Life The Science of Biology

ISBN-10: 0716776715

ISBN-13: 9780716776710

Edition: 8th 2008 (Revised)

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Description: This text aims to establish biology as a discipline not just a collection of facts. Life develops students' understanding of biological processes with scholarship, a smooth narrative, experimental contexts, art and effective pedagogy.

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List price: $209.99
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: W. H. Freeman & Company
Publication date: 12/8/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1121
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 7.040

The Science and Building Blocks of Life
The Science of Life and Its Evolutionary Framework
The Chemistry of Life
Macromolecules and the Origin of Life
Cells and Energy
Cells: The Working Units of Life
The Dynamic Cell Membrane
Energy, Enzymes, and Metabolism
Pathways that Harvest Chemical Energy
Photosynthesis: Energy from Sunlight
Heredity and The Genome
Chromosomes 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
The Genome in Action
Cell Signaling and Communication
Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology
Genome Sequencing, Molecular Biology and Medicene
Immunology: Gene Expression and Natural Defence Systems
Differential Gene Expression in Development
Development and Evolutionary Change
The Patterns and Processes of Evolution
The History of Life on Earth
The Mechanisms of Evolution
Species and their Formation
The Evolution of Genes and Genomes
Reconstructing and Using Phylogenies
The Evolution of Diversity
Bacteria and Archaea: The Prokaryotic Domains
The Origin and Diversification of the Eukaryotes
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
Protostomate Animals
Deuterostomate Animals
Flowering Plants: Form and Function
The Plant Body
Transport in Plants
Plant Nutrition
Regulation of Plant Growth
Reproduction in Flowering Plants
Plant Responses to Environmental Challenges
Animals: Form and Function
Physiology and Homeostasis
Animal Hormones
Animal Reproduction
Animal Development
Neurons and Nervous Systems
Sensory Systems
The Mammalian Nervous System
Effectors: Making Animals Move
Gas Exchange
Ciculatory Systems
Nutrition, Digestion, and Absorption
Salt and Water Balance and Nitrogen Excretion
Ecology
Ecology and the Distribution of Life
Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology
Population Ecology
Community Ecology
Ecosystems and Global Ecology
Conservation Biology
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