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Biology: Life on Earth, CourseSmart eTextbook, 10th Edition

By Gerald Audesirk, Teresa Audesirk, Bruce E. Byers

Published by Benjamin Cummings

Published Date: Jan 24, 2013

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Biology: Life on Earth with Physiology, Tenth Edition continues this book’s tradition of engaging non-majors biology students with real-world applications, high-interest case studies, and inquiry-based pedagogy that fosters a lifetime of discovery and scientific literacy. 

 

Maintaining the friendly writing style that has made the book a best-seller, the Tenth Edition continues to incorporate true and relevant stories using a chapter-opening Case Study that is revisited throughout the chapter and concluded at the end of the chapter. New to the Tenth Edition are Learning Goals and Check Your Learning questions that help students assess their understanding of the core concepts in biology. To increase the book’s focus on health science, additional Health Watch essays are provided throughout units, and more anatomy & physiology content has been incorporated into the main narrative. Other highlights include new or revised Consider This questions, Have You Ever Wondered? Questions, and MasteringBiology.

 

For courses not covering plant and animal anatomy & physiology, an alternate version—Biology: Life on Earth, Tenth Edition—is also available.

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Life on Earth  

I. THE LIFE OF THE CELL

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 

II. INHERITANCE 

9. The Continuity of Life: Cellular Reproduction  

10. Patterns of Inheritance  

11. DNA: The Molecule of Heredity  

12. Gene Expression and Regulation  

13. Biotechnology  

III. EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE

14. Principles of Evolution  

15. How Populations Evolve  

16. The Origin of Species  

17. The History of Life  

18. Systematics: Seeking Order Amid 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  

IV. BEHAVIOR AND ECOLOGY

25. Animal Behavior  

26. Population Growth and Regulation  

27. Community Interactions  

28. Energy Flow and Nutrient Cycling in Ecosystems  

29. Earth’s Diverse Ecosystems  

30. Conserving Earth’s Biodiversity

V. ANIMAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY  

31. Homeostasis and the Organization of the Animal Body  

32. Circulation  

33. Respiration  

34. Nutrition and Digestion  

35. The Urinary System  

36. Defense Against Disease  

37. Chemical Control of the Animal Body: The Endocrine System  

38. The Nervous System

39. The Senses  

40. Action and Support: The Muscles and Skeleton  

41. Animal Reproduction  

42. Animal Development 

VI. PLANT ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

43. Plant Anatomy and Nutrient Transport  

44. Plant Reproduction and Development  

45. Plant Responses to the Environment  

 

Biology Life on Earth, Tenth Edition includes Chapters 1–30

Biology Life on Earth with Physiology, Tenth Edition includes Chapters 1–45

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$80.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-86251-8