Essentials of Biology

ISBN-10: 0077280091
ISBN-13: 9780077280093
Edition: 2nd 2010
Authors: Sylvia Mader
List price: $147.00
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Description: Essentials of Biology is an introductory biology text for non-major students that combines Dr. Sylvia Mader's superb and accessible writing style with clear visuals, a comprehensive learning system, and abundant supplements. Essentials of Biology  More...

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List price: $147.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 1/7/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 9.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.982
Language: English

Essentials of Biology is an introductory biology text for non-major students that combines Dr. Sylvia Mader's superb and accessible writing style with clear visuals, a comprehensive learning system, and abundant supplements. Essentials of Biology explains the principles of biology clearly and illustrates them in a captivating, easy-to-understand manner. It emphasizes the relevance of biology to students' lives within a framework of biodiversity and is organized around the major concepts of biologycells theory, gene theory, evolution, the theory of homeostasis, and ecosystems. ..The three key features ofEssentials of Biologyinclude:..1. Dr. Sylvia Mader's succinct, precise writing style. Sylvia's writing is what has earned her a reputation as one of the most successful introductory biology textbook author ever, and it is what will be most compelling in this text...2. A comprehensive learning system to help students get the most out of each chapter's text content and an incredible instructional visual program...3. Our package would not be complete without our robust media technology package with quality animations, digitized videos, OLC, and student interactive CD-ROM....Each chapter features numerous pedagogical tools that are carefully developed to help students grasp challenging concepts. These include:..-A numbered outline at the beginning of each chapter with accompanying concept statements for the main topics in each chapter. ..- Check Your Progress questions and answers at the end of each major heading within the chapter to help students assess their understanding of the previous section. ..- The boldface terms in each chapter are page referenced in an Understanding the Terms list at the end of the chapter, and a matching exercise allows students to test their knowledge of the terms...- A Thinking Scientifically section at the end of each chapter gives students the opportunity to use critical thinking skills to respond to scientific questions...- The Bioethical Issue at the end of each chapter briefly discusses a controversial issue confronting society and poses questions to help students fully consider the issue and arrive at an opinion...-Numbered summary at the end of the chapter to help students review. ..-Testing Yourself objective questions at the end of the chapter to help students prepare for the test....

A View of Life
The Cell
The Chemical Basis of Life
The Organic Molecules of Life
Inside the Cell
The Dynamic Cell
Energy for Life
Energy for Cells
Genetics
Cellular Reproduction
Sexual Reproduction
Patterns of Inheritance
DNA Biology and Technology
Gene Regulation and Cancer
Genetic Counseling
Evolution
Darwin and Evolution
Evolution on a Small Scale
Evolution on a Large Scale
Diversity of Life
The First Forms of Life
Land Environment: Plants and Fungi
Both Water and Land: Animals
Plant Structure and Function
Plant Anatomy and Growth
Plant Responses and Reproduction
Animal Structure and Function
Being Organized and Steady
The Transport Systems
The Maintenance Systems
Human Nutrition
Defenses Against Disease
The Control Systems
Sensory Input and Motor Output
Reproduction and Development
Ecology
Ecology of Populations
Communities and Ecosystems
Human Impact on the Biosphere

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