Biology: Science for Life with Physiology, 4th Edition

Book Description

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 -nutrients, antioxidants, passive and active transport, and exocytosis and endocytosis.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Can Science Cure the Common Cold?: Introduction to the Scientific Method

Unit One: and Cells
CHAPTER 2 Are We Alone in the Universe?: Water, Biochemistry, and Cells
CHAPTER 3 Is It Possible to Supplement Your Way to Better Health?: Nutrients and Membrane Transport
CHAPTER 4 Fat: How Much Is Right for You?: Enzymes, Metabolism, and Cellular Respiration
CHAPTER 5 Life in the Greenhouse: Photosynthesis and Global Warming

Unit Two: Genetics
CHAPTER 6 Cancer: Synthesis, Mitosis, and Meiosis
CHAPTER 7 Are You Only as Smart as Your Genes?: Mendelian and Quantitative Genetics
CHAPTER 8 DNA Detective: Complex Patterns of Inheritance and DNA Fingerprinting
CHAPTER 9 Genetically Modified Organisms: Gene Expression, Mutation, and Cloning

Unit Three: Evolution
CHAPTER 10 Where Did We Come From?: The Evidence for Evolution
CHAPTER 11 An Evolving Enemy: Natural Selection
CHAPTER 12 Who Am I?: Species and Races
CHAPTER 13 Prospecting for Biological Gold: Biodiversity and Classification

Unit Four: Ecology
CHAPTER 14 Is the Human Population Too Large?: Population Ecology
CHAPTER 15 Conserving Biodiversity: Community and Ecosystem Ecology
CHAPTER 16 Where Do You Live?: Climate and Biomes

Unit Five: Animal Structure and Function
CHAPTER 17 Organ Donation: Tissues, Organs, and Organ
CHAPTER 18 Clearing the : Respiratory, Cardiovascular, and Urinary Systems
CHAPTER 19 Vaccinations: Protection and Prevention or Peril?: Immune System, Bacteria, Viruses, and Other Pathogens
CHAPTER 20 Sex Differences and Athleticism: Endocrine, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems
CHAPTER 21 Is There Something in the Water?: Reproductive and Developmental Biology
CHAPTER 22 Attention Deficit Disorder: Brain Structure and Function

Unit Six: Plant Biology
CHAPTER 23 Feeding the World: Plant Structure and Growth
CHAPTER 24 Growing a Green Thumb: Plant Physiology

Appendix: Meteric System Conversions and Periodic Table of

Book Details

  • Title: Biology: Science for Life with Physiology, 4th Edition
  • Author: ,
  • Length: 720 pages
  • Edition: 4
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2012-01-08
  • ISBN-10: 0321767837
  • ISBN-13: 9780321767837
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