Biology https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/1260710874.jpeg 14 2022 9781260710878 Biology is a traditional, comprehensive introductory biology textbook, with coverage from cell structure and function to the conservation of biodiversity. The book, which centers on the evolution and diversity of organisms, is appropriate for any one-or two-semester biology course. Biology uses concise, precise writing to present the material as succinctly as possible, enabling students--even non-majors--to master the foundational concepts before coming to class.
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Biology

Biology, 14th Edition

ISBN10: 1260710874 | ISBN13: 9781260710878
By Sylvia Mader, Michael Windelspecht

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Biology is a traditional, comprehensive introductory biology textbook, with coverage from cell structure and function to the conservation of biodiversity. The book, which centers on the evolution and diversity of organisms, is appropriate for any one-or two-semester biology course. Biology uses concise, precise writing to present the material as succinctly as possible, enabling students--even non-majors--to master the foundational concepts before coming to class.

1 Biology: The Study of Life
Unit 1 The Cell
2 Basic Chemistry
3 The Chemistry of Organic Molecules
4 Cell Structure and Function
5 Membrane Structure and Function
6 Metabolism: Energy and Enzymes
7 Photosynthesis
8 Cellular Respiration
Unit 2 Genetic Basis of Life
9 The Cell Cycle and Cellular Reproduction
10 Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction
11 Mendelian Patterns of Inheritance
12 Molecular Biology of the Gene
13 Regulation of Gene Expression
14 Biotechnology and Genomics
Unit 3 Evolution
15 Darwin and Evolution
16 How Populations Evolve
17 Speciation and Macroevolution
18 The Origin and History of Life
19 Taxonomy, Systematics, and Phylogeny
Unit 4 Microbial Evolution
20 Viruses, Bacteria, and Archaea
21 Protist Evolution and Diversity
22 Fungi Evolution and Diversity
Unit 5 Plant Evolution and Biology
23 Plant Evolution and Diversity
24 Flowering Plants: Structure and Organization
25 Flowering Plants: Nutrition and Transport
26 Flowering Plants: Control of Growth Responses
27 Flowering Plants: Reproduction
Unit 6 Animal Evolution and Diversity
28 Invertebrate Evolution
29 Vertebrate Evolution
30 Human Evolution
Unit 7 Comparative Animal Biology
31 Animal Organization and Homeostasis
32 Circulation and Cardiovascular Systems
33 The Lymphatic and Immune Systems
34 Digestive Systems and Nutrition
35 Respiratory Systems
36 Body Fluid Regulation and Excretory Systems
37 Neurons and Nervous Systems
38 Sense Organs
39 Locomotion and Support Systems
40 Hormones and Endocrine Systems
41 Reproductive Systems
42 Animal Development and aging
43 Animal Behavior
Unit 8 Ecology
44 Population Ecology
45 Community and Ecosystem Ecology
46 Major Ecosystems of the Biosphere
47 Conservation of Biodiversity

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About the Author

Sylvia Mader

Sylvia S. Mader has authored several nationally recognized biology texts published by McGraw-Hill. Educated at Bryn Mawr College, Harvard University, Tufts University, and Nova Southeastern University, she holds degrees in both Biology and Education. Over the years she has taught at University of Massachusetts, Lowell; Massachusetts Bay Community College; Suffolk University; and Nathan Mayhew Seminars. Her ability to reach out to science-shy students led to the writing of her first text, Inquiry into Life, which is now in its fifteenth edition. Highly acclaimed for her crisp and entertaining writing style, her books have become models for others who write in the field of biology.

Michael Windelspecht

Michael Windelspecht has taught introductory biology, genetics, and human genetics in the online, traditional, and hybrid formats at community colleges, universities, and military institutions. Educated at Michigan State University and the University of South Florida, he is currently an adjunct professor of biology at Appalachian State University. He served for over a decade as the Introductory Biology Coordinator at Appalachian State University, a program that enrolled over 4,500 students annually. As an author and editor, Dr. Windelspecht has published over 20 reference textbooks and multiple print and online lab manuals and has founded several science communication companies, including Ricochet Creative Productions, which develops and assesses new technologies for the science classroom. Learn more about Dr. Windelspecht at www.michaelwindelspecht.com.

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