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Biology: A Guide to the Natural World (International Edition)

  • Accessible writing style acts as a helpful companion that guides non-majors students through the subject of biology by placing unfamiliar biology topics in context with everyday life
  • The Process of Science essays present scientific research and discovery with contemporary and historical topics of interest to students
  • Strong Illustration Program guides students through structures and processes with clear three-dimensional detail; key information from the text is reinforced in the illustrations
  • “So Far” Questions interspersed throughout each chapter give students a moment to reflect on what they have been reading and check understanding
  • Instructor Resource DVD-ROM gives instructors access to all of their resources in one place; includes animations, an image bank containing every illustration and most of the photos from the text, PowerPoint lecture and art slides, the Test Bank, Instructor’s Guide, BioFlix animations and Discovery Channel videos

By: David Krogh(Author)

822 pages, illustrations

Prentice Hall

Paperback | Nov 2013 | Edition: 5 | #210005 | ISBN-13: 9781292040509
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About this book

David Krogh's Biology: A Guide to the Natural World leads readers on a memorable journey through the world of biology, using relevant examples, clearly-developed illustrations, and helpful insights that resonate with today's students.

Widely-recognized as a book that students enjoy reading, the Fifth Edition has been thoroughly updated with new discussions on social concerns and health applications, along with streamlined chapter summaries and expanded review questions. To address different learning styles, Biology: A Guide to the Natural World's clear illustrations and exercises are reinforced with a full suite of instructor resources.



1. Science as a Way of Learning: A Guide to the Natural World
2. Fundamental Building Blocks: Chemistry, Water, and pH
3. Life’s Components: Biological Molecules
4. Life’s Home: The Cell
5. Life’s Border: The Plasma Membrane
6. Life’s Mainspring: An Introduction to Energy
7. Vital Harvest: Deriving Energy from Food
8. The Green World’s Gift: Photosynthesis
9. The Links in Life’s Chain: Genetics and Cell Division
10. Preparing for Sexual Reproduction: Meiosis
11. The First Geneticist: Mendel and His Discoveries
12. Units of Heredity: Chromosomes and Inheritance
13. Passing On Life’s Information: DNA Structure and Replication
14. How Proteins Are Made: Genetic Transcription, Translation, and Regulation
15. The Future Isn’t What It Used to Be: Biotechnology
16. An Introduction to Evolution: Charles Darwin, Evolutionary Thought, and the Evidence for Evolution
17. The Means of Evolution: Microevolution
18. The Outcomes of Evolution: Macroevolution
19. A Slow Unfolding: The History of Life on Earth
20. Arriving Late, Traveling Far: The Evolution of Human Beings
21. Viruses, Bacteria, Archaea, and Protists: The Diversity of Life 1
22. Fungi: The Diversity of Life 2
23. Animals: The Diversity of Life 3
24. Plants: The Diversity of Life 4
25. The Angiosperms: Form and Function in Flowering Plants
26: Body Support and Movement: The Integumentary, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems
27. Communication and Control 1: The Nervous System
28 Communication and Control 2: The Endocrine System
29. Defending the Body: The Immune System
30. Transport and Exchange 1: Blood and Breath
31. Transport and Exchange 2: Digestion, Nutrition, and Elimination
32. An Amazingly Detailed Script: Animal Development
33. How the Baby Came to Be: Human Reproduction
34. An Interactive Living World 1: Populations in Ecology
35. An Interactive Living World 2: Communities in Ecology

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