9780805373936

Essential Biology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780805373936

  • ISBN10:

    0805373934

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2001
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
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Summary

"Essential Biology" is a brief non-majors biology book that combines clear writing, real-world applications, vivid art, and powerful media to teach readers the important concepts of biology and give them an appreciation for how biology relates to their everyday lives. In the Second Edition, best-selling authors Neil Campbell and Jane Reece are joined by Eric Simon, who uses his experience teaching non-majors biology to keep the book both accessible and up to date. To help readers become informed citizens, the new edition features even more human applications and up-to-date information on important issues like DNA technology, cloning, and global warming. KEY TOPICS The book covers four major biological topics cells, genetics, evolution/diversity, and ecology and uses evolution as an overarching theme to tie all 20 chapters together. For college instructors, students, or anyone interested in biology.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Biology Today
1(23)
UNIT ONE Cells
Essential Chemistry for Biology
24(15)
The Molecules of Life
39(19)
A Tour of the Cell
58(25)
Cellular Respiration: Harvesting Chemical Energy
83(20)
Photosynthesis: Converting Light Energy to Chemical Energy
103(17)
UNIT TWO Genetics
The Cellular Basis of Reproduction and Inheritance
120(23)
Patterns of Inheritance
143(29)
Molecular Biology of the Gene
172(26)
The Control of Gene Expression
198(21)
DNA Technology and the Human Genome
219(31)
UNIT THREE Evolution
How Populations Evolve
250(26)
How Biological Diversity Evolves
276(27)
The Evolution of Microbial Life
303(23)
Plants, Fungi, and the Move onto Land
326(24)
The Evolution of Animals
350(42)
UNIT FOUR Ecology
The Biosphere: Earth's Diverse Environments
392(26)
Population Ecology
418(22)
Community Ecology
440(19)
Ecosystems and Conservation Biology
459
Appendices
A Metric Conversion Table
A--1
B Answers to Self-Quiz Questions
B--1
C Photographic Credits
C--1
D Illustration and Text Credits
D--1
Glossary G--1
Index I--1

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