Biology / Edition 11

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Overview

The Mader/Windelspecht Story:

Biology is a comprehensive introductory biology textbook for non-majors or mixed-majors courses that covers biology in a traditional order from the structure and function of the cell to the organization of the biosphere. The book, which centers on the evolution and diversity of organisms, is appropriate for a one- or two-semester course.

The eleventh edition is the epitome of Mader's expertise: Its concise, precise writing uses an economy of words to present the material as succinctly and clearly as possible, thereby enabling students -- even non-majors -- to understand the concepts without necessarily asking the instructor to explain further.

Sylvia Mader represents one of the icons of science education. Her dedication to her students, coupled with her clear, concise writing style has benefited the education of thousands of students over the past three decades.

Dr. Michael’s Windelspecht: The integration of text and the digital world are now complete with the addition of Michael’s Windelspecht’s expertise in the development of digital learning assets. For over ten years, Michael served as the Introductory Biology Coordinator at Appalachian State University, in Boone NC where he directed a program that enrolls over 4,500 non-science majors annually. Michael has acted as the leading architect in the design of the Mader media content for McGraw-Hill's ConnectPlus and LearnSmart. These assets allow instructors to easily design interactive tutorial materials, enhance presentations in both the online and traditional environments, and assess the learning objectives and outcomes of your course. Users who purchase Connect Plus receive access to the full online ebook version of the textbook.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073525501
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/9/2012
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 1024
  • Sales rank: 60,815
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Sylvia Mader is the best-selling author of introductory biology textbooks. Other books she has authored for WCB include: Inquiry Into Life, Human Biology, Introduction to Biology, and Understanding Human Anatomy & Physiology.
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Table of Contents

1 A View of Life
Unit 1 The Cell
2 Basic Chemistry
3 The Chemistry of Organic Molecules
4 Cell Structure and Function
5 Membrane Structure and Function
6 Metabolism: Energy and Enzymes
7 Photosynthesis
8 Cellular Respiration
Unit 2 Genetic Basis of Life
9 The Cell Cycle and Cellular Reproduction
10 Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction
11 Mendelian Patterns of Inheritance
12 Molecular Biology of the Gene
13 Regulation of Gene Activity
14 Biotechnology and Genomics
Unit 3 Evolution
15 Darwin and Evolution
16 How Populations Evolve
17 Speciation and Macroevolution
18 Origin and History of Life
19 Systematics and Phylogeny
Unit 4 Microbiology and Evolution
20 Viruses, Bacteria, and Archaea
21 Protist Evolution and Diversity
22 Fungi Evolution and Diversity
Unit 5 Plant Evolution and Biology
23 Plant Evolution and Diversity
24 Flowering Plants: Structure and Organization
25 Flowering Plants: Nutrition and Transport
26 Flowering Plants: Control of Growth Responses
27 Flowering Plants: Reproduction
Unit 6 Animal Evolution and Diversity
28 Invertebrate Evolution
29 Vertebrate Evolution
30 Human Evolution
Unit 7 Comparative Animal Biology
31 Animal Organization and Homeostasis
32 Circulation and Cardiovascular Systems
33 Lymph Transport and Immunity
34 Digestive Systems and Nutrition
35 Respiratory Systems
36 Body Fluid Regulation and Excretory Systems
37 Neurons and Nervous Systems
38 Sense Organs
39 Locomotion and Support Systems
40 Hormones and Endocrine Systems
41 Reproductive Systems
42 Animal Development
Unit 8 Behavior and Ecology
43 Behavioral Ecology
44 Population Ecology
45 Community and Ecosystem Ecology
46 Major Ecosystems of the Biosphere
47 Conservation of Biodiversity
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