Biology: Concepts and Investigations / Edition 2

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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. Users who purchase Connect Plus receive access to the full online ebook version of the textbook.

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: 9780073403472
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/4/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 912
  • Sales rank: 398,871
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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: 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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