Biology: How Life Works

Fourth Edition

Publication Date: April 15, 2023

Paperback ISBN: 9781319441319

Pages: 1200

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Part 1 From Cells to Organisms
Chapter 1 Chemical, Cellular, and Evolutionary Foundations of Life

Case 1 Life’s Origin: Homeostasis, Information, and Energy

Chapter 2 Molecules of Life
Chapter 3 Cells, Membranes, and Homeostasis
Chapter 4 Nucleic Acids and Information Flow
Chapter 5 Protein Structure, Function, and Synthesis
Visual Synthesis 1 Gene Expression
Chapter 6 Making Life Work
Chapter 7 Cellular Respiration
Chapter 8 Photosynthesis
Visual Synthesis 2 Harnessing Energy

Case 2 Cancer: Cell Signaling, Form, and Division
Chapter 9 Cell Signaling
Chapter 10 Cell and Tissue Form
Chapter 11 DNA Replication and Cell Division
Visual Synthesis 3 Cellular Communities

Case 3 Your Personal Genome: Variation and Inheritance

Chapter 12 Genomes and Biotechnology 
Chapter 13 Mutation and Genetic Variation
Chapter 14 Meiosis and Mendelian Inheritance
Chapter 15 Sex Chromosomes, Linked Genes, and Organelle Inheritance
Chapter 16 Complex Traits
Chapter 17 Genetic and Epigenetic Regulation
Chapter 18 Genes and Development
Visual Synthesis 4 Genetic Variation and Inheritance
Chapter 19 Viruses
Visual Synthesis 5 Viruses

Case 4 Malaria: Coevolution of Humans and a Parasite

Chapter 20 Evolution
Chapter 21 Species and Speciation
Visual Synthesis 6 Speciation
Chapter 22 Phylogeny, Fossils, and the History of Life
Chapter 23 Human Origins and Evolution
Visual Synthesis 7 History of Earth and Life

Part 2 From Organisms to the Environment

Case 5 The Human Microbiome: Diversity Within

Chapter 24 Bacteria and Archaea
Chapter 25 Eukaryotic Origins and Diversity
Chapter 26 Being Multicellular

Case 6 Agriculture: Feeding a Growing Population

Chapter 27 Plant Form, Function, and Diversity
Chapter 28 Plant Reproduction
Chapter 29 Plant Physiology
Visual Synthesis 8 Angiosperms
Chapter 30 Plant Growth and Development
Chapter 31 Plant Defense
Chapter 32 Fungi

Case 7 Bio-Inspired Design: Using Nature to Solve Problems

Chapter 33 Animal Form, Function, and Evolutionary History
Chapter 34 Animal Diversity
Visual Synthesis 9 Diversity Through Time
Chapter 35 Animal Nervous Systems
Chapter 36 Animal Movement
Chapter 37 Animal Endocrine Systems
Chapter 38 Animal Respiratory and Cardiovascular Systems [12]
Chapter 39 Animal Metabolism, Nutrition, and Digestion
Chapter 40 Animal Renal Systems
Visual Synthesis 10 Homeostasis [13]
Chapter 41 Animal Reproduction and Development
Chapter 42 Animal Immune Systems [14]

Case 8 Climate Change: Coral Reefs at Risk as the World Warms 

Chapter 43 Animal Behavior and Behavioral Ecology
Chapter 44 Population Ecology
Chapter 45 Species Interactions and Communities
Visual Synthesis 11 Succession
Chapter 46 Ecosystem Ecology
Visual Synthesis 12 Flow of Matter and Energy Through Ecosystems
Chapter 47 Climate and Biomes
Chapter 48 Humans as a Planetary Force

Scientific Inquiry   
Phylogenetic Trees
Quantitative Reasoning   
Probability and Statistics  
Water Chemistry and Movement
Data and Data Visualization


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