What Is Life? A Guide to Biology with Physiology
Fourth EditionJay Phelan©2018
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Table of Contents
Part 1. The Facts of Life
1 Scientific thinking
2 The chemistry of biology
3 Molecules of life
4 A tour of the cell
Part 2. Genetics, Evolution, and Behavior
6 DNA and the expression of genes
7 Genomics and biotechnology
8 Chromosomes and cell division
9 Genes and inheritance
Part 3. Evolution and the Diversity of Life
10 Evolution and natural selection
11 Evolution and behavior
12 The origin and diversification of life on earth
13 Animal diversification
14 Plant and Fungi diversity
15 Evolution and diversity among the microbes
Part 4. Ecology and the Environment
16 Population ecology
17 Ecosystems, communities, and species interactions
18 Conservation biology
Part 5. Plant Life
19 Plant structure and nutrient transport
20 Growth, development, and environmental responses in plants
Part 6. Health and Physiology
21 Introduction to animal physiology
22 Circulation and respiration
23 Nutrition and digestion
24 Nervous and motor systems
26 Reproduction and development
27 Immunity and health