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Biology : the unity and diversity of life
Starr, Cecie.
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Ninth edition.
Publication Information:
Australia ; Pacific Grove, CA : Brooks/Cole, [2001]

Physical Description:
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 29 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
General Note:
Includes two plates of transparencies.
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QH308.2 .S72 2000 Book and Software Set Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Respected and loved by students and professors alike, BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, Ninth Edition presents the key concepts and applications of biology in an engaging, logical, and clear manner. Known for its superior writing and visually effective art program, this best-selling book provides students with one of the most readable and engaging introductions to biology in print. Respected for the way it maintains scientific accuracy while it presents information at an appropriate level for today's undergraduate nonmajors, the book has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest research in biology. This version of the Ninth Edition is packaged with a student CD-ROM and four months' access to InfoTrac College Edition.

Table of Contents

1 Invitation to Biology
Unit I Principles of Cellular Life
2 Life's Chemical Basis
3 Molecules of Life
4 Cell Structure and Function
5 A Closer Look at Cell Membranes
6 Ground Rules of Metabolism
7 Where It Starts? Photosynthesis
8 How Cells Release Chemical Energy
Unit II Principles of Inheritance
9 How Cells Reproduce
10 Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction
11 Observing Patterns in Inherited Traits
12 Chromosomes and Human Inheritance
13 DNA Structure and Function
14 From DNA to Protein
15 Controls Over Genes
16 Studying and Manipulating Genomes
Unit III Principles of Evolution
17 Evidence of Evolution
18 Microevolutionary Processes
19 Evolutionary Patterns, Rates, and Trends
20 Life's Origin and Early Evolution
Unit IV Evolution and Biodiversity
21 Prokaryotes and Viruses
22 "Protists"? The Simplest Eukaryotes
23 Plant Evolution
24 Fungi
25 Animal Evolution? The Invertebrates
26 Animal Evolution? The Vertebrates
27 Biodiversity in Perspective
Principles Of Anatomy and Physiology
28 Plants and Animals? Common Challenges
Unit V How Plants Work
29 Plant Tissues
30 Plant Nutrition and Transport
31 Plant Reproduction
Unit VI Animal Structure and Function
33 Animal Tissues and Organ Systems
34 Neural Control
35 Sensory Perception
36 Endocrine Control
37 Structural Support and Movement
38 Circulation
39 Immunity
40 Respiration
41 Digestion and Human Nutrition
42 The Internal Environment
43 Principles of Animal Reproduction and Development
44 Human Reproduction and Development
Unit VII Principles of Ecology
45 Population Ecology
46 Community Structure and Biodiversity
47 Ecosystems
48 The Biosphere
49 Behavioral Ecology