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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
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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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