Life: The Science of Biology

Life: The Science of Biology Author(s): David E. Sadava, David M. Hillis, H. Craig Heller, Sally D. Hacker

Difference between 11th and 10th editions
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Key differences between 11th and 10th editions

  • Time lapse between latest and previous editions: 4 years (2016 vs 2012).
  • This biology textbook was first published in 1991.
  • The Eleventh Edition is noticeably updated and covers the latest research in the field of biology. .
  • The most significant revisions and updates in the Eleventh Ed.:
  • Part 1: Additional examples of functional groups in biological molecules, essential functions of protein.
  • Part 2:
    • Discovery of tannosome, a new chloroplast-derived organelle.
    • New discussion on dynamic instability of microtubules.
  • Part 3:
    • New discussion on ribozymes (ribonucleic acid enzymes) and protein enzymes.
    • New explanation of feedback inhibition of the purine biosynthesis pathways and its role in arthritis.
  • Part 4: Experimental and genetic evidence for detection of disease-causing mutations.
  • Part 5:
    • Former chapters 19 and 20 are now consolidated to a single chapter on genes and evolution.
    • Information on Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR), a powerful gene editing technique.
  • Part 6:
    • New information about the evolution of echolocation, and how moths escape echolocating predators.
    • Latest research about the evolution of influenza viruses, cross-species transfer of viruses.
    • Resent experiments examining the factors that affect species' population and extinction.
  • Part 7:
    • Latest experiments and data on cell-to-cell communication among bacteria using quorum sensing.
    • New studies investigating fungal diversity in response to environmental change.
    • Latest research about the evolution of viviparity, and comparison of oviparity and viviparity.
  • Part 10: new material on:
    • Role of ecology in human society, difference between environmental science, ecology, and environmentalism.
    • How Earth topography affects upwelling in the ocean, temperature inversion, and rain shadow.
    • Mechanisms causing extinction of species.
11th Edition of
Life: The Science of Biology
Hardcover, 1268 pages
ISBN-10: 1319010164
ISBN-13: 9781319010164
Published by: W. H. Freeman, December 01, 2016
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10th Edition of
Life: The Science of Biology
Hardcover, 1267 pages
ISBN-10: 1429298642
ISBN-13: 9781429298643
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ISBN-10: 1464141266
ISBN-13: 9781464141263
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Volume 1
Paperback, 389 pages
ISBN-10: 1464141223
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ISBN-10: 1464141231
ISBN-13: 9781464141232
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9th Edition of
Life: The Science of Biology
Volume 2
EveryBook, 389 pages
ISBN-10: 1429246448
ISBN-13: 9781429246446
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with BioPortal featuring Prep-U (12 month access)
Hardcover, 1267 pages
ISBN-10: 1429253002
ISBN-13: 9781429253000
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Hardcover, 1267 pages
ISBN-10: 1429219629
ISBN-13: 9781429219624
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Loose Leaf, 1267 pages
ISBN-10: 1429232536
ISBN-13: 9781429232531
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Volume 1
Paperback, 389 pages
ISBN-10: 1429246456
ISBN-13: 9781429246453
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