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Biology: Concepts and Applications 10th Edition

Cecie Starr, Christine Evers, Lisa Starr

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  • Previous Editions 2015
  • 880 Pages
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Overview

Renowned for its clear writing style and unparalleled visuals, Starr/Evers/Starr’s trendsetting BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, 10TH EDITION applies exclusive National Geographic content to engage students and emphasize how biology is an ongoing endeavor carried out by a diverse community of scientists. Each chapter explores core concepts aligned with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) initiative to help students master associated learning objectives. By continuously challenging students to question what they read and to apply the concepts they learn, this edition and the accompanying MindTap® digital resources hone critical thinking skills as students gain scientific literacy. MindTap now includes adaptive Mastery Training that provides distributed practice and builds long-term memory. MindTap options are available.

Cecie Starr,

For two decades, Cecie Starr secured her place as one of the bestselling biology textbook authors. Her texts, appreciated for their clarity in both the written word and the visual representation of biological concepts, include multiple editions of BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, and BIOLOGY TODAY AND TOMORROW. Her original dream was to become an architect, but now, instead of building houses, she builds -- with care and attention to detail -- incredible texts based on this philosophy: "I invite students into a chapter through an intriguing story. Once inside, they get the great windows that biologists construct on the world of life. Biology is not just another house. It is a conceptual mansion. I hope to do it justice."

Christine Evers,

Christine Evers (B.S. in Biology, State University of New York at Stony Brook) has been creating multimedia and web-based materials to supplement Starr and other science texts for ten years. After working as a research assistant studying developmental biology of slime mold, she was awarded an N.S.F. fellowship to attend Yale, where she studied Evolutionary Biology and honeybee behavior. She has a strong interest in science education and serves as a member of her local school board.

Lisa Starr,

Lisa Starr (B.A. in Chemistry/Biochemistry, University of California at San Diego, Revelle College) became an expert in molecular and cellular biology as she helped to build a veterinary virology research program at the biotech firm Syntro. She also spent seven years at The Scripps Research Institute and founded two other biotech firms. Since 1997, Lisa has been responsible for much of the art in the Starr BIOLOGY textbooks and has been a coauthor of the series since 2004.
  • Chapter-opening Core Concepts are supported by Learning Objectives that correlate directly with "Vision and Change" recommendations. "Engage" and "Application" features focus on developing core competencies that demonstrate a deep understanding of science (Process of Science, Quantitative Reasoning, Complex Systems, Interdisciplinary Science, Collaborative Science, or Science and Society).
  • Up-to-date scientific information brings currency and relevancy to your course. Reflecting current scientific literature, the Tenth Edition now includes mechanisms and implications of the new Crispr-Cas9 system, chosen by AAAS as the 2015 Breakthrough of the Year, as well as hundreds of new images, including micrographs exemplifying the latest techniques in scientific imaging, such as new "super" (ultra-high) resolution confocal micrographs. As always, all new content is presented at a level appropriate for the non-biology major student.
  • Current societal issues widely discussed in current news and social media keep students engaged. For example, the text explores how refusing vaccinations is affecting human herd immunity; why the still-increasing use of antibiotics for agricultural purposes (despite FDA recommendations) is shrinking the supply of antibiotics effective for use in humans; and apps that use crowdsourcing to collect biodiversity data.
  • New adaptive Mastery Training in MindTap provides distributed practice that helps students master key terms, deepen their understanding, and build long-term memory of core concepts.
  • Non-phonemic pronunciations in the on-page running glossary help students assimilate key terms and provide immediate assistance for ESL and beginning students.
  • "Data sAnalysis" actitivities strengthen students' analytical skills as they work with real data from contemporary research articles. A set of questions challenges the student to engage in quantitative reasoning.
  • An on-page glossary supports reading comprehension. Designed to provide immediate assistance to students having difficulty assimilating what can be an overwhelming number of new terms, the on-page running glossary (with non-phonemic pronunciation new to this edition) offers most definitions in slightly different wording from the text. Having all terms in one place is also useful as a study guide.
  • MindTap is the most engaging and easily personalized solution in Biology. The clear and engaging learning path focuses students and guides them through their course. Conceptual exercises enable students to go beyond rote memorization and develop understanding.
  • Exceptionally clear explanations combine with superb artwork, stunning photographs, and engaging narratives. Each chapter is divided into a series of concepts, each presented on a single page or two facing pages, so students can easily assimilate information. This edition includes exclusive National Geographic Socieity content such as profiles of National Geographic Explorers actively engaged in making the world a better place.
  • "Engage" boxes reinforce "Vision and Change" core competencies and help students understand how chapter concepts relate to real-world issues. Each "Engage" box profiles a researcher who is actively addressing real-world problems related to the concepts presented in the chapter.
  • Every chapter concludes with an "Application" feature that discusses a current societal issue, connecting biology with information that is currently circulating in the news or on social media.
INTRODUCTION.
1. The Science of Biology.
Unit I: PRINCIPLES OF CELLULAR LIFE.
2. Life's Chemical Basis.
3. Molecules of Life.
4. Cell Structure.
5. Ground Rules of Metabolism.
6. Where It Starts-Photosynthesis.
7. Releasing Chemical Energy.
UNIT II: GENETICS.
8. DNA Structure and Function.
9. From DNA to Protein.
10. Control of Gene Expression.
11. How Cells Reproduce.
12. Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction.
13. Patterns in Inherited Traits.
14. Human Inheritance.
15. Biotechnology.
UNIT III: PRINCIPLES OF EVOLUTION.
16. Evidence of Evolution.
17. Processes of Evolution.
18. Life's Origin and Early Evolution.
UNIT IV: EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY.
19. Viruses, Bacteria, and Archaea.
20. The Protists.
21. Plant Evolution.
22. Fungi.
23. Animals I: Major Invertebrate Groups.
24. Animals II: The Chordates.
UNIT V. HOW PLANTS WORK.
25. Plant Tissues.
26. Plant Nutrition and Transport.
27. Plant Reproduction and Development.
UNIT VI. HOW ANIMALS WORK.
28. Animal Tissues and Organ Systems.
29. Neural Control.
30. Sensory Perception.
31. Endocrine Control.
32. Structural Support and Movement.
33. Circulation.
34. Immunity.
35. Respiration.
36. Digestion and Human Nutrition.
37. Maintaining the Internal Environment.
38. Reproduction and Development.
UNIT VII: PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY.
39. Animal Behavior.
40. Population Ecology.
41. Community Ecology.
42. Ecosystems.
43. The Biosphere.
44. Human Effects on the Biosphere.
Appendix I: Periodic Table of the Elements.
Appendix II: Amino Acids.
Appendix III: A Closer Look at Some Major Metabolic Pathways.
Appendix IV: A Plain English Map of the Human Chromosomes.
Appendix V: Restless Earth-Life's Changing Geologic Stage.
Appendix VI: Units of Measure.
Appendix VII: Answers to Self-Quizzes and Genetics Problems.
Glossary.
Index.
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Renowned for its clear writing style and unparalleled visuals, Starr/Evers/Starr’s trendsetting BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, 10TH EDITION applies exclusive National Geographic content to engage students and emphasize how biology is an ongoing endeavor carried out by a diverse community of scientists. Each chapter explores core concepts aligned with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) initiative to help students master associated learning objectives. By continuously challenging students to question what they read and to apply the concepts they learn, this edition and the accompanying MindTap® digital resources hone critical thinking skills as students gain scientific literacy. MindTap now includes adaptive Mastery Training that provides distributed practice and builds long-term memory. MindTap options are available.

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