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Biology is an authoritative majors textbook with evolution as a unifying theme. In revising the text, McGraw-Hill has consulted extensively with previous users, noted experts and professors in the field. It is distinguished from other texts by its strong emphasis on natural selection and the evolutionary process that explains biodiversity. The new 8th edition will feature the latest in cutting edge content reflective of the rapid advances in Biology and will also offer a dynamic, realistic, accurate new visual program.
Part I The Molecular Basis of Life 1 The Science of Biology 2 The Nature of Molecules 3 The Chemical Building Blocks of Life Part II Biology of the Cell 4 Cell Structure 5 Membranes 6 Energy and Metabolism 7 How Cells Harvest Energy 8 Photosynthesis 9 Cell-Cell Interactions 10 How Cells Divide Part III Genetic and Molecular Biology 11 Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis 12 Patterns of Inheritance 13 Chromosomes, Mapping and the Meiosis--Inheritance Connection 14 DNA: The Genetic Material 15 Genes and How They Work 16 Control of Gene Expression 17 Biotechnology 18 Genomics 19 Cellular Mechanisms of Development Part IV Evolution 20 Genes Within Populations 21 The Evidence for Evolution 22 The Origin of Species 23 Systematics and the Phylogenetic Revolution 24 Genome Evolution 25 Evolution of Development Part V Diversity of Life on Earth 26 Tree of Life 27 Viruses 28 Prokaryotes 29 Protists 30 Overview of Plant Diversity 31 Fungi 32 Overview of Animal Diversity 33 Noncoelomate Invertebrates 34 Coelomate Invertebrates 35 Vertebrates Part VI Plant Form and Function 36 Plant Form 37 Vegetative Plant Development 38 Transport in Plants 39 Plant Nutrition 40 Plant Defense Responses 41 Sensory Systems in Plants 42 Plant Reproduction Part VII Animal Form and Function 43 The Animal Body and Principles of Regulation 44 The Nervous System 45 Sensory Systems 46 The Endocrine System 47 The Musculoskeletal System 48 The Digestive System 49 The Circulatory and Respiratory Systems 50 Temperature, Osmotic Regulation and the Urinary System 51 The Integumentary & Immune Systems 52 The Reproductive Systems 53 Animal Development Part VIII Ecology and Behavior 54 Behavioral Biology 55 Population Ecology 56 Community Ecology 57 Dynamics of Ecosystems 58 The Biosphere 59 Conservation Biology
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.