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Biology : Concepts and Applications

ISBN-10: 0534563252

ISBN-13: 9780534563257

Edition: 4th 2000

Authors: Cecie Starr

List price: $54.75
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Cecie Starr updated every chapter in this concise introduction to biology with the help of 300 researchers. She organized each basic biology concept on a one- or two-page spread, called a Concept Spread. The carefully written transitions between Concept Spreads help students grasp how each concept fits into the whole story. Visual Preview illustrations depict biological concepts one step at a time, including all major concepts in the text. You can easily integrate the Visual Previews into your lecture using BioLink CD-ROM. As with every revision, Starr's simplified writing presents scientifically sound story lines, tightening the writing overall and expanding selected topics that can be confusing if not presented in sufficient detail. Because Starr thinks a text should be readable, first and foremost, she worked tirelessly to make this Fourth Edition clear, interesting, and engaging. Applications appear throughout the text including Focus on...essays and chapter-opening vignettes. This edition's Applications Index contains more than 1000 entries with links to the applications. Students can look up any number of topics - such as bioethics or behavior - to find pertinent information. Then they can see how understanding biology helps us interpret the world in which we live. InfoTrac College Edition, an online library of more than 700 publications, is an additional resource for students to learn more about a specific application. The Interactive Concepts in Biology CD-ROM, free with every new copy of the text, enhances every Concept Spread in the book with animations, sound, video clips, and a speaking glossary. The interactive exercises give students the opportunity to do biology experiments, and chapter-based quizzes allow self-assessment. This CD-ROM has been revised and expanded to accompany the Fourth Edition.
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Book details

List price: $54.75
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Thomson Wadsworth
Binding: CD-ROM 
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
Concepts and Methods in Biologyp. 2
Principles of Cellular Life
Chemical Foundations for Cellsp. 20
Carbon Compounds in Cellsp. 34
Cell Structure and Functionp. 50
Ground Rules of Metabolismp. 74
How Cells Acquire Energyp. 92
How Cells Release Stored Energyp. 108
Principles of Inheritance
Cell Division and Mitosisp. 126
Meiosisp. 138
Observable Patterns of Inheritancep. 152
Chromosomes and Human Geneticsp. 170
DNA Structure and Functionp. 190
From DNA to Proteinsp. 200
Controls Over Genesp. 212
Recombinant DNA and Genetic Engineeringp. 222
Principles of Evolution
Microevolutionp. 238
Speciationp. 260
The Macroevolutionary Puzzlep. 272
Evolution and Biodiversity
The Origin and Evolution of Lifep. 292
Prokaryotes, Viruses, and Protistansp. 310
Fungip. 332
Plantsp. 340
Animals: The Invertebratesp. 356
Animals: The Vertebratesp. 382
Biodiversity in Perspectivep. 406
Plant Structure and Function
Plant Tissuesp. 420
Plant Nutrition and Transportp. 436
Plant Reproduction and Developmentp. 450
Animal Structure and Function
Tissues, Organ Systems, and Homeostasisp. 472
Integration and Control: Nervous Systemsp. 486
Sensory Receptionp. 508
Endocrine Controlp. 520
Protection, Support, and Movementp. 538
Circulationp. 554
Immunityp. 576
Respirationp. 596
Digestion and Human Nutritionp. 612
The Internal Environmentp. 632
Animal Reproduction and Developmentp. 644
Ecology and Behavior
Population Ecologyp. 684
Social Interactionsp. 702
Community Interactionsp. 718
Ecosystemsp. 736
The Biospherep. 756
Human Impact on the Biospherep. 782
Classification Scheme
Units of Measure
Answers to Self-Quizzes
Answers to Genetics Problems
A Closer Look at Some Major Metabolic Pathways
Periodic Table of the Elements
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