Biology The Unity and Diversity of Life

ISBN-10: 0495557927
ISBN-13: 9780495557920
Edition: 12th 2009
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List price: $345.95
Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 8/5/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1040
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 5.918
Language: English

By using an issues-oriented approach, the new edition of this respected text grabs student interest with real-life issues that hit home. This text includes new coverage and pedagogy that encourages students to think critically about hot-button issues and includes outstanding new features that take students beyond memorization and encourage them to ask questions in new ways as they learn to interpret data. Show students how biology matters Biology's connections to real life are reflected in every chapter of this new edition, beginning with opening Impacts,Issues essaysa brief case study on a biology-related isue or research finding and is revisited throughout the chapter, reminding students of the real-world significance of basic concepts. Additional, online exercises promote critical thinking about issues students will face as consumers, parents, and citizens. Link concepts from chapter to chapter Links to Earlier Concepts appear near the Key Concepts, to help students remember what they've learned in earlier chapters and apply it to the new material to come. At the beginning of each section, students are reminded of the earlier link that is most appropriate for their current study.

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."

Ralph Taggert � Former Chair of Biological Sciences at Michigan State University, Ralph Taggert is now the chair of Geological Sciences. Known for his outstanding research in Paleobotany, he taught the general biology course for over 20 years.

Invitation to Biology
Principles of Cellular Life
Life's Chemical Basis
Molecules of Life
Cell Structure and Function
A Closer Look at Cell Membranes
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 Protein
Controls Over Genes
Studying and Manipulating Genomes
Principles of Evolution
Evidence of Evolution
Processes of Evolution
Organizing Information About Species
Life's Origin and Early Evolution
Evolution and Biodiversity
Viruses and Prokaryotes
"Protists"+The Simplest Eukaryotes
The Land Plants
Fungi
Animal Evolution+The Invertebrates
Animal Evolution+The Chordates
Plants and Animals+Common Challenges
How Plants Work
Plant Tissues
Plant Nutrition and Transport
Plant Reproduction
Plant Growth 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
Maintaining the Internal Environment
Animal Reproductive Systems
Animal Development
Principles of Ecology
Animal Behavior
Population Ecology
Community Structure and Biodiversity
Ecosystems
The Biosphere
Human Impacts on the Biosphere

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