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Mariëlle Hoefnagels' Biology: Concepts and Investigations, ISBN 9780073403472 boasts a concept-focused introduction to biology which will leave students feeling like scientists in their own right. This text places specific devotion to the actual scientific investigation and evolutionary processes with the engaging inclusion of visually appealing graphics,...
Mariëlle Hoefnagels' Biology: Concepts and Investigations, ISBN 9780073403472 boasts a concept-focused introduction to biology which will leave students feeling like scientists in their own right. This text places specific devotion to the actual scientific investigation and evolutionary processes with the engaging inclusion of visually appealing graphics, student-focused application activities, as well as a myriad of the most current instructional methodology. This edition of Biology: Concepts and Investigations includes a plethora of innovative features including sections entitled 'Figure It Out' which focus on the application of quantitative skills. Concept maps are the focus of sections called 'Pull It Together' while 'Writ It Out' tasks instruct students to recall and incorporate important chapter material. 'Mastering Concepts' questions have been integrated as well as 'What's the Point' which features audio clips to help introduce each chapter. Other effective text features include those entitled 'Apply It Now,' which provides students with opportunities to apply skills they've learned as well as 'Burning Questions' which come directly from Hoefnagels' own instructional sessions. This innovative and engaging text has been strategically organized into 7 units, each focusing on a different biological concept. Unit 1 entitled 'The Cellular Basis of Life' takes a look at such concepts as cells, photosynthesis, and how cells release energy. Unit 2 looks at 'The Molecular Basis of Life' through the lens of the cell cycle, sexual reproduction, and meiosis. 'The Evolution of Life' is the focus of unit 3 with chapters devoted to speciation and extinction as well as evidence for evolution. Unit 4 entitled 'The Diversity of Life' looks at viruses, bacteria, protista, as well as the invertebrate and vertebrate families of animals. Unit 5, 'Plant Life' includes chapters focusing on plant form and function, nutrition and transport, and reproduction. 'Animal Life' is explored in unit 6 with a look at animal tissues and the various body systems including the nervous, sensory, and endocrine systems. This text is concluded in unit 7 by looking at 'The Ecology of Life.' These final chapters delve into animal behavior, populations, and the biosphere.
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