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Biology : concepts and applications

Author: Cecie Starr; Christine A Evers; Lisa Starr
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Thomson, Brooks/Cole, ©2006.
Series: Brooks/Cole biology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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Accompanying CD-ROM covers topics in the same order as the text, with a quiz and flashcards for each chapter, as well as hundreds of animations, interactive sequences, and movies, and a link to the publisher's biology website.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cecie Starr; Christine A Evers; Lisa Starr
ISBN: 0534462235 9780534462239 053442662X 9780534426620 0495031984 9780495031987 053446226X 9780534462260 0534462243 9780534462246
OCLC Number: 57966041
Description: xx, 795 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
Details: System requirements for accompanying CD-ROM : Windows: Intel Pentium, Windows 95, 98, or NT4, 32MB RAM required (64MB recommended), Apple QuickTime 4.0 or later (provided on the CD-ROM), Windows-compatible sound card, speakers or headphones, 4x CD-ROM drive, color monitor (256 colors; 640 x 480) ; Macintosh: PowerMac, OS 7.5.5 or later (virtual memory must be off), 48MB RAM required (64MB recommended), Apple QuickTime 4.0 or later (provided on the CD-ROM), speakers or headphones, 4x CD-ROM drive, color monitor (256 colors; 640 x 480).
Contents: Invitation to biology --
Principles of Cellular Life --
Life's chemical basis --
Molecules of life --
How cells are put together --
How cells work --
Where it starts: photosynthesis --
How cells release chemical energy --
Principles of Inheritance --
How cells reproduce --
Meiosis and sexual reproduction --
Observing patterns in inherited traits --
Chromosomes and human genetics --
DNA structure and function --
From DNA to proteins --
Controls over genes --
Studying and manipulating genomes --
Principles of Evolution --
Processes of evolution --
Evolutionary patterns, traits, and trends --
The origin and early evolution of life --
Evolution and Biodiversity --
Prokaryotes and viruses --
The simplest eukaryotes: protists and fungi --
Plant evolution --
Animal evolution: the invertebrates --
Animal evolution: the vertebrates --
Plants and animals: common challenges --
How Plants Work --
Plant tissues --
Plant nutrition and transport --
Plant reproduction and development --
How Animals Work --
Animal tissues and organ systems --
Neural control --
Sensory perception --
Endocrine control --
How animals move --
Circulation --
Immunity --
Respiration --
Digestion and human nutrition --
The internal environment --
Animal reproduction and development --
Principles of Ecology --
Population ecology --
Community structure and biodiversity --
Ecosystems --
The biosphere --
Behavioral ecology.
Series Title: Brooks/Cole biology series.
Responsibility: Cecie Starr, Christine A. Evers, Lisa Starr.

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Accompanying CD-ROM covers topics in the same order as the text, with a quiz and flashcards for each chapter, as well as hundreds of animations, interactive sequences, and movies, and a link to the publisher's biology website.

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