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The basics of biology / Carol Leth Stone.
Title:
The basics of biology / Carol Leth Stone.
Personal Author:
Publisher:
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press,
Publication Date:
2004
ISBN:
9780313317866
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-250) and index.
Contents:
1. The biosphere -- From organisms to ecosystems -- Changing populations -- 2. The evolution of life -- Explaining changes over time -- Explaining geographic similarities and differences -- Evolution by natural selection -- Adaptations and survival -- The human species -- The origin of life -- 3. Cells and genetics -- The study of cells -- Explaining variations -- Inheritance and evolution -- DNA, RNA, and protein -- Genetic engineering and biotechnology -- 4. Organs and systems -- From cells to organ systems -- Using and distributing materials in the body -- Shielding and supporting the body -- Sending chemical and electrical signals in the body -- Creating a new individual -- 5. A survey of organisms -- The beginnings of classification -- The five-kingdom system -- 6. Humans in the biosphere -- Human population growth -- Human effects on natural resources -- Science as a human endeavor -- The future of the biosphere -- 7. Investigations -- The biosphere -- The evolution of life -- Cells and genetics -- Organs and systems -- A survey of organisms -- Humans in the biosphere -- Answers to questions -- Appendix 1. Investigating biology on the Internet -- Appendix 2. Units of measurement : metric system and English system -- Appendix 3. Landmarks in biology -- Glossary.
Content Type:
text
Carrier Type:
volume
Language:
English
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