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Solomon/Martin/Martin/Berg, BIOLOGY, often described as the best majors text for LEARNING biology, is also a complete teaching program. The superbly integrated, inquiry-based learning system guides students through every chapter. Key concepts appear clearly at the beginning of each chapter and learning objectives start each section. Students then check the key points at the end of each section before moving on to the next one. At the end of the chapter a specially focused summary provides further reinforcement of the learning objectives and students are given the opportunity to test their understanding of the material. The tenth edition offers expanded integration of the text's five guiding themes of biology (the evolution of life, the transmission of biological information, the flow of energy through living systems, interactions among biological systems, and the inter-relationship of structure and function) and innovative online and multimedia resources for students and instructors.
- NEW: MindTap is a fully online, highly personalized learning experience built upon Cengage Learning content. MindTap combines student learning tools into a singular Learning Path that guides students through their course. Instructors personalize the experience by customizing it to their courses.
- NEW: New co-author Charles Martin from Rutgers University joins the author team on Biology 10th Edition.
- NEW: Predict, Connect, and Visualize questions help students think like scientists and apply the knowledge that they have learned. These questions are tied to Key Point, Key Experiment, Checkpoint, and Test Your Understanding features.
- NEW: The Cell Biology coverage in Chapters 4, 5, and 6 places greater emphasis on the interdisciplinary nature of cell research.
- NEW: The coverage of Genetics has been greatly updated and expanded in the eight chapters of Part 3, "The Continuity of Life: Genetics."
- NEW: An updated and expanded art program reinforces concepts discussed in the text, and includes new and enhanced Key Point, Key Experiment, and Research Method figures that showcase the process of science.
- NEW: Test Your Understanding end-of-chapter questions are now organized according to Bloom's taxonomy so students can evaluate their understanding of the material. Know and Comprehend multiple-choice questions reinforce important terms and concepts. Apply and Analyze questions challenge students to integrate their knowledge. Higher-level Evaluate and Synthesize questions encourage students to apply the concepts just learned to new situations or to make connections among important concepts.
- Inquiring About boxes explore issues relevant to students' lives, providing a forum for discussing topics of current interest in more detail. Hundreds of examples throughout the book demonstrate the connections between the laboratory and real life.
- Learning and teaching resources include MindTap (a fully online, highly personalized learning experience built upon Cengage Learning content), Aplia for Biology online homework, and PowerLecture (a one-stop tool that makes creating interest-grabbing multimedia lectures an easy process), and more.
- The highly successful Learning System guides students through every chapter and provides students with the learning strategies needed to integrate biology concepts and to demonstrate mastery of these concepts. Learning Objectives begin each section and Checkpoint questions enable students to assess their level of understanding of the material at the end of the section.
- Several types of questions carry special designations to help students think like scientists and apply their knowledge: Predict, Connect, Visualize,Evolution Link; Interpret Data; or Science, Technology, and Society. These questions emphasize that learning is enhanced by many diverse approaches.
To the Student.
Part 1: THE ORGANIZATION OF LIFE.
1. A View of Life.
2. Atoms and Molecules: The Chemical Basis of Life.
3. The Chemistry of Life: Organic Compounds.
4. Organization of the Cell.
5. Biological Membranes.
6. Cell Communication.
Part 2: ENERGY TRANSFER THROUGH LIVING SYSTEMS.
7. Energy and Metabolism.
8. How Cells Make ATP: Energy-Releasing Pathways.
9. Photosynthesis: Capturing Light Energy.
Part 3: THE CONTINUITY OF LIFE: GENETICS.
10. Chromosomes, Mitosis, and Meiosis.
11. The Basic Principles of Heredity.
12. DNA: The Carrier of Genetic Information.
13. Gene Expression.
14. Gene Regulation.
15. DNA Technology and Genomics.
16. Human Genetics and the Human Genome.
17. Developmental Genetics.
Part 4: THE CONTINUITY OF LIFE: EVOLUTION.
18. Introduction to Darwinian Evolution.
19. Evolutionary Change in Populations.
20. Speciation and Macroevolution.
21. The Origin and Evolutionary History of Life.
22. The Evolution of Primates.
Part 5: THE DIVERSITY OF LIFE.
23. Understanding Diversity: Systematics.
24. Viruses and Subviral Agents.
25. Bacteria and Archaea.
27. Seedless Plants.
28. Seed Plants.
29. The Fungi.
30. An Introduction to Animal Diversity.
31. Sponges, Cnidarians, Ctenophores, and Protostomes.
32. The Deuterostomes.
Part 6: STRUCTURE AND LIFE PROCESSES IN PLANTS.
33. Plant Structure, Growth, and Development.
34. Leaf Structure and Function.
35. Stem Structure and Transport.
36. Roots and Mineral Nutrition.
37. Reproduction in Flowering Plants.
38. Plant Developmental Responses to External and Internal Signals.
Part 7: STRUCTURE AND LIFE PROCESSES IN ANIMALS.
39. Animal Structure and Function: An Introduction.
40. Protection, Support, and Movement.
41. Neural Signaling.
42. Neural Regulation.
43. Sensory Systems.
44. Internal Transport.
45. The Immune System: Internal Defense.
46. Gas Exchange.
47. Processing Food and Nutrition.
48. Osmoregulation and Disposal of Metabolic Wastes.
49. Endocrine Regulation.
51. Animal Development.
52. Animal Behavior.
Part 8: THE INTERACTIONS OF LIFE: ECOLOGY.
53. Introduction to Ecology: Population Ecology.
54. Community Ecology.
55. Ecosystems and the Biosphere.
56. Ecology and the Geography of Life.
57. Biological Diversity and Conservation Biology.
Appendix A: Periodic Table of the Elements.
Appendix B: Classification of Organisms.
Appendix C: Understanding Biological Terms.
Appendix D: Abbreviations.
Appendix E: Answers to Test Your Understanding, Checkpoint, Key Point, and Key Experiment Questions.
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