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By: Peter H Raven, George B Johnson, Jonathan B Losos and Susan R Singer

1310 pages, Col photos, illus, figs, tabs

McGraw Hill

Paperback | Dec 2005 | Edition: 7 | #162991 | ISBN: 0071111824
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Concise, clear, relevant and accurate introduction to all aspects of the study of biology.


Part 1. The Origin of Living Things. 1. The Science of Biology. 2. The Nature of Molecules. 3. The Chemical Building Blocks of Life. 4. The Origin and Early History of Life. Part 2. Biology of the Cell. 5. Cell Structure. 6. Membranes. 7. Cell-Cell Interactions. Part 3. Energetics. 8. Energy and Metabolism. 9. How Cells Harvest Energy. 10. Photosynthesis. Part 4. Reproduction and Heredity. 11. How Cells Divide. 12. Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis. 13. Patterns of Inheritance. Part 5. Molecular Genetics. 14. DNA: The Genetic Material. 15. Genes and How They Work. 16. Control of Gene Expression. 17. Cellular Mechanisms of Development. 18. Altering the Genetic Message. 19. Gene Technology. Part 6. Evolution. 20. Genes within Populations. 21. The Evidence for Evolution. 22. The Origin of Species. 23. How Humans Evolved. Part 7. Ecology and Behavior. 24. Population Ecology. 25. Community Ecology. 26. Animal Behavior. 27. Behavioral Ecology. Part 8. The Global Environment. 28. Dynamics of Ecosystems. 29. The Biosphere. 30. The Future of the Biosphere. 31. Conservation Biology. Part 9. Viruses and Simple Organisms. 32. How We Classify Organisms. 33. Viruses. 34. Bacteria. 35. Protists. 36. Fungi. Part 10. Plant Form and Function. 37. Evolutionary History of Plants. 38. The Plant Body. 39. Nutrition and Transport in Plants. Part 11. Plant Growth and Reproduction. 40. Early Plant Development. 41. How Plants Grow in Response to the Environment. 42. Plant Reproduction. 43. Plant Genomics. Part 12. Animal Diversity. 44. The Noncoelomate Animals. 45. Mollusks and Annelids. 46. Arthropods. 47. Echinoderms. 48. Vertebrates. Part 13. Animal Form and Function. 49. Organization of the Animal Body. 50. Locomotion. 51. Fueling Body Activities: Digestion. 52. Circulation. 53. Respiration. Part 14. Regulating the Animal Body. 54. The Nervous System. 55. Sensory Systems. 56. The Endocrine System. 57. The Immune System. 58. Maintaining the Internal Environment. 59. Sex and Reproduction. 60. Vertebrate Development.

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Peter H. Raven, Ph.D., is director of the Missouri Botanical Garden and Engelmann professor of botany at Washington University at St. Louis. He oversees the garden's internationally recognized research program in tropical botany--one of the world's most active in the study and conservation of imperiled tropical habitats. Raven's botanical research and work in the area of tropical conservation have earned him numerous honors and awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship. He has written 17 textbooks and more than 400 articles, and he is a member of th National Academy of Science and the National Research Council. George B. Johnson, Ph.D., is a professor of biology at Washington University in St. Louis and a professor of genetics at the university's School of Medicine. He is a prolific author of life science texts and curriculum products in a variety of media. New to his list of works are the Explorations of Human Biology CD-ROM and the textbook Human Biology, both offered by Wm. C. Brown Publishers. Johnson is acknowledged as an authority on population genetics and evolution variability, and he has published more than 50 research papers dealing with these and related topics. Visitors to the St. Louis Zoo can appreciate Johnson's work in the Living World, the educational center of which he is the founding director.

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