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Author Raven, Peter H.

Title Understanding biology / Peter H. Raven, George B. Johnson.

Imprint Dubuque, IA : Wm. C. Brown Publishers, c1995.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  570 R196u, 1995    ---  Available
Edition 3rd ed.
Description 1 v. (various pagings) : chiefly col. ill., maps ; 29 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : Science of biology -- Cell biology : Chemistry of life ; Origin of life ; Cells ; How cells interact with the environment -- Energy : Energy & metabolism ; Cellular respiration ; Photosynthesis --Genetics : How cells reproduce ; Mendelian genetics ; Human genetics ; DNA ; Genes & how they work ; Gene technology -- Evolution : Evidence for evolution ; How species form ; Evolution of life on earth ; Story of vertebrate evolution ; How humans evolved -- Ecology : Population dynamics ; How species interact within communities ; Dynamics of ecosystems ; Atomosphere, oceans, & biomes ; Our changing environment -- Biological diversity : Six kingdoms of life ; Invisible world ; Origins of multicellularity ; Plant diversity ; Animal diversity -- Plant biology : Structure & function of plant tissue ; Flowering plant reproduction ; Living plant -- Animal biology : Vertebrate body ; How animals transmit information ; Nervous system ; How animals move ; Hormones ; How aals digest food ; How animals capture oxygen ; Circulation ; How the body defends itself ; Water balance & excretion ; Sex & reproduction ; Development; Animal behavior.
Summary Giving students an overview of the principles of biological processes and the working of the biosphere prepares them to understand the form and function of organisms. The text presents a progression of basic principles, which gives students the information needed to understand the basic properties of all living things.... Evolution [is] the major theme of [the book]. -Pref.
Subject Biology.
Added Author Johnson, George B. (George Brooks), 1942-
ISBN 0697263274
0697222136 (cover)

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