Biology Concepts and Investigations

ISBN-10: 0073403474

ISBN-13: 9780073403472

Edition: 2nd 2012

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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.
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Book details

List price: $196.33
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 1/4/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 912
Size: 9.50" wide x 11.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 5.280
Language: English

Science, Chemistry, and Cells
The Scientific Study of Life
The Chemistry of Life
Cell Structure and Function
The Energy of Life
Photosynthesis
How Cells Release Energy
Biotechnology, Genetics, and Inheritance
DNA Structure and Gene Function
DNA Replication, Mitosis, and the Cell Cycle
Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis
Patterns of Inheritance
The Evolution of Life
The Forces of Evolutionary Change
Evidence of Evolution
Speciation and Extinction
The Origin and History of Life
The Diversity of Life
Viruses
Bacteria and Archaea
Protists
Plants
Fungi
Animals
Plant Life
Plant Form and Function
Plant Nutrition and Transport
Reproduction and Development of Flowering Plants
Animal Life
Animal Tissues and Organ Systems
The Nervous System
The Senses
The Endocrine System
The Skeletal and Muscular Systems
The Circulatory System
The Respiratory System
Digestion and Nutrition
Regulation of Temperature and Body Fluids
The Immune System
Animal Reproduction and Development
The Ecology of Life
Animal Behavior
Population Ecology
Communities and Ecosystems
The Biosphere
Preserving Biodiversity
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