Concepts in Biology

Concepts in Biology

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"Concepts in Biology" is a relatively brief introductory general biology text written for students with no previous science background. The authors strive to use the most accessible vocabulary and writing style possible while still maintaining scientific accuracy. The text covers all the main areas of study in biology from cells through ecosystems. Evolution and ecology coverage are combined in Part Four to emphasize the relationship between these two main subject areas. The new, 12th edition is the latest and most exciting revision of a respected introductory biology text written by authors who know how to reach students through engaging writing, interesting issues and applications, and accessible level. Instructors will appreciate the book's scientific accuracy, complete coverage and extensive supplement package.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 687 pages
  • 228 x 254 x 24mm | 1,428g
  • McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • London, United States
  • Revised
  • 12th Revised edition
  • Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • 0071109463
  • 9780071109468

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction 1 What is Biology? Part 2 Cells: Anatomy and Action 2 The Basics of Life: Chemistry 3 Organic Chemistry: The Chemistry of Life 4 Cell Structure and Function 5 Enzymes 6 Respiration 7 Photosynthesis 8 DNA and RNA: The Molecular Basis of Heredity Part 3 Cell Division and Heredity 9 Mitosis: The Cell-Copying Process 10 Meiosis: Sex-Cell Formation 11 Mendelian Genetics 12 Biotechnology Part 4 Evolution and Ecology 13 Diversity Within Species 14 Natural Selection and Evolution 15 Speciation and Evolutionary Change 16 Ecosystem Organization and Energy Flow 17 Community Interactions 18 Population Ecology 19 Evolutionary and Ecological Aspects of Behavior Part 5 The Origin and Classification of Life 20 The Origin of Life and Evolution of Cells 21 The Classification and Evolution of Organisms 22 Microorganisms: Bacteria, Protista, and Fungi 23 Plants 24 Animals Part 6 Physiological Processes 25 Materials Exchange in the Body 26 Nutrition: Food and Diet 27 The Body's Control Mechanisms and Immunity 28 Human Reproduction, Sex, and Sexuality Appendix 1: The Metric System Appendix 2: Acronyms
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About Eldon D. Enger

Retired from teaching at Delta College summer/2000. Eldon has over 30 years teaching experience in biology, zoology, and environmental science. Eldon has been a Fullbright Exchange Teacher in Australia and Scotland, received the Bergstein Award for Teaching Excellence at Delta College, and participated in an Earthwatch Research Program in Costa Rica. In addition to the environmental science text, Eldon is co-author of the very successful CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY, general biology text with WCB.
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