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9781319106317

Loose-leaf Version for What Is Life? A Guide to Biology

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  • ISBN13:

    9781319106317

  • ISBN10:

    1319106315

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 2017-12-22
  • Publisher: W. H. Freeman

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Summary

Does the vaccine for measles, mumps, and rubella cause autism?



What is the most common reason that DNA analyses overturn incorrect criminal convictions?



What genetically modified foods do most people in the United States consume (usually without knowing it)?



In his popular classes and bestselling textbooks, Jay Phelan uses questions like these as a way of introducing both the practical impact and awe-inspiring wonder of biological research. Phelan knows how to captivate nonmajors with stories of how scientists investigate life. He is also a master at using study of biology as a context for developing the critical thinking skills and scientific literacy students can draw on through college and beyond.



Phelan’s dynamic approach to teaching biology is the driving force behind What Is Life?—the most successful new non-majors biology textbook of the millennium. The rigorously updated new edition brings forward the features that made the book a classroom favorite (chapters anchored to intriguing questions about life, spectacular original illustrations, innovative learning tools) with a more focused and flexible presentation and enhanced art.



And more than ever, this edition is a seamless text/media source, with its dedicated version of LaunchPad, Macmillan’s breakthrough online course space which integrates an interactive e-Book, all student media, a wide range of assessment and course management features.

Table of Contents

 


Part 1. The Facts of Life




  1. Scientific thinking



  2. The chemistry of biology



  3. Molecules of life



  4. A tour of the cell



  5. Energy


  6. Part 2. Genetics, Evolution, and Behavior



  7. DNA and the expression of genes



  8. Genomics and biotechnology



  9. Chromosomes and cell division



  10. Genes and inheritance


  11. Part 3. Evolution and the Diversity of Life



  12. Evolution and natural selection



  13. Evolution and behavior



  14. The origin and diversification of life on earth



  15. Animal diversification



  16. Plant and Fungi diversity



  17. Evolution and diversity among the microbes


  18. Part 4. Ecology and the Environment



  19. Population ecology



  20. Ecosystems, communities, and species interactions



  21. Conservation biology


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