By: Teresa Audesirk, Gerald Audesirk and Bruce Byers
1007 pages, Col plates, illus, figs, tabs (2 book set)
Based on Biology: Life on Earth, this introductory textbook covers the core areas of cell biology, genetics, evolution, human anatomy and physiology, and ecology.
1. An Introduction to Life on Earth. I. THE LIFE OF A CELL. 2. Atoms, Molecules, and Life. 3. Energy Flow in the Life of a Cell. 4. Cell Membrane Structure and Function. 5. Cell Structure and Function. 6. Capturing Solar Energy: Photosynthesis. 7. Harvesting Energy: Glycolysis and Cellular Respiration. II. INHERITANCE. 8. DNA: The Molecule of Heredity. 9. Gene Expression and Regulation. 10. The Continuity of Life: Cellular Reproduction. 11. Patterns of Inheritance. 12. Biotechnology. III. EVOLUTION. 13. Principles of Evolution. 14. How Organisms Evolve. 15. The History of Life on Earth. 16. The Diversity of Life. IV. PLANT ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY. 17. Plant Form and Function. 18. Plant Responses to the Environment. V. ANIMAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY. 19. Homeostasis and the Organization of the Animal Body. 20. Circulation and Respiration. 21. Nutrition, Digestion, and Excretion. 22. Defenses Against Disease: The Immune Response. 23. Chemical Control of the Animal Body: The Endocrine System. 24. The Nervous System and the Senses. 25. Animal Reproduction and Development. 26. Animal Behavior. VI. ECOLOGY. 27. Population Growth and Regulation. 28. Community Interactions. 29. How Do Ecosystems Work? 30. Earth's Diverse Ecosystems.
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