Biology, the Dynamics of Life 2004 edition

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Alton Biggs, Whitney Crispen Hagins, Chris Kapicka, Linda Lundgren, Peter Rillero, Kathleen G. Tallman, Dinah Zike, and the National Geographic Society
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education


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  • 1: Biology: The Study of Life (30)
  • 2: Principles of Ecology (24)
  • 3: Communities and Biomes (22)
  • 4: Population Biology (23)
  • 5: Biological Diversity and Conservation (35)
  • 6: The Chemistry of Life (25)
  • 7: A View of the Cell (30)
  • 8: Cellular Transport and the Cell Cycle (28)
  • 9: Energy in a Cell (44)
  • 10: Mendel and Meiosis (31)
  • 11: DNA and Genes (25)
  • 12: Patterns of Heredity and Human Genetics (27)
  • 13: Genetic Technology (35)
  • 14: The History of Life (25)
  • 15: The Theory of Evolution (24)
  • 16: Primate Evolution (23)
  • 17: Organizing Life's Diversity (38)
  • 18: Viruses and Bacteria (26)
  • 19: Protists (27)
  • 20: Fungi (48)
  • 21: What is a plant? (24)
  • 22: The Diversity of Plants (26)
  • 23: Plant Structure and Function (22)
  • 24: Reproduction in Plants (35)
  • 25: What is an animal? (26)
  • 26: Sponges, Cnidarians, Flatworms, and Roundworms (21)
  • 27: Mollusks and Segmented Worms (25)
  • 28: Arthropods (26)
  • 29: Echinoderms and Invertebrate Chordates (35)
  • 30: Fishes and Amphibians (22)
  • 31: Reptiles and Birds (21)
  • 32: Mammals (23)
  • 33: Animal Behavior (33)
  • 34: Production, Support, and Locomotion (25)
  • 35: The Digestive and Endocrine Systems (28)
  • 36: The Nervous System (26)
  • 37: Respiration, Circulation, and Excretion (26)
  • 38: Reproduction and Development (25)
  • 39: Immunity from Disease (37)

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Chapter 1: Biology: The Study of Life
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Chapter 2: Principles of Ecology
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Chapter 3: Communities and Biomes
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Chapter 4: Population Biology
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Chapter 5: Biological Diversity and Conservation
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Chapter 6: The Chemistry of Life
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Chapter 7: A View of the Cell
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Chapter 8: Cellular Transport and the Cell Cycle
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Chapter 9: Energy in a Cell
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Chapter 10: Mendel and Meiosis
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Chapter 11: DNA and Genes
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Chapter 12: Patterns of Heredity and Human Genetics
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Chapter 13: Genetic Technology
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Chapter 14: The History of Life
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Chapter 17: Organizing Life's Diversity
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Chapter 18: Viruses and Bacteria
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Chapter 19: Protists
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Chapter 20: Fungi
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Chapter 21: What is a plant?
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Chapter 22: The Diversity of Plants
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Chapter 23: Plant Structure and Function
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Chapter 24: Reproduction in Plants
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Chapter 25: What is an animal?
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Chapter 26: Sponges, Cnidarians, Flatworms, and Roundworms
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Chapter 27: Mollusks and Segmented Worms
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Chapter 28: Arthropods
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Chapter 29: Echinoderms and Invertebrate Chordates
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Chapter 30: Fishes and Amphibians
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Chapter 31: Reptiles and Birds
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Chapter 32: Mammals
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Chapter 33: Animal Behavior
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Chapter 34: Production, Support, and Locomotion
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Chapter 35: The Digestive and Endocrine Systems
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Chapter 36: The Nervous System
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Chapter 37: Respiration, Circulation, and Excretion
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Chapter 38: Reproduction and Development
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Chapter 39: Immunity from Disease
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