Biology: Concepts and Applications without Physiology

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Cengage Learning, Sep 25, 2007 - Science - 624 pages
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Should there be warning labels on fast foods? Should SUV drivers pay extra taxes? Should employers be allowed to require drug testing of prospective employees? This introductory biology text helps you master biology while encouraging you to think about critical issues. The issues-oriented approach enlivens the subject matter and helps you grasp concepts by making connections between biology and real-life concerns. Here's how it works: An Impacts, Issues case study opens each chapter, focusing on a biology-related societal issue. You also view a short film that expands on the issue. Then each chapter's How Would You Vote? question, inspired by the case study, asks you to consider biology-related news, explore the facts behind the issue, apply your knowledge of biology, and cast a vote on the Web. You can also see state and nationwide voting tallies. This book has been widely praised for clear and engaging writing, art with step-by-step callouts, and terrific support from student media that all work together to help you get biology. Technology highlights include CengageNOW, an interactive online resource featuring personalized study plans and hundreds of animations, and an MP3 download of audio study tools that let you review concepts from the text anywhere!
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Contents

Principles of Cellular Life
19
Principles of Inheritance
123
Principles of Evolution
237
Evolution and Biodiversity
303
Principles of Ecology
423
BIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES AND THE HUMAN IMPERATIVE
536
Appendix I Classification System
538
Appendix II Annotations to A Journal Article
542
Appendix V Molecular Models
555
Appendix VI Closer Look at Some Major Metabolic Pathways
557
Appendix VII A Plain English Map of the Human Chromosomes
561
Appendix VIII Restless EarthLifes Changing Geologic Stage
562
Appendix IX Units of Measure
564
Appendix X A Comparative View of Mitosis in Plant and Animal Cells
565
Glossary of Biological Terms
566
Art Credits and Acknowledgments
580

Appendix III Answers to SelfQuizzes and Genetics Problems
550
Appendix IV Periodic Table of the Elements
554

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For the past two decades, Cecie Starr has been known as one of the best-selling biology textbook authors. Her texts, appreciated for their clarity in both the written word and the visual representation of biological concepts, include multiple editions of BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, and BIOLOGY TODAY AND TOMORROW. Her original dream was to become an architect. Instead of building houses, she now builds, with care and attention to detail, incredible texts based on this philosophy: "I invite students into a chapter through an intriguing story. Once inside, they get the great windows that biologists construct on the world of life. Biology is not just another house. It is a conceptual mansion. I hope to do it justice.

Lisa Starr has been responsible for the incredible art in the Starr biology textbooks for many years. She has worked at as a research scientist at The Scripps Institute as well as several other institutions. Her area of expertise is biochemistry, molecular and cell biology.

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