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1            A View of Life

Part 1 The Cell

2            The Chemical Basis of Life

3            The Organic Molecules of Life

4            Inside the Cell

5            The Dynamic Cell

6            Energy for Life

7            Energy for Cells

Part 2 Genetics

8            Cellular Reproduction

9            Meiosis and the Genetic Basis of Sexual Reproduction

10          Patterns of Inheritance

11          DNA Biology and Technology

12          Biotechnology and Genomics

13          Genetic Counseling

Part 3 Evolution

14          Darwin and Evolution

15          Evolution on a Small Scale

16          Evolution on a Large Scale

Part 4 Diversity of Life

17          The Microorganisms: Viruses, Bacteria, and Protists

18          The Plants and Fungi

19          The Animals

Part 5 Plant Structure and Function

20          Plant Anatomy and Growth

21          Plant Responses and Reproduction

Part 6 Animal Structure and Function

22          Being Organized and Steady

23          The Transport Systems

24          The Maintenance Systems

25          Digestion and Human Nutrition

26          Defenses Against Disease

27          The Control Systems

28          Sensory Input and Motor Output

29          Reproduction and Embryonic Development

Part 7 Ecology

30          Ecology of Populations

31          Communities and Ecosystems

32          Human Impact on the Biosphere