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Biology

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By: Eldra P Solomon(Author), Charles E Martin(Author), Diana W Martin(Author), Linda R Berg(Author)

1347 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, maps, tables

Cengage Learning

Hardback | Jan 2018 | Edition: 11 | #240350 | ISBN-13: 9781337392938
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About this book

Solomon, Martin, Martin and Berg's Biology – often described as the best majors' text for learning biology – is also a complete teaching program. The integrated, inquiry-based learning system guides students through every chapter, starting with key concepts at the beginning of each chapter and learning objectives for each section. End-of-section Checkpoint questions encourage students to review key points before moving on. A chapter summary further reinforces learning objectives, followed by an opportunity for students to test their understanding. The eleventh edition offers expanded integration of the text's five guiding themes of biology – the evolution of life, the transmission of biological information, the flow of energy through living systems, interactions among biological systems and the inter-relationship of structure and function. Available with MindTap Biology, the platform that gives instructors complete control of their course and powers students from memorization to mastery.


Contents

Preface
To the Student

Part I: THE ORGANIZATION OF LIFE
1. A View of Life
2. Atoms and 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 II: ENERGY TRANSFER THROUGH LIVING SYSTEMS
7. Energy and Metabolism
8. How Cells Make ATP: Energy-Releasing Pathways
9. Photosynthesis: Capturing Light Energy

Part III: 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. Human Genetics and the Human Genome
17. Developmental Genetics

Part IV: THE CONTINUITY OF LIFE: EVOLUTION
18. Introduction to Darwinian Evolution
19. Evolutionary Change in Populations
20. Speciation and Macroevolution
21. The Origin and Evolutionary History of Life
22. The Evolution of Primates

Part V: THE DIVERSITY OF LIFE
23. Understanding Diversity: Systematics
24. Viruses and Subviral Agents
25. Bacteria and Archaea
26. Protists
27. Seedless Plants
28. Seed Plants
29. The Fungi
30. An Introduction to Animal Diversity
31. Sponges, Cnidarians, Ctenophores, and Protostomes
32. The Deuterostomes

Part VI: STRUCTURE AND LIFE PROCESSES IN PLANTS
33. Plant Structure, Growth, and Development
34. Leaf Structure and Function
35. Stem Structure and Transport
36. Roots and Mineral Nutrition
37. Reproduction in Flowering Plants
38. Plant Developmental Responses to External and Internal Signals

Part VII: STRUCTURE AND LIFE PROCESSES IN ANIMALS
39. Animal Structure and Function: An Introduction
40. Protection, Support, and Movement
41. Neural Signaling
42. Neural Regulation
43. Sensory Systems
44. Internal Transport
45. The Immune System: Internal Defense
46. Gas Exchange
47. Processing Food and Nutrition
48. Osmoregulation and Disposal of Metabolic Wastes
49. Endocrine Regulation
50. Reproduction
51. Animal Development
52. Animal Behavior

Part VIII: THE INTERACTIONS OF LIFE: ECOLOGY
53. Introduction to Ecology: Population Ecology
54. Community Ecology
55. Ecosystems and the Biosphere
56. Ecology and the Geography of Life
57. Biological Diversity and Conservation Biology

APPENDICES (Available online in MindTap)
A: Periodic Table of the Elements
B: Classification of Organisms
C: Understanding Biological Terms
D: Abbreviations
E: Answers to Test Your Understanding, Checkpoint, Key Point, and Key Experiment Questions
Glossary
Index


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Biography

Dr. Eldra Solomon has written several leading college-level textbooks in biology and in human anatomy and physiology. Her books have been translated into more than 10 languages. Dr. Solomon earned an M.S. from the University of Florida and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of South Florida. Dr. Solomon taught biology and nursing students for more than 20 years. In addition to being a biologist and science author, Dr. Solomon is a bio-psychologist with a special interest in the neuro-physiology of traumatic experience. Her research has focused on the neurological, endocrine, and psychological effects of trauma, including Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and development of maladaptive coping strategies. Dr. Solomon has presented her research at many national and international conferences, and her work has been published in leading professional journals. Dr. Solomon has been profiled more than 30 times in leading publications, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who of American Women, and Who's Who in the World.

Dr. Charles Martin is an Emeritus Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Rutgers University. He received his Ph.D. in Genetics from Florida State University and engaged in postdoctoral research in genetics and membrane biology at the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught General Biology, as well as undergraduate and graduate level courses in Genetics and Molecular Cell Biology, throughout his career at Rutgers. An award-winning teacher for more than 30 years, in 2011 Dr. Martin was named Professor of the Year by the Molecular Biosciences Graduate Student Association. His research on gene regulation of membrane protein enzyme systems in yeast and other fungi illustrates the interdisciplinary nature of the life sciences, and has been published in high-ranking journals and presented in invited lectures at national and international scientific meetings. He has served as an editorial board member of the Journal of Biological Chemistry and as the Chair of the Gordon Research Conference on the Molecular Cell Biology of Lipids. He has also served as a consultant for numerous biotechnology projects and holds patents in the area of genetic engineering. He has been an active member of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the American Society for Cell Biology, and the Genetics Society of America. He continues to be committed to teaching and is grateful for the opportunities to pursue a teaching and research career in what continues to be the most exciting era of the biological sciences.

Dr. Diana Martin is Professor Emeritus and former Director of General Biology, Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University. Dr. Martin received an M.S. at Florida State University, where she studied the chromosomes of related plant species to understand their evolutionary relationships. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied the genetics of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, and then conducted postdoctoral research at Princeton University. Dr. Martin has taught General Biology and other courses at Rutgers for over 30 years and has been involved in writing textbooks since 1988. She is immensely grateful that her decision to study biology in college has led to a career that allows her many ways to share her excitement about all aspects of biology.

Dr. Linda Berg is an award-winning teacher and textbook author. She received a B.S. in science education, an M.S. in botany, and a Ph.D. in plant physiology from the University of Maryland. Her research focused on the evolutionary implications of steroid biosynthetic pathways in various organisms. Dr. Berg taught at the University of Maryland at College Park for 17 years and at St. Petersburg College in Florida for 8 years. During her career, she taught introductory courses in biology, botany, and environmental science to thousands of students. At the University of Maryland, she received numerous teaching and service awards. Dr. Berg is also the recipient of many national and regional awards, including the National Science Teachers Association Award for Innovations in College Science Teaching, the Nation's Capital Area Disabled Student Services Award, and the Washington Academy of Sciences Award in University Science Teaching. During her career as a professional science writer, Dr. Berg has authored or co-authored several leading college science textbooks. Her writing reflects her teaching style and love of science.

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