Biology: Concepts and Applications,
10th Edition

Cecie Starr, Christine Evers, Lisa Starr

ISBN-13: 9781305967335 | ISBN-10: 130596733x

Copyright 2018

| Published 2017

| 880 pages

List Price USD $241.95


Should there be warning labels on fast foods? Should employers be allowed to require drug testing? This introductory text teaches you basic concepts of biology in context of critical issues. The Tenth Edition of BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS was developed in partnership with the National Geographic Society, known for its eye-opening photography and legacy of inspiring people. The result is a text that combines clear explanations with unparalleled visuals to introduce the process of science and core concepts of biology. "Engage" boxes help you see chapter concepts being put to work in the real world; "Learning Objectives" help focus your studying; "Applications" bring chapter content to real life; "Figure It Out" questions help you check understanding; and "Data Analysis" activities strengthen your analytical skills. This book is widely praised for clear and engaging writing, exceptional art, and terrific support from media that all work together to help you "get" biology.

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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 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 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.

  • 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.
  • "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.
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Table of Contents

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1. The Science of Biology.
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.
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.
16. Evidence of Evolution.
17. Processes of Evolution.
18. Life's Origin and Early Evolution.
19. Viruses, Bacteria, and Archaea.
20. The Protists.
21. Plant Evolution.
22. Fungi.
23. Animals I: Major Invertebrate Groups.
24. Animals II: The Chordates.
25. Plant Tissues.
26. Plant Nutrition and Transport.
27. Plant Reproduction and Development.
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.
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.

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