Loose Leaf Version for Biology: Concepts and Investigations

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 2011-01-04
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Book Description: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, 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 ways 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 essay, 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. About the Author:Marielle Hoefnagels is assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma, where she teaches nonmajors courses in biology and microbiology, and a course on fungi for advanced botany and microbiology majors. She earned her B.S. in environmental science from the University of California at Riverside, her M.S. in soil science from North Carolina State University, and her Ph.D. in Botany and Plant Pathology from Oregon State University.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: The Cellular Basis of Life

1. What is Life?

2. The Chemistry of Life

3. The Dynamic Cell

4. The Energy of Life

5. Photosynthesis

6. How Cells Release Energy

Unit 2: The Molecular Basis of Life

7. DNA Structure and Replication

8. The Cell Cycle

9. Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis

10. Patterns of Inheritance

11. Chromosomes and Human Inheritance Patterns

12. Gene Function, Gene Regulation, and Biotechnology

Unit 3: The Evolution of Life

13. The Forces of Evolutionary Change

14. Speciation and Extinction

15. Evidence for Evolution

16. The Origin and History of Life

Unit 4: The Diversity of Life

17. Viruses and Simple Infectious Agents

18. Bacteria and Archaea

19. Protista

20. Plants

21. Fungi

22. Animals I – Invertebrates

23. Animals II – Vertebrates

Unit 5: Plant Life

24. Plant Form and Function

25. Plant Nutrition and Transport

26. Reproduction and Development of Flowering Plants

Unit 6: Animal Life

27. Animal Tissues, Organ Systems and Homeostasis

28. The Nervous System

29. The Sensory System

30. The Endocrine System

31. The Musculoskeletal System

32. The Circulatory System

33. The Respiratory System

34. Digestion and Animal Nutrition

35. Regulation of Temperature and Body Fluids

36. The Immune System

37. Animal Reproduction and Development

Unit 7: The Ecology of Life

38. Animal Behavior

39. Populations

40. Communities and Ecosystems

41. The Biosphere

42. Conserving Biodiversity

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