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11th Hour: Introduction to Biology

11th Hour: Introduction to Biology

David L. Wilson

ISBN: 978-1-444-31322-2

Jul 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

288 pages

$38.99

Description

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This book reviews the more challenging material in a college-level, introductory course in biology. It is intended to supplement standard textbooks in biology, or for students who wish to review such material. '11th Hour: Introduction to Biology' is of particular use to students enrolled in a majors or non-majors introductory biology course, or students taking AP biology. It concentrates on those topics that usually give students the most difficulty, and problems/questions are rated throughout in terms of their level of difficulty.


  • Concentrates on those concepts that usually give students the most difficulty.
  • Provides ample opportunity to test the mastery of this material.
  • Rates questions/problems according to their level of difficulty.
  • Additional information provided on the internet site related to this topic - www.blackwellpublishing.com/11thhour.
Unit I: From Atoms to Living Cells.

1 Introduction to Biology.

2 Atoms, Bonds, Water, and Carbon.

3 Molecules and Macromolecules of Life.

4 Membrane Structure and Function.

5 Cellular Organization.

6 Energy and Enzymes.

7 Energy Metabolism and Cell Respiration.

8 Photosynthesis.

Exam.

Unit II: Genes, Information, and Heredity.

9 DNA: Structure, Function, and Replication.

10 RNA and Protein: Transcription, Translation, and the Genetic Code.

11 Cell Cycle, Mitosis, Meiosis.

12 Mendelian Genetics.

13 Recombination, Linkage and Mapping.

14 Genetics of Bacteria and Viruses.

15 Gene Expression, Gene Technology, and Human Genetics; Exam II.

Unit III: Evolution.

16 Evolution and Natural Selection.

17 Microevolution and Population Genetics.

Unit IV: Animal Physiology.

18 General Principles of Physiology.

19 Cardiovascular System.

20 Endocrine System and Hormones.

21 Neurons: Electrical and Synaptic Events.

22 Immune System and Body Defenses.

Exam III and IV.

Unit V: Ecology.

23 Ecology.

Final Exam.

Index


  • Concentrates on those concepts that usually give students the most difficulty.

  • Provides ample opportunity to test the mastery of this material.

  • Rates questions/problems according to their level of difficulty.

  • Additional information provided on the internet site related to this topic.