Life on Earth

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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For one-semester courses in Introductory Biology for non-majors.A briefer version of the highly successful Biology: Life on Earth, 7e, Life on Earth 4e helps instructors and students manage a wealth of scientific information in a meaningful and relevant way. Life on Earth 4e provides briefer, more streamlined coverage of topics and has an abbreviated diversity unit as compared to Biology: Life on Earth, 7e.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Life on Earth
The Life of a Cell
Atoms, Molecules, and Life
Cell Membrane Structure and Function
Cell Structure and Function
Energy Flow in the Life of a Cell
Capturing Solar Energy: Photosynthesis
Harvesting Energy: Glycolysis and Cellular Respiration
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 History of Life on Earth
The Diversity of Life
Plant Anatomy and Physiology
Plant Form and Function
Plant Responses to the Environment
Animal Anatomy and Physiology
Homeostasis and the Organization of the Animal Body
Circulation and Respiration
Nutrition, Digestion, and Excretion
Defenses Against Disease: The Immune Response
Chemical Control of the Animal Body: The Endocrine System
The Nervous System and the Senses
Animal Reproduction and Development
Animal Behavior
Population Growth and Regulation
Community Interactions
How Do Ecosystems Work?
Earth's Diverse Ecosystems
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