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Biology : Life on Earth: International Edition

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For one- or two-semester courses in Introductory Biology for mixed and non-majors. With the amount of information in biology growing constantly, instructors must select what to cover-and at the same time instill a sense of scientific literacy in non-majors students. Biology: Life on Earth helps instructors and students manage a wealth of scientific information in a way students can relate to. Students are encouraged to learn according to their own style, and to relate this information to their own lives.show more

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  • Mixed media product | 976 pages
  • 220 x 274 x 31mm | 2,024g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 7th edition
  • 0131272055
  • 9780131272057

About Teresa 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. Terry and Gerry are now professors of biology at the University of Colorado at Denver, where they have taught introductory biology and neurobiology since 1982. In their research lab, funded by the National Institutes of Health, they investigate the mechanisms by which neurons are harmed by low levels of environmental pollutants. Terry and Gerry share a deep appreciation of nature and of the outdoors. They enjoy hiking in the Rockies, running near their home in the foothills west of Denver, and attempting to garden at 7000 feet in the presence of hungry deer and elk. They are long-time members of many conservation organizations. Their daughter, Heather, has added another focus to their lives. Bruce E. Byers, a midwesterner transplanted to the hills of western Massachusetts, 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 UNIT ONE: THE LIFE OF A CELL 2: Atoms, Molecules, and Life 3: Biological Molecules 4: Cell Membrane Structure and Function 5: Cell Structure and Function 6: Energy Flow in the Life of a Cell 7: Capturing Solar Energy: Photosynthesis 8: Harvesting Energy: Glycolysis and Cellular Respiration UNIT TWO: INHERITANCE 9: DNA: The Molecule of Heredity 10: Gene Expression and Regulation 11: The Continuity of Life: Cellular Reproduction 12: Patterns of Inheritance 13: Biotechnology UNIT THREE: EVOLUTION and Diversity of Life 14: Principles of Evolution 15: How Organisms Evolve 16: The Origin of Species 17: The History of Life 18: Systematics: Seeking Order Amidst Diversity 19: The Diversity of Viruses, Prokaryotes, and Protists 20: The Diversity of Fungi 21: The Diversity of Plants 22: Animal Diversity I: Invertebrates 23: Animal Diversity II: Vertebrates UNIT FOUR: PLANT ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 24: Plant Anatomy and Nutrient Transport 25: Plant Reproduction and Development 26: Plant Responses to the Environment UNIT FIVE: ANIMAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 27: Homeostasis and the Organization of the Animal Body 28: Circulation 29: Respiration 30: Nutrition and Digestion 31: The Urinary System 32: Defenses Against Disease 33: Chemical Control of the Animal Body: The Endocrine System 34: The Nervous System and the Senses 35: Action and Support: The Muscles and Skeleton 36: Animal Reproduction 37: Animal Development UNIT SIX: BEHAVIOR AND ECOLOGY 38: Animal Behavior 39: Population Growth and Regulation 40: Community Interactions 41: How do Ecosystems Work? 42: Earth's Diverse Ecosystemsshow more