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MP: Life with Bound-in Olc Card / Edition 5

MP: Life with Bound-in Olc Card / Edition 5


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Whether students today are ambivalent or reluctant,competing with the various media for their attention is as formidable a challenge as keeping up with the information explosion in the life sciences. Covering every area of general biology,Life uses a lively,story-telling writing style and current,true-life examples to engage students in a non-intimidating way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780072437188
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 01/08/2003
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 1008
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.38(d)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

About the Author

Ricki Lewis is the author of Human Genetics, founding author of Life, and co-author of two human anatomy and physiology textbooks, all published by McGraw-Hill Higher Education. She is also the author of the essay collection Discovery: Windows on the Life Sciences and the novel Stem Cell Symphony, and many magazine and journal articles. Dr. Lewis teaches “Genethics” at the Alden March Bioethics Institute of Albany Medical Center, and is a genetic counselor with CareNet Medical Group in Schenectady, New York.

Table of Contents

1 From Atoms to Cells1 What is Life? 2 The Chemistry of Life 3 Cells 4 The Cell Surface and Cytoskeleton 5 The Energy of Life 6 Photosynthesis 7 How Cells Release Energy 2 Genetics & Biotechnology 8 The Cell Cycle 9 Meiosis 10 How Inherited Traits are Transmitted 11 Chromosomes 12 DNA Structure and Replication 13 Gene Function 3 Evolution 14 The Evolution of Evolutionary Thought 15 The Forces of Evolutionary Change - Microevolution 16 Speciation and Extinction 17 Evidence of Evolution 18 The Origin and History of Life 4 The Diversity of Life 19 Viruses 20 Bacteria and Archaea 21 Protista 22 Plantae 23 Fungi 24 Animalia I: Sponges Through Echinoderms 25 Animalia II: The Chordates 5 Plant Life 26 Plant Form and Function 27 Plant Nutrition and Transport 28 Reproduction of Flowering Plants 29 Plant Responses to Stimuli 6 Animal Life 30 Animal Tissues and Organ Systems 31 The Nervous System 32 The Senses 33 The Endocrine System 34 The Musculoskeletal System (and more...)

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