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Life : The Science of Biology-Lecture Notebook

Life : The Science of Biology-Lecture Notebook - 7th edition

Life : The Science of Biology-Lecture Notebook - 7th edition

ISBN13: 9780716758129

ISBN10: 0716758121

Life : The Science of Biology-Lecture Notebook by William K. Purves, David Sadava, Gordon H. Orians and Craig Heller - ISBN 9780716758129
Edition: 7TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Inc.
International: No
Life : The Science of Biology-Lecture Notebook by William K. Purves, David Sadava, Gordon H. Orians and Craig Heller - ISBN 9780716758129

ISBN13: 9780716758129

ISBN10: 0716758121

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Authoritative, thorough, and engaging, Life: The Science of Biology achieves an optimal balance of scholarship and teachability, never losing sight of either the science or the student. The first introductory text to present biological concepts through the research that revealed them, Life covers the full range of topics with an integrated experimental focus that flows naturally from the narrative. This approach helps to bring the drama of classic and cutting-edge research to the classroom--but always in the context of reinforcing core ideas and the innovative scientific thinking behind them. Students will experience biology not just as a litany of facts or a highlight reel of experiments, but as a rich, coherent discipline.

The new edition builds on Life's enduring strengths by doing what this acclaimed text has always done: combine a contemporary view of the discipline with innovative teaching and learning features. New chapters and essays, an enhanced art program, and standard-setting media and supplements combine to make this edition the finest yet.

Author Bio

Purves, William K. : Harvey Mudd College

Sadava, David : Claremont Colleges

Orians, Gordon H. : University of Washington

Heller, Craig : Stanford University

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

An Evolutionary Framework for Biology


Life and Chemistry: Small Molecules
Life and Chemistry: Large Molecules
Cells: The Basic Units of Life
Cellular Membranes
Energy, Enzymes, and Metabolism
Cellular Pathways That Harvest Chemical Energy
Photosynthesis: Energy from the Sun

ESSAY What is science?
PART TWO Information and Heredity

Chromosomes, the Cell Cycle, and Cell Division
Genetics: Mendel and Beyond
DNA and Its Role in Heredity
From DNA to Protein: Genotype to Phenotype
The Genetics of Viruses and Prokaryotes
The Eukaryotic Genome and Its Expression
Cell Signaling and Communication
Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology
Molecular Biology and Medicine
Natural Defenses against Disease

ESSAY What are the ethical and philosophical issues surrounding genetically modified foods?
PART THREE Development

Differential Gene Expression in Development
Animal Development: From Genes to Organism
NEW Development and Evolutionary Change

ESSAY What are the moral issues surrounding stem cell therapy?
PART FOUR Evolutionary Processes

The History of Life on Earth
The Mechanisms of Evolution
Species and Their Formation
Constructing and Using Phylogenies
Molecular and Genomic Evolution

ESSAY How has Darwin's theory of natural selection transformed our view of humanity's place in the universe?
PART FIVE The Evolution of Diversity

Bacteria and Archaea: The Prokaryotic Domains
Protists and the Dawn of the Eukarya
Plants without Seeds: From Sea to Land
The Evolution of Seed Plants
Fungi: Recyclers, Pathogens, Parasites, and Plant Partners
Animal Origins and the Evolution of Body Plans
Ecdysozoans: The Molting Animals
Deuterostomate Animals

ESSAY What is our duty to nature?
PART SIX The Biology of Flowering Plants

The Plant Body
Transport in Plants
Plant Nutrition
Regulation of Plant Growth
Reproduction in Flowering Plants
Plant Responses to Environmental Challenges

ESSAY How should we manage fire in the forest?
PART SEVEN The Biology of Animals

Physiology, Homeostasis, and Temperature Regulation
Animal Hormones
Animal Reproduction
Neurons and Nervous Systems
Sensory Systems
The Mammalian Nervous System: Structure and Higher Functions
Effectors: Making Animals Move
Gas Exchange in Animals
Circulatory Systems
Animal Nutrition
Salt and Water Balance and Nitrogen Excretion
Animal Behavior

ESSAY What are the ethical issues surrounding medical treatment?
PART EIGHT Ecology and Biogeography

Behavioral Ecology
Population Ecology
Community Ecology
Conservation Biology

NEW Earth System Science
ESSAY What are the economics of sustainable management of ecosystems?