Life: The Science of Biology: Volume II: Evolution, Diversity, and Ecology

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This is an authoritative introductory text that presents biological concepts through the research that revealed them. "Life" covers the full range of topics with an integrated experimental focus that flows naturally from the narrative.
 

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Contents

An Evolutionary Framework for Biology 1
427
material 215
428
Detecting Stimuli that Distort
431
Evolution and Development
435
7Molecular Biology and Medicine 339
439
Properties of Molecules 30
440
The History of Life on Earth
442
Major Patterns in the History of Life on Earth
449
Population Ecology 1037
37
Population Fluctuations 1044
44
WaterInsoluble Molecules
50
Loose Assemblages of Species 1056
56
The Basic Units of Life
61
Community Ecology 1055
69
Organelles that Process Information
70
Terrestrial Biomes 1076
76

Rates of Evolutionary Change within Lineages
455
The Mechanisms of Evolution Species and Their Formation
460
Charles Darwins Theory of Evolution
461
The Mutant
463
Assessing the Costs of Adaptations
474
Species and Their Formation
481
Mutations and Human Diseases 344
483
Reproductive Isolating
487
The Stress Hormone 743
489
Temperature and Life 786
493
Reconstructing and Using Phylogenies
496
Molecular and Genomic Evolution
510
The Structure of DNA 217
512
Proteins Acquire New Functions
516
Control of Transcription in Viruses 273
519
DNA Proofreading and Repair 227
522
How has Darwins theory of natural
523
The Evolution of Diversity
524
Prokaryotes in Their Environments
531
Light and Photoreceptors 744
536
The Archaea
539
Protists and the Dawn of the Eukarya
543
The Eukaryotic Genome
546
Asexual Reproduction 821
556
From Sea to Land
570
Liverworts Hornworts
574
The Surviving Nonseed Tracheophytes
583
The Human Reproductive System 829
590
Flowering Plants
593
Fungi Recyclers Pathogens Parasites
603
Animal Origins
619
Neurons and Nervous Systems 844
620
Complete Guts and Tentacles
627
Spiral Cleavage and Wormlike
633
Segmented External
644
Arthropods with Two Body Regions
650
Pentaradial Symmetry
656
What is our duty to nature? by Holmes
23
Ecology and Biogeography
24
The Evolution of Animal Societies 1031
31
Large Molecules
35
chloroplasts
77
Cellular Membranes
87
Aquatic Biogeography 1088
88
Conservation Biology 1094
94
Endocytosis and Exocytosis
100
Habitat Restoration and Species Recovery 1102
102
Energy Enzymes and Metabolism
106
Earth System Science 1107
107
Earths System Has Four Compartments 1108
108
Transferring Energy in Cells
111
The Sulfur Cycle 1116
116
Molecular Structure Determines Enzyme Function
117
The coenzyme NAD is a key electron carrier in redox reactions
127
Generating and Conducting Nerve
6-1
Salt and Water Balance
6-5
Part Two INFORMATION AND HEREDITY
6-6
Repetitive Sequences in the Eukaryotic Genome 283
6-7
Uptake and Movement of Water and Solutes 702
6-8
Part Six THE BIOLOGY OF FLOWERING PLANTS
6-11
Animal Behavior 1002
6-13
Hormones and Their Actions 800
6-16
Adaptations for Respiratory Gas Exchange 925
6-19
Plant Tissues and Tissue Systems 690
6-25
Eukaryotic Chromosomes 169
6-26
Answers to SelfQuizzes
6-29
Index
1-1
Hormones and Behavior 1007
1-3
Cell Death 184
1-5
Repackaging the Cytoplasm 410
1-8
Nonspecific Defenses 367
1-10
DNADirected RNA Synthesis 237
1-11
5 Nutrition Digestion
1-13
Nitrogen Fixation 722
1-19
PlantPathogen Interactions 765
1-26
Identifying Photosynthetic Reactants
1-27
Recombinant
1-28
Sensory Systems 865
1-31
Structure and Function of the Vertebrate Gut 971
1-35
Gas Exchange in Animals 922
1-37
Communication 1012
1-38
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