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By: Eldra P Solomon, Linda R Berg and Diana W Martin

1347 pages, Col photos, b/w photos, col illus, bw illus, figs, tabs, maps

Harcourt College

Paperback | Mar 2007 | Edition: 8 | #171025 | ISBN-13: 9780495114192
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Emphasises three basic themes: Transmission of Information; Evolution of Life; and Flow of Energy through Living Systems. A variety of learning aids are included.


Part 1: THE ORGANIZATION OF LIFE. 1. A View of Life. 2. Atoms & Molecules: The Chemical Basis of Life. 3. The Chemistry of Life: Organic Compounds. 4. Organization of the Cell. 5. Biological Membranes. 6. Cell Communication. Part 2: ENERGY TRANSFER THROUGH LIVING SYSTEMS. 7. Energy and Metabolism. 8. How Cells Make ATP: Energy-Releasing Pathways. 9. Photosynthesis: Capturing Energy. Part 3: THE CONTINUITY OF LIFE: GENETICS. 10. Chromosomes, Mitosis, and Meiosis. 11. The Basic Principles of Heredity. 12. DNA: The Carrier of Genetic Information. 13. Gene Expression. 14. Gene Regulation. 15. DNA Technology and Genomics. 16. The Human Genome. 17. Developmental Genetics. Part 4: THE CONTINUITY OF LIFE: EVOLUTION. 18. Introduction to Darwinian Evolution. 19. Evolutionary Change in Populations. 20. Speciation & Macroevolution. 21. The Origin & Evolutionary History of Life. 22. The Evolution of Primates. Part 5: THE DIVERSITY OF LIFE. 23. Understanding Diversity: Systematics. 24. Viruses & Prokaryotes. 25. Protists. 26. Kingdom Fungi. 27. The Plant Kingdom: Seedless Plants. 28. The Plant Kingdom: Seed Plants. 29. The Animal Kingdom: An Introduction to Animal Diversity. 30. The Animal Kingdom: The Protostomes. 31. The Animal Kingdom: The Deuterostomes. Part 6: STRUCTURE AND LIFE PRECESSES IN PLANTS. 32. Plant Structure, Growth, and Differentiation. 33. Leaf Structure and Function. 34. Stems and Transport in Vascular Plants. 35. Roots and Mineral Nutrition. 36. Reproduction in Flowering Plants. 37. Plant Growth and Development. Part 7: STRUCTURE AND LIFE PROCESSES IN ANIMALS. 38. Animal Structure and Function: An Introduction. 39. Protection, Support, and Movement. 40. Neural Signaling. 41. Neural Regulation. 42. Sensory Systems. 43. Internal Transport. 44. The Immune System: Internal Defense. 45. Gas Exchange. 46. Processing Food and Nutrition. 47. Osmoregulation and Disposal of Metabolic Wastes. 48. Endocrine Regulation. 49. Reproduction. 50. Animal Development. Part 8: THE INTERACTIONS OF LIFE: ECOLOGY. 51. Animal Behavior. 52. Introduction to Ecology: Population Ecology. 53. Community Ecology. 54. Ecosystems and the Biosphere. 55. Ecology and the Geography of Life. 56. Global Environmental Issues. Appendix A: Periodic Table of the Elements. Appendix B: Classification of Organisms. Appendix C: Understanding Biological Terms. Appendix D: Abbreviations. Appendix E: Answers to the Test Your Understanding Questions. Glossary. Index.

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