Biology : Life on Earth

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 1996-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Appropriate for Introductory Biology courses. This best-selling introductory text, widely praised for its lively writing style and impeccable scientific presentation, has been revised to reflect the changing dynamics of introductory biology. Emphasizing concepts over facts and critical thinking over memorization, Life on Earth presents the dynamic processes at work in biology and conveys the relevance and excitement of this discipline to students.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Life on Earth
The life of the cell
Atoms, Molecules, and Life
Biological Molecules
Energy Flow in the Life of the Cell
Cell Structure and Function
Cell Membrane Structure and Function
Photosynthesis: Capturing Solar Energy
Harvesting Energy From Food: Glycolysis and Cellular Respiration
Cellular Reproduction
Dna: The Molecule of Heredity
Gene Expression and Regulation
Gene Exchange, Meiosis, Eukaryotic Life Cycles
Patterns of Inheritance
Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology
Human Genetics
Principles of Evolution
How Organisms Evolve
The Origin of Species
The History of Life on Earth
Taxonomy: Imposing Order on Diversity
The Hidden World of Microbes
The Fungi
The Plant Kingdom
The Animal Kingdom
Plant anatomy and physiology
The Structure of Land Plants
How Land Plants Acquire and Transport Nutrients
Plant Reproduction and Development
Plant Responses to the Environment
Animal anatomy and physiology
Homeostasis and the Organization of the Animal Body
Nutrition and Digestion
The Urinary System and Homeostasis
Defenses Against Disease: The Immune Response
Chemical Control of the Animal Body: The Endocrine System
Information Processing: The Nervous System
The Senses: Perception
Action and Support: The Muscles and Skeleton
Animal Reproduction
Animal Development
Animal behavior
The Foundations of Animal Behavior
The Social Behavior of Animals
Population Growth and Regulation
Community Interactions
How Ecosystems Work
Earth's Diverse Ecosystems
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