Discover Biology

ISBN-10: 0393931609

ISBN-13: 9780393931600

Edition: 4th 2009

Authors: Carol Kaesuk Yoon, Anu Singh-Cundy, Michael L. Cain

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Written from the ground up for nonmajors, Discover Biology is the only introductory biology textbook to present consistently applied features in each chapter that not only demonstrate biology’s everyday relevance, but teach students how to move from simply understanding core biological concepts to actively applying those concepts to our rapidly changing world. Discover Biology helps students become biologically literate students—to progress from science to scientific literacy.
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Book details

List price: $85.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/5/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1000
Size: 9.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.796
Language: English

Carol Kaesuk Yoon received her Ph.D. PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology from Cornell University and has been writing about biology for The New York Times since 1992. Her articles have also appeared in Science, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. Dr. Yoon has taught writing as a Visiting Scholar at Cornell University's John S. Knight Writing Program, working with professors to help teach critical thinking in biology classes. She has also served as a science education consultant to Microsoft. She lives in Bellingham, Washington.

Anu Singh-Cundy received her PhD from Cornell University and did post-doctoral research in cell and molecular biology at Penn State. She is an associate professor at Western Washington University, where she teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, including organismal biology, cell biology, plant developmental biology, and plant biochemistry. She has taught introductory biology to non-majors for over 15 years and is recognized for pedagogical innovations that communicate biological principles in a manner that engages the non-science student and emphasizes the relevance of biology in everyday life. Her research focuses on cell-cell communication in plants, especially self-incompatibility and other pollen-pistil interactions. She has published over a dozen research articles and has received several awards and grants, including a grant from the National Science Foundation.

The Diversity of Life
The Nature of Science and the Characteristics of Life
Organizing the Diversity of Life
Major Groups of Living Organisms
Biodiversity and People
Cells: The Basic Units of Life
Chemical Building Blocks
Cell Structure and Internal Compartments
Cell Membranes, Transport, and Communication
Energy and Enzymes
Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
Cell Division
Cancer: Cell Division Out of Control
Genetics
Patterns of Inheritance
Chromosomes and Human Genetics
DNA
From Gene to Protein
Control of Gene Expression
DNA Technology
Harnessing the Human Genome
Evolution
How Evolution Works
Evolution of Populations
Adaptation and Speciation
The Evolutionary History of Life
Humans and Evolution
Animal Form and Function
Maintaining the Internal Environment
Animal Nutrition and Digestion
Gas Exchange
The Circulatory System
Animal Hormones
The Nervous System
Sensing the Environment
Skeletons, Muscles, and Movement
Defenses against Disease
Reproduction and Development
Animal Behavior
Smoking: Beyond Lung Cancer
Plant Form and Function
Plant Structure, Nutrition, and Transport
Plant Growth and Reproduction
Feeding a Hungry Planet
Interactions with the Environment
The Biosphere
Growth of Populations
Interactions among Organisms
Communities of Organisms
Ecosystems
Global Change
Building a Sustainable Society
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