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Concepts in Biology (International Edition)

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Series: McGraw-Hill Key Textbooks Series

By: Eldon Enger (Author), Frederick Ross (Author), David Bailey (Author)

532 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, tables

McGraw Hill

Paperback | Feb 2011 | Edition: 14 | #202981 | ISBN-13: 9780071315081
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Enger/Ross/Bailey: Concepts in Biology is a relatively brief introductory general biology text written for students with no previous science background. The authors strive to use the most accessible vocabulary and writing style possible while still maintaining scientific accuracy. The text covers all the main areas of study in biology from cells through ecosystems. Evolution and ecology coverage are combined in Part Four to emphasize the relationship between these two main subject areas. The new, 14th edition is the latest and most exciting revision of a respected introductory biology text written by authors who know how to reach students through engaging writing, interesting issues and applications, and accessible level. Instructors will appreciate Concepts in Biology's scientific accuracy, complete coverage and extensive supplement package.


Part I Introduction
1 What is Biology?

Part II Cornerstones: Chemistry, Cells, and Metabolism
2 The Basics of Life: Chemistry
3 Organic Molecules-The Molecules of Life
4 Cell Structure and Function
5 Enzymes, Coenzymes, and Energy
6 Biochemical Pathways-Cellular Respiration
7 Biochemical Pathways-Photosynthesis

Part III Molecular Biology, Cell Division and Genetics
8 DNA and RNA: The Molecular Basis of Heredity
9 Cell Division
10 Patterns of Inheritance
11 Applications of Biotechnology

Part IV Evolution and Ecology
12 Diversity within Species and Population Genetics
13 Evolution and Natural Selection
14 The Formation of Species and Evolutionary Change
15 Ecosystem Dynamics: The Flow of Energy and Matter
16 Community Interactions
17 Population Ecology
18 Evolutionary and Ecological Aspects of Behavior

Part V The Origin and Classification of Life
19 The Origin of Life and Evolution of Cells
20 The Classification and Evolution of Organisms
21 The Nature of Microorganisms
22 The Plant Kingdom
23 The Animal Kingdom

Part VI Physiological Processes
24 Materials Exchange in the Body
25 Nutrition: Food and Diet
26 The Body's Control Mechanisms and Immunity
27 Human Reproduction, Sex, and Sexuality

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Retired from teaching at Delta College summer/2000. Eldon has over 30 years teaching experience in biology, zoology, and environmental science. Eldon has been a Fullbright Exchange Teacher in Australia and Scotland, received the Bergstein Award for Teaching Excellence at Delta College, and participated in an Earthwatch Research Program in Costa Rica.

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