Concepts in Biology, 13th edition Part I Introduction 1 What is Biology? Part II Cornerstones: Chemistry, Cells, and Metabolism 2 The Basics of Life: Chemistry 3 Organic Molecules-The Molecules of Life 4 Cell Structure and Function 5 Enzymes, Coenzymes, and Energy 6 Biochemical Pathways-Cellular Respiration 7 Biochemical Pathways-Photosynthesis Part III Molecular Biology, Cell Division and Genetics 8 DNA and RNA: The Molecular Basis of Heredity 9 Cell Division 10 Patterns of Inheritance 11 Applications of Biotechnology Part IV Evolution and Ecology 12 Diversity within Species and Population Genetics 13 Evolution and Natural Selection 14 The Formation of Species and Evolutionary Change 15 Ecosystem Dynamics: The Flow of Energy and Matter 16 Community Interactions 17 Population Ecology 18 Evolutionary and Ecological Aspects of Behavior Part V The Origin and Classification of Life 19 The Origin of Life and Evolution of Cells 20 The Classification and Evolution of Organisms 21 The Nature of Microorganisms 22 The Plant Kingdom 23 The Animal Kingdom Part VI Physiological Processes 24 Materials Exchange in the Body 25 Nutrition: Food and Diet 26 The Body's Control Mechanisms and Immunity 27 Human Reproduction, Sex, and Sexuality
Eldon is an emeritus professor of biology at Delta College. He has over 30 years of teaching experience in biology, zoology, and environmental science. Eldon has been a Fulbright Exchange Teacher in Australia and Scotland, received the Bergstein Award for Teaching Excellence at Delta College, and participated in an Earthwatch Research Program in Costa Rica. In addition to the environmental science text, Eldon is co-author of the very successful CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY general biology text with McGraw-Hill.