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Life
The Science of Biology
10th edition
 
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The new tenth edition of Life maintains the balanced experimental coverage of previous editions and has been updated with the latest scientific research, a new contemporary design and cutting-edge teaching and learning support including images, videos, and animations that engage, encourage and support learning and revision.


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The new tenth edition of Life maintains the balanced experimental coverage of previous editions and has been updated with the latest scientific research, a new contemporary design and cutting-edge teaching and learning support including images, videos, and animations that engage, encourage and support learning and revision.


Contents

PART I: THE SCIENCE OF LIFE AND ITS CHEMICAL BASIS
1. Studying Life
2. Small Molecules and the Chemistry of Life
3. Proteins, Carbohydrates, and Lipids
4. Nucleic Acids and the Origin of Life
PART II: CELLS
5. Cells: The Working Units of Life
6. Cell Membranes
7. Cell Communication and Multicellularity
PART III: CELLS AND ENERGY
8. Energy, Enzymes, and Metabolism
9. Pathways that Harvest Chemical Energy
10. Photosynthesis: Energy from Sunlight
PART IV: GENES AND HEREDITY
11. The Cell Cycle and Cell Division
12. Inheritance, Genes, and Chromosomes
13. DNA and Its Role in Heredity
14. From DNA to Protein: Gene Expression
15. Gene Mutation and Molecular Medicine
16. Regulation of Gene Expression
PART V: GENOMES
17. Genomes
18. Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology
19. Differential Gene Expression in Development
20. Development and Evolutionary Change
PART VI: THE PATTERNS AND PROCESSES OF EVOLUTION
21. Mechanisms of Evolution
22. Reconstructing and Using Phylogenies
23. Speciation
24. Evolution of Genes and Genomes
25. The History of Life on Earth
PART VII: THE EVOLUTION OF DIVERSITY
26. Bacteria, Archaea, and Viruses
27. The Origin and Diversification of Eukaryotes
28. Plants without Seeds: From Water to Land
29. The Evolution of Seed Plants
30. The Evolution and Diversity of Fungi
31. Animal Origins and the Evolution of Body Plans
32. Protostome Animals
33. Deuterostome Animals
PART VIII: FLOWERING PLANTS: FORM AND FUNCTION
34. The Plant Body
35. Transport in Plants
36. Plant Nutrition
37. Regulation of Plant Growth
38. Reproduction in Flowering Plants
39. Plant Responses to Environmental Challenges
PART IX: ANIMALS: FORM AND FUNCTION
40. Physiology, Homeostasis, and Temperature Regulation
41. Animal Hormones
42. Immunology: Animal Defense Systems
43. Animal Reproduction
44. Animal Development: From Genes to Organisms
45. Neurons, Glia, and Nervous Systems
46. Sensory Systems
47. The Mammalian Nervous System
48. Musculoskeletal Systems
49. Gas Exchange
50. Circulatory Systems
51. Nutrition, Digestion, and Absorption
52. Salt and Water Balance and Nitrogen Excretion
53. Animal Behavior
PART X: ECOLOGY
54. Ecology and the Distribution of Life
55. Population Ecology
56. Species Interactions and Coevolution
57. Community Ecology
58. Ecosystems and Global Ecology
59. Biodiversity and Conservation Biology


Authors

DAVID SADAVA, Claremont Colleges, USA is the Pritzker Family Foundation Professor of Biology, Emeritus, at the Keck Science Center of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps, three of The Claremont Colleges. In addition, he is Adjunct Professor of Cancer Cell Biology at the City of Hope Medical Center. Twice winner of the Huntoon Award for superior teaching, Dr. Sadava taught courses on introductory biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, plant biology, and cancer biology. For the past 15 years, he has investigated multi-drug resistance in human small-cell lung carcinoma cells with a view to understanding and overcoming this clinical challenge, and his current work focuses on new anti-cancer agents from plants and fungi.

DAVID HILLIS, University of Texas, USA is the Alfred W. Roark Centennial Professor in Integrative Biology and the Director of the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also has directed the School of Biological Sciences. He has taught courses in introductory biology, genetics, evolution, systematics, and biodiversity. His research interests span much of evolutionary biology, including experimental studies of evolving viruses, empirical studies of natural molecular evolution, applications of phylogenetics, analyses of biodiversity, and evolutionary modeling. He is particularly interested in teaching and research about the practical applications of evolutionary biology.

H. CRAIG HELLER, Stanford University, USA is the Lorry I. Lokey/Business Wire Professor in Biological Sciences and Human Biology at Stanford University. He is a recipient of the Walter J. Gores Award for excellence in teaching. His research is on the neurobiology of sleep and circadian rhythms, mammalian hibernation, the regulation of body temperature, the physiology of human performance, and the neurobiology of learning. Dr. Heller has done research on a huge variety of animals and physiological problems ranging from sleeping kangaroo rats, diving seals, hibernating bears, photoperiodic hamsters, and exercising athletes.

MAY BERENBAUM, University of Illinois, USA is the Swanlund Professor and Head of the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has taught courses in introductory animal biology, entomology, insect ecology, and chemical ecology and has received awards at the regional and national level for distinguished teaching from the Entomological Society of America. Her research addresses insect-plant co-evolution from molecular mechanisms of detoxification to impacts of herbivory on community structure. Concerned with the practical application of ecological and evolutionary principles, she has examined impacts of genetic engineering, global climate change, and invasive species on natural and agricultural ecosystems.


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Revised for the Tenth Edition, the Life Study Guide offers a variety of study and review tools. The Big Picture provides the student with a quick overview of the chapter's main concepts and themes. The Study Strategies section offers suggestions for the most effective ways to study the specific material in the chapter, and points out areas students are most likely to find difficult. The Key Concept Review section incorporates a review of each main section from the chapter, with review questions that help the student apply what they have learned, including diagram questions. Each Study Guide chapter concludes with a Test Yourself section that allows the student to test their comprehension. All questions include answers and explanations.