Biology Concepts and Applications

ISBN-10: 1439046735
ISBN-13: 9781439046739
Edition: 8th 2011
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Book details

List price: $256.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 6/7/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 864
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.356
Language: English

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."

Introduction
Invitation to Biology
Principles of Cellular Life
Life's Chemical Basis
Molecules of Life
Cell Structure
Ground Rules of Metabolism
Where it Starts--Photosynthesis
How Cells Release Chemical Energy
Genetics
DNA Structure and Function
from DNA to Protein
Controls over Genes
How Cells Reproduce
Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction
Observing Patterns in Inherited Traits
Human Inheritance
Biotechnology
Principles of Evolution
Evidence of Evolution
Processes of Evolution
Life's Origin and Early Evolution
Evolution and Biodiversity
Viruses, Bacteria, and Archaeans
The Protists
Plant Evolution
Fungi
Animals I: Invertebrate Groups
Animals II: the Chordates
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
Reproduction and Development
Principles of Ecology
Animal Behavior
Population Ecology
Community Ecology
Ecosystems
The Biospheres
Human Effects on the Biosphere
Classification System
Annotations to a Journal Article
Answers to Self-Quizzes and Genetics Problems
Periodic Table of the Elements
Molecular Models
Closer Look at Some Major Metabolic Pathways
A Plain English Map of the Human Chromosomes
Restless Earth--Life's Changing Geologic Stage
Units of Measure
A Comparative View of Mitosis in Plant and Animal Cells
Glossary
Index

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