Life Matters: Connecting Biology To Your World by Dora Cavallo-medvedLife Matters: Connecting Biology To Your World by Dora Cavallo-medved

Life Matters: Connecting Biology To Your World

byDora Cavallo-medved, Brock Fenton, Bill Milsom

Paperback | June 5, 2015

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Connect with biology. Life Matters explores the biology that affects all of us every day. The text presents fundamental biological concepts with a unique conceptual, hands-on approach. By investigating the importance of biology and its relation to other academic disciplines beyond the basic scientific facts, students will better navigate difficult decisions involving health, the environment, business, and society. The text explores the subject from a global perspective, highlighting engaging Canadian examples wherever relevant. Using an approach that helps students relate biology to their own fields of study and to their lives, Life Matters will engage students in the diverse field of biology.
M.B. (Brock) Fenton received his Ph.D. in 1969 for work in the ecology and behaviour of bats. Since then he has held academic positions at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada 1969 to 1986), York University (Toronto, Canada 1986 to 2003) and the University of Western Ontario (2003 to present). He has published over 200 papers in referee...
Title:Life Matters: Connecting Biology To Your WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:880 pages, 10.85 × 8.5 × 1.13 inPublished:June 5, 2015Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176505172

ISBN - 13:9780176505172

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Biology in Your Life Chapter 2: Life: Diverse, Complex, and Always Changing Chapter 3: The Cell Is the Basic Unit of Life Chapter 4: Life Is a Transfer of Energy Chapter 5: Harvesting and Utilizing Energy In Cells Chapter 6: A Cell's Life Chapter 7: Gaining Genetic Diversity Chapter 8: Genes and Patterns of Inheritance Chapter 9: DNA Structure and Replication Chapter 10: Gene Expression and Regulation Chapter 11: Biotechnology Chapter 12: Species: What Are They? Chapter 13: Selection and EvolutionChapter 14: VirusesChapter 15: Bacteria and ArchaeaChapter 16: ProtistsChapter 17: PlantsThe Building Blocks of Biology (Purple Pages)Chapter 18: FungiChapter 19: AnimalsChapter 20: Organized to Survive and ProsperChapter 21: Obtaining Nutrients and EnergyChapter 22: Support and MovementChapter 23: Gas ExchangeChapter 24: TransportChapter 25: Water, Solutes, and TemperatureChapter 26: Intercellular CommunicationChapter 27: DefenceChapter 28: Reproduction and Development: Eggs, Sperm, Pollen, Spores,Zygotes, and MoreChapter 29: Population EcologyChapter 30: Community and Ecosystem EcologyChapter 31: ConservationChapter 32: BehaviourChapter 33: Connecting You to Biology