ISBN-10:
007802420X
ISBN-13:
9780078024207
Pub. Date:
02/21/2017
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Biology: Concepts and Investigations / Edition 4

Biology: Concepts and Investigations / Edition 4

by Marielle Hoefnagels Dr.

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Overview

Biology: Concepts and Investigations / Edition 4

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 ratherthan memorize details. New digital resources, upgraded PowerPoint presentations, tutorial animations based on textbook art, upgraded Connect question banks, and adaptive technologies like SmartBook with Learning Resources capitalize on the power of technology to enhance student understanding. Key goals of the book are to:

-help the student connect the concepts in thebook to their everyday lives

-show connections between ideas within thechapter and to material they have already studied

-teach introductory students how to be moreactive learners

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780078024207
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 02/21/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 912
Sales rank: 547,961
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Mariëlle Hoefnagels is an associate professor in the Department of Biology and the Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology at the University of Oklahoma, where she teaches courses in introductory biology, mycology, and science writing. She has received the University of Oklahoma General Education Teaching Award and the Longmire Prize (the Teaching Scholars Award from the College of Arts and Sciences). She has also been awarded honorary memberships in several student honor societies. Dr. Hoefnagels received her BS in environmental science from the University of California at Riverside, her MS in soil science from North Carolina State University, and her PhD in plant pathology from Oregon State University. Her dissertation work focused on the use of bacterial biological control agents to reduce the spread of fungal pathogens on seeds. In addition to authoring Biology: The Essentials and Biology: Concepts and Investigations, her recent publications have focused on creating investigative teaching laboratories and integrating technology into introductory biology classes. She also maintains a blog on teaching nonmajors biology, and she frequently gives presentations on study skills and related topics to student groups across campus.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Science, Chemistry, andCells
1. The Scientific Study of Life
2. The Chemistry of Life
3. Cells
4. The Energy of Life
5. Photosynthesis
6. Respiration and Fermentation
Unit 2: DNA, Inheritance, and Biotechnology
7. DNA Structure and Gene Function
8. DNA Replication, Binary Fission, and Mitosis
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. Populations
38. Communities and Ecosystems
39. Biomes
40. Preserving Biodiversity

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