ISBN13:978-0077349967 ISBN10: 0077349962 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0073532219 ISBN10: 0073532215
Summary: 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 becom
e critical thinkers. To this end, we have made the following changes throughout the entire book.
Summary: 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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:2ND 11 Cover: Hardback Publisher:McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Published: 01/06/2010 International: No
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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.
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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
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