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Essentials of Biology (International Edition)

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By: Sylvia S Mader(Author), Michael Windelspecht(Author)
720 pages, colour illustrations
Publisher: McGraw Hill
Essentials of Biology (International Edition)
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Essentials of Biology is an introductory biology text for non-major students that can be used in a one- or two-semester course. It was prepared to provide non-science majors with a fundamental understanding of the science of biology. The overall focus of this edition addresses the learning styles of modern students, and in the process, increases their understanding of the importance of science in their lives. It was prepared to engage today's students in the science of biology by providing a fundamental understanding of life. Digital resources and Connections boxes encourage the student to integrate scientific concepts into their lives. Essentials of Biology is fully integrated into McGraw-Hill's adaptive learning and Connect platforms, and is associated with a number of online assets that allow instructors to use this text as a content foundation for traditional, online, hybrid and "flipped" classrooms.

Contents

1            A View of Life

Part 1 The Cell
2            The Chemical Basis of Life
3            The Organic Molecules of Life
4            Inside the Cell
5            The Dynamic Cell
6            Energy for Life
7            Energy for Cells

Part 2 Genetics
8            Cellular Reproduction
9            Meiosis and the Genetic Basis of Sexual Reproduction
10          Patterns of Inheritance
11          DNA Biology and Technology
12          Biotechnology and Genomics
13          Genetic Counseling

Part 3 Evolution
14          Darwin and Evolution
15          Evolution on a Small Scale
16          Evolution on a Large Scale

Part 4 Diversity of Life
17          The Microorganisms: Viruses, Bacteria, and Protists
18          The Plants and Fungi
19          The Animals

Part 5 Plant Structure and Function
20          Plant Anatomy and Growth
21          Plant Responses and Reproduction

Part 6 Animal Structure and Function
22          Being Organized and Steady
23          The Transport Systems
24          The Maintenance Systems
25          Digestion and Human Nutrition
26          Defenses Against Disease
27          The Control Systems
28          Sensory Input and Motor Output
29          Reproduction and Embryonic Development

Part 7 Ecology
30          Ecology of Populations
31          Communities and Ecosystems
32          Human Impact on the Biosphere

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Textbook
By: Sylvia S Mader(Author), Michael Windelspecht(Author)
720 pages, colour illustrations
Publisher: McGraw Hill
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