Loose-leaf Loose-leaf Version for Life: The Science of Biology
Eleventh Edition   ©2017

Loose-leaf Version for Life: The Science of Biology

David E. Sadava (The Claremont Colleges) , David M. Hillis (University of Texas at Austin) , H. Craig Heller (Stanford University) , Sally D. Hacker (Oregon State University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-12517-4; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-12517-2; Format: Loose Leaf Sheets, 1268 pages


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Part ONE    The Science of Life and Its Chemical Basis
 1 Studying Life 
 2 Small Molecules and the Chemistry of Life 
 3 Proteins, Carbohydrates, and Lipids 
 4 Nucleic Acids and the Origin of Life 
Part TWO   Cells
 5 Cells: The Working Units of Life 
 6 Cell Membranes 
 7 Cell Communication and Multicellularity 
Part THREE   Cells and Energy
 8 Energy, Enzymes, and Metabolism 
 9 Pathways that Harvest Chemical Energy 
10 Photosynthesis: Energy from Sunlight 
Part FOUR   Genes and Heredity
11 The Cell Cycle and Cell Division 
12 Inheritance, Genes, and Chromosomes 
13 DNA and Its Role in Heredity 
14 From DNA to Protein: Gene Expression 
15 Gene Mutation and Molecular Medicine 
16 Regulation of Gene Expression 
Part FIVE   Genomes
17 Genomes 
18 Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology 
19 Genes, Development, and Evolution 
Part Six   The Patterns and Processes of Evolution
20 Processes of Evolution 
21 Reconstructing and Using Phylogenies 
22 Speciation 
23 Evolution of Genes and Genomes 
24 The History of Life on Earth 
Part SEVEN   The Evolution of Diversity
25 Bacteria, Archaea, and Viruses 
26 The Origin and Diversification of Eukaryotes 
27 Plants without Seeds: From Water to Land 
28 The Evolution of Seed Plants 
29 The Evolution and Diversity of Fungi 
30 Animal Origins and the Evolution of Body Plans 
31 Protostome Animals 
32 Deuterostome Animals 
Part Eight   Flowering Plants: Form and Function
33 The Plant Body 
34 Transport in Plants 
35 Plant Nutrition 
36 Regulation of Plant Growth 
37 Reproduction in Flowering Plants 
38 Plant Responses to Environmental Challenges 
Part NINE   Animals: Form and Function
39 Physiology, Homeostasis, and Temperature Regulation 
40 Animal Hormones 
41 Immunology: Animal Defense Systems  
42 Animal Reproduction 
43 Animal Development 
44 Neurons, Glia, and Nervous Systems 
45 Sensory Systems 
46 The Mammalian Nervous System 
47 Musculoskeletal Systems 
48 Gas Exchange 
49 Circulatory Systems 
50 Nutrition, Digestion, and Absorption 
51 Salt and Water Balance and Nitrogen Excretion 
52 Animal Behavior 
Part Ten   Ecology
53 The Physical Environment and Biogeography of Life  
54 Populations
55 Species Interactions 
56 Communities 
57 Ecosystems  
58 A Changing Biosphere