Biology

ISBN-10: 0073227390

ISBN-13: 9780073227399

Edition: 8th 2008 (Revised)

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Book details

List price: $190.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 1/18/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1259
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 7.502
Language: English

Jonathan B. Lososis Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and Curator in Herpetology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University.

Susan Singer is the Laurence McKinley Gould Professor of the Natural Sciences in teh dpartment of biology at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, where she has taught introductory biology, plant biology, genetics, plant development, and developmental genetics for 20 years. Her research interests are focused on the development and evolution of flowering plants. Singer has authored numberous scientific publications on plant development, contributed chapters to developmental biology texts, and is actively involved with teh education efforts of several professional societies. She received the American Society of Plant Biology's Excellence in Teaching Award, serves on teh National Academies Board on Science Education, and chaired the NRC study committee that produced America's Lab Report.

The Molecular Basis of Life
The Science of Biology
The Nature of Molecules
The Chemical Building Blocks of Life
Biology of the Cell
Cell Structure
Membranes
Energy and Metabolism
How Cells Harvest Energy
Photosynthesis
Cell-Cell Interactions
How Cells Divide
Genetic and Molecular Biology
Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis
Patterns of Inheritance
Chromosomes, Mapping and the Meiosis-Inheritance Connection
DNA: The Genetic Material
Genes and How They Work
Control of Gene Expression
Biotechnology
Genomics
Cellular Mechanisms of Development
Evolution
Genes Within Populations
The Evidence for Evolution
The Origin of Species
Systematics and the Phylogenetic Revolution
Genome Evolution
Evolution of Development
Diversity of Life on Earth
Tree of Life
Viruses
Prokaryotes
Protists
Overview of Plant Diversity
Fungi
Overview of Animal Diversity
Noncoelomate Invertebrates
Coelomate Invertebrates
Vertebrates
Plant Form and Function
Plant Form
Vegetative Plant Development
Transport in Plants
Plant Nutrition
Plant Defense Responses
Sensory Systems in Plants
Plant Reproduction
Animal Form and Function
The Animal Body and Principles of Regulation
The Nervous System
Sensory Systems
The Endocrine System
The Musculoskeletal System
The Digestive System
The Circulatory and Respiratory Systems
Temperature, Osmotic Regulation and the Urinary System
The Immune System
The Reproductive Systems
Animal Development
Ecology and Behavior
Behavioral Biology
Population Ecology
Community Ecology
Dynamics of Ecosystems
The Biosphere
Conservation Biology
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