Biological Science, 7th edition

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


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For introductory courses for biology majors.

This package includes Mastering Biology.


Discover biology, develop skills, and make connections

Known for its discovery-based, student-centered approach, Scott Freeman’s Biological Science emphasizes higher-order thinking, enhances skill development, and promotes active learning. Biological Science equips students with strategies that go beyond memorization and guides them in making connections between core concepts and content, underscoring principles from the Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education report. Students learn to apply their knowledge throughout the course, assess their level of understanding, and identify the types of cognitive skills that need improvement.

The 7th Edition enables students to see that biology concepts are connected by weaving one case study throughout the entire text, helping students 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. New embedded Pearson eText assets support content in the text with whiteboard Making Models videos, Figure Walkthrough videos, and BioFlix animations that engage students, help them learn, and guide them in completing assignments.


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0135209838 / 9780135209837 Biological Science Plus Mastering Biology with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package

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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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