Biology: The Essentials / Edition 1

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Overview

HOEFNAGELS: BIOLOGY: THE ESSENTIALS

Mariëlle Hoefnagels presents up-to-date information using a scientific approach and relevant examples to illustrate the basic biological concepts.

Mariëlle’s focus on evolutionary processes and implications aid a cross-disciplinary approach to the study of Biology, which will help students make connections and grasp the importance and relevance of biology in their lives.

BIOLOGY EXPLAINED YOUR WAY - In writing this book Mariëlle has maintained a TOTAL FOCUS ON THE STUDENT and what they need to be successful in this course by providing the tools and direction needed to support understanding and learning, not memorizing. Her primary goal has been to simplify the more complicated biological content to the elements that students need to actually understand it.

WANT TO DELIVER AN ESSENTIAL OVERVIEW? The early sections of the chapters serve as an overview that introduces the importance and overall result of the process but skips the detail.
  • WANT TO DELIVER A BIT MORE DEPTH? The remaining sections are available as an option for those instructors who want to teach more.

COMPLETE INTEGRATION OF TEXT AND DIGITAL: A variety of these hallmark Hoefnagels features blend incredibly well with the Connect digital platform and enhance the ever evolving delivery methods of our content.

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780078096921
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/9/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 688
  • Sales rank: 62,945
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (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: Science, Chemistry, and Cells
1. Scientific Study of Life
2. Chemistry of Life
3. Cells
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: Evolution and Diversity
12. Forces of Evolutionary Change
13. Evidence of Evolution
14. Speciation and Extinction
15. Evolution and Diversity of Microbial Life
16. Evolution and Diversity of Plants
17. Evolution and Diversity of Animals
Unit 4: Ecology
18. Population Ecology
19. Communities and Ecosystems
20. Preserving Biodiversity
Unit 5: Plant Physiology
21. Plant Form and Function
22. Reproduction and Development of Flowering Plants
Unit 6: Animal Physiology
23. Animal Tissues and Organ Systems
24. The Nervous System and the Senses
25. The Endocrine System
26. The Musculoskeletal System
27. The Circulatory and Respiratory Systems
28. Digestion, Nutrition, and Excretion
29. The Immune System
30. Reproduction and Development

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