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Biology: Life on Earth, CourseSmart eTexbook, 9th Edition

By Gerald Audesirk, Teresa Audesirk, Bruce E. Byers

Published by Benjamin Cummings

Published Date: Mar 18, 2010

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Known for its thorough coverage of diversity, ecology, and environmental issues, this comprehensive book engages students with integrated, relevant case studies, and challenges them with thought-provoking questions throughout each chapter.   


The fully revised Biology: Life on Earth, Ninth Edition has the same friendly writing style appreciated by thousands of students, but with greater emphasis on engaging, real-world applications. New to this edition are “Case Study Continued” sections, which connect a chapter’s case study to relevant biological topics covered in the chapter, and “Have you ever wondered?” features that respond to commonly asked questions from students. Thoroughly revised illustrations and expanded critical thinking questions have been added to each chapter. CourseSmart textbooks do not include any media or print supplements that come packaged with the bound book.

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Life on Earth 


2. Atoms, Molecules, and Life  

3. Biological Molecules  

4. Cell Structure and Function  

5. Cell Membrane Structure and Function

6. Energy Flow in the Life of a Cell  

7. Capturing Solar Energy: Photosynthesis  

8. Harvesting Energy: Glycolysis and Cellular Respiration  


9. The Continuity of Life: Cellular Reproduction

10. Patterns of Inheritance 

11. The Molecule of Heredity 

12. Gene Expression and Regulation 

13. Biotechnology  


14. Principles of Evolution  

15. How Populations Evolve  

16. The Origin of Species  

17. The History of Life  

18. Systematics: Seeking Order Amidst Diversity  

19. The Diversity of Prokaryotes and Viruses

20. The Diversity of Protists

21. The Diversity of Plants  

22. The Diversity of Fungi  

23. Animal Diversity I: Invertebrates  

24. Animal Diversity II: Vertebrates  


25. Animal Behavior  

26. Population Growth and Regulation  

27. Community Interactions  

28. How Do Ecosystems Work? 

29. Earth’s Diverse Ecosystems

30. Conserving Earth’s Biodiversity 

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$76.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-61175-8