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Biology : the unity and diversity of life

Author: Cecie Starr; Ralph Taggart
Publisher: Belmont, Calif. : Wadsworth Pub. Co., ©1995-1997.
Series: Wadsworth biology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
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This text covers all the major topics in general biology with clarity and precision. The book distils main concepts and outlines the research trends in the field. The principles of evolution and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cecie Starr; Ralph Taggart
ISBN: 0534210600 9780534210601 0534210929 9780534210922
OCLC Number: 222203256
Notes: "Macintosh and Windows"--Disc label.
"Version 1.0"--Disc label.
Computer disc has copyright date of 1997.
Description: xxxix, [1018] pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.).
Details: System requirements for disc for Windows: 486/33 MHz required ; Microsoft Windows 3.1 or higher ; 8 MB RAM ; 882 KB hard disk space required for program installation ; SVGA display (256 colours, 640 x 480 pixel resolution) ; Double speed CD-ROM drive ; SoundBlaster compatible sound card ; Speakers or headphones.; System requirements for disc for Macintosh: 68030 required (LCIII or better) ; System 7.1 or later ; 8 MB RAM ; 13 in. colour monitor (256 colours, 640 x 480 pixel resolution) ; Double speed CD-ROM drive.
Contents: 1. Methods and Concepts in Biology. Part I: Principles of Biochemistry. 2. Chemical Foundations for Cells. 3. Carbon Compounds in Cells. 4. Cell Structure and Function. 5. A Closer Look at Cell Membranes. 6. Ground Rules of Metabolism. 7. Energy-Acquiring Pathways. 8. Energy-Releasing Pathways. Part II: Principles of Inheritance. 9. Cell Division and Mitosis. 10. A Closer Look at Meiosis. 11. Observable Patterns of Inheritance. 12. Chromosomes and Human Genetics. 13. DNA Structure and Function. 14. From DNA to Proteins. 15. Control of Gene Expression. 16. Recombinant DNA and Genetic Engineering. Part III: Principles of Evolution. 17. Emergence of Evolutionary Thought. 18. Processes of Microevolution. 19. Patterns of Macroevolution. 20. Classifying Life's Diversity. Part IV: Evolution and Diversity. 21. Life's Origin and Evolution. 22. Bacteria and Viruses. 23. Protistans. 24. Fungi. 25. Plants. 26. Animals: The Invertebrates. 27. Animals: The Vertebrates. 28. Human Evolution: A Case Study. Part V: Plant Structure and Function. 29. Plant Tissues. 30. Plant Nutrition and Transport. 31. Plant Reproduction. 32. Plant Growth and Development. Part VI: Animal Structure and Function. 33. Tissues, Organ Systems, and Homeostasis. 34. Information Flow and the Neuron. 35. Integration and Control: Nervous Systems. 36. Sensory Reception. 37. Integration and Control: Endocrine Systems. 38. Protection, Support, and Movement. 39. Circulation. 40. Immunity. 41. Respiration. 42. Digestion and Human Nutrition. 43. Salt-Water Balance and Temperature Control. 44. Principles of Reproduction and Development. 45. Human Reproduction and Development. Part VII: Ecology and Behavior. 46. Population Ecology. 47. Community Interactions. 48. Ecosystems. 49. The Biosphere. 50. Human Impact on the Biosphere. 51. An Evolutionary View of Behaviour. (Part contents).
Series Title: Wadsworth biology series.
Other Titles: Interactive concepts in biology for Starr amd Taggart's Biology, the unity and diversity of life
Responsibility: Cecie Starr, Ralph Taggart ; general advisors/contributors, John Alcock [and others] ; developmental editor, Beverly McMillan ; primary biological illustrator, Raychel Ciemma.

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