Biology (US Edition)

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-01-08
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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BIOLOGY is an authoritative majors textbook with evolution as a unifying theme. In revising the text, McGraw-Hill has consulted extensively with previous users, noted experts and professors in the field. It is distinguished from other texts by its strong emphasis on natural selection and the evolutionary process that explains biodiversity.

Table of Contents

I The Origin of Living Things

1 The Science of Biology

2 The Nature of Molecules

3 The Chemical Building Blocks of Life

4 The Origin and Early History of Life

II Biology of the Cell

5 Cell Structure

6 Membranes

7 Cell-Cell Interactions

8 Energy and Metabolism

9 How Cells Harvest Energy

10 Photosynthesis

11 How Cells Divide

III Genetic and Molecular Biology

12 Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis

13 Patterns of Inheritance

14 DNA: The Genetic Material

15 Genes and How They Work

16 Gene Technology

17 Genomes

18 Control of Gene Expression

19 Cellular Mechanisms of Development

20 Molecular Biology and Medicine

IV Evolution

21 Genes within Populations

22 The Evidence for Evolution

23 The Origin of Species

24 Evolution and Phylogeny

V Diversity of Life on Earth

25 Systematics and the Phylogenetic Revolution

26 Viruses

27 Prokaryotes

28 Protists

29 Overview of Plant Diversity

30 Fungi

31 Overview of Animal Diversity

32 Noncoelomate Invertebrates

33 Coelomate Invertebrates

34 Vertebrates

VI Plant Form and Function

35 Plant Form

36 Vegetative Plant Development

37 Transport in Plants

38 Plant Nutrition

39 Plant Defense Responses

40 Sensory Systems in Plants

41 Plant Reproduction

VII Animal Form and Function

42 The Animal Body and How It Moves

43 Fueling Body Activities: Digestion

44 Circulation and Respiration

45 The Nervous System

46 Sensory Systems

47 The Endocrine System

48 The Immune System

49 Maintaining the Internal Environment

50 Sex and Reproduction

51 Vertebrate Development

VIII Ecology and Behavior

52 Behavioral Biology

53 Population Ecology

54 Community Ecology

55 Dynamics of Ecosystems

56 The Biosphere

57 Conservation Biology

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