Inquiry into Life https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/1260231704.jpeg 16 9781260231700 Dr. Sylvia Mader’s text, Inquiry into Life, was originally developed to reach out to science-shy students. The text now represents one of the cornerstones of introductory biology education. Inquiry into Life was founded on the belief that teaching science from a human perspective, coupled with human applications, would make the material more relevant to the student. This text, along with the Inquiry Into Life 15.1 edition, represent an ongoing project in the development of a continuously-updated textbook. As scientists and educators, the authors of this text are well aware that scientific discovery is a dynamic process. Fortunately, the advances in digital publishing are allowing authors to update content on an ongoing basis, which in turn is promoting the ability to update content on a regular basis. This text represents the prototype of those efforts
Inquiry into Life

Inquiry into Life

16th Edition
By Sylvia Mader and Michael Windelspecht
ISBN10: 1260231704
ISBN13: 9781260231700
Copyright: 2020
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Chapter 1 The Study of Life 
Unit 1 Cell Biology 
Chapter 2 The Molecules of Cells 
Chapter 3 Cell Structure and Function 
Chapter 4 Membrane Structure and Function 
Chapter 5 Cell Division 
Chapter 6 Metabolism: Energy and Enzymes 
Chapter 7 Cellular Respiration 
Unit 2 Plant Biology 
Chapter 8 Photosynthesis 
Chapter 9 Plant Organization and Function 
Chapter 10 Plant Reproduction and Responses 
Unit 3 Maintenance of the Human Body 
Chapter 11 Human Organization 
Chapter 12 Cardiovascular System 
Chapter 13 Lymphatic and Immune Systems 
Chapter 14 Digestive System and Nutrition 
Chapter 15 Respiratory System 
Chapter 16 Urinary System and Excretion 
Unit 4 Integration and Control of the Human Body 
Chapter 17 Nervous System 
Chapter 18 Senses 
Chapter 19 Musculoskeletal System 
Chapter 20 Endocrine System 
Unit 5 Continuance of the Species 
Chapter 21 Reproductive System 
Chapter 22 Development and Aging 
Chapter 23 Patterns of Gene Inheritance 
Chapter 24 Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance
Chapter 25 DNA Structure and Gene Expression
Chapter 26 Biotechnology and Genomics
Unit 6 Evolution and Diversity 
Chapter 27 Evolution of Life 
Chapter 28 Microbiology
Chapter 29 Protists and Fungi
Chapter 30 Plants 
Chapter 31 Animals: The Invertebrates 
Chapter 32 Animals: Chordates and Vertebrates 
Unit 7 Behavior and Ecology 
Chapter 33 Behavioral Ecology 
Chapter 34 Population and Community Ecology 
Chapter 35 Nature of Ecosystems 
Chapter 36 Major Ecosystems of the Biosphere 
Chapter 37 Conservation Biology


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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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