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Biology : life on Earth

Author: Teresa Audesirk; Gerald Audesirk; Bruce E Byers
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Benjamin Cummings, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 9th edView all editions and formats
Summary:
This introductory text has been revised to reflect the changing dynamics of introductory biology. Emphasizing concepts over facts, it presents the dynamic processes at work in biology.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Teresa Audesirk; Gerald Audesirk; Bruce E Byers
ISBN: 9780321598479 0321598474 9780321699848 032169984X
OCLC Number: 458892137
Description: xxx, 658 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Contents: An introduction to life on earth --
Unit One: The Life of a Cell: Atoms, molecules, and life --
Biological molecules --
Cell structure and function --
Cell membrane structure and function --
Energy flow in the life of a cell --
Capturing solar energy: photosynthesis --
Harvesting energy: glycolysis and cellular respiration --
Unit Two: Inheritance: The continuity of life: cellular reproduction --
Patterns of inheritance --
DNA: the molecule of heredity --
Gene expression and regulation --
Biotechnology --
Unit Three: Evolution: Principles of evolution --
How populations evolve --
The origin of species --
The history of life --
Systematics: seeking order amidst diversity --
The diversity of prokaryotes and viruses --
The diversity of protists --
The diversity of plants --
The diversity of fungi --
Animal diversity I: Invertebrates --
Animal diversity II: Vertebrates --
Unit Four: Behavior and Ecology: Animal behavior --
Population growth and regulation --
Community interactions --
How do ecosystems work? --
Earth's diverse ecosystems --
Conserving earth's biodiversity.
Responsibility: Teresa Audesirk, Gerald Audesirk, Bruce E. Byers.
Local System Bib Number:
1610475867688_358841
991001063419705351

Abstract:

This introductory text has been revised to reflect the changing dynamics of introductory biology. Emphasizing concepts over facts, it presents the dynamic processes at work in biology.
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