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Overview

Essentials of Biology is an introductory biology text for non-major students that combines Dr. Sylvia Mader's superb and accessible writing style with clear visuals, a comprehensive learning system, and abundant applications and relevancy. Essentials of Biology explains the principles of biology clearly and illustrates them in a captivating, easy-to-understand manner. It emphasizes the relevance of biology to students' lives within a framework of biodiversity and is organized around the major concepts of biology—cells theory, gene theory, evolution, the theory of homeostasis, and ecosystems.

The integration of text and the digital world are now complete with the addition of Dr. Michael’s Windelspecht’s expertise in the development of digital learning assets. Dr Windelspecht has acted is the leading architect in the design of the Mader media content for McGraw-Hill's ConnectPlus and LearnSmart. ConnectPlus suite of learning tools. These assets will allow you 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: 9780073525518
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/10/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 736
  • Sales rank: 121,743
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (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
Part 1 The Cell
2 The Chemical Basis of Life
3 The Organic Molecules of Life
4 Inside the Cell
5 The Dynamic Cell
6 Energy for Life
7 Energy for Cells
Part 2 Genetics
8 Cellular Reproduction
9 Sexual Reproduction
10 Patterns of Inheritance
11 DNA Biology and Technology
12 Gene Regulation and Cancer
13 Genetic Counseling
Part 3 Evolution
14 Darwin and Evolution
15 Evolution on a Small Scale
16 Evolution on a Large Scale
Part 4 Diversity of Life
17 The First Forms of Life
18 Land Environment: Plants and Fungi
19 Both Water and Land: Animals
Part 5 Plant Structure and Function
20 Plant Anatomy and Growth
21 Plant Responses and Reproduction
Part 6 Animal Structure and Function
22 Being Organized and Steady
23 The Transport Systems
24 The Maintenance Systems
25 Human Nutrition
26 Defenses Against Disease
27 The Control Systems
28 Sensory Input and Motor Output
29 Reproduction and Development
Part 7 Ecology
30 Ecology of Populations
31 Communities and Ecosystems
32 Human Impact on the Biosphere
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