McGraw-Hill Education - Biology: The Essentials, 2nd Edition (2016 EN)

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    Author: Mariëlle Hoefnagels
    Full Title: Biology: The Essentials, 2nd Edition
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 2 edition (January 8, 2015
    Year: 2016
    ISBN-13: 9780078024252 (978-0-07-802425-2)
    ISBN-10: 0078024250
    Pages: 704
    Language: English
    Genre: Biology
    File type: PDF (True, but nonnative Cover)
    Quality: 9/10
    Price: $132.30


    The second edition of Biology: The Essentials epitomizes what the market has come to recognize as Mariëlle Hoefnagels’ distinct and student-friendly writing-style. Mariëlle presents up-to-date information through “What’s the Point?”, “Why We Care”, and “Burning Questions”―pedagogical tools designed to demonstrate to readers, and her own students, that biology is everywhere. Biology: The Essentials, 2nd Edition offers a broader and more conceptual introduction to biology, simplifying the more complex biological content to the essential elements that students need to act as framework for the details.

    Mariëlle Hoefnagels is dedicated to helping students find the relevancy of biology and science in their everyday lives. A recipient of the University of Oklahoma General Education Teaching Award and the Longmire Prize (the Teaching Scholars Award from the College of Arts and Sciences), Mariëlle has been engaging, educating, and inspiring students since 1997. She believes that the right tools can make all of the difference in reaching non-majors students. Because of this, the content in this textbook is deeply integrated with the digital tools in Connect and Mariëlle has worked hard to create Connect questions and activities that go beyond simply memorizing vocabulary and facts. Static images are brought to life through animated tutorials, specifically designed to guide students through tough topics. Whether in class or at home, Biology: The Essentials, 2nd Edition with Connect Plus provides all of the resources a student needs to succeed in biology.


    Table of contents:
    Unit 1: Science, Chemistry, and Cells
    1. Scientific Study of Life
    2. The Chemistry of Life
    3. Cells
    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 and Cell Division
    9. Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis
    10. Patterns of Inheritance
    11. DNA Technology
    Unit 3: Evolution and Diversity
    12. Forces of Evolutionary Change
    13. Evidence of Evolution
    14. Speciation and Extinction
    15. Evolution and Diversity of Microbial Life
    16. Evolution and Diversity of Plants
    17. Evolution and Diversity of Animals
    Unit 4: Ecology
    18. Populations
    19. Communities and Ecosystems
    20. Preserving Biodiversity
    Unit 5: Plant Physiology
    21. Plant Form and Function
    22. Reproduction and Development of Flowering Plants
    Unit 6: Animal Physiology
    23. Animal Tissues and Organ Systems
    24. The Nervous System and the Senses
    25. The Endocrine System
    26. The Skeletal and Muscular Systems
    27. The Circulatory and Respiratory Systems
    28. The Digestive and Urinary Systems
    29. The Immune System
    30. Animal Reproduction and Development

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