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Biology Today and Tomorrow Without Physiology: Today and Tomorrow Without Physiologyby Cecie Starr
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The Starr, Evers, Starr author team is the most successful in non-major biology primarily because of their book's clear and engaging writing style, trend-setting art, and unparalleled media. BIOLOGY TODAY AND TOMORROW WITHOUT PHYSIOLOGY, Third Edition, the team's most concise text, provides the perfect balance between educating students on the most compelling issues that instructors desire to convey with the critical-thinking skills needed to become responsible citizens of the world.
About the Author
For the past two decades, Cecie Starr has been known as one of the best-selling 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. Instead of building houses, she now 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 has been creating multimedia and Web-based materials to supplement Starr and other science texts for ten years. She earned her B.S. in Biology from SUNY Stony Brook. After working as a research assistant studying the 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 has been responsible for the incredible art in the Starr biology textbooks for many years. She has worked at as a research scientist at The Scripps Institute, as well as several other institutions. Her areas of expertise are biochemistry and molecular and cell biology.
Table of Contents
1. Invitation to Biology. 2. Molecules of Life. 3. Cell Structure. 4. Cell Function. 5. Capturing and Releasing Energy. 6. DNA Structure and Function. 7. Gene Expression and Control. 8. How Cells Reproduce. 9. Observable Patterns of Inheritance. 10. Biotechnology. 11. Evidence of Evolution. 12. Processes of Evolution. 13. Early Life and the Microbes. 14. Plant Evolution. 15. Animal Evolution. 16. Population Ecology. 17. Ecosystems and Communities. 18. The Biosphere.
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