Biology: Concepts & Investigations

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-24
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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This new non-majors biology textbook offers an engaging writing style, strong focus on scientific inquiry and evolution, an emphasis on applications and a superior pedagogical system within a concepts format.Content: This text takes a concepts approach, with up-to-date content delivered at a nonmajors level. Each chapter is built around a set of core concepts.Authorship: This is the only single-authored, non-majors text written by a Ph.D. biologist, who is an active, tenured, award-winning teacher from a well-respected research university.Scientific Inquiry: This text emphasizes science as a process and how scientists do their work.Evolution: Evolution is the central theme of the text and addressed in multiple way throughout.Media: This text includes a multitude of media assets include learning outcomes, animations, videos, and quizzing.Applications: The text several features that highlight the relevance of topics to readers, including an opening essays, Burning Questions boxed readings, Can You Relate boxed readings, and applications woven throughout all chapters in the narrative.Art/Visuals: This text includes a brand new art program with a 3-dimensional look and feel, using consistent color and style throughout.Pedagogy: Leaning tools in this text include two-page chapter openers, numbered concepts, boxed readings, Mastering Concepts questions at the end of major sections, and substantive end-of-chapter assessment material.

Table of Contents

The Cellular Basis of Life
What is Life?
The Chemistry of Life
The Dynamic Cell
The Energy of Life
How Cells Release Energy
The Molecular Basis of Life
DNA Structure and Replication
The Cell Cycle
Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis
Patterns of Inheritance
Chromosomes and Human Inheritance Patterns
Gene Function, Gene Regulation, and Biotechnology
The Evolution of Life
The Forces of Evolutionary Change
Speciation and Extinction
Evidence for Evolution
The Origin and History of Life
The Diversity of Life
Viruses and Simple Infectious Agents
Bacteria and Archaea
Animals I – Invertebrates
Animals II – Vertebrates
Plant Life
Plant Form and Function
Plant Nutrition and Transport
Reproduction and Development of Flowering Plants
Animal Life
Animal Tissues, Organ Systems and Homeostasis
The Nervous System
The Sensory System
The Endocrine System
The Musculoskeletal System
The Circulatory System
The Respiratory System
Digestion and Animal Nutrition
Regulation of Temperature and Body Fluids
The Immune System
Animal Reproduction and Development
The Ecology of Life
Animal Behavior
Communities and Ecosystems
The Biosphere
Conserving Biodiversity
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