevolutionp. 238
Speciationp. 260
The Macroevolutionary Puzzlep. 272
Evolution and Biodiversity
The Origin and Evolution of Lifep. 292
Prokaryotes, Viruses, and Protistansp. 310
Fungip. 332
Plantsp. 340
Animals: The Invertebratesp. 356
Animals: The Vertebratesp. 382
Biodiversity in Perspectivep. 406
Plant Structure and Function
Plant Tissuesp. 420
Plant Nutrition and Transportp. 436
Plant Reproduction and Developmentp. 450
Animal Structure and Function
Tissues, Organ Systems, and Homeostasisp. 472
Integration and Control: Nervous Systemsp. 486
Sensory Receptionp. 508
Endocrine Controlp. 520
Protection, Support, and Movementp. 538
Circulationp. 554
Immunityp. 576
Respirationp. 596
Digestion and Human Nutritionp. 612
The Internal Environmentp. 632
Animal Reproduction and Developmentp. 644
Ecology and Behavior
Population Ecologyp. 684
Social Interactionsp. 702
Community Interactionsp. 718
Ecosystemsp. 736
The Biospherep. 756
Human Impact on the Biospherep. 782
Classification Scheme
Units of Measure
Answers to Self-Quizzes
Answers to Genetics Problems
A Closer Look at Some Major Metabolic Pathways
Periodic Table of the Elements
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