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Overview

Mariëlle Hoefnagels passion as a classroom instructor is evident in this new edition with her Learn How To Learn Roadmap-teaching students to think like a scientist!

Mariëlle Hoefnagels is an award winning teacher and professor of biology at the University of Oklahoma. Her concepts-oriented introductory biology text places greater emphasis on the processes of scientific investigation and evolution than any other comparable textbook. Her teaching experience is evident in the book through its use of student-centered art, applications and innovative pedagogy using a “What’s the Point?” focus on relevance and importance.

LEARN HOW TO LEARN/SCIENCE AS A PROCESS-Application and Relevancy!

  • Figure It Out-focusing on quantitative skills
  • Pull It Together-Concept Maps
  • Write It Out-asks students to recall and integrate key chapter material.
  • Mastering Concepts questions have been added to each Investigating Life Section in the text.
  • “What’s The Point”- audio clips for each chapter opener.
  • Attention Grabbing Essay, Chapter Outline and Learn How To Learn Study Tips
  • Apply It Now-Application based readings
  • Burning Questions-questions from Mariëlle’s own class!

MORE CONSISTENT EVOLUTION COVERAGE-Investigating Life: each chapter’s capstone concept focuses on a scientific study that shed light on an evolutionary topic. In each case, the emphasis is on how scientists developed and tested a specific hypothesis.

MODERN APPROACH TO GENETICS- The genetics unit has been rearranged to combine the material on gene function with DNA structure.

CONNECT PLUS AND LEARNSMART- Hoefnagels 2e has market leading text assets and it has now entered into the realm of text specific digital tools with Connect Plus and LearnSmart.

About the Author: Mariëlle 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071270434
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Europe
  • Publication date: 7/28/2009

Meet the Author

Mariëlle 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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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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