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ISBN 9780130899415
Publisher

Prentice Hall

Publication Year 2001
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780130899415

ISBN-10 0130899410
Binding

Hardback

Edition 6th
Number of Pages 892 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Computer software

Provides an engaging and easy to use book with an innovative and interactive media program. It achieves a unique balance in emphasizing concepts without sacrificing scientific accuracy. The new MediaTutor, found at the end of each chapter, integrates the book and media by providing a brief description of the CD or WEB activity and the time requirement for completion. Earth Watch/Health Watch essays cover biodiversity, ozone depletion/prenatal diagnosis, and sexually transmitted diseases. Major topics include The Life Of A Cell, Patterns Of Inheritance, Evolution, Plant Anatomy And Physiology; Animal Anatomy And Physiology; Ecology.

Table of Contents
Ch. 1 An Introduction to Life on Earth 1
Ch. 2 Atoms, Molecules, and Life 20
Ch. 3 Biological Molecules 36
Ch. 4 Cell Membrane Structure and Function 56
Ch. 5 Cell Structure and Function 74
Ch. 6 Energy Flow in the Life of a Cell 98
Ch. 7 Capturing Solar Energy: Photosynthesis 114
Ch. 8 Harvesting Energy: Glycolysis and Cellular Respiration 130
Ch. 9 DNA: The Molecule of Heredity 148
Ch. 10 Gene Expression and Regulation 162
Ch. 11 The Continuity of Life: Cellular Reproduction 184
Ch. 12 Patterns of Inheritance 210
Ch. 13 Biotechnology 242
Ch. 14 Principles of Evolution 268
Ch. 15 How Organisms Evolve 286
Ch. 16 The Origin of Species 306
Ch. 17 The History of Life on Earth 322
Ch. 18 Systematics: Seeking Order Amidst Diversity 350
Ch. 19 The Hidden World of Microbes 364
Ch. 20 The Fungi 390
Ch. 21 The Plant Kingdom 408
Ch. 22 The Animal Kingdom 428
Ch. 23 Plant Form and Function 466
Ch. 24 Plant Reproduction and Development 496
Ch. 25 Plant Responses to the Environment 518
Ch. 26 Homeostasis and the Organization of the Animal Body 534
Ch. 27 Circulation 548
Ch. 28 Respiration 568
Ch. 29 Nutrition and Digestion 582
Ch. 30 The Urinary System 604
Ch. 31 Defenses Against Disease: The Immune Response 618
Ch. 32 Chemical Control of the Animal Body: The Endocrine System 642
Ch. 33 The Nervous System and the Senses 662
Ch. 34 Action and Support: The Muscles and Skeleton 698
Ch. 35 Animal Reproduction 716
Ch. 36 Animal Development 740
Ch. 37 Animal Behavior 764
Ch. 38 Population Growth and Regulation 792
Ch. 39 Community Interactions 814
Ch. 40 How Do Ecosystems Work? 834
Ch. 41 Earth's Diverse Ecosystems 856
Appendix I 891
Appendix II 892
Glossary
Photo Credits
Index

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