Loose Leaf Version of Concepts of Biology

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 2010-09-02
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Instructors consistently ask for a textbook that helps students understand the relationships between the main concepts of biology, so they are not learning facts about biology in isolation. Mader's Concepts of Biology was developed to fill this void. Organized around the main themes of biology, Concepts of Biology guides students to think conceptually about biology and the world around them. Just as the levels of biological organization flow from one level to the next, themes and topics in Concepts of Biology are tied to one another throughout the chapter, and between the chapters and parts. Combined with Dr. Mader's hallmark writing style, exceptional art program, and pedagogical framework, difficult concepts become easier to understand and visualize, allowing students to focus on understanding how the concepts are related.

Table of Contents

Biology is the Study of Life
Organisms are Composed of Cells
Basic Chemistry and Cells
Organic Molecules and Cells
Structure and Function of Cells
Dynamic Activities of Cells
Pathways of Photosynthesis
Pathways of Cellular Respiration
Genes Control the Traits of Organisms
Cell Division and Reproduction
Patterns of Genetic Inheritance
Molecular Biology of Inheritance
Regulation of Gene Activity
Biotechnology and Genomics
Organisms are Related and Adapted to their Environment
Darwin and Evolution
Speciation and Evolution
The History and Classification of Life on Earth
Evolution of Microbial Life
Evolution of Protists
Evolution of Plants and Fungi
Evolution of Animals
Evolution of Humans
Plants are Homeostatic
Plant Organization and Homeostasis
Nutrition and Transport in Plants
Regulation of Growth and Responses in Plants
Reproduction and Development of Plants
Animals are Homeostatic
Animal Organization and Homeostasis
Coordination by Neural Signaling
Sense Organs
Locomotion and Support Systems
Circulation and Cardiovascular Systems
Lymph Transport and Immunity
Digestive Systems and Nutrition
Gas Exchange and Transport in Animals
Osmoregulation and Excretion
Coordination by Hormone Signaling
Reproduction and Development
Organisms Live in Ecosystems
Population Ecology
Behavioral Ecology
Community and Ecosystem Ecology
Major Ecosystems of the Biosphere
Conservation of Biodiversity
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