Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (12th Edition) by Cecie Starr, Ralph Taggart, Christine Evers, Lisa Starr

By Cecie Starr, Ralph Taggart, Christine Evers, Lisa Starr

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The exercise includes a short text passage— usually about a published scientific experiment—and a table, chart, or other graphic that presents experimental data. The student must use information in the text and graphic to answer a series of questions. Chapter-Specific Changes Every chapter was extensively revised for clarity; this edition has more than 250 new photos and over 300 new or updated figures. A page-by-page guide to content and figures is available upon request, but we summarize the highlights here.

Well, yes. In 2005, for instance, ple just missed them? Perhaps not. No trails or other human helicopters dropped a team of biologists into a swamp in the disturbances cut through that part of the forest. The animals middle of a vast and otherwise inaccessible tropical forest in had never learned to be afraid of humans, so the team mem- New Guinea. 1). “Everywhere we looked, we saw amazing things we had Many other animals have been discovered in the past few never seen before. I was shouting. ” Tanzania, cave-dwelling animals in two of California’s national The team discovered dozens of animals and plants that parks, carnivorous sponges near Antarctica, and whales and had been unknown to science, including a rhododendron giant jellylike animals in the seas.

Plants are the primary producers in land ecosystems. Redwood trees and flowering plants are examples. series of stages that lead to the adult form. Most kinds actively move about during at least part of their lives. From this quick overview, can you get a sense of the tremendous range of life’s variety—its diversity? Take-Home Message How do living things differ from one another? ᭿ Organisms differ in their details; they show tremendous variation in observable characteristics, or traits. ᭿ Various classification systems group species on the basis of shared traits.

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