Biology by Fiona HunterBiology by Fiona Hunter


byFiona Hunter, Eric P. Widmaier, Linda Graham

Hardcover | March 6, 2013

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A New Vision for Learning describes what we set out to accomplish with this second Canadian edition of Biology. As authors and educators, we know your goal is to ensure students are prepared for the future-their future course work, lab experiences, and careers in the sciences. Building a strong foundation in biology for your students required a new vision for how they learn.

Through our classroom experiences and research work, we became inspired by the prospect that the first edition of Biology could move biology education forward. We are confident that this new edition of Biology is another step in the right direction because we listened to you. Based on our own experiences and discussions with educators and students, we continue to concentrate our efforts on these crucial areas:

  • Experimentation and the process of science
  • Modern content
  • Evolutionary perspective
  • Emphasis on visuals
  • Accuracy and consistency
  • Critical thinking
  • Media-Active teaching and learning with technology

Continued feedback from instructors using this textbook and other educators in the field of biology has been extremely valuable in refining the presentation of the material. Likewise, we have used the textbook in our own classrooms. This hands-on experience has provided much insight for areas of improvement. Our textbook continues to be comprehensive and cutting-edge, featuring an evolutionary focus and an emphasis on scientific inquiry.

The first Canadian edition of Biology was truly innovative in its visual program, and this edition continues to emphasize this highly instructional visual program. In watching students study as well as from extensive interviews, it is clear that students rely heavily on the artwork as a primary study tool. As you will see when you scan through our book, the illustrations have been crafted with the student's perspective in mind. They are very easy to follow, particularly those that have multiple steps, and have complete explanations of key concepts. We have taken the approach that students should be able to look at the figures and understand the key concepts without having to glance back and forth between the text and art. Many figures contain text boxes that explain what the illustration is showing. In those figures with multiple steps, the boxes are numbered and thereby guide the students through biological processes.


Title:BiologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:11.1 × 9.2 × 2.1 inPublished:March 6, 2013Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071051899

ISBN - 13:9780071051897

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Table of Contents

Unit 1 Chemistry

1 An Introduction to Biology

2 The Chemical Basis of Life I: Atoms, Molecules, and Water

3 The Chemical Basis of Life II: Organic Molecules

Unit 2 Cell

4 The Principles and Structures of Cellular Organization

5 Systems Biology of Cell Organization

6 Membrane Structure and Transport

7 Enzymes and Metabolism

8 Photosynthesis

9 Cell Communication

Unit 3 Genetics

10 Nucleic Acid Structure and DNA Replication

11 Gene Expression at the Molecular Level

12 Gene Regulation

13 Mutation, DNA Repair, Cell Cycle Regulation, and Cancer

14 Eukaryotic Chromosomes, Mitosis, and Meiosis

15 Inheritance and Phenotype Determination

16 Genetics of Viruses and Bacteria

17 Developmental Genetics

18 Genetic Technology

19 Genomes, Proteomes, and Bioinformatics

Unit 4 Evolution

20 Origin and History of Life

21 An Introduction to Evolution

22 Population Genetics

23 Origin of Species and Macroevolution

24 Taxonomy and Systematics

Unit 5 Diversity

25 The Bacteria and Archaea

26 Protists

27 The Kingdom Fungi

28 Plants and the Conquest of Land

29 The Evolution and Diversity of Modern Gymnosperms and Angiosperms

30 An Introduction to Animal Diversity

31 The Invertebrates

32 The Vertebrates

Unit 6 Plants

33 An Introduction to Flowering Plants: Form and Function

34 Flowering Plants: Behaviour

35 Flowering Plants: Nutrition

36 Flowering Plants: Transport

37 Flowering Plants: Reproduction and Development

Unit 7 Animals

38 Introduction to Animal Form and Function

39 Nutrition, Digestion, and Absorption

40 Control of Energy Balance, Metabolic Rate, and Body Temperature

41 Cells of the Nervous System

42 The Brain, Nervous Systems, and Sensory Reception

43 The Muscular-Skeletal System and Locomotion

44 Circulatory Systems

45 Respiratory Systems

46 Excretory Systems and Salt and Water Balance

47 Endocrine Systems

48 Animal Reproduction

49 Animal Development

50 Immune Systems

Unit 8 Ecology

51 An Introduction to Ecology and Biomes

52 Behavioural Ecology

53 Population Ecology

54 Species Interactions

55 Community Ecology

56 Ecosystems Ecology

57 Conservation Biology and Biodiversity