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Invitation to Biology

ISBN-10: 0879016795
ISBN-13: 9780879016791
Edition: 5th 1994 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $149.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: W. H. Freeman & Company
Publication date: 2/15/1994
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 862
Size: 9.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 5.500
Language: English

This clearly written, accurate, and well-illustrated introduction to biology seamlessly integrates the theme of evolution while offering expanded, up-to-date coverage of genetic engineering, the immune response, embryological development, and ecological concerns.

The Unity of Life
Atoms and Molecules
Water
Organic Molecules
Cells: An Introduction
How Cells Are Organized
How Things Get into and out of Cells
Energetics
The Flow of Energy
How Cells Make ATP: Glycolysis and Respiration
Photosynthesis, Light, and Life
Genetics
The Reproduction of Cells
Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction
From an Abbey Garden: The Beginning of Genetics
Mendel Rediscovered: Classical Genetics
The Chemical Basis of Heredity: The Double Helix
The Genetic Code and Its Translation
Chromosome Structure and the Regulation of Gene Expression
Genes on the Move
New Frontiers in Genetics
Evolution
The Genetic Basis of Evolution
Natural Selection
The Origin of the Species
The Evolution of Behavior
The Diversity of Life
The Classifications of Organisms
The Prokaryotes and the Protists
The Fungi and the Plants
The Animals I: Invertebrates
The Animals II: Vertebrates
Biology of Animals
The Human Animal: An Introduction
Digestion
Respiration
Circulation
Water Balance and Temperature Regulation
The Immune Response
The Endocrine System
The Nervous System I: Structure and Function
The Nervous System II: Sensory Perception, Information Processing, and Motor Response
Reproduction
Development
Biology of Plants
The Flowering Plants: An Introduction
The Plant Body and Its Development
Transport Processes in Plants
Responses to Stimuli and the Regulation of Plant Growth
Ecology
Population Dynamics: The Numbers of Organisms
Interactions in Communities
Ecosystems
The Biosphere
Appendixes
Glossary
Illustration Credits
Index

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