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Concepts in biology

Author: Eldon D Enger
Publisher: Dubuque, Iowa : Wm. C. Brown Publishers, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
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[The book] is arranged in a traditional manner. It begins with a discussion of the meaning, purpose, and future of biology as a scientific endeavor. It then turns to the coverage of biological concepts based on an expanding spiral of knowledge. Thus, chemistry is followed by cell biology, cell division, genetics, ecology, evolution, anatomy and physiology, and the diversity and classification of living things. The  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eldon D Enger
ISBN: 0697136442 9780697136442 0697136450 9780697136459 0697283569 9780697283566
OCLC Number: 28768003
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xix, 460 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: What is biology? --
Cells, anatomy and action: simple things of life; organic chemistry-the chemistry of life; cell structure and function; enzymes; biochemical pathways; DNA-RNA, the molecular basis of heredity --
Cell division and heredity: mitosis-the cell-copying process; meiosis-sex-cell formation; Mendelian genetics; population genetics --
Evolution and ecology: variation and selection; speciation and evolutionary change; ecosystem organization and energy flow; community interactions; population ecology; behavioral ecology --
Physiological processes: materials exchange in the body; nutrition-food and diet; body's control mechanisms; human reproduction, sex, and sexuality --
Origin and classification of life: origin of life and evolution of cells; classification and evolution of organisms; prokaryotae, protista, and mycetae; plantae; animalia.
Responsibility: Eldon D. Enger [and others].

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This text covers concepts in biology. This edition is shorter and more concise than previous editions focusing on key concepts without sacrificing its comprehensiveness. It features 570 illustrations  Read more...

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