Coleen Belk and Virginia Borden Maier have helped students demystify biology for nearly twenty years in the classroom and nearly ten years with their book, Biology: Science for Life with Physiology. In the new Fourth Edition, they continue to use stories and current issues, such as discussion of cancer to teach cell division, to connect biology to student’s lives. Learning Outcomes are new to this edition and integrated within the book to help professors guide students’ reading and to help students assess their understanding of biology.
A new Chapter 3, “Is It Possible to Supplement Your Way to Better Health? Nutrients and Membrane Transport,” offers an engaging storyline and focused coverage on micro- and macro-nutrients, antioxidants, passive and active transport, and exocytosis and endocytosis.
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Table of Contents1. Can Science Cure the Common Cold? Introduction to the Scientific MethodI. Chemistry and Cells2. Are We Alone in the Universe? Water, Biochemistry, and Cells3. Is it Possible to Supplement Your Way to Better Health? Nutrients and Membrane Transport4. Fat: How Much is Right for You? Enzymes, Metabolism, and Cellular Respiration5. Life in the Greenhouse—Photosynthesis and Global WarmingII. Genetics6. Cancer—DNA Synthesis, Mitosis, and Meiosis7. Are You Only as Smart as Your Genes? Mendelian and Quantitative Genetics8. DNA Detective—Complex Patterns of Inheritance and DNA Fingerprinting9. Genetically Modified Organisms—Gene Expression, Mutation, and Cloning III. Evolution10. Where Did We Come From? The Evidence for Evolution11. An Evolving Enemy—Natural Selection12. Who am I? Species and Race13. Prospecting for Biological Gold—Biodiversity and ClassificationIV. Ecology14. Is the Human Population Too Large? Population Ecology15. Conserving Biodiversity—Community and Ecosystem Ecology16. Where Do You Live? Climate and BiomesV. Animal Structure and Function17. Organ Donation—Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems18. Clearing the Air—Respiratory, Cardiovascular, and Urinary Systems19. Vaccinations: Protection and Prevention or Peril? Immune System, Bacteria, Viruses, and Other Pathogens20. Sex Differences and Athleticism—Endocrine, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems21. Is There Something in the Water? Reproductive and Developmental Biology22. Attention Deficit Disorder—Brain Structure and FunctionVI. Plant Biology23. Feeding the World—Plant Structure and Growth24. Growing a Green Thumb—Plant Physiology
CoursesIntroductory Biology (non-majors/mixed majors) (Biology)