Biology: Science for Life with Physiology, 6th edition

  • Colleen Belk, 
  • Virginia Borden Maier

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Hallmark features of this title

  • Each chapter weaves in a story based on a current issue or hot topic that presents and explains biological concepts, examples, and applications.
  • Working with Data questions challenge students to analyze and apply their knowledge of biology to a graph or set of data.
  • Sounds Right, But Is It? activities at the end of each chapter address common student misconceptions about biology concepts.
  • Roots to Remember in chapter discussions help students learn the language of biology using word roots.
  • Visualize This questions encourage students to look closely at figures to more fully understand their content.

Published by Pearson (May 4th 2018) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780135214114

Subject: Biology

Category: Biology for non-majors

Table of contents

Biology: Science for Life is available in the following versions:

  • Biology: Science for Life with Physiology contains Chapters 1-26
  • Biology: Science for Life contains Chapters 1-17
  1. Can Science Cure the Common Cold?


  1. Science Fiction, Bad Science, and Pseudoscience
  2. Is It Possible to Supplement Your Way to Better Performance and Health?
  3. Body Weight and Health
  4. Life in the Greenhouse


  1. Cancer
  2. Fertility
  3. Does Testing Save Lives
  4. Biology of Wrongful Convictions
  5. Genetically Modified Organisms


  1. Where Did We Come From
  2. An Evolving Enemy
  3. Understanding Race
  4. The Greatest Species on Earth?


  1. Is the Human Population Too Large?
  2. Conserving Biodiversity
  3. The Human Footprint


  1. Organ Donation
  2. Binge Drinking
  3. Clearing the Air
  4. Vaccination: Protection and Prevention or Peril?
  5. Human Sex Diffrences
  6. Toxic Stress
  7. Study Drugs: Brain Boost or Brain Drain?


  1. Feeding the World
  2. Growing a Green Thumb


  • Metric System Conversions
  • Answers
  • Credits

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