Inquiry into Life / Edition 12

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Overview

Basic biological concepts and processes with a human emphasis.

From the unique delivery of biology content, to the time tested art program, to the complete integration of the text with technology, Dr. Sylvia Mader has formed a teaching system that will both motivate and enable your students to understand and appreciate the wonders of all areas of biology.

Inquiry into Life, 13/e emphasizes the application of all areas of biology to knowledge of human concerns, what the students are able to relate to. This distinctive text was developed to stand apart from all other non-majors texts with a unique approach, unparalleled art, and a straightforward, succinct writing style that has been acclaimed by both users and reviewers.

Review questions for Inquiry into Life, cloth, LB#M0498 and paper, LB#M0497.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073309330
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 2/9/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 766
  • Sales rank: 300,654
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.27 (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 The Study of Life
Part I Cell Biology
2 The Molecules of Cells
3 Cell Structure and Function
4 Membrane Structure and Function
5 Cell Division
6 Metabolism: Energy and Enzymes
7 Cellular Respiration
Part II Plant Biology
8 Photosynthesis
9 Plant Organization and Function
10 Plant Reproduction and Responses
Part III Maintenance of the Human Body
11 Human Organization
12 Cardiovascular System
13 Lymphatic and Immune Systems
14 Digestive System and Nutrition
15 Respiratory System
16 Urinary System and Excretion
Part IV Integration and Control of the Human Body
17 Nervous System
18 Senses
19 Musculoskeletal System
20 Endocrine System
Part V Continuance of the Species
21 Reproductive System
22 Development and Aging
23 Patterns of Inheritance
24 DNA Biology and Technology
25 Control of Gene Expression and Cancer
26 Genetic Counseling
Part VI Evolution and Diversity
27 Evolution of Life
28 Microbiology
29 Plants
30 Animals: Part I
31 Animals: Part II
Part VII Behavior and Ecology
32 Animal Behavior
33 Population Growth and Regulation
34 Nature of Ecosystems
35 The Biosphere
36 Environmental Concerns
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