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Biology: The Dynamic Science, International Edition by Beverly McMillan (University of California)

Learn how to think and engage like a scientist! BIOLOGY: THE DYNAMIC SCIENCE, 3E, International Edition allows you to develop a deep understanding of the core concepts in Biology and builds a strong foundation for future courses. The authors explain complex ideas clearly and describe how biologists collect and interpret evidence to test hypotheses about the living world. Russell, Hertz, and McMillan will spark your curiosity about living systems instead of burying it under a mountain of disconnected facts. You will learn what scientists know about the living world, how they know it, and what they still need to learn. The accompanying Aplia for Biology complements the book by enabling you to go beyond rote memorization and gain a true understanding of key concepts.

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1. Introduction to Biological Concepts and Research. UNIT I: MOLECULES AND CELLS. 2. Life, Chemistry, and Water. 3. Biological Molecules: The Carbon Compounds of Life. 4. Energy, Enzymes, and Biological Reactions. 5. The Cell: An Overview. 6. Membranes and Transport. 7. Cell Communication. 8. Harvesting Chemical Energy: Cellular Respiration. 9. Photosynthesis. 10. Cell Division and Mitosis. UNIT II: GENETICS. 11. Meiosis: The Cellular Basis of Sexual Reproduction. 12. Mendel, Genes, and Inheritance. 13. Genes, Chromosomes, and Human Genetics. 14. DNA Structure, Replication, and Organization. 15. From DNA to Protein. 16. Regulation of Gene Expression. 17. Bacterial and Viral Genetics. 18. DNA Technologies. 19. Genomes and Proteomes. UNIT III: EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY. 20. Development of Evolutionary Thought. 21. Microevolution: Genetic Changes within Populations. 22. Speciation. 23. Paleobiology and Macroevolution. 24. Systematic Biology: Phylogeny and Classification. UNIT IV: BIODIVERSITY. 25. The Origin of Life. 26. Prokaryotes: Bacteria and Archaea. 27. Protists. 28. Seedless Plants. 29. Seed Plants. 30. Fungi. 31. Animal Phylogeny, Acoelomates, and Protostomes. 32. Deuterostomes: Vertebrates and Their Closest Relatives. UNIT V: PLANT STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION. 33. The Plant Body. 34. Transport in Plants. 35. Plant Nutrition. 36. Reproduction and Development in Flowering Plants. 37. Plant Signals and Responses to the Environment. UNIT VI: ANIMAL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION. 38. Introduction to Animal Organization and Physiology. 39. Information Flow and the Neuron. 40. Nervous Systems. 41. Sensory Systems. 42. The Endocrine System. 43. Muscles, Bones, and Body Movements. 44. The Circulatory System. 45. Defenses against Disease. 46. Gas Exchange: The Respiratory System. 47. Animal Nutrition. 48. Regulating the Internal Environment. 49. Animal Reproduction. 50. Animal Development. UNIT VII: ECOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR. 51. Population Ecology. 52. Population Interactions and Community Ecology. 53. Ecosystems. 54. The Biosphere. 55. Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 56. The Physiology, Ecology, and Evolution of Animal Behavior.

About Beverly McMillan (University of California)


Beverly McMillan has been a science writer for more than 30 years and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to her work on this textbook, she has coauthored eleven editions of a human biology text and written or coauthored numerous trade books on scientific subjects and natural history. She has also worked extensively as a content developer and editorial manager in educational and commercial publishing, including co-publishing ventures with Yale University Press, the Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. National Park Service and other partners. Peter J. Russell received a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Sussex, England, in 1968 and a Ph.D. in Genetics from Cornell University in 1972. He has been a member of the Biology faculty of Reed College since 1972 and is currently a Professor of Biology, Emeritus. Peter taught a section of the introductory biology course, a genetics course, and a research literature course on molecular virology. In 1987 he received the Burlington Northern Faculty Achievement Award from Reed College in recognition of his excellence in teaching, He is the author of iGENETICS: A MOLECULAR, APPROACH, a successful genetics textbook. Peter's research was in the area of molecular genetics, with a specific interest in characterizing the role of host genes in the replication of the RNA genome of a pathogenic plant virus, and the expression of the genes of the virus; yeast was used as the model host. His research has been funded by agencies including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the American Cancer Society, the Department of Defense, the Medical Research Foundation of Oregon, and the Murdoch Foundation. He has published his research results in a variety of journals, including GENETICS, JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY, MOLECULAR AND GENERAL GENETICS, NUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH, PLASMID, and MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY. Peter has a long history of encouraging faculty research involving undergraduates, including cofounding the biology division of the Council on Undergraduate Research in 1985. He was Principal Investigator/Program Director of a National Science Foundation Award for the Integration of Research and Education (NSF-AIRE) to Reed College, 1998 to 2002. Paul E. Hertz was born and raised in New York City. He received a B.S. in Biology from Stanford University in 1972, an A.M. in Biology from Harvard University in 1973, and a Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University in 1977. While completing field research for the doctorate, he served on the Biology faculty of the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras. After two years as an Isaac Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellow at Dalhousie University, Paul accepted a teaching position at Barnard College, where he has taught since 1979. He was named Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Biology in 2000, received The Barnard Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2007, and was named Claire Tow Professor of Biology in 2016. In addition to serving on numerous college committees, Paul chaired Barnard's Biology Department for eight years and served as Acting Provost and Dean of the Faculty from 2011 to 2012. He was the founding Program Director of the Hughes Science Pipeline Project at Barnard, an undergraduate curriculum and research program that was funded continuously by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute from 1992 until 2016. The Pipeline Project included the Intercollegiate Partnership, a program for local community college students that facilitated their transfer to four-year colleges and universities. He teaches one semester of the introductory sequence for Biology majors and pre-professional students, lecture and laboratory courses in vertebrate zoology and ecology, and seminars that introduce first-year students to scientific research. Paul is an animal physiological ecologist with a specific research interest in the thermal biology of lizards. He has conducted fieldwork in the West Indies since the mid-1970s, focusing on the lizards of Cuba and Puerto Rico. His work has been funded by the NSF, and he has published his research in THE AMERICAN NATURALIST, ECOLOGY, NATURE, OECOLOGIA, and PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction to Biological Concepts and Research. UNIT I: MOLECULES AND CELLS. 2. Life, Chemistry, and Water. 3. Biological Molecules: The Carbon Compounds of Life. 4. Energy, Enzymes, and Biological Reactions. 5. The Cell: An Overview. 6. Membranes and Transport. 7. Cell Communication. 8. Harvesting Chemical Energy: Cellular Respiration. 9. Photosynthesis. 10. Cell Division and Mitosis. UNIT II: GENETICS. 11. Meiosis: The Cellular Basis of Sexual Reproduction. 12. Mendel, Genes, and Inheritance. 13. Genes, Chromosomes, and Human Genetics. 14. DNA Structure, Replication, and Organization. 15. From DNA to Protein. 16. Regulation of Gene Expression. 17. Bacterial and Viral Genetics. 18. DNA Technologies. 19. Genomes and Proteomes. UNIT III: EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY. 20. Development of Evolutionary Thought. 21. Microevolution: Genetic Changes within Populations. 22. Speciation. 23. Paleobiology and Macroevolution. 24. Systematic Biology: Phylogeny and Classification. UNIT IV: BIODIVERSITY. 25. The Origin of Life. 26. Prokaryotes: Bacteria and Archaea. 27. Protists. 28. Seedless Plants. 29. Seed Plants. 30. Fungi. 31. Animal Phylogeny, Acoelomates, and Protostomes. 32. Deuterostomes: Vertebrates and Their Closest Relatives. UNIT V: PLANT STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION. 33. The Plant Body. 34. Transport in Plants. 35. Plant Nutrition. 36. Reproduction and Development in Flowering Plants. 37. Plant Signals and Responses to the Environment. UNIT VI: ANIMAL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION. 38. Introduction to Animal Organization and Physiology. 39. Information Flow and the Neuron. 40. Nervous Systems. 41. Sensory Systems. 42. The Endocrine System. 43. Muscles, Bones, and Body Movements. 44. The Circulatory System. 45. Defenses against Disease. 46. Gas Exchange: The Respiratory System. 47. Animal Nutrition. 48. Regulating the Internal Environment. 49. Animal Reproduction. 50. Animal Development. UNIT VII: ECOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR. 51. Population Ecology. 52. Population Interactions and Community Ecology. 53. Ecosystems. 54. The Biosphere. 55. Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 56. The Physiology, Ecology, and Evolution of Animal Behavior.

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Biology: The Dynamic Science, International Edition by Beverly McMillan (University of California)
Beverly McMillan (University of California)
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Cengage Learning, Inc
2013-01-01
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