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Mariëlle Hoefnagels’ passion as a classroom instructor is evident in Biology: Concepts and Investigations, an introductory biology textbook written to explain the general concepts of biology at a level of detail that allows students to understand concepts rather than memorize details. New media integration icons, upgraded PowerPoint presentations, new tutorial animations based on textbook art, upgraded Connect question banks, and adaptive technologies like LearnSmart and Smartbook capitalize on the power of technology to enhance student understanding. Key goals of the book are to:
help the student connect the concepts in the book to their everyday lives;
show connections between ideas within the chapter and to material they have already studied;
teach introductory students how to be more active learners.
Table of Contents
Unit 1: Science, Chemistry, and Cells 1. The Scientific Study of Life 2. The Chemistry of Life 3. Cell Structure and Function 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, Mitosis, and the Cell Cycle 9. Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis 10. Patterns of Inheritance 11. DNA Technology Unit 3: The Evolution of Life 12. The Forces of Evolutionary Change 13. Evidence of Evolution 14. Speciation and Extinction 15. The Origin and History of Life Unit 4: The Diversity of Life 16. Viruses 17. Bacteria and Archaea 18. Protists 19. Plants 20. Fungi 21. Animals Unit 5: Plant Life 22. Plant Form and Function 23. Plant Nutrition and Transport 24. Reproduction and Development of Flowering Plants Unit 6: Animal Life 25. Animal Tissues and Organ Systems 26. The Nervous System 27. The Senses 28. The Endocrine System 29. The Skeletal and Muscular Systems 30. The Circulatory System 31. The Respiratory System 32. Digestion and Nutrition 33. Regulation of Temperature and Body Fluids 34. The Immune System 35. Animal Reproduction and Development Unit 7: The Ecology of Life 36. Animal Behavior 37. Population Ecology 38. Communities and Ecosystems 39. Biomes 40. Preserving Biodiversity