Concepts in Biology

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  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-16
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Enger/Ross/Bailey: Concepts in Biology is a relatively brief introductory general biology text written for students with no previous science background. The authors strive to use the most accessible vocabulary and writing style possible while still maintaining scientific accuracy. The text covers all the main areas of study in biology from cells through ecosystems. Evolution and ecology coverage are combined in Part Four to emphasize the relationship between these two main subject areas. The new, 13th edition is the latest and most exciting revision of a respected introductory biology text written by authors who know how to reach students through engaging writing, interesting issues and applications, and accessible level. Instructors will appreciate the book's scientific accuracy, complete coverage and extensive supplement package.

Table of Contents

What is Biology?
Chemistry, Cells, and Metabolism
The Basics of Life
Organic Molecules-The Molecules of Life
Cell Structure and Function
Enzymes, Coenzymes, and Energy
Biochemical Pathways-Cellular Respiration
Biochemical Pathways-Photosynthesis
Molecular Biology, Cell Division and Genetics
The Molecular Basis of Heredity
Cell Division
Patterns of Inheritance
Applications of Biotechnology
Evolution and Ecology
Diversity within Species and Population Genetics
Evolution and Natural Selection
The Formation of Species and Evolutionary Change
Ecosystem Dynamics
Community Interactions
Population Ecology
Evolutionary and Ecological Aspects of Behavior
The Origin and Classification of Life
The Origin of Life and Evolution of Cells
The Classification and Evolution of Organisms
The Nature of Microorganisms
The Plant Kingdom
The Animal Kingdom
Physiological Processes
Materials Exchange in the Body
Food and Diet
The Body's Control Mechanisms and Immunity
Human Reproduction, Sex, and Sexuality
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