Biology : Life on Earth

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
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With the amount of information in biology growing constantly, it is a challenge for readers to develop a sense of scientific literacy and to become educated consumers. This volume helps readers manage a wealth of scientific information in a manner that is both meaningful and long-lasting. Features significant content revisions as well as new figures and photographs in every chapter. Includes anentirely new chapter on conservation biology. Presents approximately 40% new photos. Adds new bioethics icons to call out essays that relate to this timely topic. A comprehensive reference for anyone interested in learning more about biology.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Life on Earth 1
The Life of a Cell
Atoms, Molecules, and Life
Biological Molecules
Cell Structure and Function
Cell Membrane Structure and Function
Energy Flow in the Life of a Cell
Capturing Solar Energy: Photosynthesis
Harvesting Energy: Glycolysis and Cellular Respiration
Inheritance 8
DNA: The Molecule of Heredity
Gene Expression and Regulation
The Continuity of Life: Cellular Reproduction
Patterns of Inheritance
Principles of Evolution
How Organisms Evolve
The Origin of Species
The History of Life
Systematics: Seeking Order Amidst Diversity
The Diversity of Prokaryotes and Viruses
The Diversity of Protists
The Diversity of Plants
The Diversity of Fungi
Animal Diversity I: Invertebrates
Animal Diversity II: Vertebrates
Behavior and Ecology
Animal Behavior
Population Growth and Regulation
Community Interactions
How Do Ecosystems Work?
Earths Diverse Ecosystems
Conserving Life on Earth
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