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Biology : a human emphasis : from Biology : concepts and applications, 5th ed.

Author: Cecie Starr
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Brooks/Cole-Thomson Learning, ©2003.
Series: Brooks/Cole biology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th ed
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cecie Starr
ISBN: 0534390471 9780534390471 0534385621 9780534385620
OCLC Number: 50403435
Notes: CD-ROM contains additional material to compliment the textbook, including concept topics, links to graphics and movies, chapter quizzes and an interactive glossary.
Description: xxi, 799 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
Details: System requirements for accompanying CD-ROM: Macintosh: OS 7.5.5 or later; 48MB RAM; Apple® QuickTime® 4.0 or later (provided on the CD-ROM); speakers or headphones; CD-ROM drive; color monitor -- Windows: Windows® 95, 98, or NT4; 32MB RAM; Apple® QuickTime® 4.0 or later (provided on the CD-ROM); speakers or headphones; CD-ROM drive; color monitor.
Contents: Concepts and methods in biology --
Chemical foundations for cells --
Carbon compounds in cells --
Cell structure and function --
Ground rules of metabolism --
How cells acquire energy --
How cells release stored energy --
Cell division and mitosis --
Meiosis --
Observable patterns of inheritance --
Chromosomes and human genetics --
DNA structure and function --
From DNA to proteins --
Controls over genes --
Recombinant DNA and genetic engineering --
Microevolution --
Speciation --
The macroevolutionary puzzle --
The origin and evolution of life --
Prokaryotes, viruses, and protistans --
Fungi --
Plants --
Animals : the invertebrates --
Animals : the vertebrates --
Biodiversity in perspective --
Plant tissues --
Plant nutrition and transport --
Plant reproduction and development --
Tissues, organ systems, and homeostasis --
Integration and control : nervous systems --
Sensory reception --
Endocrine control --
Protection, support, and movement --
circulation --
Immunity --
Respiration --
Digestion and human nutrition --
The internal environment --
Animal reproduction and development --
Population ecology --
Social interactions --
Community interactions --
Ecosystems --
The biosphere --
Human impact on the biosphere.
Series Title: Brooks/Cole biology series.
Responsibility: Cecie Starr ; Lisa Starr, biology illustrator.

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