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Essential biology

Author: Neil A Campbell; Jane B Reece; Eric J Simon
Publisher: San Francisco : Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, ©2004.
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Campbell, Neil A., 1946-2004.
Essential biology.
San Francisco : Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, ©2004
(OCoLC)894573322
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Neil A Campbell; Jane B Reece; Eric J Simon
ISBN: 0805374957 9780805374957 032120462X 9780321204622 0805374736 9780805374735
OCLC Number: 52514558
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxxi, 464, [44] pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements for accompanying CD-ROM: Windows. 166 MHz Intel Pentium processor; Windows 95, 98, NT4, 2000, or XP; 32 MB RAM installed; 1024 X 768 screen resolution; Browser: Internet Explorer 5.x and 6.x, or Netscape Communicator 6.2; Plug-ins: Shockwave Player 8, Flash Player 5, QuickTime 4; 4x CD-ROM drive (for CD-ROM); Internet connection with 56K modem (for website).; System requirements for accompanying CD-ROM: Macintosh. 120 MHz PowerPC; OS 8.6, 9.x, or X; 24 MB RAM available;1024 x 768 screen resolution; Browser: Internet Explorer 5.0 (web only) or Netscape Communicator 6.2;Plug-ins: Shockwave Player 8, Flash Player 5, QuickTime 4; 4x CD-ROM drive (for CD-ROM); Internet connection with 56K modem (for website).
Contents: 1. Introduction : biology today --
The scope of biology --
Life at its many levels --
Life in its diverse forms --
Evolution : biology's unifying theme --
The Darwinian view of life --
Natural selection --
The process of science --
Discovery science --
Hypothesis-driven science --
A case study in the process of science --
The culture of science --
Theories in science --
Science, technology, and society --
unit 1. Cells --
2. Essential chemistry for biology --
Biology and society : fluoride in the water --
Tracing life down to the chemical level --
Some basic chemistry --
Matter : elements and compounds --
Atoms --
Chemical bonding and molecules --
Chemical reactions --
Water and life --
The structure of water --
Water's life-supporting properties --
Acids, bases, and pH --
Evolution connection : Earth before life --
3. The molecules of life --
Biology and society : got lactose? --
Organic molecules --
Carbon chemistry --
Giant molecules from smaller building blocks --
Biological molecules --
Carbohydrates --
Lipids --
Proteins --
Nucleic acids --
Evolution connection : DNA and proteins as evolutionary tape measures --
4. A tour of the cell --
Biology and society : drugs that target cells --
The microscopic world of cells --
Microscopes as windows to cells --
The two major categories of cells --
A panoramic view of eukaryotic cells --
Membrane structure and function --
A fluid mosaic of lipids and proteins --
Selective permeability --
The nucleus and ribosomes : genetic control of the cell --
Structure and function of the nucleus --
Ribosomes --
How DNA controls the cell --
The endomembrane system : manufacturing and distributing cellular products --
The endoplasmic reticulum --
The Golgi apparatus --
Lysosomes --
Vacuoles --
Chloroplasts and mitochondria : energy conversion --
Chloroplasts --
Mitochondria --
The cytoskeleton : cell shape and movement --
Maintaining cell shape --
Cilia and flagella --
Cell surfaces : protection, support, and cell-cell interactions --
Plant cell walls and cell junctions --
Animal cell surfaces and cell junctions --
Evolution connection : the origin of membranes --
5. The working cell --
Biology and society : stonewashing without the stones --
Some basic energy concepts --
Conservation of energy --
Entropy --
Chemical energy --
Food calories --
ATP and cellular work --
The structure of ATP --
Phosphate transfer --
The ATP cycle --
Enzymes --
Activation energy --
Induced fit --
Enzyme inhibitors --
Membrane transport --
Passive transport : diffusion across membranes --
Osmosis and water balance in cells --
Active transport : the pumping of molecules across membranes --
Exocytosis and endocytosis : traffic of large molecules --
The role of membranes in cell signaling --
Evolution connection : evolving enzymes --
6. Cellular respiration : harvesting chemical energy --
Biology and society : feeling the "burn" --
Energy flow and chemical cycling in the biosphere --
Producers and consumers --
Chemical cycling between photosynthesis and cellular respiration --
Cellular respiration : aerobic harvest of food energy --
The relationship between cellular respiration and breathing --
The overall equation for cellular respiration --
The role of oxygen in cellular respiration --
The metabolic pathway of cellular respiration --
Fermentation : anaerobic harvest of food energy --
Fermentation in human muscle cells --
Fermentation in microorganisms --
Evolution connection : life on an anaerobic Earth --
7. Photosynthesis : converting light energy to chemical energy --
Biology and society : plant power --
The basics of photosynthesis --
Chloroplasts : sites of photosynthesis --
The overall equation for photosynthesis --
A photosynthesis road map --
The light reactions : converting solar energy to chemical energy --
The nature of sunlight --
Chloroplast pigments --
How photosystems harvest light energy --
How the light reactions generate ATP and NADPH --
The Calvin cycle : making sugar from carbon dioxide --
Water-saving adaptations of C₄ and CAM plants --
The environmental impact of photosynthesis --
How photosynthesis moderates the greenhouse effect --
Evolution connection : the oxygen revolution. unit 2. Genetics --
8. The cellular basis of reproduction and inheritance --
Biology and society : a $50,000 egg! --
What cell reproduction accomplishes --
Passing on the genes from cell to cell --
The reproduction of organisms --
The cell cycle and mitosis --
Eukaryotic chromosomes --
The cell cycle --
Mitosis and cytokinesis --
Cancer cells : growing out of control --
Meiosis, the basis of sexual reproduction --
Homologous chromosomes --
Gametes and the life cycle of a sexual organism --
The process of meiosis --
Review : comparing mitosis and meiosis --
The origins of genetic variation --
When meiosis goes awry --
Evolution connection : new species from errors in cell division --
9. Patterns of inheritance --
Biology and society : testing your baby --
Heritable variation and patterns of inheritance --
In an abbey garden --
Mendel's principle of segregation --
Mendel's principle of independent assortment --
Using a testcross to determine an unknown genotype --
The rules of probability --
Family pedigrees --
Human disorders controlled by a single gene --
Beyond Mendel --
Incomplete dominance in plants and people --
Multiple alleles and blood type --
Pleiotropy and sickle-cell disease --
Polygenic inheritance --
The role of environment --
The chromosomal basis of inheritance --
Gene linkage --
Genetic recombination : crossing over and linkage maps --
Sex chromosomes and sex-linked genes --
Sex determination in humans and fruit flies --
Sex-linked genes --
Sex-linked disorders in humans --
Evolution connection : the telltale Y chromosome --
10. Molecular biology of the gene --
Biology and society : sabotaging HIV --
The structure and replication of DNA --
DNA and RNA : polymers of nucleotides --
Watson and Crick's discovery of the double helix --
DNA replication --
The flow of genetic information from DNA to RNA to protein --
How an organism's DNA genotype produces its phenotype --
From nucleotide sequence to amino acid sequence : an overview --
The genetic code --
Transcription : from DNA to RNA --
The processing of eukaryotic RNA --
Translation : the players --
Translation : the process --
Review : DNA -> RNA -> protein --
Mutations --
Viruses : genes in packages --
Bacteriophages --
Plant viruses --
Animal viruses --
HIV, the AIDS virus --
Evolution connection : emerging viruses --
11. Gene regulation --
Biology and society : baby's first bank account --
From egg to organism : how and why genes are regulated --
Patterns of gene expression in differentiated cells --
DNA microarrays : visualizing gene expression --
The genetic potential of cells --
Reproductive cloning of animals --
Therapeutic cloning and stem cells --
The regulation of gene expression --
Gene regulation in bacteria --
Gene regulation in the nucleus of eukaryotic cells --
Regulation in the cytoplasm --
Cell signaling --
The genetic basis of cancer --
Genes that cause cancer --
The effects of lifestyle on cancer risk --
Evolution connection : homeotic genes --
12. DNA technology --
Biology and society : hunting for genes --
Recombinant DNA technology --
From Humulin to genetically modified foods --
Recombinant DNA techniques --
DNA fingerprinting and forensic science --
Murder, paternity, and ancient DNA --
DNA fingerprinting techniques --
Genomics --
The human genome project --
Tracking the anthrax killer --
Genome-mapping techniques --
Human gene therapy --
Treating severe combined immunodeficiency --
Safety and ethical issues --
The controversy over genetically modified foods --
Ethical questions raised by DNA technology --
Evolution connection : genomes hold clues to evolution. unit 3. Evolution and diversity --
13. How populations evolve --
Biology and society : persistent pests --
Charles Darwin and The origin of species --
Darwin's cultural and scientific context --
Descent with modification --
Evidence of evolution --
The fossil record --
Biogeography --
Comparative anatomy --
Comparative embryology --
Molecular biology --
Natural selection and adaptive evolution --
Darwin's theory of natural selection --
Natural selection in action --
The modern synthesis : Darwinism meets genetics --
Populations as the units of evolution --
Genetic variation in populations --
Analyzing gene pools --
Population genetics and health science --
Microevolution as change in a gene pool --
Mechanisms of microevolution --
Genetic drift --
Gene flow --
Mutations --
Natural selection : a closer look --
Evolution connection : population genetics of the sickle-cell allele --
14. How biological diversity evolves --
Biology and society : the impact of asteroids --
Macroevolution and the diversity of life --
The origin of species --
What is a species? --
Reproductive barriers between species --
Mechanisms of speciation --
What is the tempo of speciation? --
The evolution of biological novelty --
Adaptation of old structures for new functions --
"Evo-devo" : development and evolutionary novelty --
Earth history and macroevolution --
Geologic time and the fossil record --
Continental drift and macroevolution --
Mass extinctions and explosive diversifications of life --
Classifying the diversity of life --
Some basics of taxonomy --
Classification and phylogeny --
Arranging life into kingdoms : a work in progress --
Evolution connection : just a theory? --
15. The evolution of microbial life --
Biology and society : bioterrorism --
Major episodes in the history of life --
The origin of lie --
Resolving the biogenesis paradox --
A four-stage hypothesis for the origin of life --
From chemical evolution to Darwinian evolution --
Prokaryotes --
They're everywhere! --
The two main branches of prokaryotic evolution : bacteria and Archaea --
The structure, function, and reproduction of prokaryotes --
The nutritional diversity of prokaryotes --
The ecological impact of prokaryotes --
Protists --
The origin of eukaryotic cells --
The diversity of protists --
Evolution connection : the origin of multicellular life --
16. Plants, fungi, and the move onto land --
Biology and society : the balancing act of forest conservation --
Colonizing land --
Terrestrial adaptations of plants --
The origin of plants from green algae --
Plant diversity --
Highlights of plant evolution --
Bryophytes --
Ferns --
Gymnosperms --
Angiosperms --
Plant diversity as a nonrenewable resource --
Fungi --
Characteristics of fungi --
The ecological impact of fungi --
Evolution connection : mutual symbiosis --
17. The evolution of animals --
Biology and society : invasion of the killer toads --
The origins of animal diversity --
What is an animal? --
Early animals and the Cambrian explosion --
Animal phylogeny --
Major invertebrate phyla --
Sponges --
Cnidarians --
Flatworms --
Roundworms --
Mollusks --
Annelids --
Arthropods --
Echinoderms --
The vertebrate genealogy --
Characteristics of chordates --
Fishes --
Amphibians --
Reptiles --
Birds --
Mammals --
The human ancestry --
The evolution of primates --
The emergence of humankind --
Evolution connection : Earth's new crisis. unit 4. Ecology --
18. The ecology of organisms and populations --
Biology and society : the human population explosion --
An overview of ecology --
Ecology as scientific study --
A hierarchy of interactions --
Ecology and environmentalism --
Abiotic factors of the biosphere --
The evolutionary adaptations of organisms --
Physiological responses --
Anatomical responses --
Behavioral responses --
What is population ecology? --
Population density --
Patterns of dispersion --
Population growth models --
Regulation of population growth --
Human population growth --
Life histories and their evolution --
Life tables and survivorship curves --
Life history traits as evolutionary adaptations --
Evolution connection : testing a Darwinian hypothesis --
19. Communities and ecosystems --
Biology and society : reefs : coral and artificial --
Key properties of communities --
Diversity --
Prevalent form of vegetation --
Stability --
Trophic structure --
Interspecific interactions in communities --
Competition between species --
Predation --
Symbiotic relationships --
The complexity of community networks --
Disturbance of communities --
Ecological succession --
A dynamic view of community structure --
An overview of ecosystem dynamics --
Trophic levels and food chains --
Food webs --
Energy flow in ecosystems --
Productivity and the energy budgets of ecosystems --
Energy pyramids --
Ecosystem energetics and human nutrition --
Chemical cycling in ecosystems --
The general scheme of chemical cycling --
Examples of biogeochemical cycles --
Biomes --
How climate affects biome distribution --
Terrestrial biomes --
Freshwater biomes --
Marine biomes --
Evolution connection : coevolution in biological communities --
20. Human impact on the environment --
Biology and society : aquarium menaces --
Human impact on biological communities --
Human disturbance of communities --
Introduced species --
Human impact on ecosystems --
Impact on chemical cycles --
Deforestation and chemical cycles : a case study --
The release of toxic chemicals to ecosystems --
Human impact on the atmosphere and climate --
The biodiversity crisis --
The three levels of biodiversity --
The loss of species --
The three main causes of the biodiversity crisis --
Why biodiversity matters --
Conservation biology --
Biodiversity "hot spots" --
Conservation at the population and species levels --
Conservation at the ecosystem level --
The goal of sustainable development --
Evolution connection : biophilia and an environmental ethic --
Appendix A. Metric conversion table --
Appendix B. Answers to self-quiz questions --
Appendix C. Credits --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Neil A. Campbell, Jane B. Reece, Eric J. Simon.
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    rdfs:label "Essential biology." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/52514558> ; # Essential biology
    .


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