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The World of Biology

By (author) Thomas G. Overmire
Format: Hardback
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Published: 20th Nov 1985
Dimensions: w 210mm h 280mm
Weight: 1417g
ISBN-10: 0471880000
ISBN-13: 9780471880004
Barcode No: 9780471880004
Synopsis
This introduction to the fundamentals of modern biology uses ecology as a starting point in discussing major biological problems such as over population, stress, pollution and nuclear radiation. The book then examines energetics as a basis for presenting information on biosynthesis, metabolism, cell functions and nutrition. Other major areas discussed are hormonal and nervous regulation and behavior; reproduction, life cycles and genetics; the physiological and structural processes in plants and animals; immunology; the evolution of life and the world ecosystem.

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