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Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective. THE MADER/WINDELSPECHT STORY…
The twelfth edition of Biology is a traditional, comprehensive introductory biology textbook, with coverage from Cell Structure and Function to the Conservation of Biodiversity. The book, which centers on the evolution and diversity of organisms, is appropriate for any one- or two-semester biology course. Biology, 12th Edition is the epitome of Sylvia Mader's expertise. Its concise, precise writing-style employs lucid language to present the material as succinctly as possible, enabling students—even non-majors—to master the foundational concepts before coming to class. “Before You Begin”, “Following the Themes”, and “Thematic Feature Readings” piece together the three major themes of the text—evolution, nature of science, and biological systems. Students are consistently engaged in these themes, revealing the interconnectedness of the major topics in biology.
Sylvia Mader typifies an icon of science education. Her dedication to her students, coupled with her clear, concise writing-style has benefited the education of thousands of students over the past three decades.
The integration of the text and digital world has been achieved with the addition of Dr. Michael Windelspecht’s facility for the development of digital learning assets. For over ten years, Michael served as the Introductory Biology Coordinator at Appalachian State University—a program that enrolls over 4,500 non-science majors annually. Michael is the lead architect in the design of McGraw-Hill's Connect and LearnSmart media content for the Mader series. These assets allow instructors to easily design interactive tutorial materials, enhance presentations in both online and traditional environments, and assess the learning objectives and outcomes of the course.
Table of Contents
1 A View of Life Unit 1 The Cell 2 Basic Chemistry 3 The Chemistry of Organic Molecules 4 Cell Structure and Function 5 Membrane Structure and Function 6 Metabolism: Energy and Enzymes 7 Photosynthesis 8 Cellular Respiration Unit 2 Genetic Basis of Life 9 The Cell Cycle and Cellular Reproduction 10 Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction 11 Mendelian Patterns of Inheritance 12 Molecular Biology of the Gene 13 Regulation of Gene Activity 14 Biotechnology and Genomics Unit 3 Evolution 15 Darwin and Evolution 16 How Populations Evolve 17 Speciation and Macroevolution 18 Origin and History of Life 19 Taxonomy, Systematics, and Phylogeny Unit 4 Microbiology and Evolution 20 Viruses, Bacteria, and Archaea 21 Protist Evolution and Diversity 22 Fungi Evolution and Diversity Unit 5 Plant Evolution and Biology 23 Plant Evolution and Diversity 24 Flowering Plants: Structure and Organization 25 Flowering Plants: Nutrition and Transport 26 Flowering Plants: Control of Growth Responses 27 Flowering Plants: Reproduction Unit 6 Animal Evolution and Diversity 28 Invertebrate Evolution 29 Vertebrate Evolution 30 Human Evolution Unit 7 Comparative Animal Biology 31 Animal Organization and Homeostasis 32 Circulation and Cardiovascular Systems 33 The Lymphatic and Immune Systems 34 Digestive Systems and Nutrition 35 Respiratory Systems 36 Body Fluid Regulation and Excretory Systems 37 Neurons and Nervous Systems 38 Sense Organs 39 Locomotion and Support Systems 40 Hormones and Endocrine Systems 41 Reproductive Systems 42 Animal Development Unit 8 Behavior and Ecology 43 Behavioral Ecology 44 Population Ecology 45 Community and Ecosystem Ecology 46 Major Ecosystems of the Biosphere 47 Conservation of Biodiversity