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Classroom concepts "come to life" with this exciting new edition of "Life" by Lewis, Parker, Gaffin and Hoefnagels. For over 15 years, "Life" has been known for its ability to weave together solid biology content with interesting stories, real-life case studies and applications to student life. The sixth edition offers the depth of content, pedagogical organization, accuracy and visual appeal to serve both majors and non-majors biology students.
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  • Paperback | 1039 pages
  • 231.1 x 274.3 x 35.6mm | 2,177.27g
  • McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • London, United States
  • New edition
  • 6th New edition
  • 0071108025
  • 9780071108027

Table of contents

Unit 1 From Atoms to Cells 1 What is Life? 2 The Earth's Chemistry 3 Life's Chemistry 4 Cells 5 The Cell Surface and Cytoskeleton 6 The Energy of Life 7 Photosynthesis 8 How Cells Release Energy Unit 2 Genetics & Biotechnology 9 The Cell Cycle 10 Meiosis 11 How Inherited Traits are Transmitted 12 Chromosomes 13 DNA Structure and Function 14 Genetic Technology Unit 3 Evolution 15 The Evolution of Evolutionary Thought 16 The Forces of Evolutionary Change - Microevolution 17 Speciation and Extinction 18 Evidence for Evolution 19 The Origin and History of Life Unit 4 The Diversity of Life 20 Viruses 21 Bacteria and Archaea 22 Protista 23 Plantae 24 Fungi 25 Animalia I: Sponges Through Echinoderms 26 Animalia II: Chordates Unit 5 Plant Life 27 Plant Form and Function 28 Plant Nutrition and Transport 29 Reproduction of Flowering Plants 30 Plant Responses to Stimuli Unit 6 Animal Life 31 Animal Tissues and Organ Systems 32 The Nervous System 33 The Senses 34 The Endocrine System 35 The Musculoskeletal System 36 The Circulatory System 37 The Respiratory System 38 Digestion and Nutrition 39 Regulation of Temperature and Body Fluids 40 The Immune System 41 Human Reproduction and Development Unit 7 Behavior and Ecology 42 Animal Behavior 43 Populations 44 Communities and Ecosystems 45 Biomes and Aquatic Ecosystems 46 Environmental Challenges
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About Douglas Gaffin

Ricki Lewis, well-known author of Life, Beginnings of Life, and Human Genetics, is currently an instructor at the University of Albany. She received her Ph.D. in genetics from Indiana University. She is practicing genetics counselor for Women's Medical Health Care in New York.
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