Biology: Organisms and Adaptations
- AUTHORS: Robert K. Noyd; Jerome A. Krueger; Kendra M. Hill
- ISBN-13: 9780495830207
- Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
- 736 Pages Paperback
- 1st Edition
- ©2014 Published
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BIOLOGY: ORGANISMS AND ADAPTATIONS captures your students’ passion and excitement for the living world! The authors build on the connection we all have to nature to inspire students to engage with biology in the same way they do when visiting zoos, aquariums, or just taking a walk in the park. Each chapter uses fascinating organisms such as blue whales, salamanders, and redwood trees to present, organize, and integrate biological concepts. Merging the excitement and passion for living things with an understanding of biological concepts, this highly accessible and practical approach to the study of biology produces students who are scientifically literate and connective in their thinking. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
UNIT I: INTRODUCTION TO ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY.
1. Biology: The Scientific Study of Life.
2. Evolution and the Diversity of Life.
3. Evolutionary Change and Adaptation.
4. Organisms in Their Habitat.
5. Ecological Interactions among Organisms.
UNIT II: ADAPTATIONS OF ANIMALS.
6. Animal Structure and Function.
7. Animal Growth and Development.
8. Animal Feeding and Digestion.
9. Animal Respiration, Circulation, and Metabolism.
10. Animal Sensory Perception, Integration, and Movement.
11. Animal Mating and Reproduction.
UNIT III: ADAPTATIONS OF PLANTS AND FUNGI.
12. Plant Growth, Structure, and Function.
13. Plants Functioning in Their Habitat.
14. Plant Reproduction.
15. The Biology of Fungi.
UNIT IV: ENVIRONMENTAL CONNECTIONS OF LIFE.
16. Physical Cycles and the Biosphere.
17. Preserving Biodiversity through Conservation Biology.
UNIT V: GENETIC CONNECTIONS OF LIFE.
18. Patterns of Inheritance.
19. Biotechnology and Genetics.
UNIT VI: APPLYING BIOLOGICAL CONCEPTS TO HUMAN HEALTH AND DISEASE.
20. Infectious Diseases and the Body's Responses.
21. The Biology of Chronic Disease.