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Gerald Audersirk's Biology: Life on Earth with Physiology, 9th Edition, ISBN 9780321598462 boasts a visually appealing graphic design program which includes color images, multi-faceted figures, as well as pertinent labels and captions. This text combines comprehensive inclusion of a myriad of biology-related issues with relatable and current references...
Gerald Audersirk's Biology: Life on Earth with Physiology, 9th Edition, ISBN 9780321598462 boasts a visually appealing graphic design program which includes color images, multi-faceted figures, as well as pertinent labels and captions. This text combines comprehensive inclusion of a myriad of biology-related issues with relatable and current references and examples to enhance the user's learning experience. A host of effective text features are integrated including 'Links to Life' which concludes each chapter with concise, casually written sections on recognizable concepts. Other appealing features include 'Earth Watch,' 'Health Watch,' and 'Scientific Inquiry Essays' which challenge users to investigate significant environmental and health-related topics. Audersirk's knowledge of biological content is evident in Biology: Life on Earth with Physiology, 9th Edition. He has organized the many concepts of biology into 6 units across 44 chapters. The book begins with an introductory chapter then delves into unit 1, 'The Life of a Cell.' This unit includes chapters devoted to atoms, molecules, cell structure and function, as well as energy flow in the life of a cell. Unit 2 takes a look at 'Inheritance' with chapters discussing DNA, gene expression and regulation, cellular reproduction, and patterns of inheritance. 'Evolution' is the topic of unit 3 with chapters focused on the principles of evolution, the origin of species, and takes a look at the diversity of prokaryotes, viruses, protists, plants, and fungi. Unit 4 is devoted to 'Behavior and Ecology' with chapters devoted to animal behavior, population growth and regulation, as well as Earth's diverse ecosystems. Unit 5, 'Animal Anatomy and Physiology,' includes chapters on homeostasis and the organization of the animal body, circulation, respiration, and defense against disease. Lastly, unit 6 explores 'Plant Anatomy and Physiology' with concluding chapters devoted to nutrient transport, reproduction and development, and plant responses to the environment.
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