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Biology - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0077349967

Cover of Biology 2ND 11 (ISBN 978-0077349967)
ISBN13: 978-0077349967
ISBN10: 0077349962
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 11
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2011
International: No

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Biology - 2ND 11 edition

ISBN13: 978-0077349967

Robert J. Brooker

ISBN13: 978-0077349967
ISBN10: 0077349962
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 11
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2011
International: No

The first edition of Biology, written by Dr. Rob Brooker, Dr. Eric Widmaier, Dr. Linda Graham, and Dr. Peter Stiling, has reached thousands of students and provided them with an outstanding view of the biological world. Now, the second edition has gotten even better! The author team is dedicated to producing the most engaging and current text that is available for undergraduate students who are majoring in biology. We want our students to be inspired by the field of biology and become critical thinkers. To this end, we have made the following changes throughout the entire book.

Author Bio

Robert J. Brooker (Ph.D., Yale University) is a Professor in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He received his B.A. in Biology at Wittenberg University in 1978.

Eric P. Widmaier received his Ph.D. in 1984 in Endocrinology from the University of California at San Francisco. His postdoctoral training was in endocrinology and physiology at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, and The Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA. He is currently Professor of Biology at Boston University.

Linda Graham is Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has taught a nonmajors plant biology course each year for more than 20 years. She also teaches courses on the biology of algae and bryophytes, contributes to an introductory biology course for majors, and has taught marine botany on a remote tropical island.

Peter Stiling is a professor of biology at the University of South Florida at Tampa. He has taught classes in ecology, environmental science, and community ecology, and in 1995 he received a teaching award in recognition of classroom excellence in these areas. Dr. Stiling obtained his Ph.D. from University College, Cardiff, Wales, and completed postdoctoral research at Florida State University.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Brooker/Widmaier/Graham/Stiling: Biology, 2/e
Table of Contents
1 An Introduction to Biology
Unit 1 Chemistry
2 The Chemical Basis of Life I: Atoms, Molecules, and Water
3 The Chemical Basis of Life II: Organic Molecules
Unit 2 Cell
4 General Features of Cells
5 Membrane Structure, Synthesis, and Transport
6 An Introduction to Energy, Enzymes, and Metabolism
7 Cellular Respiration, Fermentation, and Secondary Metabolism
8 Photosynthesis
9 Cell Communication
10 Multicellularity
Unit 3 Genetics
11 Nucleic Acid Structure, DNA Replication, and Chromosome Structure
12 Gene Expression at the Molecular Level
13 Gene Regulation
14 Mutation, DNA Repair, and Cancer
15 The Eukaryotic Cell Cycle, Mitosis, and Meiosis
16 Simple Patterns of Inheritance
17 Complex Patterns of Inheritance
18 Genetics of Viruses and Bacteria
19 Developmental Genetics
20 Genetic Technology
21 Genomes, Proteomes, and Bioinformatics
Unit 4 Evolution
22 The Origin and History of Life
23 An Introduction to Evolution
24 Population Genetics
25 Origin of Species and Macroevolution
26 Taxonomy and Systematics
Unit 5 Diversity
27 Bacteria and Archaea
28 Protists
29 Plants and the Conquest of Land
30 The Evolution and Diversity of Modern Gymnosperms and Angiosperms
31 Fungi
32 An Introduction to Animal Diversity
33 The Invertebrates
34 The Vertebrates
Unit 6 Plants
35 An Introduction to Flowering Plant Form and Function
36 Flowering Plants: Behavior
37 Flowering Plants: Nutrition
38 Flowering Plants: Transport
39 Flowering Plants: Reproduction
Unit 7 Animals
40 Introduction to Animal Form and Function
41 Neuroscience I: Cells of the Nervous System
42 Neuroscience II: Evolution and Function of the Brain and Nervous Systems
43 Neuroscience III: Sensory Systems
44 The Muscular-Skeletal System and Locomotion
45 Nutrition, Digestion, and Absorption
46 Control of Energy Balance, Metabolic Rate, and Body Temperature
47 Circulatory Systems
48 Respiratory Systems
49 Excretory Systems and Salt and Water Balance
50 Endocrine Systems
51 Animal Reproduction
52 Animal Development
53 Immune Systems
Unit 8 Ecology
54 An Introduction to Ecology and Biomes
55 Behavioral Ecology
56 Population Ecology
57 Species Interactions
58 Community Ecology
59 Ecosystems Ecology
60 Biodiversity and Conservation Biology