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BioInquiry: Making Connections in Biology, 3rd Edition

February 2005, ©2006
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From its inception, this NSF-sponsored learning system was hailed as a welcome departure from traditional approaches, both in terms of organization and delivery of content. BioInquiry tells the story of the process of science, and so is organized to trace scientists’ journey to biological understanding, beginning with Darwin and evolution. The Third Edition’s unique integration of multimedia – developed in tandem with the text and designed to provide additional dimension to key topics - is now seamlessly housed in the powerful engine of Egrade Plus. The result is an integrated product that presents a more realistic approach to what non-science majors need to be informed citizens and scientifically literate consumers of information.
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1. Biology: What is the Study of Life?

2. Evolution: Why Are There So Many Living Things?

3. Mendelian Genetics: How Are Traits Inherited?

4. Cells: What are the Building Blocks of Life?

5. Chromosomes: Where Are the Genes Found?

6. Molecular Biology: What Is DNA and How Does It Work?

7. Biotechnology: How Do We Use What We Know about Life?

8. Population Genetics: How Do Genes Move through Time and Space?

9. Biodiversity: How Diverse Is Life?

10. Bioenergetics: How Do Organisms Acquire and Use Energy?

11. Animal Physiology: How Do Organisms Respond to Change?

12. Human Physiology: How Does the Human Body Work?

13. Plant Forum and Function: How Do Plants Live in the World?

14. Behavior: How Do Animals Interact with Other Animals?

15. Population Ecology: How Do Organisms Interact to Form Populations?

16. Ecology: How Do Organism Interact with Their Environments?

Appendix A: A Brief Review of Basic Chemistry.

Appendix B: A Brief Review of the Chemistry of Life.

Appendix C: The Diversity of Life.

Glossary.

Photo Credits.

Index.

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Nancy L. Pruitt received a bachelor's degree in biology from Gettysburg College, a master's degree in biology from Wake Forest University, and a Ph.D. from the zoology department at Arizona State University. For the past 17 years, she has taught in the biology department at Colgate University, where her courses include introductory biology, cell biology, and human physiology. Nancy has authored numerous research articles, several with undergraduate student coauthors, about the cellular adaptations of cold-blooded animals to changes in temperature. She has also written a student workbook to accompany a textbook on cell and molecular biology. In addition, she is an active member of the Council on Undergraduate Research and the National Association of Biology Teachers, and is director of the Howard Hughes Undergraduate Science Education program at Colgate University. She also organizes an annual program of off-campus study for undergraduate biology students at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Above all, however, Nancy is devoted to bringing the excitement  of biology to her students, who have twice nominated her for Professor of the Year at Colgate.

Nancy lives in Hamilton, New York, with her husband, Dr. Jonathan Jacobs, a professor of philosophy, and their two  young sons, Nathan and Danny.

Larry S. Underwood received a bachelor of arts degree in biology from the university of Kansas, a master's degree in science education from Syracuse University, and a Ph.D. in zoology from The Pennsylvania State University. He has taught biology at all levels, including middle school, high school, and college. For the past 15 years he taught undergraduate courses in introductory biology, environmental science, methods of field biology, teacher recertification courses in biology, and anatomy and physiology at Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale. For 22 Years, Larry lived in Alaska where he held several administrative, research, and teaching positions, primarily with the University of Alaska. While there, his research interests centered on cold adaptation of Arctic homeotherms and Arctic human ecology. He has published numerous research papers and five books. Larry is a Passionate Birder and is Active in community affairs, especially those involving environmental concerns. In 1974 Larry was elected Fellow of the Arctic Institute of North America, and in 1975 he was elected Member of the New York Explorer's Club. In 1999, he received a NISOD Excellence in Teaching Award.

Larry lives in Manassas, Virginia, with his wife sally, a family therapist and gardener. Between them they have four children and six grandchildren.

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Extensive Media Enhancement.  BioInquiry’s unparalleled multimedia tools are now fully integrated with the text in a totally on-line environment. Rather than providing this multimedia component on a student CD, these resources are now hosted on the web and can be accessed through a standard Web browser allowing users to work through the content seamlessly.  Technology now takes advantage of latest plug-ins available.  Many new interactive exercises and modules have been added, including Mendelian Genetics, Cell Division, Molecular Biology,  Human Physiology, Animal Behavior, Population, Ecology, and Ecosystems.

New Section on Nutrition.  Requested by users and reviewers, a new section on nutrition has been added to the Bioenergetics chapter.  This material is written with an emphasis on peer-reviewed, research based literature, accurate information, and not the pop culture media. 

Material on Biological Diversity has been streamlined and revised for greater clarity in the presentation of this important topic. 

WileyPLUS Enhances Effectiveness & Efficiency in Course Management.  WileyPLUS is a powerful online tool that provides instructors with an integrated suite of teaching and learning resources, including an online version of the text, in one easy-to-use website.  Organized around the essential activities you perform in class, WileyPLUS allows you to create class presentations, assign homework and quizzes that will be automatically graded, and track your students' progress.   The system links homework problems to the relevant section of the online text, providing students with context-sensitive help.  View a demo and learn more about WileyPLUS by visiting www.wiley.com/college/wileyplus

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  • Innovative Organization Tells the Story of Scientific Discovery.  The text’s organization is based on a discovery approach in which students learn about biology in the same timeline in which scientists have come to understand biology. (see annotated table of contents below for explanation.)
  • No longer front-loaded in the text, Chemistry is integrated to support concepts and featured in an Appendix. Accompanying multimedia walks students through a chemistry review.
  • Varied Learning Styles.  BioInquiry is a flexible project that provides multiple presentations allowing students with different learning styles to grasp and comprehend the same material. The integrated learning system encourages students to explore exercises and activities designed for visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners, all of which dovetail with processes that they read about in the text.
  • Written With Non-Majors’ Needs In Mind.  The writing style and learning system is designed to be accessible and engaging for students so that they can see the relationship between the ideas presented.  Students who class tested the material found it exciting to work with concepts that they read about in the text.
  • Emphasis on Conceptual Understanding, Not Unnecessary Detail.  The authors have followed NSF recommendations focusing on developing concepts thoroughly as opposed to including every detail.  Streamlining the content allows the students to spend more time working with the major themes in Biology.
  • Integrated Learning System.  From the project’s inception, content has been matched to the best possible medium, and the media have been authored in a unique, integrative manner.  The result is seamless and streamlined presentation.  You don’t need correlation guides to integrate multiple supplements into your course because each component was created with the other media in mind.
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Instructors Resources
Wiley Instructor Companion Site
Instructors Manual and Test Bank
Part users’ manual and part active learning catalyst, this unique guide informs instructors on how to best make use of the BioInquiry text and technology tools both in and out of the classroom. In addition, it offers an impressive wealth of activities to be used both in and out-of-class to stimulate discussion and help students make concepts their own. The Test Bank includes over 1,500 questions geared to test conceptual understanding rather than rote memorization.
WebCT / Blackboard
Tools and content mirroring that of the Book Companion Site are provided to instructors in both WebCT and Blackboard cartridges.
WileyPLUS for BioInquiry
Adoptable course management system with integrated multimedia book and homework assessment. The course Integrates Key Questions/Answer format and Levels of Understanding approach. Key student resources include Animations and Activities, Self Quizzes tied to Levels of Understanding, Flash Cards, Biology Study Center and Biology Career Center. Key instructor resources include all IRCD components, plus a chapter/key word searchable Biology Visual Library where instructors can download text art and other visuals from a host of Wiley biology texts.
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by Nancy L. Pruitt, Larry S. Underwood
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August 2005, ©2006, Paperback
A student supplement with all of the transparency acetate images printed in a black-and-white, lay-flat booklet. Images are the same size and quality as the transparency acetates. Allows a student to take notes more easily during class.
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Tools and content mirroring that of the Book Companion Site are provided to instructors in both WebCT and Blackboard cartridges.
WileyPLUS for BioInquiry
Adoptable course management system with integrated multimedia book and homework assessment. The course Integrates Key Questions/Answer format and Levels of Understanding approach. Key student resources include Animations and Activities, Self Quizzes tied to Levels of Understanding, Flash Cards, Biology Study Center and Biology Career Center. Key instructor resources include all IRCD components, plus a chapter/key word searchable Biology Visual Library where instructors can download text art and other visuals from a host of Wiley biology texts.
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by Nancy L. Pruitt, Larry S. Underwood
978-0-471-74758-1
August 2005, ©2006, Paperback
A student supplement with all of the transparency acetate images printed in a black-and-white, lay-flat booklet. Images are the same size and quality as the transparency acetates. Allows a student to take notes more easily during class.
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