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Life, the science of biology

Author: William K Purves; Gordon H Orians; H Craig Heller
Publisher: Sunderland, Mass. : Sinauer Associates ; Salt Lake City, Utah : W.H. Freeman, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats

Revised and updated third edition of this comprehensive textbook, with new information from new molecular techniques in biotechnology, immunology and systematics, and new chapters on conservation  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William K Purves; Gordon H Orians; H Craig Heller
ISBN: 0716722763 9780716722762
OCLC Number: 23901580
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 29 cm
Contents: THE CELL:Small Molecules; Large Molecules; Organization of the Cell; Membranes; Energy, Enzymes, and Catalysis; Pathways That Release Energy in Cells; Photosynthesis; INFORMATION AND HEREDITY:Chromosomes and Cell Division; Mendelian Genetics and Beyond; Nucleic Acids as the Genetic Material; Molecular Genetics of Prokaryotes; Gene Expression in Eukaryotes; Recombinant DNA Technology; Animal Development; immune Systems and Disease; EVOLUTIONARY PROCESSES:Origins; The Mechanisms of Evolution; The Muftiplication of Species; Systematics and Phylogeny; THE EVOLUTION OF DIVERSITY:Viruses and Monera; Protista; Fungi; Plants; Sponges and Protostomate Animals; Deuterostomate Animals; Patterns in the Evolution of Life; BIOLOGY OF FLOWERING PLANTS: The Flowering Plant Body; Transport, Support, and Protection in Plants; Plant Nutrition; Reproduction and Development in Flowering Plants; Regulation of Plant Development; THE BIOLOGY OF ANIMALS:Physiology, Homeostasis and the Regulation of Body Temperature; Animal Hormones; Animal Reproduction; Neurons and the Nervous System; Sensory Systems; Effectors; Gas Exchange in Animals; Internal Transport and Cardiovascular Systems; Animal Nutrition; Salt and Water Balance and Nitrogen Excretion; Animal Behavior; ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY:Behavioral Ecology; Structure and Dynamics of Populations; Interactions in Biological Communities; Ecosystems; Biogeography; Conservation Biology.
Responsibility: William K. Purves, Gordon H. Orians, H. Craig Heller.


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