Diversity of Life

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Brooks/Cole, Jul 19, 2000 - Biodiversity - 496 pages
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This brief and specialized book was designed for general non-major biology courses, and presents the six kingdoms of life in an evolutionary framework. This book includes descriptions, illustrations, life cycles of representative viruses, bacteria, protistans, fungi, plants, invertebrates, and more. DIVERSITY OF LIFE covers Unit IV, "Evolution and Biodiversity", from the authors' main text, BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, Ninth Edition, and includes a customized table of contents and the back matter (the glossary, the index, etc.) from the larger book.

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Contents

PRINCIPLES OF INHERITANCE
332
EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY
333
to Dominance
348
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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.

Ralph Taggart, Former Chair of Biological Sciences at Michigan State University, Ralph Taggert is now the chair of Geological Sciences. Professor Taggart, known for his outstanding research in Paleobotany, has taught the general biology course for over 20 years.

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