Principles of Biology 13 9780073532271
Principles of Biology

Principles of Biology

Grade Levels: 13
By Robert Brooker and Eric Widmaier and Linda Graham and Peter Stiling
Copyright: 2015
Publication Date: January 6, 2014
MHID: 0073532274
ISBN 13: 9780073532271

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New Features

Biology Principles (illustrations)
Biology Principle Figures discuss not only how the figure relates to the topic under consideration, but also how that figure illustrates a biological principle.

Unit openers
One page Unit Openers begins short vignette providing the student context of how the concepts to be covered are connected.

BioConnections, found in selected figure legends in each chapter, inform students of how a topic in one chapter is connected to a topic in another.

Feature Investigations
Feature Investigations, found in every chapter, describes the scientific process from beginning to end help students understand how biological principles emerge from experimentation.. A Feature Investigation includes three new elements: a Conclusion, the original journal citation for the experiment, and questions that are directly related to the experiment.

Evolutionary Connections
Evolutionary Connections provides an understanding and examines the evolutionary implications of scientific research.

Quantitative Analysis and Crunching the Numbers
Quantitative Analysis explores the quantitative aspect of biology, walking students through the quantitative components of biological concepts. Then Crunching the Numbers provide a sample problem that test the students understanding.

Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes break the Chapter into digestible sections that cover skills or ideas students are to master.

Concept Checks
Concept Checks appear in figure legends throughout the text asking students to apply or interpret information presented in illustrations.

Reviewing the Concepts
Found at the end of the chapter, Reviewing the Concepts provides a summary of the key concepts presented in each chapter section.

Testing Your Knowledge
Testing your knowledge allows students to check their understanding of key concepts BEFORE the move on to the next topic.

Test Yourself, Conceptual Questions and Collaborative Questions (End of Chapter Assessment)
Found at the end of each chapter Test Yourself, Conceptual Questions and Collaborative Questions test students understanding of how the chapter concepts

Principles of Biology

1 An Introduction to Biology
Unit 1 Chemistry
2 The Chemical Basis of Life I: Atoms, Molecules, and Water
3 The Chemical Basis of Life II: Organic Molecules
Unit 2 Cell
4 General Features of Cells
5 Membrane Structure, Transport, and Cell Junctions
6 Energy, Enzymes, and Cellular Respiration
7 Photosynthesis
8 Cell Communication
Unit 3 Genetics
9 Nucleic Acid Structure, DNA Replication, and Chromosome Structure
10 Gene Expression at the Molecular Level
11 Gene Regulation
12 Mutation, DNA Repair, and Cancer
13 The Eukaryotic Cell Cycle, Mitosis, and Meiosis
14 Patterns of Inheritance
15 Genetics of Viruses and Bacteria
16 Genetic Technology
17 Genomes, Repetitive Sequences, and Bioinformatics
Unit 4 Evolution
18 Origin and History of Life
19 An Introduction to Evolution and Population Genetics
20 Origin of Species and Macroevolution
21 Taxonomy and Systematics
Unit 5 Diversity
22 Microorganisms: The Archaea, Bacteria, and Protists
23 Plants
24 Fungi
25 Animal Diversity: Invertebrates
26 Animal Diversity: Vertebrates
Unit 6 Plants
27 An Introduction to Flowering Plant Form and Function
28 Flowering Plants: Plant Behavior
29 Flowering Plants: Nutrition and Transport
30 Flowering Plants: Reproduction
Unit 7 Animals
31 Animal Bodies and Homeostasis
32 Neuroscience I: Structure, Function, and Evolution of Nervous Systems
33 Neuroscience II: Sensory Systems
34 Muscular-Skeletal Systems
35 Digestive Systems and Nutrition
36 Circulatory Systems
37 Respiratory Systems
38 Excretory Systems and the Homeostasis of Internal Fluids
39 Endocrine Systems
40 Animal Reproduction and Development
41 Immune Systems
Unit 8 Ecology
42 Animal Behavior
43 Ecology and the Physical Environment
44 Population Ecology
45 Community Ecology
46 Ecosystem Ecology
47 Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

About the Author

Robert Brooker

Rob Brooker (Ph.D., Yale University) received his B.A. in biology at Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, in 1978. At Harvard, he studied lactose permease, the product of the lacY gene of the lac operon. He continues working on transporters at the University of Minnesota, where he is a Professor in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development and has an active research laboratory. At the University of Minnesota, Dr. Brooker teaches undergraduate courses in biology, genetics, and cell biology. In addition to many other publications, he has written two undergraduate genetics texts published by McGraw-Hill: Genetics: Analysis & Principles, 4th edition, copyright 2012, and Concepts of Genetics, copyright 2012.

Eric Widmaier

Eric P. Widmaier received his Ph.D. in 1984 in Endocrinology from the University of California at San Francisco.  His postdoctoral training was in endocrinology and physiology at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, and The Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA.  He is currently Professor of Biology at Boston University.

Linda Graham

Linda Graham is Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She received her Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has taught a nonmajors plant biology course each year for more than 20 years.  She also teaches courses on the biology of algae and bryophytes, contributes to an introductory biology course for majors, and has taught marine botany on a remote tropical island. 

Peter Stiling

Peter Stiling is a professor of biology at the University of South Florida at Tampa.  He has taught classes in ecology, environmental science, and community ecology, and in 1995 he received a teaching award in recognition of classroom excellence in these areas.  Dr. Stiling obtained his Ph.D. from University College, Cardiff, Wales, and completed postdoctoral research at Florida State University.