Biology: Exploring The Diversity Of Life, Volume 2

Paperback | March 28, 2012

byPeter Russell, Paul E. Hertz, Beverly Mcmillan

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Welcome to an exploration of the diversity of life. Join us on an awe inspiring journey of discovery about life's diversity across levels ranging from molecules to genes, cells to organs, and species to ecosystems. Along the way, we will explore many questions about the mechanisms underlying diversity as well as the consequences of diversity for our own species and for others. In this book, we highlight the divisions between plants and animals, prokaryotes and eukaryotes, protostomes and deuterostomes, but we also consider features found in all life forms.Unlike many other first-year biology texts, this book has chapters integrating basic concepts such as genetic recombination, the effects of light, nutrition, and domestication across the breadth of life from microbes to mistletoe to moose. From features like Concept Fix and Life on the Edge, as well as student written Study Break questions and the Aplia online homework and learning system; Biology: Exploring the Diversity of Life, second Canadian edition invites you to think and engage like a scientist.

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Welcome to an exploration of the diversity of life. Join us on an awe inspiring journey of discovery about life's diversity across levels ranging from molecules to genes, cells to organs, and species to ecosystems. Along the way, we will explore many questions about the mechanisms underlying diversity as well as the consequences of div...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:10.87 × 9 × 0.62 inPublished:March 28, 2012Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176651322

ISBN - 13:9780176651329

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Table of Contents

Unit One: Setting the StageChapter 1: Light and LifeChapter 2: The Cell: An OverviewChapter 3: Defining Life and Its OriginsUnit Two: Energy: Process and FacilitationChapter 4: Energy & EnzymesChapter 5: Cell Membranes and SignallingChapter 6: Cellular RespirationChapter 7: PhotosynthesisUnit Three: GenesChapter 8: Cell CyclesChapter 9: Genetic RecombinationChapter 10: Mendel, Genes and InheritanceChapter 11: Genes, Chromosomes and Human GeneticsUnit Four: DNA and Gene ExpressionChapter 12: DNA Structure, Replication and OrganizationChapter 13: Gene Structure and ExpressionChapter 14: Control and Gene ExpressionChapter 15: DNA Technologies and GenomicsUnit Five: Evolution an ClassificationChapter 16: Microevolution: Genetic Changes Within PopulationsChapter 17: Darwin, Fossils and Developmental BiologyChapter 18: Classification, Evolution and PhylogenyChapter 19: SpeciesUnit Six: Diversity of LifeChapter 20: Bacteria and ArchaeaChapter 21: Viruses, Viroids, and Prions: Infectious Biological ParticlesChapter 22: ProtistsChapter 23: FungiChapter 24: PlantsChapter 25: ProtostomesChapter 26: Deuterostomes: Vertebrates and Their Closest RelativesThe Chemical and Physical Foundations of BiologyUnit Seven: Systems and Processes - PlantsChapter 27: The Plant BodyChapter 28: Transport in PlantsChapter 29: Reproduction and Development in Flowering PlantsChapter 30: Control of Plant Growth and DevelopmentUnit Eight: Systems and Processes - AnimalsChapter 31: Introduction to Animal Organization and PhysiologyChapter 32: Transport in Animals: The Circulatory SystemChapter 33: Reproduction in AnimalsChapter 34: Animal DevelopmentChapter 35: Control of Animal Processes - Endocrine ControlChapter 36: Control of Animal Processes - Neural ControlChapter 37: Control of Animal Processes - Neural IntegrationChapter 38: Muscles, Skeletons, and Body MovementsChapter 39: Animal BehaviourUnit Nine: Life Processes and Integrative ViewChapter 40: Plant and Animal NutritionChapter 41: Gas Exchange: The Respiratory SystemChapter 42: Regulating the Internal EnvironmentChapter 43: Defences against DiseaseUnit Ten: EcologyChapter 44: Population EcologyChapter 45: Population Interactions and Community EcologyChapter 46: EcosystemsUnit Eleven: Biology in ActionChapter 47: Conservation of BiodiversityChapter 48: Putting Selection to Work