Biology: Concepts and Investigations

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-01-03
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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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 memorise 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 capitalise 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

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