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Biology : a guide to the natural world

Author: David Krogh
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Education, Inc., 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer   Computer File : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Aims to guide students through biology's complex topics. This title is intended for courses in Introductory Biology for non-majors.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Krogh
ISBN: 0131414496 9780131414495 013141450X 9780131414501 0131449567 9780131449565
OCLC Number: 53846621
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 29 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: 1. Science as a Way of Learning: A Guide to the Natural World UNIT 1. ESSENTIAL PARTS: ATOMS, MOLECULES, AND CELLS 2. The Fundamental Building Blocks: Chemistry and Life 3. Water, pH, and Biological Molecules 4. Life's Home: The Cell 5. Life's Border: The Plasma Membrane UNIT 2. ENERGY AND ITS TRANSFORMATION 6. Life's Mainspring: An Introduction to Energy 7. Vital Harvest: Deriving Energy from Food 8. The Green World's Gift: Photosynthesis UNIT 3. HOW LIFE GOES ON: GENETICS 9. Introduction to Genetics; Mitosis and Cytokinesis 10. Preparing for Sexual Reproduction: Meiosis 11. The First Geneticist: Mendel and His Discoveries 12. Chromosomes and Inheritance 13. 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 UNIT 4. LIFE'S ORGANIZING PRINCIPLE: EVOLUTION AND THE DIVERSITY OF LIFE 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. Viruses, Bacteria, Archaea, and Protists: The Diversity of Life 1 21. Fungi and Plants: The Diversity of Life 2 22. Animals: The Diversity of Life 3 UNIT 5. A BOUNTY THAT FEEDS US ALL: PLANTS 23. An Introduction to Flowering Plants 24. Form and Function in Flowering Plants UNIT 6. WHAT MAKES THE ORGANISM TICK? ANIMAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 25. Introduction to Animal Anatomy and Physiology: The Integumentary, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems 26. Communication and Control: The Nervous and Endocrine Systems 27. Defense: The Immune System 28. Transport, Nutrition, and Exchange: Blood, Breath, Digestion, and Elimination 29. An Amazingly Detailed Script: Animal Development 30. How the Baby Came to Be: Human Reproduction UNIT 7. THE LIVING WORLD AS A WHOLE: ECOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR 31. An Interactive Living World: Populations and Communities in Ecology 32. An Interactive Living World: Ecosystems and the Biosphere 33. Animal Behavior
Responsibility: David Krogh.
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