Supports and motivates students as they learn to think scientifically and use the skills of a biologist. Scott Freeman's Biological Science is beloved for its Socratic narrative style, its emphasis on experimental evidence, and its dedication to active learning. In the Fifth Edition, the author team has expanded to include new members-bringing a fresh focus on accuracy and currency, and multiplying the dedication to active learning by six. Research indicates that true mastery of content requires a move away from memorization towards active engagement with the material in a focused, personal way. Biological Science is the first introductory biology text designed to equip students with a strategy to accurately assess their level of understanding, predict their performance, and identify the types of cognitive skills that need improvement.
1. Biology and the Tree of Life I. THE MOLECULES OF LIFE 2. Water and Carbon: The Chemical Basis of Life 3. Protein Structure and Function 4. Nucleic Acids and the RNA World 5. An Introduction to Carbohydrates 6. Lipids, Membranes, and the First Cells II. CELL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION 7. Inside the Cell 8. Cell-Cell Interactions 9. Cellular Respiration and Fermentation 10. Photosynthesis 11. The Cell Cycle III. GENE STRUCTURE AND EXPRESSION 12. Meiosis 13. Mendel and the Gene 14. DNA and the Gene: Synthesis and Repair 15. How Genes Work 16. Transcription, RNA Processing, and Translation 17. Control of Gene Expression in Bacteria 18. Control of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes 19. Analyzing and Engineering Genes 20. Genomics IV. DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY 21. Principles of Development 22. An Introduction to Animal Development 23. An Introduction to Plant Development V. EVOLUTIONARY PROCESSES AND PATTERNS 24. Evolutionary Processes 25. Evolution by Natural Selection 26. Speciation 27. Bacteria and Archaea VI. THE DIVERSIFICATION OF LIFE 28. Phylogenies and the History of Life 29. Protists 30. Green Algae and Land Plants 31. Fungi 32. An Introduction to Animals 33. Protostome Animals 34. Deuterostome Animals 35. Viruses VII. HOW PLANTS WORK 36. Plant Form and Function 37. Water and Sugar Transport in Plants 38. Plant Nutrition 39. Plant Sensory Systems, Signals, and Responses 40. Plant Reproduction VIII. HOW ANIMALS WORK 41. Animal Form and Function 42. Water and Electrolyte Balance in Animals 43. Animal Nutrition 44. Gas Exchange and Circulation 45. Electrical Signals in Animals 46. Animal Sensory Systems and Movement 47. Chemical Signals in Animals 48. Animal Reproduction 49. The Immune System in Animals IX. ECOLOGY 50. An Introduction to Ecology 51. Behavioral Ecology 52. Population Ecology 53. Community Ecology 54. Ecosystems 55. Biodiversity and Conservation
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