Biological Science, 7th edition

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

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Known for its discovery-based, student-centered approach, Biological Science emphasizes higher-order thinking, skill development and active learning. The text equips you with strategies that move you away from memorization to guide you in making connections between core concepts and content. You'll learn to apply your knowledge throughout the course, assess your level of understanding and identify the types of cognitive skills that need improvement.

The 7th Edition weaves one case study throughout the entire text, showing biology concepts are connected and helping you make connections across biology. New content includes updated coverage of advances in genomic editing, global climate change and 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

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

UNIT 2: Cell Structure and Function

  1. Inside the Cell
  2. Energy and Enzymes: An Introduction to Metabolism
  3. Cellular Respiration and Fermentation
  4. Photosynthesis
  5. Cell–Cell Interactions
  6. The Cell Cycle

UNIT 3: Gene Structure and Expression

  1. Meiosis
  2. Mendel and the Gene
  3. DNA and the Gene: Synthesis and Repair
  4. How Genes Work
  5. Transcription, RNA Processing, and Translation
  6. Control of Gene Expression in Bacteria
  7. Control of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes
  8. The Molecular Revolution: Biotechnology, Genomics, and New Frontiers
  9. Genes, Development, and Evolution

UNIT 4: Evolutionary Patterns and Processes

  1. Evolution by Natural Selection
  2. Evolutionary Processes
  3. Speciation
  4. Phylogenies and the History of Life

UNIT 5: The Diversification of Life

  1. Bacteria and Archaea
  2. Diversification of Eukaryotes
  3. Green Algae and Land Plants
  4. Fungi
  5. An Introduction to Animals
  6. Protostome Animals
  7. Deuterostome Animals
  8. Viruses

UNIT 6: How Plants Work

  1. Plant Form and Function
  2. Water and Sugar Transport in Plants
  3. Plant Nutrition
  4. Plant Sensory Systems, Signals, and Responses
  5. Flowering Plant Reproduction and Development

UNIT 7: How Animals Work

  1. Animal Form and Function
  2. Water and Electrolyte Balance in Animals
  3. Animal Nutrition
  4. Gas Exchange and Circulation
  5. Animal Nervous Systems
  6. Animal Sensory Systems
  7. Animal Movement
  8. Chemical Signals in Animals
  9. Animal Reproduction and Development
  10. The Immune System in Animals

UNIT 8: Ecology

  1. An Introduction to Ecology
  2. Behavioral Ecology
  3. Population Ecology
  4. Community Ecology
  5. Ecosystems and Global Ecology
  6. Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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