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Biology : Unity and Diversity of Life

Biology : Unity and Diversity of Life - 11th edition

Biology : Unity and Diversity of Life - 11th edition

ISBN13: 9780495015994

ISBN10: 0495015997

Biology : Unity and Diversity of Life by Cecie Starr and Ralph Taggart - ISBN 9780495015994
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 11TH 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
International: No
Biology : Unity and Diversity of Life by Cecie Starr and Ralph Taggart - ISBN 9780495015994

ISBN13: 9780495015994

ISBN10: 0495015997

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 11TH 06

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For the 11th edition of BIOLOGY: UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, Cecie Starr and Ralph Taggart made it their goal to "solve" some of the toughest Introductory Biology course challenges. We introduce a new issues-oriented approach with engages students in current, motivating biological topics; a built-in cross-referencing system for key topics; and, most importantly, time-saving media resources for instructors. Show students how biology matters - Opening each chapter with engaging essays on hot issues and related online voting, the text highlights the connections between biology and real-life. Online exercises promote critical thinking about issues students will face as consumers, parents and citizens. Link concepts from chapter to chapter - Students often have a difficult time with this, so the authors created a "linking" tool. A list at the start of each chapter reminds students of related topics that were explained earlier. Within chapters, a key icon identifies cross-references to relevant sections in earlier chapters. As students work through the text, they see how topics build upon one another. Monitoring students' progress with ease - BiologyNow offers diagnostic quizzes with automatically graded results that flow directly into your instructor gradebook (iLrn, WebCT or BlackBoard). And, to assess students' progress instantly with in-class quizzes and polls, you can use JoinIn on TurningPoint® content and software. Easier lecture prep - The new PowerLecture tool integrates all chapter assets - art, photos, animations, videos, links to InfoTrac articles, web links and everything else you need into each chapter's lecture slides. This "buffet" of media resources--arranged by chapter section is at your fingertips. Just cut and paste what you want into your lecture file.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


1. Invitation to Biology.


2. Life's Chemical Basis.
3. Molecules of Life.
4. Cell Structure and Function.
5. A Closer Look at Cell Membranes.
6. Ground Rules of Metabolism.
7. Where It Starts--Photosynthesis.
8. How Cells Release Chemical Energy.


9. How Cells Reproduce.
10. Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction.
11. Observing Patterns in Inherited Traits.
12. Chromosomes and Human Inheritance.
13. DNA Structure and Function.
14. From DNA to Protein.
15. Controls Over Genes.
16. Studying and Manipulating Genomes.


17. Evidence of Evolution.
18. Microevolutionary Processes.
19. Evolutionary Patterns, Rates, and Trends.
20. Life's Origin and Early Evolution.


21. Prokaryotes and Viruses.
22. "Protists"--The Simplest Eukaryotes.
23. Plant Evolution.
24. Fungi.
25. Animal Evolution--The Invertebrates.
26. Animal Evolution--The Vertebrates.
27. Biodiversity in Perspective.


28. Plants and Animals--Common Challenges.


29. Plant Tissues.
30. Plant Nutrition and Transport.
31. Plant Reproduction.


33 Animal Tissues and Organ Systems.
34. Neural Control.
35. Sensory Perception.
36. Endocrine Control.
37. Structural Support and Movement.
38. Circulation.
39. Immunity.
40. Respiration.
41. Digestion and Human Nutrition.
42. The Internal Environment.
43. Principles of Animal Reproduction and Development.
44. Human Reproduction and Development.


45. Population Ecology.
46. Community Structure and Biodiversity.
47. Ecosystems.
48. The Biosphere.
49. Behavioral Ecology.

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