Concepts of Biology 13 9780073525532
Concepts of Biology

Concepts of Biology

Grade Levels: 13
By Sylvia Mader
Copyright: 2014
Publication Date: September 4, 2013
MHID: 0073525537
ISBN 13: 9780073525532

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New Features

Modular Approach In this edition, many former one-page sections have been combined into attractive two-page sections with a single title; half page sections have become one-page sections with new titles. This modular approach has the benefit that each illustration is on the same or facing page to its reference and it will rarely be necessary for students to turn a page in order to reach the end of a section. A short introduction ties numbered subsections into a comprehensive whole.

A new feature in the Chapter Outline “Before You Begin” alerts students to any previous references in the book that pertain to the Learning Outcomes of the chapter.

Many introductions are new and most contain new photographs and arrangements to be more visually appealing to today’s students.

The Learning Outcomes are new and placed at the start of each numbered section. Connect homework and test bank content are directly tied to these outcomes, allowing instructors to test student comprehension of specific concepts and focus classroom time where it is needed.

Check Your Progress questions at the end of each section are new and are now better tied to the learning outcomes. All questions are answered in the Appendix.

All Summaries are new: The number of bullets has been reduced to only one or two for each section.

Several media tools (MP3 files, Animations, 3D Animations, Videos) are integrated into the running text as icons, alerting students to the availability of these learning tools. These icons become active links in the online ConnectPlus eBook version of the textbook.

Key Features

Applications are used throughout Concepts of Biology to show how biological concepts relate to student’s lives. These include How Life Changes, How Biology Impacts Our Lives and How Science Progresses.

Connecting the Concepts help students understand how the concepts in the present chapter are related to one another and to those in other chapters.

Concepts of Biology

1 Biology, the Study of Life
Unit 1 Organisms Are Composed of Cells
2 Basic Chemistry of Cells
3 Organic Molecules of Cells
4 Structure and Function of Cells
5 Dynamic Activities of Cells
6 Pathways of Photosynthesis
7 Pathways of Cellular Respiration
UNIT 2 Genes Control the Traits of Organisms
8 Cellular Reproduction
9 Sexual Reproduction
10 Patterns of Genetic Inheritance
11 Molecular Biology of Inheritance
12 Regulation of Gene Activity
13 Biotechnology and Genomics
Unit 3 Organisms Are Related and Adapted to Their Environment
14 Evidence of Evolution
15 Speciation and Evolution
16 The Evolutionary History of Life on Earth
17 Evolution of Microbial Life
18 Evolution of Protists
19 Evolution of Plants and Fungi
20 Evolution of Animals
21 Evolution of Humans
Unit 4 Plants Are Homeostatic
22 Plant Organization and Homeostasis
23 Transport and Nutrition in Plants
24 Control of Growth Responses in Plants
25 Reproduction in Plants
Unit 5 Animals Are Homeostatic
26 Animal Organization and Homeostasis
27 Coordination by Neural Signaling
28 Sense Organs
29 Locomotion and Support Systems
30 Circulation and Cardiovascular Systems
31 Lymph Transport and Immunity
32 Digestive Systems and Nutrition
33 Gas Exchange and Transport in Animals
34 Osmoregulation and Excretion
35 Coordination by Hormone Signaling
36 Reproduction and Development
Unit 6 Organisms Live in Ecosystems
37 Population Ecology
38 Behavioral Ecology
39 Community and Ecosystem Ecology
40 Major Ecosystems of the Biosphere
41 Conservation Biology

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, that is now in its thirteenth edition. Highly acclaimed for her crisp and entertaining writing style, her books have become models for others who write in the field of biology. Although her writing schedule is always quite demanding, Dr. Mader enjoys taking time to visit and explore the various ecosystems of the biosphere. Her several trips to the Florida Everglades and Caribbean coral reefs resulted in talks she has given to various groups around the country. She has visited the tundra in Alaska, the taiga in the Canadian Rockies, the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, and tropical rain forests in South America and Australia. A photo safari to the Serengeti in Kenya resulted in a number of photographs for her texts. She was thrilled to think of walking in Darwin’s steps when she journeyed to the Galápagos Islands with a group of biology educators. Dr. Mader was also a member of a group of biology educators who traveled to China to meet with their Chinese counterparts and exchange ideas about the teaching of modern-day biology.