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Life : The Science of Biology, Volume 2 - Text Only

Life : The Science of Biology, Volume 2 - Text Only - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-0716743491

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Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Inc.
Published: 2001
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Life : The Science of Biology, Volume 2 - Text Only - 6TH 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0716743491

William K. Purves, David Sadava, Gordon H. Orians and Craig Heller

ISBN13: 978-0716743491
ISBN10: 0716743493
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 01
Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Inc.

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

Establishing biology as a dynamic discipline--not just a collection of facts--Life develops students' conceptual understanding of biological processes with impeccable scholarship, a smooth narrative, experimental contexts, spectacular art and effective pedagogy. In the streamlined new edition, you will find a strongly enhanced art program--with new features that zero in on the stages of key experiments and methodology, and that further clarify complex processes. Also for this edition: a new chapter on cell signaling, expanded coverage of plant and animal diversity, and an expansive, well-focused media/supplements package offering a new component for students (Lecture Notebook) and new options for Instructors such as online quizzing and testing, new presentation tools, custom lab manuals, WebCT, and more.

Author Bio

Purves, William K. : Harvey Mudd College

Sadava, David : Claremont Graduate University / Claremont McKenna College

Orians, Gordon H. : University of Washington

Heller, Craig : Stanford University

Table of Contents

1. An Evolutionary Framework for Biology

EVOLUTIONARY PROCESSES
The successful ordering of chapters initiated in the previous edition has been retained.
20. The History of Life on Earth
21. The Mechanisms of Evolution
Features new examples that highlight the variety of approaches, some of them experimental, in the study of evolutionary mechanisms
22. Species and Their Formation
23. Constructing and Using Phylogenies

The treatment of the methods of reconstructing phylogenetic relationships among organisms is expanded and updated.
24. Molecular and Genomic Evolution
Extensively rewritten; features a new section on genomic evolution.
25. The Origin of Life on Earth

THE EVOLUTION OF DIVERSITY
Chapters have been extensively revised to reflect the substantial advances made during the past few years in inferring evolutionary relationships among organisms.
26. Bacteria and Archaea: The Prokaryotic Domains
Phylogeny of bacteria and archaea has been updated. Lateral gene transfer and its consequences are discussed.
27. The Dawn of the Eukarya
A new section discusses the ''family tree'' of chloroplasts. Phylogeny of protists updated.
28. Plants Without Seeds: From Sea to Land
The emphasis on evolutionary trends has been sharpened, with particular attention to groups of green algae.
29. The Evolution of Seed Plants
This chapter, with a new discussion of evolutionary relationships within the angiosperms, has been separated from the chapter on nonseed plants.
30. Fungi: A Kingdom of Recyclers
31. Ancestors and Lophotrochozoans
32. Ecdysozoans: The Molting Animals
33. Deuterostomate Animals: Large Brains and Complex Behavior

ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY
New examples of experimental approaches to understanding the dynamics of ecological systems are featured in all chapters in this part.
53. Behavioral Ecology
54. Population Ecology

Expanded treatment of factors affecting population growth
55. Community Ecology
56. Ecosystems
57. Biogeography

This unique chapter again features a concise presentation of world biomes that combines photographs with graphs that highlight species richness and seasonal changes in biological activity in each biome. New material has been added on the role of biogeography on human social evolution.
58. Conservation Biology
This revised chapter features new examples of the use of scientific principles to help preserve Earth's biological diversity

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