BIOLOGY 7/e is an authoritative majors textbook with evolution as a unifying theme. In revising the text, the authors have consulted extensively with previous users, noted experts and professors in the field. It is distinguished from other texts by its strong emphasis on natural selection and the evolutionary process that explains biodiversity.
Peter H. Raven, Ph.D., is director of the Missouri Botanical Garden and Engelmann professor of botany at Washington University at St. Louis. He oversees the garden's internationally recognized research program in tropical botany--one of the world's most active in the study and conservation of imperiled tropical habitats. Raven's botanical research and work in the area of tropical conservation have earned him numerous honors and awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship. He has written 17 textbooks and more than 400 articles, and he is a member of th National Academy of Science and the National Research Council. George B. Johnson, Ph.D., is a professor of biology at Washington University in St. Louis and a professor of genetics at the university's School of Medicine. He is a prolific author of life science texts and curriculum products in a variety of media. New to his list of works are the Explorations of Human Biology CD-ROM and the textbook Human Biology, both offered by Wm. C. Brown Publishers. Johnson is acknowledged as an authority on population genetics and evolution variability, and he has published more than 50 research papers dealing with these and related topics. Visitors to the St. Louis Zoo can appreciate Johnson's work in the Living World, the educational center of which he is the founding director. Susan Singer is the Laurence McKinley Gould Professor of the Natural Sciences in teh dpartment of biology at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, where she has taught introductory biology, plant biology, genetics, plant development, and developmental genetics for 20 years. Her research interests are focused on the development and evolution of flowering plants. Singer has authored numberous scientific publications on plant development, contributed chapters to developmental biology texts, and is actively involved with teh education efforts of several professional societies. She received the American Society of Plant Biology's Excellence in Teaching Award, serves on teh National Academies Board on Science Education, and chaired the NRC study committee that produced America's Lab Report. Jonathan Losos is a Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Curator of Herpetology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. Losos's research has focused on studying patterns of adaptive ratiation and evolutionary diversification in lizards. The recipient of several awards including hte prestigious Theodosius Dobzhansky and David Starr Jordan Prizes for outstanding young evolutionary biologists, Losos has published more than 100 scientific articles.
Table of Contents
I The Origin of Living Things 1 The Science of Biology 2 The Nature of Molecules 3 The Chemical Building Blocks of Life 4 The Origin and Early History of Life II Biology of the Cell 5 Cell Structure 6 Membranes 7 Cell-Cell Interactions8 Energy and Metabolism 9 How Cells Harvest Energy 10 Photosynthesis 11 How Cells DivideIII Genetic and Molecular Biology12 Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis 13 Patterns of Inheritance 14 DNA: The Genetic Material 15 Genes and How They Work 16 Gene Technology 17 Genomes18 Control of Gene Expression 19 Cellular Mechanisms of Development 20 Cell Technology and MedicineIV Evolution 21 Genes Within Populations 22 The Evidence for Evolution 23 The Origin of Species 24 Evolution of Genomes and Developmental MechanismsV Diversity of Life on Earth25 Systematics and the Phylogenetic Revolution26 Viruses 27 Prokaryotes28 Protists29 Overview of Plant Diversity30 Fungi 31 Overview of Animal Diversity 32 Noncoelomate Invertebrates33 Coelomate Invertebrates 34 VertebratesVI Plant Form and Function35 Plant Form36 Vegetative Plant Development 37 Transport in Plants 38 Plant Nutrition 39 Plant Defense Responses40 Sensory Systems in Plants41 Plant ReproductionVII Animal Form and Function42 The Animal Body and How It Moves43 Fueling Body Activities: Digestion 44 Circulation and Respiration45 The Nervous System 46 Sensory Systems 47 The Endocrine System 48 The Immune System 49 Maintaining the Internal Environment50 Sex and Reproduction 51 Vertebrate DevelopmentVIII Ecology and Behavior52 Behavioral Biology53 Population Ecology54 Community Ecology55 Dynamics of Ecosystems56 The Biosphere 57 Conservation Biology
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