Bilogy for the Informed Citizen with Physiology

ISBN-10: 0195381998

ISBN-13: 9780195381993

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Description: Biology for the Informed Citizen is designed to help students connect the concepts of biology to the consequences of biology-the consequences that each individual can and should see in every facet of his or her life, if only trained to identify them. It presents biology in the context of important cultural and social issues students are likely to encounter now and in the future. Each chapter addresses biology in a way that will help students learn what they need to know about biology to make informed decisions; become effective, engaged citizens; and understand, at least in principle, the new opportunities and challenges modern biology provides.Although non-science majors may be interested in studying biology for its own sake, Biology for the Informed Citizen assumes that they are also interested in the consequences of biology: what it says about health, disease, and the environment, for example. Biology for the Informed Citizen covers the foundational concepts that comprise a standard non-science majors introductory biology course, but does so on a "need-to- know" basis, placing biological topics within the context of important cultural and social issues, but without excessive detail. The text aims to teach non-science majors the concepts of biology, evolution, and the process of science so they can apply their knowledge as informed consumers and users of scientific information.In order to help students become biologically and scientifically literate, the authors wove two major themes into every chapter: the process of science and the theory of evolution. The rationale behind this strategy is that if students are going to learn and then apply what they have learned, they need to know not only "what we know," but also "how we know what we know." Therefore, each chapter includes stories of real scientists who had interests and curiosities-not altogether different from some of the students reading this text. These stories will motivate students to think critically in their daily lives. Each chapter also emphasizes the theory of evolution-the most central of all biological concepts-to help students see the big picture underlying the magnificent diversity and awe-inspiring mechanisms of the living world.

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List price: $135.95
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/16/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.190

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