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™.
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.