Essential Biology

ISBN-10: 0805368426

ISBN-13: 9780805368420

Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)

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Hailed for its clear writing, scientific accuracy, and real-world examples,Essential Biologyis a brief non-majors biology text that focuses on the core concepts readers need to make scientifically informed decisions throughout their lives. The book covers four major topics-cells, genetics, evolution/diversity, and ecology-and uses evolution as an overarching theme to tie all 20 chapters together. Human applications and the most up-to-date information on important issues show readers how biology relates to their own lives. TheThird Editionfeatures dynamic new resources designed to focus readers study time and help them master the most challenging topics in the course. New state-of-the-art eTutor animations and audio MP3 Tutor Sessions guide readers through the most challenging topics in biology.Biology Today. CELLS: Essential Chemistry for Biology, The Molecules of Life, A Tour of the Cell, The Working Cell, Cellular Respiration: Obtaining Energy from Food, Photosynthesis: Using Light to Make Food. GENETICS: Cellular Reproduction: Cells from Cells, Patterns of Inheritance, The Structure and Function of DNA, How Genes are Controlled, DNA Technology. EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY: How Populations Evolve, How Biological Diversity Evolves, The Evolution of Microbial Life, Plants, Fungi, and the Move onto Land, The Evolution of Animals. ECOLOGY: The Ecology of Organisms and Populations, Communities and Ecosystems, Human Impact on the Environment.For all readers interested in a biology text that focuses on the core concepts readers need to make scientifically informed decisions throughout their lives.
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Book details

List price: $126.67
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date: 9/19/2006
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 544
Size: 10.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.750

Introduction: Biology Today
Cells
Essential Chemistry for Biology
The Molecules of Life
A Tour of the Cell
Cellular Respiration: Harvesting Chemical Energy
Photosynthesis: Converting Light Energy to Chemical Energy
Genetics
The Cellular Basis of Reproduction and Inheritance
Patterns of Inheritance
Molecular Biology of the Gene
The Control of Gene Expression
DNA Technology and the Human Genome
Evolution
How Populations Evolve
How Biological Diversity Evolves
The Evolution of Microbial Life
Plants, Fungi, and the Move onto Land
The Evolution of Animals
Ecology
The Biosphere: Earth's Diverse Environments
Population Ecology
Community Ecology
Ecosystems and Conservation Biology
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