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Biology: The Essentials

Textbook

By: Mariëlle Hoefnagels (Author)

704 pages, illustrations

McGraw Hill

Paperback | Feb 2015 | Edition: 2 | #231990 | ISBN-13: 9780078024252
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NHBS Price: £132.99 $167/€156 approx

About this book

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.


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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Biography

Mariëlle Hoefnagels is an associate professor in the Department of Biology and the Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology at the University of Oklahoma, where she teaches courses in introductory biology, mycology, and science writing. 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. Dr. Hoefnagels received her BS in environmental science from the University of California at Riverside, her MS in soil science from North Carolina State University, and her PhD in plant pathology from Oregon State University. Her dissertation work focused on the use of bacterial biological control agents to reduce the spread of fungal pathogens on seeds. In addition to authoring Biology: The Essentials and Biology: Concepts and Investigations, her recent publications have focused on creating investigative teaching laboratories and integrating technology into introductory biology classes. She also maintains a blog on teaching nonmajors biology, and she frequently gives presentations on study skills and related topics to student groups across campus.

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