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Biology: Concepts and Investigations

Biology: Concepts and Investigations

Grade Levels: 13
By Mariëlle Hoefnagels
Copyright: 2015
Publication Date: January 3, 2014
MHID: 0073525545
ISBN 13: 9780073525549

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New Features

New!! Chapter 11 DNA Technology

Animal diversity chapter was revised to focus on key adaptations and selective pressures.

Community ecology chapter revised to reflect more recent examples.

New!!! Chapter summary figures in every chapter.

New!!! Media integration icons and links to online genetics activities become live links within the McGraw-Hill ConnectPlus eBook.

Upgraded Connect question bank with new integrative question banks.

Over 60 new tutorial animations based on the book art available in Connect and within the lecture animation PowerPoint Files.

New!!! SmartBook™ based on the same adaptive learning technology as LearnSmart™.


Key Features

Figure It Out questions in narrative focus on quantitative skills.

Pull It Together concept maps integrate chapter content. Follow-up questions ask students about relationships shown in the map.

Write It Out asks students to recall and integrate key chapter material.

Mastering Concepts questions test students' understanding of the content in each numbered section.

Learn How To Learn study tips provide suggestions for helping students learn rather than memorize the chapter content.

Apply It Now readings show how principles found in the chapter apply to every day life.

Burning Questions come from Mariëlle's own class and from students who have used her books.

Investigating Life section in each chapter describes how researchers tested a hypothesis related to evolution. The section helps the reader see the process of science in action, how evolution underlies all areas of biology, and makes connections between different content areas in the book.

About the Author: Marielle Hoefnagels is an associate professor in the departments of Zoology and Botany/Microbiology at the University of Oklahoma, where she teaches both traditional and online courses in introductory biology for nonmajors. 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.
She earned her B.S. in environmental science from the University of California at Riverside, her M.S. in soil science from North Carolina State University, and her Ph.D. in Botany and Plant Pathology from Oregon State University.

Biology: Concepts and Investigations

Unit 1: Science, Chemistry, and Cells
1. The Scientific Study of Life
2. The Chemistry of Life
3. Cell Structure and Function
4. The Energy of Life
5. Photosynthesis
6. How Cells Release Energy
Unit 2: Biotechnology, Genetics, and Inheritance
7. DNA Structure and Gene Function
8. DNA Replication, Mitosis, and the Cell Cycle
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. Population Ecology
38. Communities and Ecosystems
39. Biomes
40. Preserving Biodiversity

About the Author

Mariëlle Hoefnagels

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.