An accessible writing style walks students step by step through complex biological processes and captures their interest with analogies from everyday life, history, art, and literature.
Science as a way of learning essays present science as a process, highlights how our knowledge has been acquired, and demonstrates the logic of evolutionary thinking.
This text encourages students to think like scientists and "do" science wherever possible; helps students develop sound thinking and reasoning skills that can be applied to any subject.
A strong illustration program features guided figures and clear three-dimensional detail; key information has been expanded from the text into the illustrations.
Coverage of current topics relates biology to relevant issues including global warming, human population growth, the dangers of suntans, etc.
Web Animations lead students through a series of biological-related concepts with animations, interactive exercises, and quizzes for review of difficult concepts.
Instructor Resource CD-ROM gives instructors access to all of their resources in one place; includes animations, an image bank containing every illustration and most of the photos from the text, PowerPoint® lecture and art slides, the Test Bank, Instructor's Guide, BioFlix animations, Discovery videos, and BLAST animations.
1. Science as a Way of Learning: A Guide to the Natural World
2. Fundamental Building Blocks: Chemistry, Water, and pH
3. Life’s Components: Biological Molecules
4. Life’s Home: The Cell
5. Life’s Border: The Plasma Membrane
6. Life’s Mainspring: An Introduction to Energy
7. Vital Harvest: Deriving Energy from Food
8. The Green World’s Gift: Photosynthesis
9. Genetics and Cell Division
10. Preparing for Sexual Reproduction: Meiosis
11. The First Geneticist: Mendel and His Discoveries
12. Units of Heredity: Chromosomes and Inheritance
13. Passing On Life’s Information: DNA Structure and Replication
14. How Proteins Are Made: Genetic Transcription, Translation, and Regulation
15. The Future Isn’t What It Used to Be: Biotechnology
16. An Introduction to Evolution Charles Darwin, Evolutionary Thought, and the Evidence for Evolution
17. The Means of Evolution: Microevolution
18. The Outcomes of Evolution: Macroevolution
19. A Slow Unfolding: The History of Life on Earth
20. Arriving Late, Traveling Far: The Evolution of Human Beings
21. Viruses, Bacteria, Archaea, and Protists: The Diversity of Life 1
22. Fungi and Plants: The Diversity of Life 2
23. Animals: The Diversity of Life 3
24. The Angiosperms: An Introduction to Flowering Plants
25. The Angiosperms: Form and Function in Flowering Plants
27. Communication and Control: The Nervous and Endocrine Systems
28. Defending the Body: The Immune System
29. Transport and Exchange 1: Blood and Breath
30. Transport and Exchange 2: Digestion, Nutrition, and Elimination
31. An Amazingly Detailed Script: Animal Development
32. How the Baby Came to Be: Human Reproduction
33. An Interactive Living World 1: Populations in Ecology
34. An Interactive Living World 2: Communities in Ecology
35. An Interactive Living World 3: Ecosystems and Biomes
36. Animals and Their Actions: Animal Behavior