Summary: BIOLOGY is an authoritative majors textbook focusing on evolution as a unifying theme. In revising the text, McGraw-Hill consulted with numerous users, noted experts and professors in the field. Biology is distinguished from other texts by its strong emphasis on natural selection and the evolutionary process that explains biodiversity. The new 8th edition continues that tradition and advances into modern biology by featuring the latest in cutting edge content reflective
of the rapid advances in biology. That same modern perspective was brought into the completely new art program offering readers a dynamic, realistic, and accurate, visual program.
Summary: BIOLOGY is an authoritative majors textbook focusing on evolution as a unifying theme. In revising the text, McGraw-Hill consulted with numerous users, noted experts and professors in the field. Biology is distinguished from other texts by its strong emphasis on natural selection and the evolutionary process that explains biodiversity. The new 8th edition continues that tradition and advances into modern biology by featuring the latest in cutting edge content reflective of the rapid advances in biology. That same modern perspective was brought into the completely new art program offering readers a dynamic, realistic, and accurate, visual program. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:8TH 08 Cover: Hardback Publisher:McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Published: 01/18/2007 International: No
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Part I The Molecular Basis of Life
1 The Science of Biology 2 The Nature of Molecules 3 The Chemical Building Blocks of Life
Part II Biology of the Cell
4 Cell Structure 5 Membranes 6 Energy and Metabolism 7 How Cells Harvest Energy 8 Photosynthesis 9 Cell-Cell Interactions 10 How Cells Divide
Part III Genetic and Molecular Biology
11 Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis 12 Patterns of Inheritance 13 Chromosomes, Mapping and the Meiosis Inheritance Connection 14 DNA: The Genetic Material 15 Genes and How They Work 16 Control of Gene Expression 17 Biotechnology 18 Genomics 19 Cellular Mechanisms of Development
Part IV Evolution
20 Genes Within Populations 21 The Evidence for Evolution 22 The Origin of Species 23 Systematics and the Phylogenetic Revolution 24 Genome Evolution 25 Evolution of Development
Part V Diversity of Life on Earth
26 Tree of Life 27 Viruses 28 Prokaryotes 29 Protists 30 Overview of Plant Diversity 31 Fungi 32 Overview of Animal Diversity 33 Noncoelomate Invertebrates 34 Coelomate Invertebrates 35 Vertebrates
Part VI Plant Form and Function
36 Plant Form 37 Vegetative Plant Development 38 Transport in Plants 39 Plant Nutrition 40 Plant Defense Responses 41 Sensory Systems in Plants 42 Plant Reproduction
Part VII Animal Form and Function
43 The Animal Body and Principles of Regulation 44 The Nervous System 45 Sensory Systems 46 The Endocrine System 47 The Musculoskeletal System 48 The Digestive System 49 The Circulatory and Respiratory Systems 50 Temperature, Osmotic Regulation and the Urinary System 51 The Immune System 52 The Reproductive Systems 53 Animal Development
Part VIII Ecology and Behavior
54 Behavioral Biology 55 Population Ecology 56 Community Ecology 57 Dynamics of Ecosystems 58 The Biosphere 59 Conservation Biology
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