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Biological Science, 6th edition

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

Published by Pearson (January 8th 2016) - Copyright © 2017

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Biological Science

ISBN-13: 9780321976499

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KEY BENEFIT: Uniquely engages readers interested in biology in active learning, scientific thinking, and skill development. Scott Freeman’s Biological Science is beloved for its Socratic narrative style, its emphasis on experimental evidence, and its dedication to active learning. Science education research indicates that true mastery of content requires a move away from memorization towards active engagement with the material in a focused, personal way. Biological Science is the first introductory biology text designed to equip readers with strategies to accurately assess their level of understanding, predict their performance, and identify the types of cognitive skills that need improvement. With the Sixth Edition, content has been streamlined with an emphasis on core concepts and core competencies from the Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education report. The text’s unique BioSkills section is now placed after Chapter 1 to help readers develop key skills needed to become a scientist, new “Making Models” boxes guide learners in interpreting and creating models, and new “Put It all Together” case studies conclude each chapter and help readers see connections between chapter content and current, real-world research questions.

 

KEY TOPICS: Biology and the Tree of Life, BioSkills, Water and Carbon: The Chemical Basis of Life, Protein Structure and Function, Nucleic Acids and the RNA World, An Introduction to Carbohydrates, Lipids, Membranes, and the First Cells, Inside the Cell, Energy and Enzymes: An Introduction to Metabolism, Cellular Respiration and Fermentation, Photosynthesis, Cell-Cell Interactions, The Cell Cycle, Meiosis, Mendel and the Gene, DNA and the Gene: Synthesis and Repair, How Genes Work, Transcription, RNA Processing, and Translation, Control of Gene Expression in Bacteria, Control of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes, The Molecular Revolution: Biotechnology and Beyond, Genes, Development, and Evolution, Evolution by Natural Selection, Evolutionary Processes, Speciation, Phylogenies and the History of Life, Bacteria and Archaea, Protists, Green Algae and Land Plants, Fungi, An Introduction to Animals, Protostome Animals, Deuterostome Animals, Viruses, Plant Form and Function, Water and Sugar Transport in Plants, Plant Nutrition, Plant Sensory Systems, Signals, and Responses, Plant Reproduction and Development, Animal Form and Function, Water and Electrolyte Balance in Animals, Animal Nutrition, Gas Exchange and Circulation, Animal Nervous Systems, Animal Sensory Systems, Animal Movement, Chemical Signals in Animals, Animal Reproduction and Development, The Immune System in Animals, An Introduction to Ecology, Behavioral Ecology, Population Ecology, Community Ecology, Ecosystems and Global Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation Biology.

 

MARKET: For readers interested in biology in active learning, scientific thinking, and skill development.

Table of contents

1. Biology and the Tree of Life

BioSkills

I. THE MOLECULAR ORGIN AND EVOLUTION OF LIFE

2. Water and Carbon: The Chemical Basis of Life

3. Protein Structure and Function

4. Nucleic Acids and the RNA World

5. An Introduction to Carbohydrates

6. Lipids, Membranes, and the First Cells

 

II. 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

 

III. 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 and Beyond

21. gGenes, Development, and Evolution

 

IV. EVOLUTIONARY PATTERNS AND PROCESSES

22. Evolution by Natural Selection

23. Evolutionary Processes

24. Speciation

25. Phylogenies and the History of Life

 

V. THE DIVERSIFICATION OF LIFE

26. Bacteria and Archaea

27. Protists

28. Green Algae and Land Plants

29. Fungi

30. An Introduction to Animals

31. Protostome Animals

32. Deuterostome Animals

33. Viruses

 

VI. 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. Plant Reproduction and Development

 

VII. 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

 

VIII. 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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