This title details basic biological concepts and processes with a human emphasis. From the unique delivery of biology content, to the time tested art program, to the complete integration of the text with technology, Dr. Sylvia Mader has formed a teaching system that will both motivate and enable your students to understand and appreciate the wonders of all areas of biology. "Inquiry into Life, 13/e" emphasizes the application of all areas of biology to knowledge of human concerns, what the students are able to relate to. This distinctive text was developed to stand apart from all other non-majors texts with a unique approach, unparalleled art, and a straightforward, succinct writing style that has been acclaimed by both users and reviewers.
Table of Contents
1 The Study of Life Part I Cell Biology 2 The Molecules of Cells 3 Cell Structure and Function 4 Membrane Structure and Function 5 Cell Division 6 Metabolism: Energy and Enzymes 7 Cellular Respiration Part II Plant Biology 8 Photosynthesis 9 Plant Organization and Function 10 Plant Reproduction and Responses Part III Maintenance of the Human Body 11 Human Organization 12 Cardiovascular System 13 Lymphatic and Immune Systems 14 Digestive System and Nutrition 15 Respiratory System 16 Urinary System and Excretion Part IV Integration and Control of the Human Body 17 Nervous System 18 Senses 19 Musculoskeletal System 20 Endocrine System Part V Continuance of the Species 21 Reproductive System 22 Development and Aging 23 Patterns of Inheritance 24 DNA Biology and Technology 25 Control of Gene Expression and Cancer 26 Genetic Counseling Part VI Evolution and Diversity 27 Evolution of Life 28 Microbiology 29 Plants 30 Animals: Part I 31 Animals: Part II Part VII Behavior and Ecology 32 Animal Behavior 33 Population Growth and Regulation 34 Nature of Ecosystems 35 The Biosphere 36 Environmental Concerns
Dr. Sylvia S. Mader has written numerous biology textbooks for WCB/McGraw-Hill in addition to her most famous book, Inquiry into Life. Her 30-year relationship with the company has yielded such titles as Biology, Human Biology, and Understanding Anatomy and Physiology, and Biology. A brilliant and prolific writer, Dr. Mader was a respected and well-loved biology instructor before she began her writing career. She developed some of her well-known teaching and learning techniques while helping science-shy students appreciate and learn biology at Lowell University and Massachusetts Bay Community College.