Biology: A Guide to the Natural World, Books a la Carte Edition

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Benjamin Cummings, Sep 22, 2010 - Science - 816 pages

David Krogh's Biology: A Guide to the Natural World leads readers on a memorable journey through the world of biology, using relevant examples, clearly-developed illustrations, and helpful insights that resonate with today's readers. Widely-recognized as a book that provides enjoyable reading, the Fifth Edition has been thoroughly updated with new discussions on social concerns and health applications, along with streamlined chapter summaries and expanded review questions. To address different learning styles, the book's clear illustrations and exercises are reinforced with the engaging, efficient MasteringBiology® learning and assessment program and a full suite of instructor resources.

Science as a Way of Learning: A Guide to the Natural World; Fundamental Building Blocks: Chemistry, Water, and pH; Life's Components: Biological Molecules; Life's Home: The Cell; Life's Border: The Plasma Membrane; Life's Mainspring: An Introduction to Energy; Vital Harvest: Deriving Energy from Food; The Green World's Gift: Photosynthesis; The Links in Life's Chain: Genetics and Cell Division; Preparing for Sexual Reproduction: Meiosis; The First Geneticist: Mendel and His Discoveries; Units of Heredity: Chromosomes and Inheritance; Passing On Life's Information: DNA Structure and Replication; How Proteins Are Made: Genetic Transcription, Translation, and Regulation; The Future Isn't What It Used to Be: Biotechnology; An Introduction to Evolution: Charles Darwin, Evolutionary Thought, and the Evidence for Evolution; The Means of Evolution: Microevolution; The Outcomes of Evolution: Macroevolution; A Slow Unfolding: The History of Life on Earth; Arriving Late, Traveling Far: The Evolution of Human Beings; Viruses, Bacteria, Archaea, and Protists: The Diversity of Life 1; Fungi: The Diversity of Life 2; Animals: The Diversity of Life 3; Plants: The Diversity of Life 4; The Angiosperms: Form and Function in Flowering Plants; Body Support and Movement: The Integumentary, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems; Communication and Control 1: The Nervous System; Communication and Control 2: The Endocrine System; Defending the Body: The Immune System; Transport and Exchange 1: Blood and Breath; Transport and Exchange 2: Digestion, Nutrition, and Elimination; An Amazingly Detailed Script: Animal Development; How the Baby Came to Be: Human Reproduction; An Interactive Living World 1: Populations in Ecology; An Interactive Living World 2: Communities in Ecology; An Interactive Living World 3: Ecosystems and Biomes

For all readers interested in taking a memorable journey through the world of biology.

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About the author (2010)

David Krogh has been writing about science for 27 years in newspapers, magazines, books, and for educational institutions. He is the author of Smoking: The Artificial Passion, an account of the pharmacological and cultural motivations behind the use of tobacco, which was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Science and Technology. In 1994, he began work on what would becomeBiology: A Guide to the Natural World, and in 1999 he completed its first edition. Since then, he has produced three more editions of A Guide to the Natural World along with a second textbook, A Brief Guide to Biology. He holds bachelor's degrees in journalism and history from the University of Missouri.

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