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What Is life? : a guide to biology

Author: Jay Phelan
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman & Co, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Student edView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Phelan
ISBN: 9781429223188 1429223189 9781429232166 1429232161
OCLC Number: 277200449
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 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.
Responsibility: Jay Phelan.


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