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What Is life? : a guide to biology with physiology

Author: Jay Phelan
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman, ©2011.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Phelan
ISBN: 9781429246668 1429246669
OCLC Number: 644591197
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxxiv, 989, [52] p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: Scientific thinking : your best pathway to understanding the world --
Chemistry : raw materials and fuel for our bodies --
Cells : the smallest part of you --
Energy : from the sun to you in just two steps --
DNA, gene expression, and biotechnology : what is the code and how is it harnessed? --
Chromosomes and cell division : continuity and variety --
Mendelian inheritance : family resemblance : how traits are inherited --
Evolution and natural selection : Darwin's dangerous idea --
Evolution and behavior : communication, cooperation, and conflict in the animal world --
The origin and diversification of life on earth : understanding biodiversity --
Animal diversification : visibility in motion --
Plant and fungi diversification : where did all the plants and fungi come from? --
Evolution and diversity among the microbes : bacteria, archaea, protists, and viruses : the unseen world --
Population ecology : planet at capacity : patterns of population growth --
Ecosystems and communities : organisms and their environments --
Conservation and biodiversity : human influences on the environment --
Plant structure and nutrient transport : how plants function and why we need them --
Growth and reproduction in plants : problem solving with flowers and wood --
Plants respond to their environments : regulating and defending while rooted in the ground --
Introduction to animal physiology : principles of animal organization and function --
Circulation and respiration : transporting fuel, raw materials and gases into, out of, and around the body --
Nutrition and digestion : at rest and at play : optimizing human physiological functioning --
Nervous and motor systems : actions, reactions, sensations, and addictions : meet your nervous system --
Hormones : mood, emotions, growth, and more : hormones as master regulators --
Reproduction and development : from two parents to one embryo to one baby --
Immunity and health : how the body defends and maintains itself.
Responsibility: Jay Phelan.
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