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Introduction 1 Part I: Getting the Basics 7 Chapter 1: Figuring Out the Scientific Method 9 Chapter 2: Solving Problems in the Chemistry of Life 21 Chapter 3: Identifying Cell Parts and Understanding Their Functions 43 Chapter 4: Tracking the Flow of Energy and Matter 55 Part II: Creating the Future with Cell Division and Genetics 79 Chapter 5: Divide and Conquer: Recognizing the Phases of Cell Division 81 Chapter 6: Predicting Future Generations with Mendelian Genetics 101 Chapter 7: Taking Genetics to the DNA Level 113 Chapter 8: Going Straight to the Source with DNA Technology 131 Part III: Making Connections with Ecology and Evolution 143 Chapter 9: Organizing the Living World 145 Chapter 10: Connecting Organisms in Ecosystems 153 hapter 11: Evaluating the Effects of Evolution 169 Part IV: Getting to Know the Human Body 177 Chapter 12: Building Bodies with the Skeletal and Muscular Systems 179 Chapter 13: Giving Your Body What It Needs: The Respiratory and Circulatory Systems 189 Chapter 14: Processing Food with the Digestive and Excretory Systems 201 Chapter 15: Fighting Enemies with the Immune System 211 Chapter 16: Sending Messages with the Nervous and Endocrine Systems 221 Chapter 17: Making Babies with the Reproductive System 231 Part V: Going Green with Plant Biology 243 Chapter 18: Studying Plant Structures 245 Chapter 19: Pondering Problems in Plant Physiology 261 Part VI: The Part of Tens 271 Chapter 20: Ten Tips for Getting an A in Biology 273 Chapter 21: Ten (Plus One) Great Biology Websites 277 Index 281
Rene Fester Kratz, PhD, is a biology instructor at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington.
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