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Biology : Life on Earth

Biology : Life on Earth - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-0132380614

Cover of Biology : Life on Earth 8TH 08 (ISBN 978-0132380614)
ISBN13: 978-0132380614
ISBN10: 0132380617
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 08
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2008
International: No

List price: $160.00

Biology : Life on Earth - 8TH 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0132380614

Gerald Audesirk

ISBN13: 978-0132380614
ISBN10: 0132380617
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 08
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

With the amount of information in biology growing constantly, it is a challenge for readers to develop a sense of scientific literacy and to become educated consumers. This volume helps readers manage a wealth of scientific information in a manner that is both meaningful and long-lasting.

Features significant content revisions as well as new figures and photographs in every chapter. Includes anentirely new chapter on conservation biology. Presents approximately 40% new photos. Adds new bioethics icons to call out essays that relate to this timely topic.

A comprehensive reference for anyone interested in learning more about biology.

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Life on Earth 1

Unit One
The Life of a Cell

2. Atoms, Molecules, and Life
3. Biological Molecules
4. Cell Structure and Function
5. Cell Membrane Structure and Function
6. Energy Flow in the Life of a Cell
7. Capturing Solar Energy: Photosynthesis
8. Harvesting Energy: Glycolysis and Cellular Respiration

Unit Two
Inheritance

9. DNa: The Molecule of Heredity
10. Gene Expression and Regulation
11. The Continuity of Life: Cellular Reproduction
12. Patterns of Inheritance
13. Biotechnology

Unit Three
Evolution

14. Principles of Evolution
15. How Organisms Evolve
16. The Origin of Species
17. The History of Life
18. Systematics: Seeking Order Amidst Diversity
19. The Diversity of Prokaryotes and Viruses
20. The Diversity of Protists
21. The Diversity of Plants
22. The Diversity of Fungi
23. Animal Diversity i: Invertebrates
24. Animal Diversity Ii: Vertebrates

Unit Four
Behavior and Ecology

25. Animal Behavior
26. Population Growth and Regulation
27. Community Interactions
28. How Do Ecosystems Work?
29. Earth's Diverse Ecosystems
30. Conserving Life on Earth