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Author: John H Postlethwait; Janet L Hopson
Publisher: Pacific Grove, CA : Brooks/Cole-Thomson Learning, ©2003.
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John H Postlethwait; Janet L Hopson
ISBN: 0030225582 9780030225581 0534070957 9780534070953 0030225744 9780030225741
OCLC Number: 52060319
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 26 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: 1. What Is Life (And Why Study It)? Case Study Search for Life on Mars. Part 1. CELLS, GENES AND LIFE"S PERPETUATION. 2. Cells and the Chemistry of Life. Case Study HIV and AIDS. 3. How Cells Take in and Use Energy. Case Study Metabolism of Hummingbirds. 4. The Cell Cycle. Case Study Cancer and the Cell Cycle. 5. Patterns of Inheritance. Case Study Cystic Fibrosis. 6. DNA and the Thread of Life. Case Study DNA Fingerprinting. 7. Gene Function and Manipulation. Case Study Transgenic Goats. 8. Reproduction and Development. Case Study In Vitro Fertilization. Part 2. EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY. 9. Mechanisms of Evolution. Case Study Antibiotic Resistance. 10. Life"s Origins and Biodiversity. Case Study Extreme Environments in Hawaii. 11. Single-celled Life. Case Study Malaria (Plasmodium). 12. Fungi and Plants. Decomposers and Producers. Case Study Chile peppers. 13. Animals. the Great Consumers. Case Study Dung Beetles. Part 3. THE DYNAMIC BODY. 14. Body Function, Survival and Steady State. Case Study Effects of Weightlessness in Outer Space. 15. Circulation and Respiration. Case Study Blood Substitutes. 16. Immune System. Case Study Battling the Common Cold/The Flu. 17. Nutrition and Digestion. Case Study Koala Digestion. 18. Hormones. Messengers of Change. Case Study Stress Hormones in a College Student. 19. Nervous System. Case Study Brain Mapping and Neural Activity in Deaf People. 20. Muscles and Skeleton. The Body in Motion. Case Study Locomotion and Balance in Athletes vs. Older People. Part 4. THE LIVING PLANT. 21. Plant Life. Form and Function. Case Study Hemp Anatomy and Uses. 22. How Plants Grow. Case Study Genetically Engineered Rice. 23. The Dynamic Plant. Case Study Weeds and Super Weeds. Part 5. THE LIVING WORLD. 24. Ecology of Populations and Communities. Case Study Overfishing Off Cape Cod. 25. Ecology of Ecosystems and Biosphere. Case Study Global Warming and Shifting Butterfly Ranges. 26. Animal Behavior. Case Study Sex Lives of Bonobos and Chimps.
Responsibility: John H. Postlethwait, Janet L. Hopson.
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