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10th Edition

Eldra Solomon, Charles Martin, Diana W. Martin, Linda R. Berg

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2011
  • 1440 Pages


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.

Eldra Solomon, University of South Florida

Dr. Solomon has written several leading college-level textbooks in biology and in human anatomy and physiology. Her books have been translated into more than 10 languages. Dr. Solomon earned an M.S. from the University of Florida and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of South Florida. Dr. Solomon taught biology and nursing students for more than 20 years. In addition to being a biologist and science author, Dr. Solomon is a bio-psychologist with a special interest in the neuro-physiology of traumatic experience. Her research has focused on the neurological, endocrine, and psychological effects of trauma, including Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and development of maladaptive coping strategies. Dr. Solomon has presented her research at many national and international conferences, and her work has been published in leading professional journals. Dr. Solomon has been profiled more than 30 times in leading publications, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who of American Women, and Who's Who in the World.

Charles Martin, Rutgers University

Dr. Martin is an Emeritus Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Rutgers University. He received his Ph.D. in Genetics from Florida State University and engaged in postdoctoral research in genetics and membrane biology at the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught General Biology, as well as undergraduate and graduate level courses in Genetics and Molecular Cell Biology, throughout his career at Rutgers. An award-winning teacher for more than 30 years, in 2011 Dr. Martin was named Professor of the Year by the Molecular Biosciences Graduate Student Association. His research on gene regulation of membrane protein enzyme systems in yeast and other fungi illustrates the interdisciplinary nature of the life sciences, and has been published in high-ranking journals and presented in invited lectures at national and international scientific meetings. He has served as an editorial board member of the Journal of Biological Chemistry and as the Chair of the Gordon Research Conference on the Molecular Cell Biology of Lipids. He has also served as a consultant for numerous biotechnology projects and holds patents in the area of genetic engineering. He has been an active member of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the American Society for Cell Biology, and the Genetics Society of America. He continues to be committed to teaching and is grateful for the opportunities to pursue a teaching and research career in what continues to be the most exciting era of the biological sciences.

Diana W. Martin, Rutgers University, New Brunswick Campus

Dr. Martin is Professor Emeritus and former Director of General Biology, Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University. Dr. Martin received an M.S. at Florida State University, where she studied the chromosomes of related plant species to understand their evolutionary relationships. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied the genetics of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, and then conducted postdoctoral research at Princeton University. Dr. Martin has taught General Biology and other courses at Rutgers for over 30 years and has been involved in writing textbooks since 1988. She is immensely grateful that her decision to study biology in college has led to a career that allows her many ways to share her excitement about all aspects of biology.

Linda R. Berg, Formerly, University of Maryland and St. Petersburg College

Dr. Berg is an award-winning teacher and textbook author. She received a B.S. in science education, an M.S. in botany, and a Ph.D. in plant physiology from the University of Maryland. Her research focused on the evolutionary implications of steroid biosynthetic pathways in various organisms. Dr. Berg taught at the University of Maryland at College Park for 17 years and at St. Petersburg College in Florida for 8 years. During her career, she taught introductory courses in biology, botany, and environmental science to thousands of students. At the University of Maryland, she received numerous teaching and service awards. Dr. Berg is also the recipient of many national and regional awards, including the National Science Teachers Association Award for Innovations in College Science Teaching, the Nation's Capital Area Disabled Student Services Award, and the Washington Academy of Sciences Award in University Science Teaching. During her career as a professional science writer, Dr. Berg has authored or co-authored several leading college science textbooks. Her writing reflects her teaching style and love of science.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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.
To the Student.
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.
7. Energy and Metabolism.
8. How Cells Make ATP: Energy-Releasing Pathways.
9. Photosynthesis: Capturing Light Energy.
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.
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.
23. Understanding Diversity: Systematics.
24. Viruses and Subviral Agents.
25. Bacteria and Archaea.
26. Protists.
27. Seedless Plants.
28. Seed Plants.
29. The Fungi.
30. An Introduction to Animal Diversity.
31. Sponges, Cnidarians, Ctenophores, and Protostomes.
32. The Deuterostomes.
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.
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.
50. Reproduction.
51. Animal Development.
52. Animal Behavior.
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.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.


Electronic Test Bank

ISBN: 9781285465210

Online Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781285465203

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access

ISBN: 9781285978857

Study Guide

ISBN: 9781285434698
The most interactive Study Guide available for this course, this valuable resource includes multiple-choice questions and a variety of exercises that suit your students' different cognitive learning styles.

Audio Study Tools, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781285840550
Audio Study Tools give students brief summaries, common misconceptions, critical-thinking questions, and key-term reviews for fundamental concepts. These audio files can also be downloaded from the web to any MP3 player-perfect for students with alternative learning styles and for ESL students.


Study Guide

ISBN: 9781285434698
Helping you to do your best on exams and excel in the biology course, the Study Guide contains many types of questions and a variety of exercises for each chapter in the textbook.

Audio Study Tools, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781285840550
Audio Study Tools provide brief summaries, common misconceptions, critical-thinking questions, and key-term reviews for fundamental concepts. These audio files can also be downloaded from the web to any MP3 player.