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Biology today : an issues approach

Author: Eli C Minkoff; Pamela J Baker
Publisher: New York : Garland Pub., ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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An innovative introductory text that teaches biology within the context of current social issues. Full of pedagogic features and full-colour artwork it is ideal for students entering the modern  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eli C Minkoff; Pamela J Baker
ISBN: 0815327609 9780815327608 0815340338 9780815340331
OCLC Number: 44669766
Description: xiii, 718 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Biology: Science and Ethics --
Ch. 2. Genes, Chromosomes, and DNA --
Ch. 3. Human Genetics --
Ch. 4. Genetic Engineering and Genomics --
Ch. 5. Evolution --
Ch. 6. Classifying Nature --
Ch. 7. Human Variation --
Ch. 8. Sociobiology --
Ch. 9. The Population Explosion --
Ch. 10. Nutrition and Health --
Ch. 11. Plants to Feed the World --
Ch. 12. Stem cells, Cell Division, and Cancer --
Ch. 13. The Nervous System and Senses --
Ch. 14. Drugs and Addiction --
Ch. 15. Mind and Body --
Ch. 16. HIV and AIDS --
Ch. 17. New Infectious Threats --
Ch. 18. Biodiversity and Threatened Habitats --
Ch. 19. Protecting the Biosphere --
Glossary --
Credits --
Index.
Responsibility: Eli C. Minkoff, Pamela J. Baker.

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