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Title:
Biology
Author:
Raven, Peter H.
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Edition:
Fifth edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : WCB/McGraw-Hill, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xxviii, 1284 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm + 2 computer optical discs (4 3/4 in.).
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780697353535

9780071155113
Format :
Book

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Take a New Look at Raven! "BIOLOGY" is an authoritative majors textbook focusing on evolution as a unifying theme. In revising the text, McGraw-Hill consulted with numerous users, noted experts and professors in the field. "Biology" is distinguished from other texts by its strong emphasis on natural selection and the evolutionary process that explains biodiversity. The new 8th edition continues that tradition and advances into modern biology by featuring the latest in cutting edge content reflective of the rapid advances in biology. That same modern perspective was brought into the completely new art program offering readers a dynamic, realistic, and accurate, visual program. To view a sample chapter, go to www.ravenbiology.com


Summary

Take a New Look at Raven! "BIOLOGY" is an authoritative majors textbook focusing on evolution as a unifying theme. In revising the text, McGraw-Hill consulted with numerous users, noted experts and professors in the field. "Biology" is distinguished from other texts by its strong emphasis on natural selection and the evolutionary process that explains biodiversity. The new 8th edition continues that tradition and advances into modern biology by featuring the latest in cutting edge content reflective of the rapid advances in biology. That same modern perspective was brought into the completely new art program offering readers a dynamic, realistic, and accurate, visual program. To view a sample chapter, go to www.ravenbiology.com


Table of Contents

I The Origin of Living Things
1 The Science of Biology
2 The Nature of Molecules
3 The Chemical Building Blocks of Life
4 The Origin and Early History of Life
II Biology of the Cell
5 Cell Structure
6 Membranes
7 Cell-Cell Interactions
8 Energy and Metabolism
9 How Cells Harvest Energy
10 Photosynthesis
11 How Cells Divide
III Genetic and Molecular Biology
12 Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis
13 Patterns of Inheritance
14 DNA: The Genetic Material
15 Genes and How They Work
16 Gene Technology
17 Genomes
18 Control of Gene Expression
19 Cellular Mechanisms of Development
20 Molecular Biology and Medicine
IV Evolution
21 Genes within Populations
22 The Evidence for Evolution
23 The Origin of Species
24 Evolution and Phylogeny
V Diversity of Life on Earth
25 Systematics and the Phylogenetic Revolution
26 Viruses
27 Prokaryotes
28 Protists
29 Overview of Plant Diversity
30 Fungi
31 Overview of Animal Diversity
32 Noncoelomate Invertebrates
33 Coelomate Invertebrates
34 Vertebrates
VI Plant Form and Function
35 Plant Form
36 Vegetative Plant Development
37 Transport in Plants
38 Plant Nutrition
39 Plant Defense Responses
40 Sensory Systems in Plants
41 Plant Reproduction
VII Animal Form and Function
42 The Animal Body and How It Moves
43 Fueling Body Activities: Digestion
44 Circulation and Respiration
45 The Nervous System
46 Sensory Systems
47 The Endocrine System
48 The Immune System
49 Maintaining the Internal Environment
50 Sex and Reproduction
51 Vertebrate Development
VIII Ecology and Behavior
52 Behavioral Biology
53 Population Ecology
54 Community Ecology
55 Dynamics of Ecosystems
56 The Biosphere
57 Conservation Biology

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