Mader, Inquiry into Life ©2017 15e

Grade Levels: 9-12
Inquiry into Life offers a unique approach to biology by explaining basic biological concepts and processes with a human emphasis, making biology relevant and understandable to students.

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Author Dr. Sylvia Mader’s teaching system motivates students to understand and appreciate the wonders of biology. Coupled with a modern digital approach, this traditional learning system is designed to both engage and encourage today’s student.

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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 Inheritance and Genetic Disorders
  • CHAPTER 25 DNA Structure and Control of Gene Expression
  • CHAPTER 26 Biotechnology and Genomics

UNIT 6 EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY

  • CHAPTER 27 Evolution of Life
  • CHAPTER 28 Viruses, Bacteria, and Archaea
  • CHAPTER 29 Protistans
  • CHAPTER 30 Plants
  • CHAPTER 31 Animals: Part I
  • CHAPTER 32 Animals: Part II

UNIT 7 BEHAVIOR AND ECOLOGY

  • CHAPTER 33 Animal Behavior
  • CHAPTER 34 Population Ecology
  • CHAPTER 35 Nature of Ecosystems
  • CHAPTER 36 The Biosphere
  • CHAPTER 37 Environmental Concerns

Sylvia S. Mader
Sylvia 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.

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 foot 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.


Michael Windelspecht
As an educator, Dr. Windelspecht has taught introductory biology, genetics, and human genetics in the online, traditional, and hybrid environments at community colleges, comprehensive universities, and military institutions. For over a decade he served as the Introductory Biology Coordinator at Appalachian State University, where he directed a program that enrolled over 4,500 students annually.

He received degrees from Michigan State University (BS, zoology-genetics) and the University of South Florida (PhD, evolutionary genetics) and has published papers in areas as diverse as science education, water quality, and the evolution of insecticide resistance. His current interests are in the analysis of data from digital learning platforms for the development of personalized microlearning assets and next generation publication platforms. He is currently a member of the National Association of Science Writers and several science education associations. He has served as the keynote speaker on the development of multimedia resources for online and hybrid science classrooms.

As an author and editor, Dr. Windelspecht has over 20 reference textbooks and multiple print and online lab manuals. He has founded several science communication companies, including Ricochet Creative Productions, which actively develops and assesses new technologies for the science classroom. You can learn more about Dr. Windelspecht by visiting his website at www.michaelwindelspecht.com.