Life: The Science of Biology

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Authoritative, thorough, and engaging, Life: The Science of Biology achieves an optimal balance of scholarship and teachability, never losing sight of either the science or the student. The first introductory text to present 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. This approach helps to bring the drama of classic and cutting-edge research to the classroom - but always in the context of reinforcing core ideas and the innovative scientific thinking behind them. Students will experience biology not just as a litany of facts or a highlight reel of experiments, but as a rich, coherent discipline.
 

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This books proposes the unscientific theory with such disregard for all logic and reason. First they assume the earth was 6billion years old with no proof, then postulate an imaginary primordial soup, where life supposebly formed violating the law of biogenesis. Then more suppositions and theories are built upon the original fantasies.  

Contents

An Evolutionary Framework for Biology
1
extensive changes in the genetic
3
The Hierarchy of Life
7
33
10
Part One THE CELL
16
Structure and Behavior
17
43
18
Their Chemistry and Biology
34
The Arthropods and Their
567
Complex Biradial
579
Part Five THE BIOLOGY OF FLOWERING PLANTS
602
The Plant Body
603
Transport in Plants
620
The pressure flow model appears
630
Plant Nutrition
634
Nitrogen Fixation
640

AND HEREDITY
35
ture and Behavior 17
40
sugars
43
The Interactions
53
The Organization of Cells
55
The endoplasmic reticulum is
64
Other Organelles
71
Cellular Membranes
79
Energy Enzymes and Metabolism
95
Biological Catalysts
102
Metabolism and the Regulation
108
Cellular Pathways That Harvest Chemical Energy
114
Energy from the Sun
136
Part Two INFORMATION AND HEREDITY
154
Chromosomes the Cell Cycle and Cell Division
155
Mendel and Beyond
176
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197
DNA and Its Role in Heredity
199
DNA Replication
206
DNA Proofreading and Repair
212
Systems of Cell Reproduction 155
174
Genotype to Phenotype
218
The Genetics of Viruses and Prokaryotes
239
Plasmids are extra chromosomes
248
Control of Transcription
254
The Eukaryotic Genome and Its Expression
259
The Structures of ProteinCoding
265
Cell Signaling and Communication
279
Differential Gene Expression
294
38
308
Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology
311
Some Additional Tools for DNA There are several ways to screen
320
Plant Growth
328
Molecular Biology and Medicine
331
DNA fingerprinting uses the poly Sequencing the Human Genome
348
Natural Defenses against Disease
353
The Humoral Immune
362
Part Three EVOLUTIONARY PROCESSES
378
The History of Life on Earth
379
The Mechanisms of Evolution
395
lution since Darwin?
397
How Do Genotypes Determine
410
Species and Their Formation
413
Reconstructing and Using Phylogenies
425
How Do We Know Earth
426
Molecular and Genomic Evolution
438
The Origin of Life on Earth
450
Part Four THE EVOLUTION OF DIVERSITY
458
The Prokaryotic Domains
459
Prokaryotes in Their Environments
466
40
472
Protists and the Dawn of the Eukarya
476
The cell surfaces of protists
481
From Sea to Land
500
Introducing the Tracheophytes
507
The Surviving Nonseed
511
Complete Guts
551
Mollusks lost segmentation
559
Plant Growth Regulation
646
Cloning Genes 314
654
Sources of Genes for Cloning 318
662
Reproduction in Flowering Plants
665
Plant Responses to Environmental Challenges
679
Part Six THE BIOLOGY OF ANIMALS
692
Physiology Homeostasis and Temperature Regulation
693
Thermostats regulate temperature
699
physiology
707
Animal Hormones
712
Some hormones act locally
713
Mechanisms of Hormone Action
728
Animal Reproduction
732
Animal Development
752
embryo
762
Human Pregnancy and Birth
769
Neurons and Nervous Systems
773
Neurons Synapses
785
Sensory Systems
794
Information Processing
797
Structure and Higher Functions
814
Functional Subsystems of
817
Making Animals Move
831
Gas Exchange in Animals
849
than water
850
Circulatory Systems
866
Vertebrate Circulatory Systems
868
Red blood cells transport respira
879
Animal Nutrition
886
Salt and Water Balance and Nitrogen Excretion
917
Nutrient Requirements 886
918
Control and Regulation of Kidney
921
Animal Behavior
925
Electric signals can also communi
937
Part Seven ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY
946
Behavioral Ecology
947
Population Ecology
959
Age distributions reflect past
961
Life Histories Influence Population
967
Community Ecology
974
Some Species Have Major
986
Ecosystems
991
Biogeography
1007
Hot deserts form around 30 lati
1021
Conservation Biology
1030
Some economic land uses are com
1041
Terrestrial Biomes 1014
1060
Estimating Current Rates
1060
Skeletal muscle causes behavior
1085
Digestion 894
1086
One Gene One Polypeptide 218
1101
The Fossil Record 384
1104
Animal Origins
1107
DNADirected
1109
Plant Cells 607
1115
Flowering
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