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ISBN-10: 0077349962

ISBN-13: 9780077349967

Edition: 2nd 2011

Authors: Robert J. Brooker, Eric P. Widmaier, Linda Graham, Peter Stiling

List price: $111.99
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The first edition of Biology, written by Dr. Rob Brooker, Dr. Eric Widmaier, Dr. Linda Graham, and Dr. Peter Stiling, has reached thousands of students and provided them with an outstanding view of the biological world. Now, the second edition has gotten even better! The author team is dedicated to producing the most engaging and current text that is available for undergraduate students who are majoring in biology. We want our students to be inspired by the field of biology and become critical thinkers. To this end, we have made the following changes throughout the entire book.
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List price: $111.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 2/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1440
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 7.238
Language: English

Eric P. Widmaier received his Ph.D. in 1984 in Endocrinology from the University of California at San Francisco. His postdoctoral training was in endocrinology and physiology at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, and The Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA. He is currently Professor of Biology at Boston University.

Linda Graham is Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has taught a nonmajors plant biology course each year for more than 20 years. She also teaches courses on the biology of algae and bryophytes, contributes to an introductory biology course for majors, and has taught marine botany on a remote tropical island.

Peter Stiling is a professor of biology at the University of South Florida at Tampa. He has taught classes in ecology, environmental science, and community ecology, and in 1995 he received a teaching award in recognition of classroom excellence in these areas. Dr. Stiling obtained his Ph.D. from University College, Cardiff, Wales, and completed postdoctoral research at Florida State University.

An Introduction to Biology
Chemistry
The Chemical Basis of Life I: Atoms, Molecules, and Water
The Chemical Basis of Life II: Organic Molecules
Cell
General Features of Cells
Membrane Structure, Synthesis, and Transport
An Introduction to Energy, Enzymes, and Metabolism
Cellular Respiration, Fermentation, and Secondary Metabolism
Photosynthesis
Cell Communication
Multicellularity
Genetics
Nucleic Acid Structure, DNA Replication, and Chromosome Structure
Gene Expression at the Molecular Level
Gene Regulation
Mutation, DNA Repair, and Cancer
The Eukaryotic Cell Cycle, Mitosis, and Meiosis
Simple Patterns of Inheritance
Complex Patterns of Inheritance
Genetics of Viruses and Bacteria
Developmental Genetics
Genetic Technology
Genomes, Proteomes, and Bioinformatics
Evolution
The Origin and History of Life
An Introduction to Evolution
Population Genetics
Origin of Species and Macroevolution
Taxonomy and Systematics
Diversity
Bacteria and Archaea
Protists
Plants and the Conquest of Land
The Evolution and Diversity of Modern Gymnosperms and Angiosperms
Fungi
An Introduction to Animal Diversity
The Invertebrates
The Vertebrates
Plants
An Introduction to Flowering Plant Form and Function
Flowering Plants: Behavior
Flowering Plants: Nutrition
Flowering Plants: Transport
Flowering Plants: Reproduction
Animals
Introduction to Animal Form and Function
Neuroscience I: Cells of the Nervous System
Neuroscience II: Evolution and Function of the Brain and Nervous Systems
Neuroscience III: Sensory Systems
The Muscular-Skeletal System and Locomotion
Nutrition, Digestion, and Absorption
Control of Energy Balance, Metabolic Rate, and Body Temperature
Circulatory Systems
Respiratory Systems
Excretory Systems and Salt and Water Balance
Endocrine Systems
Animal Reproduction
Animal Development
Immune Systems
Ecology
An Introduction to Ecology and Biomes
Behavioral Ecology
Population Ecology
Species Interactions
Community Ecology
Ecosystems Ecology
Biodiversity and Conservation Biology