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Life on Earth / With CD

Life on Earth / With CD - 3rd edition

Life on Earth / With CD - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780130653093

ISBN10: 0130653098

Life on Earth / With CD by Teresa Audesirk, Gerald Audesirk and Bruce E. Byers - ISBN 9780130653093
Edition: 3RD 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2003
International: No
Life on Earth / With CD by Teresa Audesirk, Gerald Audesirk and Bruce E. Byers - ISBN 9780130653093

ISBN13: 9780130653093

ISBN10: 0130653098

Summary

For non-majors introductory biology courses covering core areas such as cell biology, genetics, evolution, plant and animal anatomy and physiology, and ecology.

A briefer version of the highly successful Biology: Life on Earth, 6/e (2002), Life on Earth, 3/e was developed in collaboration with a team of biology educators to meet the needs of non-majors. It is built on a steadfast tradition of accurate science, engaging presentation and media innovation. The new MediaTutor student CD-ROM is integrated into each chapter, as MediaTutor Tabs within each chapter show a sequence of activities found on the students' CD. For the instructor, a new Instructor's Resource CD-ROM conveniently provides all the tools needed to prepare for lecture in one easy-to-use CD. The result is a program that helps you draw students into biology through an engaging text, interactive media and exciting lecture presentation material.

Author Bio

Audesirk, Teresa : University of Colorado, Denver


Audesirk, Gerald : University of Colorado, Denver


Byers, Bruce E. : University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Life on Earth.

I. THE LIFE OF A CELL.

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

II. INHERITANCE.

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

III. EVOLUTION.

13. Principles of Evolution
14. How Organisms Evolve.
15. The History of Life on Earth.
16. The Diversity of Life.

IV. PLANT ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY.

17. Plant Form and Function.
18. Plant Responses to the Environment.

V. ANIMAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY.

19. Homeostasis and the Organization of the Animal Body.
20. Circulation and Respiration.
21. Nutrition, Digestion, and Excretion.
22. Defenses Against Disease: The Immune Response.
23. Chemical Control of the Animal Body: The Endocrine System.
24. The Nervous System and the Senses.
25. Animal Reproduction and Development.
26. Animal Behavior.

VI. ECOLOGY.

27. Population Growth and Regulation.
28. Community Interactions.
29. How Do Ecosystems Work?
30. Earth's Diverse Ecosystems.

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