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Overview

Mariëlle Hoefnagels' passion as a classroom instructor is evident in Biology: Concepts and Investigations, an introductory biology textbook written to explain the general concepts of biology at a level of detail that allows students to understand concepts rather than memorise details. New media integration icons, upgraded PowerPoint presentations, new tutorial animations based on textbook art, upgraded Connect question banks, and adaptive technologies like LearnSmart and Smartbook capitalise on the power of technology to enhance student understanding. Key goals of the book are to:

  • help the student connect the concepts in the book to their everyday lives;
  • show connections between ideas within the chapter and to material they have already studied;
  • teach introductory students how to be more active learners.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072916904
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 1/28/2008
  • Edition number: 1

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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