Biology Concepts and Applications

ISBN-10: 0495119814
ISBN-13: 9780495119814
Edition: 7th 2008
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Book details

List price: $271.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 9/20/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 912
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.620
Language: English

Should there be warning labels on fast foods? Should SUV drivers pay extra taxes? Should employers be allowed to require drug testing of prospective employees? This introductory biology text helps you master biology while encouraging you to think about critical issues. The issues-oriented approach enlivens the subject matter and helps you grasp concepts by making connections between biology and real-life concerns. Here's how it works: An "Impacts, Issues" case study opens each chapter, focusing on a biology-related societal issue. You also view a short film that expands on the issue. Then each chapter's "How Would You Vote?" question, inspired by the case study, asks you to consider biology-related news, explore the facts behind the issue, apply your knowledge of biology, and cast a vote on the Web. You can also see state and nationwide voting tallies. This book has been widely praised for clear and engaging writing, art with step-by-step callouts, and terrific support from student media that all work together to help you "get" biology. Technology highlights include ThomsonNOW, an interactive online resource featuring personalized study plans and hundreds of animations, and an MP3 download of audio study tools that let you review concepts from the text anywhere!

For the past two decades, Cecie Starr has been known as one of the best-selling biology textbook authors. Her texts, appreciated for their clarity in both the written word and the visual representation of biological concepts, include multiple editions of Biology: the Unity and Diversity of Life, Biology: Concepts and Applications, and Biology today and Tomorrow. Her original dream was to become an architect. Instead of building houses, she now builds, with care and attention to detail, incredible texts based on this philosophy: "I invite students into a chapter through an intriguing story. Once inside, they get the great windows that biologists construct on the world of life. Biology is not just another house. It is a conceptual mansion. I hope to do it justice."

Invitation to Biology
Principles Of Cellular Life
Life's Chemical Basis
Molecules of Life
Cell Structure and Function
Ground Rules of Metabolism
Where It Starts--Photosynthesis
How Cells Release Chemical Energy
Principles Of Inheritance
How Cells Reproduce
Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction
Observing Patterns in Inherited Traits
Chromosomes and Human Inheritance
DNA Structure and Function
From DNA to Proteins
Controls over Genes
Studying and Manipulating Genomes
Principles Of Evolution
Evidence of Evolution
Microevolutionary Process
Life's Origin and Early Evolution
Evolution And Biodiversity
Prokaryotes and Viruses
Protists--The Simplest Eukaryotes
Plant Evolution
Fungi
Animal Evolution--The Invertebrates
Animal Evolution--The Vertebrates
Plants and Animals--Common Challenges
How Plants Work
Plant Tissues
Plant Nutrition and Transport
Plant Reproduction and Development
How Animals Work
Animal Tissues and Organ Systems
Neural Control
Sensory Perception
Endocrine Control
Structural Support and Movement
Circulation
Immunity
Respiration
Digestion and Human Nutrition
The Internal Environment
Animal Reproduction and Development
Principles Of Ecology
Population Ecology
Community Structure and Biodiversity
Ecosystems
The Biosphere
Behavioral Ecology
Classification System
Units of Measure
Answers to Self-Quizzes
Answers to Genetic Problems
Molecular Models
Closer Look at Some Major Metabolic Pathways
The Amino Acids Appendix
Life's Changing Geologic Stage
Periodic Table of the Elements
A Comparison of Plant and Animal Mitosis
Glossary
Index

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