Biological Science

Biological Science : International Edition

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For courses in general biology for majors.

Biological Science is a dynamic reference that involves students in the process of scientific discovery. Infused with the spirit of inquiry, Biological Science teaches students to think like biologists and prepares them for success in their upper division courses.
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  • Paperback | 1392 pages
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 2nd edition
  • 0131277618
  • 9780131277618

Table of contents

1 Biology and the Tree of Life


The Origin and Early Evolution of Life

2 The Atoms and Molecules of Ancient Earth

3 Protein Structure and Function

4 Nucleic Acids and the RNA World

5 An Introduction to Carbohydrates

6 Lipids, Membranes, and the First Cell


Cell Structure and Function

7 Inside the Cell

8 Cell-Cell Interactions

9 Cellular Respiration and Fermentation

10 Photosynthesis

11 The Cell Cycle


Gene Structure and Expression

12 Meiosis

13 Mendel and the Gene

14 DNA Synthesis

15 How Do Genes Work?

16 Transcription and Translation

17 Control of Gene Expression in Bacteria

18 Control of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes

19 Analyzing and Engineering Genes

20 Genomics


Developmental Biology

21 An Introduction to Development

22 Pattern Formation and Differentiation


Evolutionary Patterns and Processes

23 Evolution by Natural Selection

24 Evolutionary Processes

25 Speciation

26 Phylogenies and the History of Life


The Diversification of Life

27 Bacteria and Archaea

28 Protists

29 Land Plants

30 Fungi

31 An Introduction to Animals

32 Protostome Animals

33 Deuterostome Animals

34 Viruses


How Plants Work

35 Plant Form and Function

36 Water and Sugar Transport in Plants

37 Plant Nutrition

38 Sensory Systems in Plants

39 Communication: Chemical Signals

40 Plant Reproduction


How Animals Work

41 Animal Form and Function

42 Water and Electrolyte Balance in Animals

43 Animal Nutrition

44 Gas Exchange and Circulation

45 Electrical Signals in Animals

46 Animal Sensory Systems and Movement

47 Chemical Signals in Animals

48 Animal Reproduction

49 The Immune System in Animals



50 An Introduction to Ecology

51 Behavior

52 Population Ecology

53 Community Ecology

54 Ecosystems

55 Biodiversity and Conservation
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About Scott Freeman

Scott Freeman received his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Washington and was subsequently awarded an Albert Sloan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Molecular Evolution at Princeton University. His research publications explore a range of topics, including the behavioral ecology of nest parasitism and the molecular systematics of the blackbird family. Scott teaches the majors' general biology course as a Lecturer at the University of Washington. He assisted in the groundbreaking and influential redesign of the course, which emphasizes an inquiry-based approach and the logic of experimental design. With Jon Herron, Scott is co-author of the standard-setting Evolutionary Analysis, which over 50,000 students have used to explore evolution with the same spirit of inquiry. He is currently conducting research on how active learning and peer teaching techniques affect student learning.
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