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Biology : Unity and Diversity of Life - Text Only

Biology : Unity and Diversity of Life - Text Only - 10th edition

Biology : Unity and Diversity of Life - Text Only - 10th edition

ISBN13: 9780534388010

ISBN10: 0534388019

Biology : Unity and Diversity of Life - Text Only by Cecie Starr and Ralph Taggart - ISBN 9780534388010
Edition: 10TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published:
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Biology : Unity and Diversity of Life - Text Only by Cecie Starr and Ralph Taggart - ISBN 9780534388010

ISBN13: 9780534388010

ISBN10: 0534388019

Edition: 10TH 04

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Summary

Respected and loved by students and professors alike, BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, Ninth Edition presents the key concepts and applications of biology in an engaging, logical, and clear manner. Known for its superior writing and visually effective art program, this best-selling book provides students with one of the most readable and engaging introductions to biology in print. Respected for the way it maintains scientific accuracy while it presents information at an appropriate level for today's undergraduate nonmajors, the book has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest research in biology.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Methods and Concepts in Biology
2. Chemical Foundations for Cells
3. Carbon Compounds in Cells
4. Cell Structure and Function
5. A Closer Look at Cell Membranes
6. Ground Rules of Metabolism
7. Energy-Acquiring Pathways
8. Energy-Releasing Pathways
9. Cell Division and Mitosis
10. Meiosis
11. Observable Patterns of Inheritance
12. Chromosomes and Human Genetics
13. DNA Structure and Function
14. From DNA to Proteins
15. Control of Gene Expression
16. Recombinant DNA and Genetic Engineering
17. Emergence of Evolutionary Thought
18. Microevolution
19. Speciation
20. The Macroevolutionary Puzzle
21. The Origin and Evolution of Life
22. Bacteria and Viruses
23. Protistans
24. Fungi
25. Plants
26. Animals: The Invertebrates
27. Animals: The Vertebrates
28. Human Evolution: A Case Study
29. Plant Tissues
30. Plant Nutrition and Transport
31. Plant Reproduction
32. Plant Growth and Development
33. Tissues, Organ Systems, and Homeostasis
34. Information Flow and the Neuron
35. Integration and Control: Nervous Systems
36. Sensory Reception
37. Integration and Control: Endocrine Systems
38. Protection, Support, and Movement
39. Circulation
40. Immunity
41. Respiration
42. Digestion and Human Nutrition
43. Water-Solute Balance and Temperature Control
44. Principles of Reproduction and Development
45. Human Reproduction and Development
46. Population Ecology
47. Community Interactions
48. Ecosystems
49. The Biosphere
50. Human Impact on the Biosphere
51. An Evolutionary View of Behavior
52. Adaptive Value of Social Behavior