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Modern biology

Author: John H Postlethwait; Janet L Hopson; Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, Inc.
Publisher: Orlando, FL : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, a Harcourt Education Company, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Secondary (senior high) school : English : 2012 EditionView all editions and formats
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"An excellent resource for both teaching and learning. This book explains concepts in a clear fashion which allows students to better grasp the subject matter being learned"--Amazon.com.
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John H Postlethwait; Janet L Hopson; Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, Inc.
ISBN: 9780030367694 0030367697
OCLC Number: 953800726
Notes: Student textbook.
"© by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Target Audience: Grades: 9-12.
Description: xxiii, 1130 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Foundations of biology. The science of life ; Chemistry of life ; Biochemistry --
Cell biology. Cell structure and function ; Homeostasis and cell transport ; Photosynthesis ; Cellular respiration ; Cellular reproduction --
Genetics and biotechnology. Fundamentals of genetics ; DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis ; Gene expression ; Inheritance patterns and human genetics ; Gene technology --
Evolution. History of life ; Theory of evolution ; Population genetics and speciation ; Classification of organisms --
Ecology. Introduction to ecology ; Populations ; Community ecology ; Ecosystems ; Humans and the environment --
Microbes, protists, and fungi. Bacteria ; Viruses ; Protists ; Fungi --
Plants. The importance of plants ; Plant evolution and classification ; Plant structure and function ; Plant reproduction ; Plant responses --
Invertebrates. Introduction to animals ; Sponges, cnidarians, and ctenophores ; Flatworms, roundworms, and rotifers ; Mollusks and annelids ; Arthropods ; Insects ; Echinoderms and invertebrate chordates --
Vertebrates. Fishes ; Amphibians ; Reptiles ; Birds ; Mammals ; Animal behavior --
Human biology. Skeletal, muscular, and integumentary systems ; Circulatory and respiratory systems ; The body's defense systems ; Digestive and excretory systems ; Nervous system and sense organs ; Endocrine system ; Reproductive system --
Appendix: Safe laboratory practices ; Using a compound light microscope ; Using SI units for measurement ; Analyzing word parts ; Biologists guide to the Periodic Table ; Classification ; Geologic time scale --
Glossary.
Responsibility: John H. Postlethwait, Janet L. Hopson.

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