Biology: How Life Works

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Rethinking introductory biology means rethinking the text, the visual program, and the assessments, and Biology: How Life Works is the first book to have developed all three components in tandem. Conceived by internationally-recognized scientists and educators, the result is focused, streamlined textbook enhanced by authentically integrated media and assessments all supporting the common goal of conceptual learning.

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ISBN-13: 9781464156014
ISBN-10: 1464156018
Pagini: 1200
Dimensiuni: 239 x 284 x 43 mm
Greutate: 2.61 kg
Ediția: 1
Editura: W. H. Freeman
Colecția W. H. Freeman
Locul publicării: New York, United States


1. Life: Chemical, Cellular, and Evolutionary Foundations
Case 1: The First Cell: Life's Origins
2. The Molecules of Life
3. Nucleic Acids and the Encoding of Biological Information
4. Translation and Protein Structure
5. Organizing Principles: Lipids, Membranes and Cell Compartments
6. Making Life Work: Capturing and Using Energy
7. Cellular Respiration: Harvesting Energy from Carbohydrates and Other Fuel Molecules
8. Photosynthesis: Using Sunlight to Build Carbohydrates
Case 2: Cancer: When Good Cells Go Bad
9. Cell Communication
10. Cell Form and Function: Cytoskeleton, Cellular Junctions, and Extracellular Matrix
11. Cell Division: Variations, Regulation, and Cancer
Case 3: You, from A to T: Your Personal Genome
12. DNA Replication and Manipulation
13. Genomes
14. Mutation and DNA Repair
15. Genetic Variation
16. Mendelian Inheritance
17. Beyond Mendel: Sex Chromosomes, Linkage, and Organelles
18. The Genetic and Environmental Basis of Complex Traits
19. Genetic and Epigenetic Regulation
20. Genes and Development
Case 4: Malaria: Coevolution of Human and a Parasite
21. Evolution: How Genotypes and Phenotypes Change Over Time
22. Species and Speciation
23. Evolutionary Patterns: Phylogeny and Fossils
24. Human Origins and Evolution
25. Cycling Carbon
Case 5: The Human Microbiome: Diversity Within
26. Bacteria and Archaea
27. Eukaryotic Cells: Origins and Diversity
28. Being Multicellular
Case 6: Agriculture: Feeding a Growing Population
29. Plant Structure and Function: Moving Photosynthesis onto Land
30. Plant Reproduction: Finding Mates and Dispersing Young
31. Plant Growth and Development: Building the Plant Body
32. Plant Defense: Keeping with World Green
33. Plant Diversity
34. Fungi: Structure, Function, and Diversity
Case 7: Predator-Prey: A Game of Life and Death
35. Animal Nervous Systems
36. Animal Sensory Systems and Brain Function
37. Animal Movement: Muscles and Skeletons
38. Animal Endocrine Systems
39. Animal Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
40. Animal Metabolism, Nutrition, and Digestion
41. Animal Renal Systems: Water and Waste
42. Animal Reproduction and Development
43. Animal Immune Systems
Case 8: Biodiversity Hotspots: Rainforests and Coral Reefs
44. Animal Diversity
45. Animal Behavior
46. Behavioral Ecology
47. Species Interactions, Communities, and Ecosystems
48. The Anthropocene: Humans as a Planetary Force


"I think the best selling point is that the text focuses on helping students make connections between the sub-fields of biology." - Cindee Giffen, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA 

"I really like the streamlined approach and emphasis on ideas and concepts rather than details and facts." - Scott Solomon, Rice University, USA 

"I love love love the integration throughout of evolution and real case studies. Very powerful." - Rebecca Safran, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA 

[on the Visual Synthesis Map] "My initial reaction was 'wow.' It helped me visualize the spatial relationships associated with information flow at the cellular level, and I think it is thus likely to really help undergraduates." - Dave Kubien, University of New Brunswick, USA

"There is a clear connection between the pedagogical approach of the textbook and the assessment materials." - Sonja Pyott, University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA

Notă biografică

James Morris is Associate Professor in the Biology Department at Brandeis University, USA. He teaches a wide variety of courses for majors and non-majors in evolution, genetics, genomics, anatomy, and health sciences. In addition, he teaches a first-year seminar focusing on Darwin's On the Origin of Species. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards from Harvard and Brandeis. His research focuses on the rapidly growing field of epigenetics, making use of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism. He currently pursues this research with undergraduates in order to give them the opportunity to do genuine, laboratory-based research early in their scientific careers. Dr. Morris received a Ph.D. in genetics from Harvard University and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. In addition, he was a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Harvard University, gave talks to the public on current science at the Museum of Science in Boston, and works on promoting public understanding of personal genetics and genomics

Daniel Hartl is the Higgins Professor of Biology in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, USA. He has taught highly popular courses in genetics and evolution at the introductory and advanced levels. His lab studies molecular evolutionary genetics and population genetics and genomics. Dr. Hartl is the recipient of the Samuel Weiner Outstanding Scholar Award and the Medal of the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn Naples. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has served as President of the Genetics Society of America and President of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution. Dr. Hartl's Ph.D. was awarded by the University of Wisconsin, and he did post-doctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining the Harvard faculty, he served on the faculties of the University of Minnesota, Purdue University, and Washington University Medical School. In addition to publishing more than 350 scientific articles, Dr. Hartl has authored or coauthored 30 books.

Andrew Knoll is the Fisher Professor of Natural History in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, USA. He is also Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Dr. Knoll teaches introductory courses in both departments. His research focuses on the early evolution of life, Precambrian environmental history, and the interconnections between the two. He has also worked extensively on the early evolution of animals, mass extinction, and plant evolution. He currently serves on the science team for NASA's mission to Mars. Dr. Knoll received the Phi Beta Kappa Book Award in Science for Life on a Young Planet. Other honors include the Paleontological Society Medal and Wollaston Medal of the Geological Society, London. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. He received his Ph.D from Harvard University and then taught at Oberlin College before returning to Harvard.

Robert Lue is Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Director of Life Science Education at Harvard University, USA. He regularly teaches in Harvard's first-year Life Sciences program and upper-level courses in cell biology. He has a longstanding commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research, and chaired the faculty committee that developed an integrated science course to serve multiple science majors and premedical students. Dr. Lue has also developed award-winning multimedia, including the animation, 'The Inner Life of the Cell.' He has coauthored undergraduate biology textbooks and chaired education conferences on college biology for the National Academies and the National Science Foundation, and diversity in science for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Institutes of Health. He also founded and directs a Harvard life sciences outreach program that serves over fifty high schools. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Andrew Berry is Lecturer in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and an undergraduate advisor in the Life Sciences at Harvard University, USA. He teaches in Harvard's first-year Life Sciences program, as well as courses on evolution and Darwin. His research interests are in evolutionary biology and the history of science. He has coauthored two books: Infinite Tropics, a collection of the writings of Alfred Russel Wallace, and DNA: The Secret of Life, which is part history, part exploration of the controversies swirling around DNA-based technology.

Andrew Biewener is the Charles P. Lyman Professor of Biology in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, USA and Director of the Concord Field Station. He teaches introductory and advanced courses in anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics. His research focuses on the comparative biomechanics and neuromuscular control of mammalian and avian locomotion, with relevance to biorobotics. He is currently Deputy Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Experimental Biology. He also served as President of the American Society of Biomechanics.

Brian Farrell is Professor of Biology in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, USA and Curator of Entomology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology. He has collaborated with Los Niños de Leonardo y Meredith in the Dominican Republic to teach children about native insects, and participates in an All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory of the Boston Harbor Islands national park area. His research focuses on the interplay of adaption and historical contingency in species diversification, particularly beetles.

N. Michele Holbrook is the Charles Bullard Professor of Forestry in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, USA. Among other courses, she teaches an introductory course on biodiversity, as well as advanced courses in plant biology. She studies the physics and physiology of vascular transport in plants with the goal of understanding how constraints on the movement of water and solutes between soil and leaves influences ecological and evolutionary processes.

Naomi Pierce is the Hessel Professor of Biology in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, USA and Curator of Lepidoptera in the Museum of Comparative Zoology. She teaches and studies animal behavior and behavioral ecology. Her lab focuses on the ecology of species interactions, such as insect-host plant associations, and on the life history evolution and systematics of Lepidoptera. She has also been involved in reconstructing the evolutionary 'tree of life' of insects such as ants, bees, and butterflies.

Alain Viel is the Director of Undergraduate Research and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University, USA. He teaches research-based courses, as well as courses in molecular biology and biochemistry. He is a founding member of Biovisions, which focuses on science visualization. Dr. Viel worked with his colleague and Biology: How Life Works coauthor Robert Lue on the animation 'The Inner Life of the Cell.'


Truly modern approach marrying a concepts-focused text with an engaging visual program and fully aligned assessments
Stellar author team of internationally-recognized scientists from Harvard University