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Biology : a guide to the natural world

Author: David Krogh
Publisher: Boston : Benjamin Cummings, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Krogh
ISBN: 9780321616555 0321616553 9780321689894 0321689895
OCLC Number: 649077636
Description: xxxiii, 725, [56] pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Science as a way of learning: a guide to the natural world --
Fundamental building blocks: chemistry, water, and pH --
Life's components: biological molecules --
Life's home: the cell --
Life's border: the plasma membrane --
Life's mainspring: an introduction to energy --
Vital harvest: deriving energy from food --
The green world's gift: photosynthesis --
The links in life's chain: genetics and cell division --
Preparing for sexual reproduction: meiosis --
The first geneticist: Mendel and his discoveries --
Units of heredity: chromosomes and inheritance --
Passing on life's information: DNA structure and replication --
How proteins are made: genetic transcription, translation, and regulation --
The future isn't what it used to be: biotechnology --
An introduction to evolution: Charles Darwin, evolutionary thought, and the evidence for evolution --
The means of evolution: microevolution --
The outcomes of evolution: macroevolution --
A slow unfolding: the history of life on earth --
Arriving late, traveling far: the evolution of human beings --
Viruses, bacteria, archaea, and protists: the diversity of life 1 --
Fungi: the diversity of life 2 --
Animals: the diversity of life 3 --
Plants: the diversity of life 4 --
The angiosperms: form and function in flowering plants --
Body support and movement: the integumentary, skeletal, and muscular systems --
Communication and control 1: the nervous system --
Communication and control 2: the endocrine system --
Defending the body: the immune system --
Transport and exchange 1: blood and breath --
Transport and exchange 2: digestion, nutrition, and elimination --
An amazingly detailed script: animal development --
How the baby came to be: human reproduction --
An interactive living world 1: populations in ecology --
An interactive living world 2: communities in ecology --
An interactive living world 3: ecosystems and biomes.
Responsibility: David Krogh.


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