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Biology: Concepts and Applications, 10th Edition

  • Cecie Starr
  • Christine Evers
  • Lisa Starr
  • ISBN-10: 130596733X
  • ISBN-13: 9781305967335
  • 880 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2015, 2011, 2008
  • COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
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About the Product

Renowned for its clear writing style and unparalleled visuals, Starr/Evers/Starr’s trendsetting BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, 10TH EDITION applies exclusive National Geographic content to engage students and emphasize how biology is an ongoing endeavor carried out by a diverse community of scientists. Each chapter explores core concepts aligned with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) initiative to help students master associated learning objectives. By continuously challenging students to question what they read and to apply the concepts they learn, this edition and the accompanying MindTap digital resources hone critical thinking skills as students gain scientific literacy. MindTap now includes adaptive Mastery Training that provides distributed practice and builds long-term memory. MindTap options are available.

Features

  • MindTap is the most engaging and easily personalized solution in Biology. The clear and engaging learning path focuses students and guides them through their course. Conceptual exercises enable students to go beyond rote memorization and develop understanding.

  • Adaptive Mastery Training in MindTap provides distributed practice that helps students master key terms, deepen their understanding, and build long-term memory of core concepts.

  • Exceptionally clear explanations combine with superb artwork, stunning photographs, and engaging narratives. Each chapter is divided into a series of concepts, each presented on a single page or two facing pages, so students can easily assimilate information. This edition includes exclusive National Geographic Society content such as profiles of National Geographic Explorers actively engaged in making the world a better place.

  • "Engage" boxes reinforce "Vision and Change" core competencies and help students understand how chapter concepts relate to real-world issues. Each "Engage" box profiles a researcher who is actively addressing real-world problems related to the concepts presented in the chapter.

  • Every chapter concludes with an "Application" feature that discusses a current societal issue, connecting biology with information that is currently circulating in the news or on social media.

  • "Data Analysis" activities strengthen students' analytical skills as they work with real data from contemporary research articles. A set of questions challenges the student to engage in quantitative reasoning.

  • An on-page glossary supports reading comprehension. Designed to provide immediate assistance to students having difficulty assimilating what can be an overwhelming number of new terms, the on-page running glossary (with non-phonemic pronunciation new to this edition) offers most definitions in slightly different wording from the text. Having all terms in one place is also useful as a study guide.

Reviews

"I use this text for non-science majors so I greatly appreciate the easy to read format, the occasional bits of humor, and many other aspects, such as the "People Matter" sections and the applications, which I use quite frequently for my online class. This makes the book much more readable, interesting and applicable to real life to students who are either not interested or afraid of taking a science class."
— Nancy Cain, Colorado Mountain College

About the Author

Cecie Starr

For decades, Cecie Starr has been known as one of the best-selling biology textbook authors. Her texts, appreciated for their clarity in both the written word and the visual representation of biological concepts, include multiple editions of BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, and BIOLOGY TODAY AND TOMORROW. Her original dream was to become an architect. Instead of building houses, she now builds, with care and attention to detail, texts based on this philosophy: "I invite students into a chapter through an intriguing story. Once inside, they get the great windows that biologists construct on the world of life. Biology is not just another house. It is a conceptual mansion. I hope to do it justice."

Christine Evers

Christine Evers has been providing tools for biology education for more than 20 years. Before becoming a textbook author, she provided content for Genentech’s Access Excellence website and developed digital course materials for a variety of publishers. She received her undergraduate education at SUNY Stony Brook and did graduate work at Yale University.

Lisa Starr

Lisa Starr has been creating incredible art for the Starr biology textbooks since 1997 and began authoring the books in 2004. She has a passion for all things science, and particularly enjoys parsing complex scientific concepts into written and visual content that engages nonscientists. She has an education in chemistry and biochemistry and an extensive background in molecular biology-based research in both academic and industrial settings.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION.
1. The Science of Biology.
Unit I: PRINCIPLES OF CELLULAR LIFE.
2. Life's Chemical Basis.
3. Molecules of Life.
4. Cell Structure.
5. Ground Rules of Metabolism.
6. Where It Starts-Photosynthesis.
7. Releasing Chemical Energy.
UNIT II: GENETICS.
8. DNA Structure and Function.
9. From DNA to Protein.
10. Control of Gene Expression.
11. How Cells Reproduce.
12. Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction.
13. Patterns in Inherited Traits.
14. Human Inheritance.
15. Biotechnology.
UNIT III: PRINCIPLES OF EVOLUTION.
16. Evidence of Evolution.
17. Processes of Evolution.
18. Life's Origin and Early Evolution.
UNIT IV: EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY.
19. Viruses, Bacteria, and Archaea.
20. The Protists.
21. Plant Evolution.
22. Fungi.
23. Animals I: Major Invertebrate Groups.
24. Animals II: The Chordates.
UNIT V. HOW PLANTS WORK.
25. Plant Tissues.
26. Plant Nutrition and Transport.
27. Plant Reproduction and Development.
UNIT VI. HOW ANIMALS WORK.
28. Animal Tissues and Organ Systems.
29. Neural Control.
30. Sensory Perception.
31. Endocrine Control.
32. Structural Support and Movement.
33. Circulation.
34. Immunity.
35. Respiration.
36. Digestion and Human Nutrition.
37. Maintaining the Internal Environment.
38. Reproduction and Development.
UNIT VII: PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY.
39. Animal Behavior.
40. Population Ecology.
41. Community Ecology.
42. Ecosystems.
43. The Biosphere.
44. Human Effects on the Biosphere.
Appendix I: Periodic Table of the Elements.
Appendix II: Amino Acids.
Appendix III: A Closer Look at Some Major Metabolic Pathways.
Appendix IV: A Plain English Map of the Human Chromosomes.
Appendix V: Restless Earth-Life's Changing Geologic Stage.
Appendix VI: Units of Measure.
Appendix VII: Answers to Self-Quizzes and Genetics Problems.
Glossary.
Index.

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