Invitation to Biology

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Macmillan, Feb 15, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 862 pages
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This clearly written, accurate, and well-illustrated introduction to biology seamlessly integrates the theme of evolution while offering expanded, up-to-date coverage of genetic engineering, the immune response, embryological development, and ecological concerns.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Development of Darwins Theory
7
Energetics
8
The Limits of Science
15
SECTION 1
20
The lonization of Water
44
Sugars and Polymers of Sugars
50
Nucleic Acids
65
24
415
The Protists
421
Summary
431
25
435
26
455
Phylum Platyhelminthes
461
Phylum Arthropoda
471
27
481

Protein Synthesis
67
An Introduction
71
The Flow of Energy
76
5
87
The Cytoplasm
93
Summary
105
SECTION
110
Energetics
126
The Laws of Thermodynamics
128
ATP Revisited
137
Respiration
143
Photosynthesis Light and Life
161
SECTION 3
174
Genetics
176
Mitosis
180
Summary
186
11
189
Meiosis and Mitosis Compared
197
Summary
203
12
207
The Principle of Segregation
209
The Influence of Mendel
215
13
221
14
241
DNA Replication
249
15
255
Biological Implications
264
16
271
Atoms and Molecules
277
Transcription and Processing of mRNA
281
The Biologically Important Elements
283
17
287
Genes Viruses and Cancer
294
Water as a Solvent
301
Evolution
319
The Agents of Change
326
Summary
332
20
335
Types of Selection
339
Summary
351
21
355
Maintaining Genetic Isolation
361
The Evidence of the Fossil Record
367
Summary
373
22
377
335
379
342
386
346
392
23
399
The Diversity of Life
400
A Question of Kingdoms
407
Mammals
487
Trends in Primate Evolution
490
The Emergence of Homo sapiens
498
Biology of Animals
508
490
515
29
525
Summary
536
30
539
The Human Respiratory System
545
31
553
Blood Pressure
559
32
567
Regulation of Body Temperature
575
33
583
270
590
T Cells and CellMediated Immunity
591
34
605
The Parathyroid Glands
611
566
615
Summary
618
Function
621
The Synapse
634
36
641
Muscle Contraction
656
37
665
38
681
The Formation of Organ Systems
689
Epilogue
703
39
707
SECTION 7
708
The Seed and the Fruit
714
Characteristics of Plant Growth
723
Stems
729
Summary
737
41
741
42
755
Photoperiodism
764
Chemical Communication among Plants
771
Ecology
775
Solar Energy
815
The Regulation of Population Size 783 Biogeochemical Cycles
826
The Human Population Explosion 787 Summary
832
El Nino
839
The Tundra
850
Glossary
1
Community Composition and the Question Appendixes
4
Illustration Credits
24
176
6
694
8
Ecology
10
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