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Biology: Concepts and Applications (Paperback)

Biology: Concepts and Applications (Paperback) - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-1439046739

ISBN13: 978-1439046739
ISBN10: 1439046735
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 11
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published: 2011
International: No

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Biology: Concepts and Applications (Paperback) - 8TH 11 edition

ISBN13: 978-1439046739

Cecie Starr

ISBN13: 978-1439046739
ISBN10: 1439046735
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 11
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.

Published: 2011
International: No
Summary

This best-selling text is designed to help students understand biology by engaging them in learning in every way possible. The book's extensive array of multimedia resources enriches the book's hallmark features: unique visuals on every page, applications in every chapter that show how biology is inextricably linked to everyday life, and activities and resources throughout the book that encourage critical thinking and spark curiosity in biological investigation. Cecie Starr's visuals work hand in hand with her clear writing. Each basic concept appears as a one- or two-page concept spread. This format helps student focus on information in manageable easy-to-understand segments. Main points are laid out clearly, summarized, and reinforced by visuals. The carefully written transitions between Concept Spreads help students grasp how each concept fits into the whole story. In the process, students develop an understanding of biology's amazing diversity and underlying unity.

Author Bio

Cecie Starr
For the past two decades, Cecie Starr has been known as one of the best-selling biology textbook authors. Her texts, appreciated for their clarity in both the written word and the visual representation of biological concepts, include multiple editions of Biology: the Unity and Diversity of Life, Biology: Concepts and Applications, and Biology Today and Tomorrow. Her original dream was to become an architect. Instead of building houses, she now builds, with care and attention to detail, incredible texts based on this philosophy: "I invite students into a chapter through an intriguing story. Once inside, they get the great windows that biologists construct on the world of life. Biology is not just another house. It is a conceptual mansion. I hope to do it justice."
Christine Evers
Christine Evers has been creating multimedia and Web-based materials to supplement Starr and other science texts for ten years. She earned her B.S. in Biology from SUNY Stony Brook. After working as a research assistant studying the developmental biology of slime mold, she was awarded an N.S.F. fellowship to attend Yale, where she studied evolutionary biology and honeybee behavior. She has a strong interest in science education and serves as a member of her local school board.
Lisa Starr
Lisa Starr has been responsible for the incredible art in the Starr biology textbooks for many years. She has worked at as a research scientist at The Scripps Institute as well as several other institutions. Her area of expertise is biochemistry, molecular and cell biology.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION.
1. Invitation to Biology.
Part I: PRINCIPLES OF CELLULAR LIFE.
2. Life's Chemical Basis.
3. Molecules of Life.
4. Cell Structure.
5. Ground Rules of Metabolism.
6. Where It Starts--Photosynthesis.
7. How Cells Release Chemical Energy.
Part II: GENETICS.
8. DNA Structure and Function.
9. From DNA to Protein.
10. Controls over Genes.
11. How Cells Reproduce.
12. Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction.
13. Observing Patterns in Inherited Traits.
14. Human Inheritance.
15. Biotechnology.
Part III: PRINCIPLES OF EVOLUTION.
16. Evidence of Evolution.
17. Processes of Evolution.
18. Life's Origin and Early Evolution.
Part IV: EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY.
19. Viruses, Bacteria, and Archaeans.
20. The Protists.
21. Plant Evolution.
22. Fungi.
23. Animals I: Invertebrate Groups.
24. Animals II: The Chordates.
Part V. HOW PLANTS WORK.
25. Plant Tissues.
26. Plant Nutrition and Transport.
27. Plant Reproduction and Development.
Part VI. HOW ANIMALS WORK.
28. Animal Tissues and Organ Systems.
29. Neural Control.
30. Sensory Perception.
31. Endocrine Control.
32. Structural Support and Movement.
33. Circulation.
34. Immunity.
35. Respiration.
36. Digestion and Human Nutrition.
37. The Internal Environment.
38. Reproduction and Development.
Part VII: PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY.
39. Animal Behavior.
40. Population Ecology.
41. Community Ecology.
42. Ecosystems.
43. The Biospheres.
44. Human Effects on the Biosphere.
Appendix I: Classification System.
Appendix II: Annotations to a Journal Article.
Appendix III: Answers to Self-Quizzes and Genetics Problems.
Appendix IV: Periodic Table of the Elements.
Appendix V: Molecular Models.
Appendix VI: Closer Look at Some Major Metabolic Pathways.
Appendix VII: A Plain English Map of the Human Chromosomes.
Appendix VIII: Restless Earth--Life's Changing Geologic Stage.
Appendix IX: Units of Measure.
Appendix X: A Comparative View of Mitosis in Plant and Animal Cells.
Glossary.
Index.

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