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About the Author
George H. Fried (Brooklyn, NY) is a Professor of Biology at Brooklyn College. He received his A.B. from Brooklyn College, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. His research interests have centered on metabolic aspects of comparative physiology and the enzymatic factors in genetic and experimental obesities. From 1983 to 1987 he served as chairperson of the Biology Department of Brooklyn College. He has taught courses in general biology and animal physiology and has developed a course in Biology and Society during a 30-year teaching career. George J. Hademenos (Richardson, TX) is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Dallas. He received his B.S. with a combined major of physics and chemistry from Angelo State University, his M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Texas at Dallas, and completed postdoctoral fellowships in nuclear medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and in radiological sciences/biomedical physics at UCLA Medical Center. His research interests have involved biophysical and biochemical mechanisms of disease processes, particularly cerebrovascular diseases and stroke.
Table of Contents
Part I: Fundamentals of Biology.
The Basic Structure of Science.
The Chemistry of Life: An Inorganic Perspective.
The Chemistry of Life: The Organic Level.
Part II: Biology of the Cell.
The Cellular Organization of Life.
Part III: Genetics and Inheritance.
The Nature of the Gene.
The Mechanism of Inheritance.
Control Mechanisms in Genetics.
Part IV: Plant Biology.
Basic Structure and Function in Vascular Plants.
Interactions of Vascular Plants with Their Environment.
Part V: Animal Biology.
Homeostasis: Regulation of Physiological Functions.
Animal Nutrition and the Digestive System.
The Excretory System.
The Circulatory System.
The Respiratory System.
Hormones the the Endocrine System.
The Nervous System.
The Musculoskeletal System: Support and Movement.
Part VI: Evolution and Ecology.
Evolution: The Process.
Origin of Life.
Part VII: Biological Diversity.
The Kingdom Monera (The Prokaryotes).
The Kingdom Fungi.
The Kingdom Plantae.
The Kingdom Animalia.