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The second edition of Biology: The Essentials epitomizes what the market has come to recognize as Mariëlle Hoefnagels’ distinct and student-friendly writing-style. Mariëlle presents up-to-date information through “What’s the Point?”, “Why We Care”, and “Burning Questions”—pedagogical tools designed to demonstrate to readers, and her own students, that biology is everywhere. Biology: The Essentials, 2nd Edition offers a broader and more conceptual introduction to biology, simplifying the more complex biological content to the essential elements that students need to act as framework for the details.
Mariëlle Hoefnagels is dedicated to helping students find the relevancy of biology and science in their everyday lives. A recipient of the University of Oklahoma General Education Teaching Award and the Longmire Prize (the Teaching Scholars Award from the College of Arts and Sciences), Mariëlle has been engaging, educating, and inspiring students since 1997. She believes that the right tools can make all of the difference in reaching non-majors students. Because of this, the content in this textbook is deeply integrated with the digital tools in Connect and Mariëlle has worked hard to create Connect questions and activities that go beyond simply memorizing vocabulary and facts. Static images are brought to life through animated tutorials, specifically designed to guide students through tough topics. Whether in class or at home, Biology: The Essentials, 2nd Edition with Connect provides all of the resources a student needs to succeed in biology.
Table of Contents
Unit 1: Science, Chemistry, and Cells 1. Scientific Study of Life 2. The Chemistry of Life 3. Cells 4. The Energy of Life 5. Photosynthesis 6. How Cells Release Energy Unit 2: Biotechnology, Genetics, and Inheritance 7. DNA Structure and Gene Function 8. DNA Replication and Cell Division 9. Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis 10. Patterns of Inheritance 11. DNA Technology Unit 3: Evolution and Diversity 12. Forces of Evolutionary Change 13. Evidence of Evolution 14. Speciation and Extinction 15. Evolution and Diversity of Microbial Life 16. Evolution and Diversity of Plants 17. Evolution and Diversity of Animals Unit 4: Ecology 18. Populations 19. Communities and Ecosystems 20. Preserving Biodiversity Unit 5: Plant Physiology 21. Plant Form and Function 22. Reproduction and Development of Flowering PlantsUnit 6: Animal Physiology23. Animal Tissues and Organ Systems 24. The Nervous System and the Senses 25. The Endocrine System 26. The Skeletal and Muscular Systems 27. The Circulatory and Respiratory Systems 28. The Digestive and Urinary Systems 29. The Immune System 30. Animal Reproduction and Development