Biological Science, 7th edition

  • Scott Freeman, 
  • Kim Quillin, 
  • Lizabeth Allison, 
  • Michael Black, 
  • Greg Podgorski, 
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  • Jeff Carmichael

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Biological Science helps you discover biology and make connections between core concepts and content, as you learn to assess your understanding and identify areas to focus on. The text emphasizes higher-order thinking, enhances skill development, and promotes active learning. Biological Science equips you with strategies that go beyond memorization. You will learn to apply your knowledge throughout.

The 7th Edition enables you to see that biology concepts are connected by weaving one case study throughout the entire text. This will help you make connections across biology. New content includes updated coverage of advances in genomic editing, global climate change, and recent insights into the evolution of land plants.

Published by Pearson (June 18th 2019) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780135934302

Subject: Biology

Category: Biology for Majors

Table of contents

1. Biology: The Study of Life

UNIT 1: The Molecular Origin and Evolution of Life
2. Water and Carbon: The Chemical Basis of Life
3. Protein Structure and Function
4. Nucleic Acids and an RNA World
5. An Introduction to Carbohydrates
6. Lipids, Membranes, and the First Cells

UNIT 2: Cell Structure and Function
7. Inside the Cell
8. Energy and Enzymes: An Introduction to Metabolism
9. Cellular Respiration and Fermentation
10. Photosynthesis
11. Cell-Cell Interactions
12. The Cell Cycle

UNIT 3: Gene Structure and Expression
13. Meiosis
14. Mendel and the Gene
15. DNA and the Gene: Synthesis and Repair
16. How Genes Work
17. Transcription, RNA Processing, and Translation
18. Control of Gene Expression in Bacteria
19. Control of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes
20. The Molecular Revolution: Biotechnology, Genomics, and New Frontiers
21. Genes, Development, and Evolution

UNIT 4: Evolutionary Patterns and Processes
22. Evolution by Natural Selection
23. Evolutionary Processes
24. Speciation
25. Phylogenies and the History of Life

UNIT 5: The Diversification of Life
26. Bacteria and Archaea
27. Diversification of Eukaryotes
28. Green Algae and Land Plants
29. Fungi
30. An Introduction to Animals
31. Protostome Animals
32. Deuterostome Animals
33. Viruses

UNIT 6: How Plants Work
34. Plant Form and Function
35. Water and Sugar Transport in Plants
36. Plant Nutrition
37. Plant Sensory Systems, Signals, and Responses
38. Flowering Plant Reproduction and Development

UNIT 7: How Animals Work
39. Animal Form and Function
40. Water and Electrolyte Balance in Animals
41. Animal Nutrition
42. Gas Exchange and Circulation
43. Animal Nervous Systems
44. Animal Sensory Systems
45. Animal Movement
46. Chemical Signals in Animals
47. Animal Reproduction and Development
48. The Immune System in Animals

UNIT 8: Ecology
49. An Introduction to Ecology
50. Behavioral Ecology
51. Population Ecology
52. Community Ecology
53. Ecosystems and Global Ecology
54. Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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