Biology, Pages 58-67
Biology in clear, easy-to-read language
Biology is a comprehensive life science program for your reluctant readers and those who require additional help to grasp basic biological and life science concepts. This full-color, easy-to-read textbook addresses all these needs.
Written to meet national guidelines, students learn about classification and organization; patterns of reproduction, growth, and development; the human body's systems; ecological cycles; and other basic biological building blocks.
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In 1953 , Stanley Miller , then a graduate student at the University of Chicago ,
helped bring this abiotic ( nonliving ) synthesis of organic compounds into the
context of evolution . Miller used a laboratory simulation of chemical conditions 9.
evolution . Miller used a laboratory simulation of chemical conditions on the
primitive Earth to demonstrate that the spontaneous synthesis of organic
compounds could have been an early stage in the origin of life ( Figure 4.2 ) .
Figure 4.2 ...
Evolution Connection Some scientists believe that life elsewhere in the universe
might be based on the element silicon , rather than on carbon , as on Earth . What
properties does silicon share with carbon that would make silicon - based life ...