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3rd ed. 2018
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Janet Vigna, Ph.D., is a professor in the biology department at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. She is a science education specialist in the Integrated Science Program, training and mentoring K-12 science teachers. Janet has 18 years of undergraduate teaching experience, with a special interest in teaching biology effectively to nonmajors. She has recently been recognized with the GVSU Outstanding Teacher Award.
Matthew Tontonoz is a science writer and independent scholar living in Brooklyn, New York. For ten years, he was a development editor for textbooks in biology before shifting his focus to writing. He is currently senior science writer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he covers advances in basic science and clinical cancer research. Matt received his B.A. in biology from Wesleyan University and his M.A. in the history and sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania.
UNIT 2 How Does Life Reproduce? Cell Division and Inheritance.- 7. DNA Structure and Replication.- 8. Genes to Proteins.- 9. Cell Cycle and Cell Differentiation.- 10. Mutations and Cancer.- 11. Simple Inheritance and Meiosis.- 12. Complex Inheritance.
UNIT 3 How Does Life Change over Time? Evolution and Diversity.- 13. Natural Selection and Adaptation.- 14. Nonadaptive Evolution and Speciation.- 15. Evidence for Evolution.- 16. Life on Earth.- 17. Prokaryotic Diversity.- 18. Eukaryotic Diversity.- 19. Human Evolution.
UNIT 4 How Do Organisms Interact? Ecology.- 20. Population Ecology.- 21. Community Ecology.- 22. Ecosystem Ecology.- 23. Sustainability.
UNIT 5 What Makes Plants Unique? Plant Biology.- 24. Plant Growth and Reproduction.- 25. Plant Physiology