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Life: The Science of Biology, 12th Edition

by David Hillis, H. Craig Heller, Sally D. Hacker, David Sadava, Marta Laskowski and Dave Hall

ISBN / EAN: 9781319315788
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Publisher Description

The 12th edition of Life: The Science of Biology continues to be engaging, active, and focused on teaching the skills that students need to master.

New pedagogical features support the mission of Life by teaching students the skills and understanding of experimentation and data they need to succeed in introductory biology and ultimately in their future STEM careers.

Life's potent combination of expertly crafted pedagogy and engagement makes this new edition the best resource yet for biology students.

Author Biography

David M. Hillis is the Alfred W. Roark Centennial Professor in Integrative Biology at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also has directed the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, the Biodiversity Center, and the School of Biological Sciences. Dr. Hillis has taught courses in introductory biology, genetics, evolution, systematics, and biodiversity. David E. Sadava is the Pritzker Family Foundation Professor of Biology, Emeritus, at the Keck Science Center of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps, three of The Claremont Colleges. In addition, he is Adjunct Professor of Cancer Cell Biology at the City of Hope Medical Center. Twice winner of the Huntoon Award for superior teaching, Dr. Sadava has taught courses on introductory biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, plant biology, and cancer biology. H. Craig Heller is the Lorry I. Lokey/Business Wire Professor in Biological Sciences and Human Biology at Stanford University. He has taught in the core biology courses at Stanford since 1972 and served as Director of the Program in Human Biology, Chairman of the Biolo-gical Sciences Department, and Associate Dean of Research. Dr. Heller is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a recipient of the Walter J. Gores Award for excellence in teaching and the Kenneth Cuthberson Award for Exceptional Service to Stanford University. Sally D. Hacker is Professor at Oregon State University where she has been a faculty member since 2004. She has taught courses in introductory ecology, community ecology, invasion biology, field ecology, and marine biology. She was awarded the Murray F. Buell Award by the Ecological Society of America and the Young Investigator Prize by the American Society of Naturalists. David W. Hall is an Associate Professor of Genetics at the University of Georgia, where he was the recipient of the Sandy Beaver Excellence in Teaching Award in 2013. Recent work includes using mathematical models to address the evolution of meiotic drive, the rate and pattern of molecular evolution in social insects, and early sex chromosome evolution. In the lab, he utilizes different yeast species to study spontaneous mutations using a combination of both mutation-accumulation and adaptation experiments. Marta Laskowski is a Professor in the Biology Department at Oberlin College. Dr. Laskowski has mentored undergraduate students in research and has taught introductory biology, skills-based first year seminars (Feeding the World), plant physiology, and plant development. She heads an effort at Oberlin, funded by the HHMI Inclusive Excellence program, to enhance the climate for and success of a diverse student population in STEM.

Table of Contents

Part one The Science of Life and Its Chemical Basis

1 Studying Life

2 Small Molecules and the Chemistry of Life

3 Proteins, Carbohydrates, and Lipids

4 Nucleic Acids and the Origin of Life

Part two Cells

5 Cells: The Working Units of Life

6 Cell Membranes

7 Cell Communication and Multicellularity

Part three Cells and Energy

8 Energy, Enzymes, and Metabolism

9 Pathways that Harvest Chemical Energy

10 Photosynthesis: Energy from Sunlight

Part four Genes, Genomes, and Heredity

11 The Cell Cycle and Cell Division

12 Inheritance, Genes, and Chromosomes

13 DNA and Its Role in Heredity

14 From DNA to Protein: Gene Expression

15 Gene Mutation and Molecular Medicine

16 Regulation of Gene Expression

17 Genomes

18 Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology

Part five The Processes and Patterns of Evolution

19 Processes of Evolution

20 Reconstructing and Using Phylogenies

21 Evolution of Genes and Genomes

22 Speciation

23 The History of Life on Earth

Part six The Evolution of Diversity

24 Bacteria, Archaea, and Viruses

25 The Origin and Diversification of Eukaryotes

26 Plants without Seeds: From Water to Land

27 The Evolution of Seed Plants

28 The Evolution and Diversity of Fungi

29 Animal Origins and the Evolution of Body Plans

30 Protostome Animals

31 Deuterostome Animals

Part seven Flowering Plants: Form and Function

32 The Plant Body

33 Transport in Plants

34 Plant Nutrition

35 Regulation of Plant Growth

36 Reproduction in Flowering Plants

37 Plant Responses to Environmental Challenges

Part eight Animals: Form and Function

38 Physiology, Homeostasis, and Temperature Regulation

39 Animal Hormones

40 Immunology: Animal Defense Systems

41 Animal Reproduction

42 Animal Development

43 Neurons, Glia, and Nervous Systems

44 Sensory Systems

45 The Mammalian Nervous System

46 Musculoskeletal Systems

47 Gas Exchange

48 Circulatory Systems

49 Nutrition, Digestion, and Absorption

50 Salt and Water Balance and Nitrogen Excretion

51 Animal Behavior

Part nine Ecology

52 The Physical Environment and Biogeography of Life

53 Populations

54 Species Interactions

55 Communities

56 Ecosystems

57 A Changing Biosphere

Product Details

Author
David Hillis, H. Craig Heller, Sally D. Hacker, David Sadava, Marta Laskowski, Dave Hall
Pages
1268
Publisher
W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd
Edition
12th
ISBN-10
131931578X
ISBN-13
9781319315788
Format
Hardcover
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
1268 p.
Year
2020
Publication Date
2020-03-04
Language
English
Audience
College/Higher Education
Textbook
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