Biology: Concepts and Investigations

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Mariëlle Hoefnagels passion as a classroom instructor is evident in this new edition with her Learn How To Learn Roadmap-teaching students to think like a scientist!

Mariëlle Hoefnagels is an award winning teacher and professor of biology at the University of Oklahoma. Her concepts-oriented introductory biology text places greater emphasis on the processes of scientific investigation and evolution than any other comparable textbook. Her teaching experience is evident in the book through its use of student-centered art, applications and innovative pedagogy using a “What’s the Point?” focus on relevance and importance.

LEARN HOW TO LEARN/SCIENCE AS A PROCESS-Application and Relevancy!

  • Figure It Out-focusing on quantitative skills
  • Pull It Together-Concept Maps
  • Write It Out-asks students to recall and integrate key chapter material.
  • Mastering Concepts questions have been added to each Investigating Life Section in the text.
  • “What’s The Point”- audio clips for each chapter opener.
  • Attention Grabbing Essay, Chapter Outline and Learn How To Learn Study Tips
  • Apply It Now-Application based readings
  • Burning Questions-questions from Mariëlle’s own class!

MORE CONSISTENT EVOLUTION COVERAGE-Investigating Life: each chapter’s capstone concept focuses on a scientific study that shed light on an evolutionary topic. In each case, the emphasis is on how scientists developed and tested a specific hypothesis.
MODERN APPROACH TO GENETICS- The genetics unit has been rearranged to combine the material on gene function with DNA structure.
CONNECT PLUS AND LEARNSMART- Hoefnagels 2e has market leading text assets and it has now entered into the realm of text specific digital tools with Connect Plus and LearnSmart. Users who purchase Connect Plus receive access to the full online ebook version of the textbook.

About the Author: Mariëlle Hoefnagels is assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma, where she teaches nonmajors courses in biology and microbiology, and a course on fungi for advanced botany and microbiology majors. She earned her B.S. in environmental science from the University of California at Riverside, her M.S. in soil science from North Carolina State University, and her Ph.D. in Botany and Plant Pathology from Oregon State University.

Présentation de l'éditeur :

Book Description:This new non-majors biology textbook offers an engaging writing style, strong focus on scientific inquiry and evolution, an emphasis on applications and a superior pedagogical system within a concepts format.

Content:This text takes a concepts approach, with up-to-date content delivered at a nonmajors level. Each chapter is built around a set of core concepts.

Authorship:This is the only single-authored, non-majors text written by a Ph.D. biologist, who is an active, award-winning teacher from a well-respected research university.

Scientific Inquiry:This text emphasizes science as a process and how scientists do their work.

Evolution:Evolution is the central theme of the text and addressed in multiple ways throughout.

Media: This text includes a multitude of media assets include learning outcomes, animations, videos, and quizzing.

Applications: The text several features that highlight the relevance of topics to readers, including an opening essay, Burning Questions boxed readings, Can You Relate boxed readings, and applications woven throughout all chapters in the narrative.

Art/Visuals: This text includes a brand new art program with a 3-dimensional look and feel, using consistent color and style throughout.

Pedagogy: Leaning tools in this text include two-page chapter openers, numbered concepts, boxed readings, Mastering Concepts questions at the end of major sections, and substantive end-of-chapter assessment material.

About the Author:Marielle Hoefnagels is assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma, where she teaches nonmajors courses in biology and microbiology, and a course on fungi for advanced botany and microbiology majors. She earned her B.S. in environmental science from the University of California at Riverside, her M.S. in soil science from North Carolina State University, and her Ph.D. in Botany and Plant Pathology from Oregon State University.

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