Life on Earth Learning Systems

Life on Earth Learning Systems

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BASIC APPROACH For non-majors introductory biology courses that cover areas such as cell biology, genetics, evolution, plant and animal anatomy and physiology, and ecology. Prentice Hall's Learning System Series Developed for one-semester general education courses, the Prentice Hall's Learning System Series provides an alternative to traditional texts—a series of lower cost, shorter texts with closely connected web applications. Flexible, streamlined, and efficient, each element in the System Edition is designed to maximize the advantages of its medium and correlate to students' course more

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 1. An Introduction to Life on Earth. I. THE LIFE OF A CELL.  2. Atoms, Molecules, and Life.  3. Energy Flow in the Life of the Cell.  4. Cell Membrane Structure and Function.  5. Cell Structure and Function.  6. Capturing Solar Energy: Photosynthesis.  7. Harvesting Energy: Glycolysis and Cellular Respiration. II. INHERITANCE.  8. DNA: The Molecule of Heredity.  9. Gene Expression and Regulation. 10. The Continuity of Life: Cellular Reproduction. 11. Patterns of Inheritance. 12. Biotechnology. III. EVOLUTION. 13. Principles of Evolution. 14. How Organisms Evolve. 15. The History of Life on Earth. 16. The Diversity of Life. IV. PLANT ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY. 17. Plant Form and Function. 18. Plant Responses to the Environment. V. ANIMAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY. 19. Homeostasis and the Organization of the Animal Body. 20. Circulation and Respiration. 21. Nutrition, Digestion, and Excretion. 22. Defenses Against Disease: The Immune Response. 23. Chemical Control of the Animal Body: The Endocrine System. 24. The Nervous System and the Senses. 25. Animal Reproduction and Development. 26. Animal Behavior. VI. ECOLOGY. 27. Population Growth and Regulation. 28. Community Interactions. 29. How Do Ecosystems Work? 30. Earth's Diverse more