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Life: The Science of Biology

TextbookNew Edition

Series: Life: The Science of Biology

By: David E Sadava (Author), David M Hillis (Author), H Craig Heller (Author), Sally D Hacker (Author)

1250 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations

W.H. Freeman & Co. Ltd

Hardback | 2016 | Edition: 11 | #232945 | ISBN-13: 9781319010164
Available for pre-order: Due Dec 2016 Details
NHBS Price: £303.00 $371/€341 approx

About this book

The Eleventh Edition of Life: The Science of Biology is engaging, active, and focused on teaching the skills that students need in the majors biology course. New pedagogical features grab students' attention and give them a clear learning path through the text. Active learning is a priority throughout the text and media, giving instructors the support they need to encourage students to "learn by doing." Life continues and improves its focus on experiments and data, ensuring that students learn the skills they need to succeed in their careers. It is this potent combination of expertly crafted pedagogy and engagement that make this new edition the best resource for biology students.

The Eleventh Edition of Life: The Science of Biology retains its reputation as the book with the highest quality content, clarity of language, and experimental emphasis, and the new focus and features make it a Life worth investigating.


Part ONE    The Science of Life and Its Chemical Basis
1 Studying Life
2 Small Molecules and the Chemistry of Life
3 Proteins, Carbohydrates, and Lipids
4 Nucleic Acids and the Origin of Life

Part TWO   Cells
5 Cells: The Working Units of Life
6 Cell Membranes
7 Cell Communication and Multicellularity

Part THREE   Cells and Energy
8 Energy, Enzymes, and Metabolism
9 Pathways that Harvest Chemical Energy
10 Photosynthesis: Energy from Sunlight

Part FOUR   Genes and Heredity
11 The Cell Cycle and Cell Division
12 Inheritance, Genes, and Chromosomes
13 DNA and Its Role in Heredity
14 From DNA to Protein: Gene Expression
15 Gene Mutation and Molecular Medicine
16 Regulation of Gene Expression

Part FIVE   Genomes
17 Genomes
18 Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology
19 Genes, Development, and Evolution

Part SIX   The Patterns and Processes of Evolution
20 Processes of Evolution
21 Reconstructing and Using Phylogenies
22 Speciation
23 Evolution of Genes and Genomes
24 The History of Life on Earth

Part SEVEN   The Evolution of Diversity
25 Bacteria, Archaea, and Viruses
26 The Origin and Diversification of Eukaryotes
27 Plants without Seeds: From Water to Land
28 The Evolution of Seed Plants
29 The Evolution and Diversity of Fungi
30 Animal Origins and the Evolution of Body Plans
31 Protostome Animals
32 Deuterostome Animals

Part EIGHT   Flowering Plants: Form and Function
33 The Plant Body
34 Transport in Plants
35 Plant Nutrition
36 Regulation of Plant Growth
37 Reproduction in Flowering Plants
38 Plant Responses to Environmental Challenges

Part NINE   Animals: Form and Function
39 Physiology, Homeostasis, and Temperature Regulation
40 Animal Hormones
41 Immunology: Animal Defense Systems  
42 Animal Reproduction
43 Animal Development
44 Neurons, Glia, and Nervous Systems
45 Sensory Systems
46 The Mammalian Nervous System
47 Musculoskeletal Systems
48 Gas Exchange
49 Circulatory Systems
50 Nutrition, Digestion, and Absorption
51 Salt and Water Balance and Nitrogen Excretion
52 Animal Behavior

Part TEN   Ecology
53 The Physical Environment and Biogeography of Life  
54 Populations
55 Species Interactions
56 Communities
57 Ecosystems  
58 A Changing Biosphere

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David Sadava, Claremont Colleges, USA is the Pritzker Family Foundation Professor of Biology, Emeritus, at the Keck Science Center of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps, three of The Claremont Colleges. In addition, he is Adjunct Professor of Cancer Cell Biology at the City of Hope Medical Center. Twice winner of the Huntoon Award for superior teaching, Dr. Sadava taught courses on introductory biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, plant biology, and cancer biology. For the past 15 years, he has investigated multi-drug resistance in human small-cell lung carcinoma cells with a view to understanding and overcoming this clinical challenge, and his current work focuses on new anti-cancer agents from plants and fungi.

David Hillis, University of Texas, USA is the Alfred W. Roark Centennial Professor in Integrative Biology and the Director of the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also has directed the School of Biological Sciences. He has taught courses in introductory biology, genetics, evolution, systematics, and biodiversity. His research interests span much of evolutionary biology, including experimental studies of evolving viruses, empirical studies of natural molecular evolution, applications of phylogenetics, analyses of biodiversity, and evolutionary modeling. He is particularly interested in teaching and research about the practical applications of evolutionary biology.

H. Craig Heller, Stanford University, USA is the Lorry I. Lokey/Business Wire Professor in Biological Sciences and Human Biology at Stanford University. He is a recipient of the Walter J. Gores Award for excellence in teaching. His research is on the neurobiology of sleep and circadian rhythms, mammalian hibernation, the regulation of body temperature, the physiology of human performance, and the neurobiology of learning. Dr. Heller has done research on a huge variety of animals and physiological problems ranging from sleeping kangaroo rats, diving seals, hibernating bears, photoperiodic hamsters, and exercising athletes.

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