9780072986693

Student Study Guide to Accompany the Living World

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    9780072986693

  • ISBN10:

    0072986697

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-04-23
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Table of Contents

The Study of Life
The Science of Biologyp. 001
Evolution and Ecologyp. 005
The Living Cell
The Chemistry of Lifep. 011
Molecules of Lifep. 015
Cellsp. 018
Energy and Lifep. 025
Photosynthesis: Acquiring Energy from the Sunp. 028
How Cells Harvest Energy from Foodp. 031
The Continuity of Life
Mitosisp. 034
Meiosisp. 038
Foundations of Geneticsp. 041
DNA: The Genetic Materialp. 046
How Genes Workp. 049
The New Biology
Gene Technologyp. 53
Genomicsp. 57
The Revolution in Cell Technologyp. 61
The Evolution and Diversity of Life
Evolution and Natural Selectionp. 64
How We Name Living Thingsp. 69
The First Single-Celled Creaturesp. 73
Advent of the Eukaryotesp. 78
Fungi Invade the Landp. 82
Plant Life
Evolution of Plantsp. 87
Plant Form and Functionp. 92
Plant Reproduction and Growthp. 96
Evolution of Animal Life
Evolution of the Animal Phylap. 100
History of the Vertebratesp. 105
How Humans Evolvedp. 109
Animal Life
The Animal Body and How It Movesp. 112
Circulationp. 116
Respirationp. 120
The Path of Food Through the Animal Bodyp. 124
Maintaining the Internal Environmentp. 129
How the Animal Body Defends Itselfp. 133
The Nervous Systemp. 139
Chemical Signaling Within the Animal Bodyp. 145
Reproduction and Developmentp. 149
The Living Environment
Ecosystemsp. 153
Populations and Communitiesp. 158
Behavior and the Environmentp. 163
Planet Under Stressp. 167
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