Biology: Life on Earth with Physiology, 12th edition

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  • Gerald Audesirk University of Colorado, Denver
  • Teresa Audesirk University of Colorado, Denver
  • Bruce E. Byers University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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Biology: Life on Earth with Physiology
Published 2019

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Biology: Life on Earth with Physiology fosters discovery and scientific understanding that you can use throughout your life. The text engages you with real-world applications, high-interest case studies, and its conversational question-and-answer approach. Engaging Case Studies and thoughtful pedagogy help you to develop critical thinking and scientific literacy skills.

The 12th Edition expands its focus on the process of science with new Doing Science boxes and offers Think Deeper questions for discussions that promote critical thinking.

Biology Life on Earth, 12th Edition is available in 2 versions:
  • Biology Life on Earth, 12th Edition includes Chapters 1-31
  • Biology Life on Earth with Physiology, 12th Edition includes Chapters 1-46
  1. An Introduction to Life on Earth

UNIT 1: THE LIFE OF THE CELL

  1. Atoms, Molecules, and Life
  2. Biological Molecules
  3. Cell Structure and Function
  4. Cell Membrane Structure and Function
  5. Energy Flow in the Life of a Cell
  6. Capturing Solar Energy: Photosynthesis
  7. Harvesting Energy: Glycolysis and Cellular Respiration

UNIT 2: INHERITANCE

  1. Cellular Reproduction
  2. Meiosis: The Basis of Sexual Reproduction
  3. Patterns of Inheritance
  4. DNA: The Molecule of Heredity
  5. Gene Expression and Regulation
  6. Biotechnology

UNIT 3: EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE

  1. Principles of Evolution
  2. How Populations Evolve
  3. The Origin of Species
  4. The History of Life
  5. Systematics: Seeking Order Amid Diversity
  6. The Diversity of Prokaryotes and Viruses
  7. The Diversity of Protists
  8. The Diversity of Plants
  9. The Diversity of Fungi
  10. Animal Diversity I: Invertebrates
  11. Animal Diversity II: Vertebrates

UNIT 4: BEHAVIOR AND ECOLOGY

  1. Animal Behavior
  2. Population Growth and Regulation
  3. Community Interactions
  4. Energy Flow and Nutrient Cycling in Ecosystems
  5. Earth's Diverse Ecosystems
  6. Conserving Earth's Biodiversity

UNIT 5: ANIMAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

  1. Homeostasis and the Organization of the Animal Body
  2. Circulation
  3. Respiration
  4. Nutrition and Digestion
  5. The Urinary System
  6. Defenses Against Disease
  7. Chemical Control of the Animal Body: The Endocrine System
  8. The Nervous System
  9. The Senses
  10. Action and Support: The Muscles and Skeleton
  11. Animal Reproduction
  12. Animal Development

UNIT 6: PLANT ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

  1. Plant Anatomy and Nutrient Transport
  2. Plant Reproduction and Development
  3. Plant Responses to the Environment

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