Essentials of Biology

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-07
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Essentials of Biologyis an introductory biology text for non-major students that combines Dr. Sylvia Mader's superb and accessible writing style with clear visuals, a comprehensive learning system, and abundant supplements. Essentials of Biology explains the principles of biology clearly and illustrates them in a captivating, easy-to-understand manner. It emphasizes the relevance of biology to students' lives within a framework of biodiversity and is organized around the major concepts of biology�cells theory, gene theory, evolution, the theory of homeostasis, and ecosystems.

Table of Contents

A View of Life
The Cell
The Chemical Basis of Life
The Organic Molecules of Life
Inside the Cell
The Dynamic Cell
Energy for Life
Energy for Cells
Cellular Reproduction
Sexual Reproduction
Patterns of Inheritance
DNA Biology and Technology
Gene Regulation and Cancer
Genetic Counseling
Darwin and Evolution
Evolution on a Small Scale
Evolution on a Large Scale
Diversity of Life
The First Forms of Life
Land Environment: Plants and Fungi
Both Water and Land: Animals
Plant Structure and Function
Plant Anatomy and Growth
Plant Responses and Reproduction
Animal Structure and Function
Being Organized and Steady
The Transport Systems
The Maintenance Systems
Human Nutrition
Defenses Against Disease
The Control Systems
Sensory Input and Motor Output
Reproduction and Development
Ecology of Populations
Communities and Ecosystems
Human Impact on the Biosphere
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