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
31
8
162
14
The Limits of Science
15
SECTION 1
18
The Structure of Water
37
The Four Seasons of a Lake
43
The Emergence of Homo sapiens
498
Some Principles
544
Organ Transplants
596
564
605
568
612
The Nerve Impulse
628
The Synapse
634
36
641

Organic Molecules
49
Lipids
55
The Blood
58
Nucleic Acids
65
SECTION 2
81
How Cells Are Organized
87
190
88
Processing Packaging
98
How Things Get into and out of Cells
109
Summary
124
Energetics
126
OxidationReduction
132
Summary
138
72
139
194
141
Overall Energy Harvest
154
SECTION 3
174
The Cell Cycle
178
Haploid and Diploid
189
Meiosis and Mitosis Compared
197
Biological Implications
264
Chromosome Structure and
271
The DNA of the Eukaryotic Chromosome
278
Genes Viruses and Cancer
294
Genes on the Move
299
74
317
Quantifying Variability
323
Preservation and Promotion of Variability
329
75
333
Modes of Speciation
356
The Diversity of Life
367
The Classification of Organisms
399
A Question of Kingdoms
407
154
409
286
447
Major Lines of Primate Evolution
491
The Kidney
668
The Formation of the Earth
703
Sensory Receptors and the Initiation
704
Evolution
707
40
719
Heterotrophs and Autotrophs
748
SECTION 5
758
Roots
772
Properties of Populations
776
The Regulation of Population Size
783
329
786
The Diversity of Life
787
Summary
789
331
813
Natural Selection
863
Information Processing in the Vertebrate Brain
863
506
1-1
208
1-2
24
1-3
508
1-4
Summary
1-5
77
1-6
339
1-8
209
1-9
Symbiosis
1-15
The Origin and Evolution of Eukaryotes
1-16
Nonspecific Defenses
1-17
703
1-18
Broadening the Concept of the Gene
1-20
227
1-27
An Introduction
1-28
349
1-29
436
1-32
811
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