Life: The Science of Biology, 11th Edition

Book Description

The Eleventh Edition of Life: The Science of Biology is engaging, active, and focused on teaching the skills that students need in the majors biology course. New pedagogical features grab students’ attention and give them a clear learning path through the text. Active learning is a priority throughout the text and media, including in the brand new and unique Active Learning Guide, giving instructors the support they need to encourage students to "learn by doing." Life continues and improves its focus on experiments and data, ensuring that students learn the skills they need to succeed in their careers. It is this potent combination of expertly crafted pedagogy and engagement that make this new edition the best resource for biology students.

The Eleventh Edition of Life: The Science of Biology retains its as the book with the highest quality content, clarity of language, and experimental emphasis, and the new focus and features make it a Life worth investigating. This textbook is available with LaunchPad. LaunchPad combines an interactive ebook with high-quality content and ready-made assessment options, including LearningCurve adaptive quizzing. See ‘Instructor Resources’ and ‘Student Resources’ for further information.

Table of Contents

Part One The Science of Life and Its Chemical Basis
Chapter 1 Studying Life
Chapter 2 Small Molecules And The Chemistry Of Life
Chapter 3 Proteins, Carbohydrates, And Lipids
Chapter 4 Nucleic Acids And The Origin Of Life

Part Two Cells
Chapter 5 Cells: The Working Of Life
Chapter 6 Cell Membranes
Chapter 7 Cell And Multicellularity

Part Three Cells and Energy
Chapter 8 Energy, Enzymes, And Metabolism
Chapter 9 Pathways That Harvest Chemical Energy
Chapter 10 Photosynthesis: Energy From Sunlight

Part Four Genes and Heredity
Chapter 11 The Cell Cycle And Cell Division
Chapter 12 Inheritance, Genes, And Chromosomes
Chapter 13 Dna And Its Role In Heredity
Chapter 14 From Dna To Protein: Gene Expression
Chapter 15 Gene Mutation And Molecular Medicine
Chapter 16 Regulation Of Gene Expression

Part Five Genomes
Chapter 17 Genomes
Chapter 18 Recombinant Dna And Biotechnology
Chapter 19 Genes, Development, And Evolution

Part Six The Processes and Patterns of Evolution
Chapter 20 Processes Of Evolution
Chapter 21 Reconstructing And Using Phylogenies
Chapter 22 Speciation
Chapter 23 Evolution Of Genes And Genomes
Chapter 24 The History Of Life On Earth

Part Seven The Evolution of Diversity
Chapter 25 Bacteria, Archaea, And Viruses
Chapter 26 The Origin And Diversification Of Eukaryotes
Chapter 27 Plants Without Seeds: From Water To Land
Chapter 28 The Evolution Of Seed Plants
Chapter 29 The Evolution And Diversity Of Fungi
Chapter 30 Animal Origins And The Evolution Of Body Plans
Chapter 31 Protostome Animals
Chapter 32 Deuterostome Animals

Part Eight Flowering Plants: Form and Function
Chapter 33 The Plant Body
Chapter 34 Transport In Plants
Chapter 35 Plant Nutrition
Chapter 36 Regulation Of Plant Growth
Chapter 37 Reproduction In Flowering Plants
Chapter 38 Plant Responses To Environmental Challenges

Part Nine Animals: Form and Function
Chapter 39 Physiology, Homeostasis, And Temperature Regulation
Chapter 40 Animal Hormones
Chapter 41 Immunology: Animal Defense
Chapter 42 Animal Reproduction
Chapter 43 Animal Development
Chapter 44 Neurons, Glia, And Nervous
Chapter 45 Sensory Systems
Chapter 46 The Mammalian Nervous System: Structure And Higher Functions
Chapter 47 Musculoskeletal Systems
Chapter 48 Gas
Chapter 49 Circulatory Systems
Chapter 50 Nutrition, Digestion, And Absorption
Chapter 51 Salt And Water Balance And Nitrogen Excretion
Chapter 52 Animal Behavior

Part Ten Ecology
Chapter 53 The Physical Environment And Biogeography Of Life
Chapter 54 Populations
Chapter 55 Species Interactions
Chapter 56 Communities
Chapter 57 Ecosystems
Chapter 58 A Changing Biosphere

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