|About the book|
The Mader/Windelspecht Story:
Biology is a comprehensive introductory biology textbook for non-majors or mixed-majors courses that covers biology in a traditional order from the structure and function of the cell to the organization of the biosphere. The book, which centers on the evolution and diversity of organisms, is appropriate for a one- or two-semester course.
The eleventh edition is the epitome of Mader's expertise: Its concise, precise writing uses an economy of words to present the material as succinctly and clearly as possible, thereby enabling students -- even non-majors -- to understand the concepts without necessarily asking the instructor to explain further.
Sylvia Mader represents one of the icons of science education. Her dedication to her students, coupled with her clear, concise writing style has benefited the education of thousands of students over the past three decades.
Dr. Michael's Windelspecht: The integration of text and the digital world are now complete with the addition of Michael's Windelspecht's expertise in the development of digital learning assets. For over ten years, Michael served as the Introductory Biology Coordinator at Appalachian State University, in Boone NC where he directed a program that enrolls over 4,500 non-science majors annually. Michael has acted as the leading architect in the design of the Mader media content for McGraw-Hill's ConnectPlus and LearnSmart. These assets allow instructors to easily design interactive tutorial materials, enhance presentations in both the online and traditional environments, and assess the learning objectives and outcomes of your course. Users who purchase Connect Plus receive access to the full online ebook version of the textbook.
The authoring team has identified three primary themes for this edition of the text:
The themes run through each chapter and tie the material together with the following tools:
Sylvia Mader is the subject matter expert and learning system architect in one. Dr. Mader continues to be involved in the development of the content and authorship of the lab manuals. Sylvia has taught millions of students the language of biology. Her in-class teaching experience is what led Sylvia to making the time to design her text layout specifically to the non-majors and mixed majors market. This text with its traditional approach was designed specifically for the science shy non-majors student. With its legendary straightforward, succinct and concise writing style and market leading art program, Mader: Biology stands apart from other biology texts. This Mader text includes relevant examples and analogies that apply to the student's everyday lives for a deeper understanding.
Dr. Michael Windelspecht: The integration of text and the digital world are now complete with the addition of Dr. Michael's Windelspecht's expertise in the development of digital learning assets. For over ten years, Dr. Michael Windelspecht served as the Introductory Biology Coordinator at Appalachian State University, in Boone NC where he directed a program that enrolls over 4,500 non-science majors annually. Dr Windelspecht has acted is the leading architect in the design of the Mader media content for McGraw-Hill's ConnectPlus and LearnSmart. These assets allow instructors to easily design interactive tutorial materials, enhance presentations in both the online and traditional environments, and assess the learning objectives and outcomes of your course.
In addition to the thematic approach of the text, the authors have made substantial changes to a number of areas, specifically in the coverage of evolution. As a theme of the text, the relationship between evolution and life is covered in all of the chapters of the text. Physiology chapters now contain a greater coverage of comparative physiology. The chapters on microevolution and speciation contain new illustrations that will greatly assist your student's understanding of how evolution influences life.
Connect Biology - McGraw-Hill Connect interactive learning platform provides auto-graded assessments, an adaptive diagnostic tool, and powerful reporting against learning outcomes and level of difficulty'all in an easy-to-use interface.
ConnectPlus - This version of Connect includes the full textbook as an integrated, dynamic eBook. ConnectPlus provides all of the Connect features plus the following:
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Mader: Biology, 11e Companion Site is a vast array of electronic teaching and learning tools, including animations and videos with quizzing, pre-tests, practice quizzes, post-tests, and on-line labs.
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|About the author|
Dr. Sylvia Mader is the best-selling author of introductory biology textbooks. Other books she has authored for WCB include: Inquiry Into Life, Human Biology, Introduction to Biology, and Understanding Human Anatomy & Physiology.
|Table of contents|
1 A View of Life
Unit 1 The Cell
2 Basic Chemistry
3 The Chemistry of Organic Molecules
4 Cell Structure and Function
5 Membrane Structure and Function
6 Metabolism: Energy and Enzymes
8 Cellular Respiration
Unit 2 Genetic Basis of Life
9 The Cell Cycle and Cellular Reproduction
10 Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction
11 Mendelian Patterns of Inheritance
12 Molecular Biology of the Gene
13 Regulation of Gene Activity
14 Biotechnology and Genomics
Unit 3 Evolution
15 Darwin and Evolution
16 How Populations Evolve
17 Speciation and Macroevolution
18 Origin and History of Life
19 Systematics and Phylogeny
Unit 4 Microbiology and Evolution
20 Viruses, Bacteria, and Archaea
21 Protist Evolution and Diversity
22 Fungi Evolution and Diversity
Unit 5 Plant Evolution and Biology
23 Plant Evolution and Diversity
24 Flowering Plants: Structure and Organization
25 Flowering Plants: Nutrition and Transport
26 Flowering Plants: Control of Growth Responses
27 Flowering Plants: Reproduction
Unit 6 Animal Evolution and Diversity
28 Invertebrate Evolution
29 Vertebrate Evolution
30 Human Evolution
Unit 7 Comparative Animal Biology
31 Animal Organization and Homeostasis
32 Circulation and Cardiovascular Systems
33 Lymph Transport and Immunity
34 Digestive Systems and Nutrition
35 Respiratory Systems
36 Body Fluid Regulation and Excretory Systems
37 Neurons and Nervous Systems
38 Sense Organs
39 Locomotion and Support Systems
40 Hormones and Endocrine Systems
41 Reproductive Systems
42 Animal Development
Unit 8 Behavior and Ecology
43 Behavioral Ecology
44 Population Ecology
45 Community and Ecosystem Ecology
46 Major Ecosystems of the Biosphere
47 Conservation of Biodiversity