TheRaven & Johnson's Biology author team is committed to continually improving the text, keeping the student and learning foremost. The integrated pedagogical features expand the students' learning process and enhance their learning experience. This latest edition of the text maintains the clear, accessible, and engaging writing style of past editions with the solid framework of pedagogy that highlights an emphasis on evolution and scientific inquiry that have made this a leading textbook for students majoring in biology. This emphasis on the organizing power of evolution is combined with an integration of the importance of cellular, molecular biology and genomics to offer our readers a text that is student friendly and current.
Part I The Molecular Basis of Life 1 The Science of Biology 2 The Nature of Molecules and the Properties of Water 3 The Chemical Building Blocks of Life Part II Biology of the Cell 4 Cell Structure 5 Membranes 6 Energy and Metabolism 7 How Cells Harvest Energy 8 Photosynthesis 9 Cell Communication 10 How Cells Divide Part III Genetic and Molecular Biology 11 Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis 12 Patterns of Inheritance 13 Chromosomes, Mapping and the Meiosis--Inheritance Connection 14 DNA: The Genetic Material 15 Genes and How They Work 16 Control of Gene Expression 17 Biotechnology 18 Genomics 19 Cellular Mechanisms of Development Part IV Evolution 20 Genes Within Populations 21 The Evidence for Evolution 22 The Origin of Species 23 Systematics, Phylogenetics, and Comparative Biology 24 Genome Evolution Part V Diversity of Life on Earth 25 Origin and Diversity of Life 26 Viruses 27 Prokaryotes 28 Protists 29 Seedless Plants 30 Seed Plants 31 Fungi 32 Animal Diversity & the Evolution of Body Plans 33 Protostomes 34 Deuterostomes Part VI Plant Form and Function 35 Plant Form 36 Transport in Plants 37 Plant Nutrition and Soils 38 Plant Defense Responses 39 Sensory Systems in Plants 40 Plant Reproduction Part VII Animal Form and Function 41 The Animal Body and Principles of Regulation 42 The Nervous System 43 Sensory Systems 44 The Endocrine System 45 The Musculoskeletal System 46 The Digestive System 47 The Respiratory System 48 The Circulatory System 49 Osmotic Regulation and the Urinary System 50 The Immune System 51 The Reproductive Systems 52 Animal Development Part VIII Ecology and Behavior 53 Behavioral Biology 54 Ecology of Individuals and Populations 55 Community Ecology 56 Dynamics of Ecosystems 57 The Biosphere and Human Impacts 58 Conservation Biology