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Biology https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/1260169626.jpeg 5 2020 9781260169621 Over the course of five editions, the ways in which biology is taught have dramatically changed. We have seen a shift away from the memorization of details, which are easily forgotten, and a movement toward emphasizing core concepts and critical thinking skills. The previous edition of Biology strengthened skill development by adding two new features, called CoreSKILLS and BioTIPS (described later), which are aimed at helping students develop effective strategies for solving problems and applying their knowledge in novel situations. In this edition, we have focused our pedagogy on the five core concepts of biology as advocated by “Vision and Change” and introduced at a national conference organized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
09781260169621
Biology

Biology, 5th Edition

ISBN10: 1260169626 | ISBN13: 9781260169621
By Robert Brooker, Eric Widmaier, Linda Graham, Peter Stiling

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Over the course of five editions, the ways in which biology is taught have dramatically changed. We have seen a shift away from the memorization of details, which are easily forgotten, and a movement toward emphasizing core concepts and critical thinking skills. The previous edition of Biology strengthened skill development by adding two new features, called CoreSKILLS and BioTIPS (described later), which are aimed at helping students develop effective strategies for solving problems and applying their knowledge in novel situations. In this edition, we have focused our pedagogy on the five core concepts of biology as advocated by “Vision and Change” and introduced at a national conference organized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

1 An Introduction to Biology

Unit 1 Chemistry

2 The Chemical Basis of Life I: Atoms, Molecules, and Water

3 The Chemical Basis of Life II: Organic Molecules

Unit 2 Cell

4 General Features of Cells

5 Membrane Structure, Synthesis, and Transport

6 An Introduction to Energy, Enzymes, and Metabolism

7 Cellular Respiration, Fermentation, and Secondary Metabolism

8 Photosynthesis

9 Cell Communication

10 Multicellularity

Unit 3 Genetics

11 Nucleic Acid Structure, DNA Replication, and Chromosome Structure

12 Gene Expression at the Molecular Level

13 Gene Regulation

14 Mutation, DNA Repair, and Cancer

15 The Eukaryotic Cell Cycle, Mitosis, and Meiosis

16 Simple Patterns of Inheritance

17 Complex Patterns of Inheritance

18 Genetics of Viruses and Bacteria

19 Developmental Genetics

20 Genetic Technology

21 Genomes, Proteomes, and Bioinformatics

Unit 4 Evolution

22 The Origin and History of Life

23 An Introduction to Evolution

24 Population Genetics

25 Origin of Species and Macroevolution

26 Taxonomy and Systematics

Unit 5 Diversity

27 Bacteria and Archaea

28 Protists

29 Plants and the Conquest of Land

30 The Evolution and Diversity of Modern Gymnosperms and Angiosperms

31 Fungi

32 An Introduction to Animal Diversity

33 The Invertebrates

34 The Vertebrates

Unit 6 Plants

35 An Introduction to Flowering Plant Form and Function

36 Flowering Plants: Behavior

37 Flowering Plants: Nutrition

38 Flowering Plants: Transport

39 Flowering Plants: Reproduction

Unit 7 Animals

40 Introduction to Animal Form and Function

41 Neuroscience I: Cells of the Nervous System

42 Neuroscience II: Evolution and Function of the Brain and Nervous Systems

43 Neuroscience III: Sensory Systems

44 The Muscular-Skeletal System and Locomotion

45 Nutrition, Digestion, and Absorption

46 Control of Energy Balance, Metabolic Rate, and Body Temperature

47 Circulatory Systems

48 Respiratory Systems

49 Excretory Systems and Salt and Water Balance

50 Endocrine Systems

51 Animal Reproduction

52 Animal Development

53 Immune Systems

Unit 8 Ecology

54 An Introduction to Ecology and Biomes

55 Behavioral Ecology

56 Population Ecology

57 Species Interactions

58 Community Ecology

59 Ecosystems Ecology

60 Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

Connect

By prompting students to engage with key concepts, while continually adapting to their individual needs, Connect activates learning and empowers students to take control resulting in better grades and increased retention rates. Proven online content integrates seamlessly with our adaptive technology, and helps build student confidence outside of the classroom.

SmartBook® 2.0

Available within Connect, SmartBook 2.0 is an adaptive learning solution that provides personalized learning to individual student needs, continually adapting to pinpoint knowledge gaps and focus learning on concepts requiring additional study. SmartBook 2.0 fosters more productive learning, taking the guesswork out of what to study, and helps students better prepare for class. With the ReadAnywhere mobile app, students can now read and complete SmartBook 2.0 assignments both online and off-line. For instructors, SmartBook 2.0 provides more granular control over assignments with content selection now available at the concept level. SmartBook 2.0 also includes advanced reporting features that enable instructors to track student progress with actionable insights that guide teaching strategies and advanced instruction, for a more dynamic class experience.

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  1. To get started, visit connect.mheducation.com to sign in. (If you do not have an account, request one from your McGraw Hill rep. To find your rep, visit Find Your Rep)
  2. Then, under "Find a Title," search by title, author, or subject
  3. Select your desired title, and create a course. (You do not have to create assignments, just a course instance)
  4. Go to your Connect course homepage
  5. In the top navigation, select library to access the title's instructor resources

About the Author

Robert Brooker

Rob Brooker (Ph.D., Yale University) received his B.A. in biology at Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, in 1978. At Harvard, he studied lactose permease, the product of the lacY gene of the lac operon. He continues working on transporters at the University of Minnesota, where he is a Professor in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development and has an active research laboratory. At the University of Minnesota, Dr. Brooker teaches undergraduate courses in biology, genetics, and cell biology. In addition to many other publications, he has written two undergraduate genetics texts published by McGraw-Hill: Genetics: Analysis & Principles, 4th edition, copyright 2012, and Concepts of Genetics, copyright 2012.

Eric Widmaier

Eric P. Widmaier received his Ph.D. in 1984 in Endocrinology from the University of California at San Francisco.  His postdoctoral training was in endocrinology and physiology at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, and The Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA.  He is currently Professor of Biology at Boston University.

Linda Graham

Linda Graham is Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She received her Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has taught a nonmajors plant biology course each year for more than 20 years.  She also teaches courses on the biology of algae and bryophytes, contributes to an introductory biology course for majors, and has taught marine botany on a remote tropical island. 

Peter Stiling

Peter Stiling is a professor of biology at the University of South Florida at Tampa.  He has taught classes in ecology, environmental science, and community ecology, and in 1995 he received a teaching award in recognition of classroom excellence in these areas.  Dr. Stiling obtained his Ph.D. from University College, Cardiff, Wales, and completed postdoctoral research at Florida State University.  

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