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ISBN10: 1264039719 | ISBN13: 9781264039715
By Robert Brooker, Eric Widmaier, Linda Graham and Peter Stiling

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Over the course of six editions, the ways in which biology is taught have dramatically changed. We have seen a shift away from the memorization of details, which are easily forgotten, and a movement toward emphasizing core concepts. In parallel, many educators are advocating a greater emphasis on the development of critical thinking skills that are needed by students pursuing a career in Biology. The 6th edition of Brooker Biology balances "Core Concepts" with "Core Skills" helping engage students in science related fields of study.
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1 An Introduction to Biology
Unit I Chemistry
2 The Chemical Basis of Life I: Atoms, Molecules, and Water
3 The Chemical Basis of Life II: Organic Molecules
Unit II Cell
4 Evolutionary Origin of Cells and Their General Features
5 Membrane Structure, Synthesis, and Transport;
6 An Introduction to Energy, Enzymes, and Metabolism
7 Cellular Respiration and Fermentation
8 Photosynthesis
9 Cell Communication
10 Multicellularity
Unit III Genetics
11 Nucleic Acid Structure, DNA Replication, and Chromosome Structure
12 Gene Expression at the Molecular Level I: Production of mRNAs and Proteins
13 Gene Expression at the Molecular Level II: Non-coding RNAs
14 Gene Expression at the Molecular Level III: Gene Regulation
15 Mutation, DNA Repair, and Cancer
16 The Eukaryotic Cell Cycle, Mitosis, and Meiosis
17 Mendelian Patterns of Inheritance
18 Epigenetics, Extranuclear Inheritance, and Linkage
19 Genetics of Viruses and Bacteria
20 Developmental Genetics
21 Genetic Technologies and Genomics
Unit IV Evolution
22 An Introduction to Evolution
23 Population Genetics
24 Origin of Species and Macroevolution
25 Taxonomy and Systematics
26 History of Life on Earth and Human Evolution
Unit V Diversity
27 Archaea and Bacteria
28 Protists
29 Fungi
30 Microbiomes: Microbial Systems On and Around Us
31 Plants and the Conquest of Land
32 The Evolution and Diversity of Modern Gymnosperms and Angiosperms
33 An Introduction to Animal Diversity
34 The Invertebrates
35 The Vertebrates
Unit VI Flowering Plants
36 An Introduction to Flowering Plant Form and Function
37 Flowering Plants: Behavior
38 Flowering Plants: Nutrition
39 Flowering Plants: Transport
40 Flowering Plants: Reproduction
Unit VII Animals
41 Animal Bodies and Homeostasis
42 Neuroscience I: Cells of the Nervous System
43 Neuroscience II: Evolution, Structure, and Function of the Nervous System
44 Neuroscience III: Sensory Systems
45 Musculoskeletal Systems and Locomotion
46 Nutrition and Animal Digestive Systems
47 Control of Energy Balance, Metabolic Rate, and Body Temperature
48 Circulatory and Respiratory Systems
49 Excretory Systems
50 Endocrine Systems
51 Animal Reproduction and Development;
52 Immune Systems
53 Integrated Responses of Animal Organ Systems to a Challenge to Homeostasis
Unit VIII Ecology
54 An Introduction to Ecology and Biomes
55 Behavioral Ecology
56 Population Ecology
57 Species Interactions
58 Communities and Ecosystems: Ecological Organization on Large Scales
59 The Ecological Impact of Humans
60 Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
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About the Author

Robert Brooker

Rob Brooker (Ph.D., Yale University) received his B.A. in biology at Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, in 1978. At Harvard, he studied lactose permease, the product of the lacY gene of the lac operon. He continues working on transporters at the University of Minnesota, where he is a Professor in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development and has an active research laboratory. At the University of Minnesota, Dr. Brooker teaches undergraduate courses in biology, genetics, and cell biology. In addition to many other publications, he has written two undergraduate genetics texts published by McGraw Hill.

Eric Widmaier

Eric P. Widmaier received his Ph.D. in 1984 in Endocrinology from the University of California at San Francisco.  His postdoctoral training was in endocrinology and physiology at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, and The Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA.  He is currently Professor of Biology at Boston University.

Linda Graham

Linda Graham is Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She received her Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has taught a nonmajors plant biology course each year for more than 20 years.  She also teaches courses on the biology of algae and bryophytes, contributes to an introductory biology course for majors, and has taught marine botany on a remote tropical island. 

Peter Stiling

Peter Stiling is a professor of biology at the University of South Florida at Tampa.  He has taught classes in ecology, environmental science, and community ecology, and in 1995 he received a teaching award in recognition of classroom excellence in these areas.  Dr. Stiling obtained his Ph.D. from University College, Cardiff, Wales, and completed postdoctoral research at Florida State University.  


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