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Biology: Life on Earth with Physiology, 11th edition

  • Gerald Audesirk
  • Teresa Audesirk
  • Bruce E. Byers

Published by Pearson (January 7th 2016) - Copyright © 2017

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Biology: Life on Earth with Physiology (Subscription)

ISBN-13: 9780134226460

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An Inquiry Approach that engages readers in critical thinking through the use of relatable case studies and more.

With a proven and effective tradition of engaging readers with real-world applications, high-interest case studies, and inquiry-based pedagogy, Biology: Life on Earth fosters a lifetime of discovery and scientific understanding.  Maintaining the conversational, question-and-answer presentation style that has made the text a best-seller, the Eleventh Edition continues to incorporate true and relevant Case Studies throughout each chapter, along with new, more extensive guidance for developing critical thinking skills and scientific literacy.  


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Table of contents

1. An Introduction to Life on Earth



2. Atoms, Molecules, and Life

3. Biological Molecules

4. Cell Structure and Function

5. Cell Membrane Structure and Function

6. Energy Flow in the Life of a Cell

7. Capturing Solar Energy: Photosynthesis

8. Harvesting Energy: Glycolysis and Cellular Respiration



9. Cellular Reproduction

10. Meiosis: The Basis of Sexual Reproduction

11. Patterns of Inheritance

12. DNA: The Molecule of Heredity

13. Gene Expression and Regulation

14. Biotechnology



15. Principles of Evolution

16. How Populations Evolve

17. The Origin of Species

18. The History of Life

19. Systematics: Seeking Order Amid Diversity

20. The Diversity of Prokaryotes and Viruses

21. The Diversity of Protists

22. The Diversity of Plants

23. The Diversity of Fungi

24. Animal Diversity I: Invertebrates

25. Animal Diversity II: Vertebrates



26. Animal Behavior

27. Population Growth and Regulation

28. Community Interactions

29. Energy Flow and Nutrient Cycling in Ecosystems

30. Earth’s Diverse Ecosystems

31. Conserving Earth’s Biodiversity



32. Homeostasis and the Organization of the Animal Body

33. Circulation

34. Respiration

35. Nutrition and Digestion

36. The Urinary System

37. Defense Against Disease

38. Chemical Control of the Animal Body: The Endocrine System

39. The Nervous System

40. The Senses

41. Action and Support: The Muscles and Skeleton

42. Animal Reproduction

43. Animal Development



44. Plant Anatomy and Nutrient Transport

45. Plant Reproduction and Development

46. Plant Responses to the Environment

Biology Life on Earth, Eleventh Edition includes Chapters 1–30

Biology Life on Earth with Physiology, Eleventh Edition includes Chapters 1–46

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