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For non-majors/mixed biology courses. An Inquiry Approach that engages readers in critical thinking through the use of relatable case studies and more. With a proven and effective tradition of engaging readers with real-world applications, high-interest case studies, and inquiry-based pedagogy, Biology: Life on Earth fosters a lifetime of discovery and scientific understanding. Maintaining the conversational, question-and-answer presentation style that has made the text a best-seller, the Eleventh Edition continues to incorporate true and relevant Case Studies throughout each chapter, along with new, more extensive guidance for developing critical thinking skills and scientific literacy. For coverage of plant and animal anatomy & physiology, an alternate edition, Biology: Life on Earth with Physiology, Eleventh Edition, is also available. Also available with MasteringBiology (TM) MasteringBiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product proven to improve results by helping readers quickly master concepts. Readers benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature personalized wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience and help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, readers are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringBiology does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringBiology search for: 013415374X / 9780134153742 Biology: Life on Earth Plus MasteringBiology with eText -- Access Card Package, 11/e Package consists of: 0134254732 / 9780134254739 MasteringBiology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Biology: Life on Earth with Physiology 0134168291 / 9780134168296 Biology: Life on Earth with Physiologyshow more

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  • Hardback | 704 pages
  • 229 x 276 x 27.94mm | 1,746.33g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 11th edition
  • 0134168291
  • 9780134168296

About Gerald Audesirk

TERRY AND GERRY AUDESIRK grew up in New Jersey, where they met as undergraduates. After marrying in 1970, they moved to California, where Terry earned her doctorate in marine ecology at the University of Southern California and Gerry earned his doctorate in neurobiology at the California Institute of Technology. As postdoctoral students at the University of Washington's marine laboratories, they worked together on the neural bases of behavior, using a marine mollusk as a model system.They are now emeritus professors of biology at the University of Colorado Denver, where they taught introductory biology and neurobiology from 1982 through 2006. In their research, funded primarily by the National Institutes of Health, they investigated the mechanisms by which neurons are harmed by low levels of environmental pollutants and protected by estrogen.Terry and Gerry share a deep appreciation of nature and of the outdoors. They enjoy hiking in the Rockies, walking near their home in Steamboat Springs, and attempting to garden at 7,000 feet in the presence of hungry deer and elk. They are long-time members of many conservation organizations. Their daughter, Heather, provides another welcome focus to their lives. BRUCE E. BYERS is a midwesterner transplanted to the hills of western Massachusetts, where he is a professor in the biology department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He's been a member of the faculty at UMass (where he also completed his doctoral degree) since 1993. Bruce teaches introductory biology courses for both nonmajors and majors; he also teaches courses in ornithology and animal behavior.A lifelong fascination with birds ultimately led Bruce to scientific exploration of avian biology. His current research focuses on the behavioral ecology of birds, especially on the function and evolution of the vocal signals that birds use to communicate. The pursuit of vocalizations often takes Bruce outdoors, where he can be found before dawn, tape recorder in hand, awaiting the first songs of a new day.show more

Table of contents

1. An Introduction to Life on Earth Part I: THE LIFE OF THE CELL 2. Atoms, Molecules, and Life 3. Biological Molecules 4. Cell Structure and Function 5. Cell Membrane Structure and Function 6. Energy Flow in the Life of a Cell 7. Capturing Solar Energy: Photosynthesis 8. Harvesting Energy: Glycolysis and Cellular Respiration Part II: INHERITANCE 9. The Continuity of Life: Cellular Reproduction 10. Patterns of Inheritance 11. DNA: The Molecule of Heredity 12. Gene Expression and Regulation 13. Biotechnology Part III: EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE 14. Principles of Evolution 15. How Populations Evolve 16. The Origin of Species 17. The History of Life 18. Systematics: Seeking Order Amid Diversity 19. The Diversity of Prokaryotes and Viruses 20. The Diversity of Protists 21. The Diversity of Plants 22. The Diversity of Fungi 23. Animal Diversity I: Invertebrates 24. Animal Diversity II: Vertebrates Part IV. BEHAVIOR AND ECOLOGY 25. Animal Behavior 26. Population Growth and Regulation 27. Community Interactions 28. Energy Flow and Nutrient Cycling in Ecosystems 29. Earth's Diverse Ecosystems 30. Conserving Earth's Biodiversity Part V. ANIMAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 31. Homeostasis and the Organization of the Animal Body 32. Circulation 33. Respiration 34. Nutrition and Digestion 35. The Urinary System 36. Defense Against Disease 37. Chemical Control of the Animal Body: The Endocrine System 38. The Nervous System 39. The Senses 40. Action and Support: The Muscles and Skeleton 41. Animal Reproduction 42. Animal Development Part VI. PLANT ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 43. Plant Anatomy and Nutrient Transport 44. Plant Reproduction and Development 45. Plant Responses to the EnvironmentBiology Life on Earth, Eleventh Edition includes Chapters 1-30 Biology Life on Earth with Physiology, Eleventh Edition includes Chapters 1-45show more

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