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Concepts in Biology

Concepts in Biology - 12th edition

Concepts in Biology - 12th edition

ISBN13: 9780073227375

ISBN10: 0073227374

Concepts in Biology by Eldon Enger - ISBN 9780073227375
Edition: 12TH 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
International: No
Concepts in Biology by Eldon Enger - ISBN 9780073227375

ISBN13: 9780073227375

ISBN10: 0073227374

Edition: 12TH 07

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Enger/Ross/Bailey: Concepts in Biology is a relatively brief introductory general biology text written for students with no previous science background. The authors strive to use the most accessible vocabulary and writing style possible while still maintaining scientific accuracy.

The text covers all the main areas of study in biology from cells through ecosystems. Evolution and ecology coverage are combined in Part Four to emphasize the relationship between these two main subject areas.

The new, 12th edition is the latest and most exciting revision of a respected introductory biology text written by authors who know how to reach students through engaging writing, interesting issues and applications, and accessible level.

New Features

  • All new chapter dedicated to coverage of biotechnology.
  • Former biochemical pathways chapter is now separated into two chapters. The first covers cellular respiration and the second covers photosynthesis.
  • Hundreds of new photographs and illustrations appear in Concepts in Biology, 12/e.
  • Concepts in Biology is now organized with physiological processes appearing as the last major part of the text.
  • Brief vignettes of 2-3 paragraphs in length now appear at the beginning of each chapter.
  • Each chapter now ends with an illustrated summary, organized by major heading, and then many new objective questions.
  • McGraw-Hill's Biology Digitized Video Clips are correlated to topics covered in the text and identified by an icon on the appropriate book pages.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part I Introduction

1 What is Biology?

Part II Cornerstones: Chemistry, Cells, and Metabolism

2 The Basics of Life: Chemistry
3 Organic Molecules-The Molecules of Life
4 Cell Structure and Function
5 Enzymes, Coenzymes, and Energy
6 Biochemical Pathways-Cellular Respiration
7 Biochemical Pathways-Photosynthesis

Part III Molecular Biology, Cell Division and Genetics

8 DNA and RNA: The Molecular Basis of Heredity
9 Cell Division
10 Patterns of Inheritance
11 Applications of Biotechnology

Part IV Evolution and Ecology

12 Diversity within Species and Population Genetics
13 Evolution and Natural Selection
14 The Formation of Species and Evolutionary Change
15 Ecosystem Dynamics: The Flow of Energy and Matter
16 Community Interactions
17 Population Ecology
18 Evolutionary and Ecological Aspects of Behavior

Part V The Origin and Classification of Life

19 The Origin of Life and Evolution of Cells
20 The Classification and Evolution of Organisms
21 The Nature of Microorganisms
22 The Plant Kingdom
23 The Animal Kingdom

Part VI Physiological Processes

24 Materials Exchange in the Body
25 Nutrition: Food and Diet
26 The Body's Control Mechanisms and Immunity
27 Human Reproduction, Sex, and Sexuality