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Essentials of Biology

Essentials of Biology - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0077280093

Cover of Essentials of Biology 2ND 10 (ISBN 978-0077280093)
ISBN13: 978-0077280093
ISBN10: 0077280091

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2010
International: No

List price: $147.00

Essentials of Biology - 2ND 10 edition

ISBN13: 978-0077280093

Sylvia S. Mader

ISBN13: 978-0077280093
ISBN10: 0077280091

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2010
International: No

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 supplements. 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 three key features ofEssentials of Biologyinclude:..1. Dr. Sylvia Mader's succinct, precise writing style. Sylvia's writing is what has earned her a reputation as one of the most successful introductory biology textbook author ever, and it is what will be most compelling in this text...2. A comprehensive learning system to help students get the most out of each chapter's text content and an incredible instructional visual program...3. Our package would not be complete without our robust media technology package with quality animations, digitized videos, OLC, and student interactive CD-ROM....Each chapter features numerous pedagogical tools that are carefully developed to help students grasp challenging concepts. These include:..-A numbered outline at the beginning of each chapter with accompanying concept statements for the main topics in each chapter. ..- Check Your Progress questions and answers at the end of each major heading within the chapter to help students assess their understanding of the previous section. ..- The boldface terms in each chapter are page referenced in an Understanding the Terms list at the end of the chapter, and a matching exercise allows students to test their knowledge of the terms...- A Thinking Scientifically section at the end of each chapter gives students the opportunity to use critical thinking skills to respond to scientific questions...- The Bioe

Author Bio

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.

Table of Contents

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