Biology: Science for Life with Physiology 5th Edition

Biology: Science for Life with Physiology 5th Edition PDF

By Colleen Belk and Virginia Borden Maier

Biology: Science for Life with Physiology, Global Edition, 5th edition PDF. Colleen Belk and Virginia Borden Maier have helped students understand biology for more than twenty years in the classroom and over ten years with their popular text, Biology: Science for Life. The thoroughly revised 5th Edition engages students with new storylines that explore high-interest topics such as binge drinking, pseudoscience, and study drugs.  The book helps students develop scientific skills using new Working With Data figure legend questions and addresses common misconceptions with Sounds Right, But Is It? discussions in each chapter.  This edition also offers a wealth of new “Flipped Classroom” activities and other resources to help professors enliven their classes and to help students assess their understanding of biology outside of class.

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Table of Contents

1. Can Science Cure the Common Cold? Introduction to the Scientific Method

Unit One: Chemistry and Cells

2. Science Fiction, Bad Science, and Pseudoscience: Water, Biochemistry, and Cells

3. Is it Possible to Supplement Your Way to Better Health? Nutrients and Membrane Transport

4. Body Weight and Health: Enzymes, Metabolism, and Cellular Respiration

5. Life in the Greenhouse: Photosynthesis and Climate Change

Unit Two: Genetics

6. Cancer: DNA Synthesis, Mitosis, and Meiosis

7. Are You Only as Smart as Your Genes? Mendelian and Quantitative Genetics

8. DNA Detective: Complex Patterns of Inheritance and DNA Profiling

9. Genetically Modified Organisms: Gene Expression, Mutation, Stem Cells, and Cloning

Unit Three: Evolution

10. Where Did We Come From? The Evidence for Evolution

11. An Evolving Enemy: Natural Selection

12. Who Am I? Species and Races

13. The Greatest Species on Earth? Biodiversity and Classification

Unit Four: Ecology

14. Is the Human Population Too Large? Population Ecology

15. Conserving Biodiversity: Community and Ecosystem Ecology

16. Where Do You Live? Climate and Biomes

Unit Five: Animal Structure and Function

17. Organ Donation: Tissues and Organs

18. Binge Drinking: The Digestive and Urinary Systems

19. Clearing the Air: Respiratory and Cardiovascular Systems

20. Vaccination: Protection and Prevention or Peril? Immune System, Bacteria, Viruses, and Other Pathogens

21. Human Sex Differences: Endocrine, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems

22. Is There Something in the Water? Reproductive and Developmental Biology

23. Study Drugs: Brain Boost or Brain Drain? Brain Structure and Function

Unit Six: Plant Biology

24. Feeding the World: Plant Structure and Growth

25. Growing a Green Thumb: Plant Physiology

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