BioInquiry: Making Connections in Biology / Edition 3by Nancy L. Pruitt, Larry S. Underwood
Pub. Date: 01/28/2005
From its inception, this NSF-sponsored learning system was hailed as a welcome departure from traditional approaches, both in terms of organization and delivery of content. BioInquiry tells the story of the process of science, and so is organized to trace scientists' journey to biological understanding, beginning with Darwin and evolution. The Third Edition's… See more details below
From its inception, this NSF-sponsored learning system was hailed as a welcome departure from traditional approaches, both in terms of organization and delivery of content. BioInquiry tells the story of the process of science, and so is organized to trace scientists' journey to biological understanding, beginning with Darwin and evolution. The Third Edition's unique integration of multimedia - developed in tandem with the text and designed provides additional dimension to key topics. The result is an integrated product that presents a more realistic approach to what non-science majors need to be informed citizens and scientifically literate consumers of information.
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Table of Contents
1. Biology: What is the Study of Life?
2. Evolution: Why Are There So Many Living Things?
3. Mendelian Genetics: How Are Traits Inherited?
4. Cells: What are the Building Blocks of Life?
5. Chromosomes: Where Are the Genes Found?
6. Molecular Biology: What Is DNA and How Does It Work?
7. Biotechnology: How Do We Use What We Know about Life?
8. Population Genetics: How Do Genes Move through Time and Space?
9. Biodiversity: How Diverse Is Life?
10. Bioenergetics: How Do Organisms Acquire and Use Energy?
11. Animal Physiology: How Do Organisms Respond to Change?
12. Human Physiology: How Does the Human Body Work?
13. Plant Forum and Function: How Do Plants Live in the World?
14. Behavior: How Do Animals Interact with Other Animals?
15. Population Ecology: How Do Organisms Interact to Form Populations?
16. Ecology: How Do Organism Interact with Their Environments?
Appendix A: A Brief Review of Basic Chemistry.
Appendix B: A Brief Review of the Chemistry of Life.
Appendix C: The Diversity of Life.
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