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Raven/Biology, 9/e - Table of ContentsPart 1: The Molecular Basis of Life 1 - The Science of Biology2 - The Nature of Molecules3 - The Chemical Building Blocks of LifePart II: Biology of the Cell4 - Cell Structure5 - Membranes 6 - Energy and Metabolism7 - How Cells Harvest Energy8 - Photosynthesis9 - Cell Communication10 - How Cells DividePart III: Genetic and Molecular Biology 11 - Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis12 - Patterns of Inheritance13 - Chromosomes, Matting & the Meiosis-Inheritance Connection14 - DNA: The Genetic Material15 - Genes and How They Work16 - Control of Gene Expression17 - Biotechnology18 - Genomics19 - Cellular Mechanisms of DevelopmentPart IV: Evolution20 - Genes Within Populations21 - The Evidence for Evolution22 - The Origin of Species23 - Systematics and the Phylogenetic Revolution24 - Genome Evolution25 - Evolution of DevelopmentPart V: Diversity of Life on Earth26 - The Tree of Life27 - Viruses28 - Prokaryotes29 - Protists30 - Overview of Green Plants31 - Fungi32 - Overview of Animal Diversity33 - Noncoelomate Invertebrates34 - Coelomate Invertebrates35 - VertebratesPart VI: Plant Form and Function36 - Plant Form37 - Vegetative Plant Development38 - Transport in Plants39 - Plant Nutrition and Soils40 - Plant Defense Responses41 - Sensory Systems in Plants42 - Plant ReproductionPart VII: Animal Form and Function43 - The Animal Body and Principles of Regulation44 - The Nervous System45 - Sensory Systems46 - The Endocrine System47 - The Musculoskeletal System48 - The Digestive System49 - The Respiratory System50 - The Circulatory System51 - Osmotic Regulation and the Urinary System52 - The Immune System53 - The Reproductive System54 - Animal DevelopmentPart VIII: Ecology and Behavior55 - Behavioral Biology56 - Population Ecology57 - Community of Ecology58 - Dynamics of Ecosystems59 - The Biosphere60 - Conservation Biology

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Peter H. Raven, Ph.D., is director of the Missouri Botanical Garden and Engelmann professor of botany at Washington University at St. Louis. He oversees the garden's internationally recognized research program in tropical botany--one of the world's most active in the study and conservation of imperiled tropical habitats. Raven's botanical research and work in the area of tropical conservation have earned him numerous honors and awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship. He has written 17 textbooks and more than 400 articles, and he is a member of th National Academy of Science and the National Research Council. George B. Johnson, Ph.D., is a professor of biology at Washington University in St. Louis and a professor of genetics at the university's School of Medicine. He is a prolific author of life science texts and curriculum products in a variety of media. New to his list of works are the Explorations of Human Biology CD-ROM and the textbook Human Biology, both offered by Wm. C. Brown Publishers. Johnson is acknowledged as an authority on population genetics and evolution variability, and he has published more than 50 research papers dealing with these and related topics. Visitors to the St. Louis Zoo can appreciate Johnson's work in the Living World, the educational center of which he is the founding director. Kenneth A. Mason received his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Washington, worked at UC Berkeley, then pursued his PhD in Genetics at UC Davis. He has taught Gentics, Microbial Genetics, Microbiology, Advanced Molecular Genetics, Introductory Biology, and a Genetics Laboratory that he designed. Jonathan Losos is a Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Curator of Herpetology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. Losos's research has focused on studying patterns of adaptive ratiation and evolutionary diversification in lizards. The recipient of several awards including hte prestigious Theodosius Dobzhansky and David Starr Jordan Prizes for outstanding young evolutionary biologists, Losos has published more than 100 scientific articles. Susan Singer is the Laurence McKinley Gould Professor of the Natural Sciences in teh dpartment of biology at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, where she has taught introductory biology, plant biology, genetics, plant development, and developmental genetics for 20 years. Her research interests are focused on the development and evolution of flowering plants. Singer has authored numberous scientific publications on plant development, contributed chapters to developmental biology texts, and is actively involved with teh education efforts of several professional societies. She received the American Society of Plant Biology's Excellence in Teaching Award, serves on teh National Academies Board on Science Education, and chaired the NRC study committee that produced America's Lab Report.

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