Raven, Biology, © 2008 8e, Student Edition (Reinforced Binding)

Hardcover | January 19, 2007

byPeter Raven

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Biology focuses on evolution as a unifying theme. In revising the text, McGraw-Hill consulted with numerous users, noted experts and professors in the field. Biology is distinguished from other texts by its strong emphasis on natural selection and the evolutionary process that explains biodiversity. The new 8th edition continues that tradition and advances into modern biology by featuring the latest in cutting edge content reflective of the rapid advances in biology. That same modern perspective was brought into the completely new art program offering readers a dynamic, realistic, and accurate, visual program.Entirely NEW Visual Program! The entire art program was redone involving a variety of specialists, artists, and medical illustrators who worked very closely with the author team to provide a phenomenal visual program for readers. This new art program focuses on providing images that focus on difficult concepts and provide a clear, consistent, accurate and easy-to-follow visual explanation.Experimental Focus -- Another theme of Biology is that knowledge arises from experimental work that moves us forward. The use of historical and experimental approaches throughout allow the student to not only see where the field is now, but more importantly, how we arrived there. The authors have tried to keep as much historical context as possible and provide information within an experimental framework throughout the text.Strengthened Evolutionary Emphasis -- From the inception of Biology, evolution has been the underlying theme of the text. The Eighth edition has been written with an even greater focus on evolution, with a significant increase of coverage at the molecular level, a good example is the two new chapters dedicated to molecular evolution. This emphasis creates more depth, balancing the amount of evolutionary coverage throughout. Includes print student edition

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Biology focuses on evolution as a unifying theme. In revising the text, McGraw-Hill consulted with numerous users, noted experts and professors in the field. Biology is distinguished from other texts by its strong emphasis on natural selection and the evolutionary process that explains biodiversity. The new 8th edition continues that t...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:11.1 × 9.1 × 1.8 inPublished:January 19, 2007Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I The Molecular Basis of Life


1 The Science of Biology
2 The Nature of Molecules
3 The Chemical Building Blocks of Life

Part II Biology of the Cell


4 Cell Structure
5 Membranes
6 Energy and Metabolism
7 How Cells Harvest Energy
8 Photosynthesis
9 Cell-Cell Interactions
10 How Cells Divide

Part III Genetic and Molecular Biology


11 Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis
12 Patterns of Inheritance
13 Chromosomes, Mapping and the Meiosis Inheritance Connection
14 DNA: The Genetic Material
15 Genes and How They Work
16 Control of Gene Expression
17 Biotechnology
18 Genomics
19 Cellular Mechanisms of Development

Part IV Evolution


20 Genes Within Populations
21 The Evidence for Evolution
22 The Origin of Species
23 Systematics and the Phylogenetic Revolution
24 Genome Evolution
25 Evolution of Development

Part V Diversity of Life on Earth


26 Tree of Life
27 Viruses
28 Prokaryotes
29 Protists
30 Overview of Plant Diversity
31 Fungi
32 Overview of Animal Diversity
33 Noncoelomate Invertebrates
34 Coelomate Invertebrates
35 Vertebrates

Part VI Plant Form and Function


36 Plant Form
37 Vegetative Plant Development
38 Transport in Plants
39 Plant Nutrition
40 Plant Defense Responses
41 Sensory Systems in Plants
42 Plant Reproduction

Part VII Animal Form and Function


43 The Animal Body and Principles of Regulation
44 The Nervous System
45 Sensory Systems
46 The Endocrine System
47 The Musculoskeletal System
48 The Digestive System
49 The Circulatory and Respiratory Systems
50 Temperature, Osmotic Regulation and the Urinary System
51 The Immune System
52 The Reproductive Systems
53 Animal Development

Part VIII Ecology and Behavior


54 Behavioral Biology
55 Population Ecology
56 Community Ecology
57 Dynamics of Ecosystems
58 The Biosphere
59 Conservation Biology