The first edition of "Biology", written by Dr. Rob Brooker, Dr. Eric Widmaier, Dr. Linda Graham, and Dr. Peter Stiling, has reached thousands of students and provided them with an outstanding view of the biological world. Now, the second edition has gotten even better! The author team is dedicated to producing the most engaging and current text that is available for undergraduate students who are majoring in biology. We want our students to be inspired by the field of biology and become critical thinkers. To this end, we have made the following changes throughout the entire book. Each chapter in the second edition begins with an interesting story or set of observations that will catch the students' interests as they begin to read a chapter. To help students test their knowledge and critical thinking skills, we have increased the number of Concept Check questions that are associated with the figure legends and revised the many of the questions at the end of each chapter so they are at a higher level in Bloom's taxonomy. An answer key for the questions is now provided in an appendix at the end of the book. To further help students appreciate the scientific process, the Feature Investigation in each chapter now includes three new elements: a Conclusion, the original journal citation for the experiment, and questions that are directly related to the experiment. Many photographs and micrographs have been enlarged or replaced with better images. The presentation of the material has been refined by dividing some of the chapters into smaller sections and by the editing of complex sentences. With regard to the scientific content in the textbook, the author team has worked with hundreds of faculty reviewers to refine the first edition and to update the content so that our students are exposed to the most cutting edge material.
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Rob Brooker (Ph.D., Yale University) received his B.A. in biology at Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, in 1978. At Harvard, he studied lactose permease, the product of the lacY gene of the lac operon. He continues working on transporters at the University of Minnesota, where he is a Professor in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development and has an active research laboratory. At the University of Minnesota, Dr. Brooker teaches undergraduate courses in biology, genetics, and cell biology. In addition to many other publications, he has written two undergraduate genetics texts published by McGraw-Hill: Genetics: Analysis & Principles, 4th edition, copyright 2012, and Concepts of Genetics, copyright 2012. Eric P. Widmaier received his Ph.D. in 1984 in Endocrinology from the University of California at San Francisco. His postdoctoral training was in endocrinology and physiology at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, and The Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA. He is currently Professor of Biology at Boston University. Linda Graham is Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has taught a nonmajors plant biology course each year for more than 20 years. She also teaches courses on the biology of algae and bryophytes, contributes to an introductory biology course for majors, and has taught marine botany on a remote tropical island. Peter Stiling is a professor of biology at the University of South Florida at Tampa. He has taught classes in ecology, environmental science, and community ecology, and in 1995 he received a teaching award in recognition of classroom excellence in these areas. Dr. Stiling obtained his Ph.D. from University College, Cardiff, Wales, and completed postdoctoral research at Florida State University.
Table of Contents
Brooker/Widmaier/Graham/Stiling: Biology, 2/e Table of Contents1 An Introduction to Biology Unit 1 Chemistry 2 The Chemical Basis of Life I: Atoms, Molecules, and Water 3 The Chemical Basis of Life II: Organic Molecules Unit 2 Cell 4 General Features of Cells 5 Membrane Structure, Synthesis, and Transport 6 An Introduction to Energy, Enzymes, and Metabolism 7 Cellular Respiration, Fermentation, and Secondary Metabolism 8 Photosynthesis 9 Cell Communication10 Multicellularity Unit 3 Genetics 11 Nucleic Acid Structure, DNA Replication, and Chromosome Structure 12 Gene Expression at the Molecular Level 13 Gene Regulation 14 Mutation, DNA Repair, and Cancer 15 The Eukaryotic Cell Cycle, Mitosis, and Meiosis 16 Simple Patterns of Inheritance 17 Complex Patterns of Inheritance 18 Genetics of Viruses and Bacteria 19 Developmental Genetics 20 Genetic Technology 21 Genomes, Proteomes, and Bioinformatics Unit 4 Evolution 22 The Origin and History of Life 23 An Introduction to Evolution 24 Population Genetics 25 Origin of Species and Macroevolution26 Taxonomy and Systematics Unit 5 Diversity 27 Bacteria and Archaea 28 Protists 29 Plants and the Conquest of Land 30 The Evolution and Diversity of Modern Gymnosperms and Angiosperms 31 Fungi32 An Introduction to Animal Diversity 33 The Invertebrates 34 The Vertebrates Unit 6 Plants 35 An Introduction to Flowering Plant Form and Function36 Flowering Plants: Behavior 37 Flowering Plants: Nutrition 38 Flowering Plants: Transport 39 Flowering Plants: ReproductionUnit 7 Animals 40 Introduction to Animal Form and Function 41 Neuroscience I: Cells of the Nervous System 42 Neuroscience II: Evolution and Function of the Brain and Nervous Systems 43 Neuroscience III: Sensory Systems 44 The Muscular-Skeletal System and Locomotion45 Nutrition, Digestion, and Absorption46 Control of Energy Balance, Metabolic Rate, and Body Temperature47 Circulatory Systems 48 Respiratory Systems 49 Excretory Systems and Salt and Water Balance 50 Endocrine Systems 51 Animal Reproduction 52 Animal Development 53 Immune Systems Unit 8 Ecology 54 An Introduction to Ecology and Biomes 55 Behavioral Ecology 56 Population Ecology 57 Species Interactions 58 Community Ecology 59 Ecosystems Ecology 60 Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
Biology by Robert J. Brooker
Robert J. Brooker
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