Biology, 5th Edition

5th Edition
1260569985 · 9781260569988
Over the course of five editions, the ways in which biology is taught have dramatically changed. We have seen a shift away from the memorization of details, which are easily forgotten, and a movement toward emphasizing core concepts and critical thin… Read More
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1 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 Communication

10 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 Macroevolution

26 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 Fungi

32 An Introduction to Animal Diversity

33 The Invertebrates

34 The Vertebrates

Unit 6 Plants

35 An Introduction to Flowering Plant Form and Function

36 Flowering Plants: Behavior

37 Flowering Plants: Nutrition

38 Flowering Plants: Transport

39 Flowering Plants: Reproduction

Unit 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 Locomotion

45 Nutrition, Digestion, and Absorption

46 Control of Energy Balance, Metabolic Rate, and Body Temperature

47 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

Over the course of five editions, the ways in which biology is taught have dramatically changed. We have seen a shift away from the memorization of details, which are easily forgotten, and a movement toward emphasizing core concepts and critical thinking skills. The previous edition of Biology  strengthened skill development by adding two new features, called CoreSKILLS and BioTIPS (described later), which are aimed at helping students develop effective strategies for solving problems and applying their knowledge in novel situations. In this edition, we have focused our pedagogy on the five core concepts of biology as advocated by “Vision and Change”  and introduced at a national conference organized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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