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Bio-Principles, First Edition

October 2014, ©2015
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Bio-Principles is a teaching and learning solution that offers quality content in a dynamic and engaging format, all in one place and at an affordable price.

Bio-Principles pairs Biology content with Wiley's revolutionary teaching and learning tool: WileyPLUS Learning Space. WileyPLUS Learning Space contains your course content organized within an online learning community. Students have the opportunity to engage with key content, their instructor and their classmates. It invites students to ask questions, share insights, and personalize study materials - so they can invest in their own unique learning experience.

Bio-Principles combines adaptive self-study activities with an interactive and collaborative new e-text that establishes a personalized learning path for each student. Individual progress feedback drives students to study and practice more effectively and to achieve mastery of the content and a deep conceptual understanding. In addition, a unique suite of customizable and collaboration features offers students a personal study journal of course notes and activities, and encourages peer-to-peer discussions surrounding the content. 

Bio-Principles also provides a unique and personalized teaching experience for instructors, allowing them to easily customize and add their own material and engage students with pedagogies shown to enhance learning and retention. A sophisticated set of reporting and analytic tools provide greater insight into course activity and student progress.

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Table of Contents

  1. The Study of Life 
  2. The Chemical Foundation of Life 
  3. Biological Macromolecules 
  4. Cell Structure 
  5. Structure and Function of Plasma Membranes 
  6. Metabolism 
  7. Cellular Respiration 
  8. Photosynthesis 
  9. Cell Communication 
  10. Cell Reproduction 
  11. Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction 
  12. Mendel's Experiments and Heredity 
  13. Modern Understandings of Inheritance 
  14. DNA Structure and Function 
  15. Genes and Proteins 
  16. Gene Expression 
  17. Biotechnology and Genomics 
  18. Evolution and the Origin of Species 
  19. The Evolution of Populations 
  20. Phylogenies and the History of Life 
  21. Viruses 
  22. Prokaryotes: Bacteria and Archaea 
  23. Protists 
  24. Fungi 
  25. Seedless Plants 
  26. Seed Plants 
  27. Introduction to Animal Diversity 
  28. Invertebrates 
  29. Vertebrates 
  30. Plant Form and Physiology 
  31. Soil and Plant Nutrition 
  32. Plant Reproduction 
  33. The Animal Body: Basic Form and Function 
  34. Animal Nutrition and the Digestive System 
  35. The Nervous System 
  36. Sensory Systems and Movement 
  37. The Endocrine System 
  38. The Musculoskeletal System 
  39. The Respiratory System 
  40. The Circulatory System 
  41. Osmotic Regulation and Excretion 
  42. The Immune System 
  43. Animal Reproduction and Development 
  44. Ecology and the Biosphere 
  45. Population and Community Ecology 
  46. Ecosystems 
  47. Conservation Biology and Biodiversity 
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The Wiley Advantage

WileyPLUS Learning Space is an easy way for students to learn, collaborate, and grow. With WileyPLUS Learning Space, students create a personalized study plan, assess progress along the way, and make deeper connections as they interact with the course material and each other.

Through a combination of dynamic course materials and visual reports, this collaborative learning environment gives you and your students immediate insight into strengths and problem areas in order to act on what’s most important.

WileyPLUS Learning Space combines ORION adaptive practice and assessment activities with dynamic content as well as a suite of customization and collaboration tools.

•Assets (narrative content, media and resources) are mapped to key learning concepts in an integrative and customizable manner.

•Contains a number of assets for instructors including activities and resources designed to enhance critical thinking and facilitate a focused assessment.

•ORION Adaptive Practice modules establish and reinforce a personal learning path by providing individual feedback, driving students to engage with interactive content—leading them to study more effectively and understand more deeply.

•ORION Adaptive Practice Section – Contained in every chapter, these ORION adaptive practice modules contain a large number of questions than spans Bloom’s Taxonomy. Students will be presented with questions that ask them to evaluate, analyze and synthesize concepts beyond just the first two levels of Bloom’s.

•Multiple resources for faculty to help facilitate a flipped classroom such as group-learn and in-class activities.

•A great value to students with access to a powerful learning system at a considerable savings over current traditional course options.

•Customization. Instructors can easily customize and add their own material, author & modify questions, assign reading and practice activities, and invite course discussions according to their own course design.

Powerful analytics through a set of reporting and diagnostic tools help to gauge individual student progress

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