Michael L. Cain, Carol Kaesuk Yoon, Anu Singh-Cundy's Discover Biology (4th Edition) PDF

By Michael L. Cain, Carol Kaesuk Yoon, Anu Singh-Cundy

ISBN-10: 0393931609

ISBN-13: 9780393931600

Discover Biology is helping scholars turn into biologically literate students—to growth from technological know-how to clinical literacy.
Written from the floor up for nonmajors, Discover Biology is the one introductory biology textbook to give continuously utilized beneficial properties in every one bankruptcy that not just exhibit biology’s daily relevance, yet train scholars find out how to circulation from easily knowing middle organic options to actively utilizing these techniques to our quickly altering world. 

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Because it is such a powerful way of understanding nature, science holds a central place in modern society. For scientists and nonscientists alike, knowing how nature works can be exciting and fulfilling. In addition, applications of scientific knowledge influence all aspects of modern life. Every time we take medicine, instant-message a friend, or run on a treadmill, we are enjoying the benefits of science. Few of us, however, have a good picture of how science works, how it generates knowledge, and what its powers and limitations are.

2. In everyday language, we use the word “theory” to mean an entirely unproved explanation. What do scientists mean when they say an idea is a theory? 3. 6°F. Which of the shared characteristics of living things does this phenomenon demonstrate? 4. Why is a virus considered nonliving? 11). The hierarchy has many levels of organization, ranging from molecules at the lowest level up to the entire biosphere at the highest level. In scale, the hierarchy ranges from one-millionth of a meter (the approximate length of a molecule) to 12 million meters (the diameter of Earth).

Humans and other mammals, for example, can reproduce by having sex, which allows a specialized reproductive cell in the male, called a sperm, to fertilize (join with) a female’s specialized reproductive cell, an egg; a certain amount of time later—9 months in humans—the female gives birth to young. Some plants reproduce using a form of sex in which their flowers exchange pollen (the equivalent of sperm), which fertilizes cells equivalent to eggs inside the flowers. The plants then produce seeds, which develop into young plants.

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