"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. It's no wonder that Sylvia Mader's "Biology" continues to be a text that's appreciated as much by instructors as it is by the students who use it. The ninth 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.
Table of Contents
1 A View of Life Part I 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 7 Photosynthesis 8 Cellular Respiration Part II 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 Part III EVOLUTION 15 Darwin and Evolution 16 How Populations Evolve 17 Speciation and Macroevolution 18 Origin and History of Life 19 Systematics and Phylogeny Part IV MICROBIOLOGY and EVOLUTION 20 Viruses, Bacteria, and Archaea 21 Protist Evolution and Diversity 22 Fungi Evolution and Diversity Part V PLANT EVOLUTION and BIOLOGY 23 Plant Evolution and Diversity 24 Flowering Plants: Structure and Organization 25 Flowering Plants: Nutrition and Organization 26 Flowering Plants: Control of Growth Responses 27 Flowering Plants: Reproduction Part VI ANIMAL EVOLUTION and DIVERSITY 28 Invertebrates 29 Vertebrates 30 Human Evolution Part VII 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 Part VIII BEHAVIOR and ECOLOGY 43 Behavioral Ecology 44 Population Ecology 45 Community and Ecosystem Ecology 46 Major Ecosystems of the Biosphere 47 Conservation of Biodiversi
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.