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Biology 10th Edition

Biology 10th Edition PDF

Author: Eldra Solomon and Charles Martin

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Publish Date: January 1, 2014

ISBN-10: 9.78129E+12

Pages: 1440

File Type: PDF

Language: English

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Book Preface

This tenth edition of Solomon, Martin, Martin, and Berg’s Biology conveys our vision of the dynamic science of biology and how it affects every aspect of our lives, from our own health and behavior to the challenging global environmental issues that confront us. New discoveries in the biological sciences continue to increase our understanding of both the unity and diversity of life’s processes and adaptations. With this understanding, we become ever more aware of our interdependence with the vast diversity of organisms with which we share planet Earth.


We want beginning students to experience learning biology as an exciting journey of discovery. In the tenth edition of Biology, we explore Earth’s diverse organisms, their remarkable adaptations to the environment, and their evolutionary and ecological relationships. We present the workings of science and the contributions of scientists whose discoveries not only expand our knowledge of biology but also help shape and protect the future of our planet. Biology provides insight into what science is, how scientists work, what scientists have contributed, and how scientific knowledge affects daily life.

Since the first edition of Biology, we have worked very hard to present the principles of biology in an integrated way that is accurate, interesting, and conceptually accessible to students. In this tenth edition of Biology, we continue this tradition. We also continue to present biology in an inquiry-based framework. Some professors interpret inquiry as a learning method that takes place in the laboratory as students perform experiments. Laboratory research is certainly an integral part of inquirybased learning, but inquiry is also a way of learning in which the student actively pursues knowledge outside the laboratory. In Biology we have always presented the history of scientific advances, including scientific debates, to help students understand that science is a process—that is, a field of investigative inquiry—as well as a body of knowledge, the product of inquiry. In the tenth edition of Biology, we make a concerted effort to further integrate inquiry-based learning into the textbook with the introduction of new features and the expansion of several others (discussed in the following sections).

Throughout the text we stimulate interest by relating concepts to experiences within the student’s frame of reference. By helping students make such connections, we facilitate their mastery of general concepts. We hope the combined effect of an engaging writing style and interesting features will motivate and excite students in their study of biology.

Brief Contents
Preface xxiii
To the Student xxxi
part one: The Organization of Life
1 A View of Life 1
2 Atoms and Molecules: The Chemical Basis of Life 25
3 The Chemistry of Life: Organic Compounds 44
4 Organization of the Cell 71
5 Biological Membranes 104
6 Cell Communication 129
part two: Energy Transfer Through Living Systems
7 Energy and Metabolism 148
8 How Cells Make ATP: Energy-Releasing Pathways 165
9 Photosynthesis: Capturing Light Energy 185
part three: The Continuity of Life: Genetics
10 Chromosomes, Mitosis, and Meiosis 204
11 The Basic Principles of Heredity 226
12 DNA: The Carrier of Genetic Information 251
13 Gene Expression 270
14 Gene Regulation 295
15 DNA Technology and Genomics 313
16 Human Genetics and the Human Genome 336
17 Developmental Genetics 358
part four: The Continuity of Life: Evolution
18 Introduction to Darwinian Evolution 381
19 Evolutionary Change in Populations 402
20 Speciation and Macroevolution 417
21 The Origin and Evolutionary History of Life 438
22 The Evolution of Primates 457
part five: The Diversity of Life
23 Understanding Diversity: Systematics 474
24 Viruses and Subviral Agents 495
25 Bacteria and Archaea 511
26 Protists 533
27 Seedless Plants 557
28 Seed Plants 578
29 The Fungi 597
30 An Introduction to Animal Diversity 622
31 Sponges, Cnidarians, Ctenophores, and
Protostomes 635
32 The Deuterostomes 670
part six: Structure and Life Processes in Plants
33 Plant Structure, Growth, and Development 704
34 Leaf Structure and Function 723
35 Stem Structure and Transport 739
36 Roots and Mineral Nutrition 756
37 Reproduction in Flowering Plants 776
38 Plant Developmental Responses to External and Internal
Signals 797
part seven: Structure and Life Processes in Animals
39 Animal Structure and Function: An Introduction 815
40 Protection, Support, and Movement 836
41 Neural Signaling 854
42 Neural Regulation 876
43 Sensory Systems 905
44 Internal Transport 930
45 The Immune System: Internal Defense 956
46 Gas Exchange 985
47 Processing Food and Nutrition 1004
48 Osmoregulation and Disposal of Metabolic Wastes 1026
49 Endocrine Regulation 1044
50 Reproduction 1068
51 Animal Development 1098
52 Animal Behavior 1118
part eight: The Interactions of Life: Ecology
53 Introduction to Ecology: Population Ecology 1144
54 Community Ecology 1164
55 Ecosystems and the Biosphere 1187
56 Ecology and the Geography of Life 1208
57 Biological Diversity and Conservation Biology 1232
Appendix A: Periodic Table of the Elements A-1
Appendix B: Classification of Organisms A-3
Appendix C: Understanding Biological Terms A-9
Appendix D: Abbreviations A-11
Appendix E: Answers A-15
Glossary G-1
Index I-1

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