Volume 2 - Evolution of Life

ISBN-10: 1111580669
ISBN-13: 9781111580667
Edition: 13th 2013
List price: $55.95
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Book details

List price: $55.95
Edition: 13th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 1/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 9.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

Renowned for its writing style and trendsetting art, EVOLUTION OF LIFE engages students with relevant applications and encourages critical thinking. The new edition offers a new Learning Roadmap in each chapter to help students gain a full understanding. Students are able to focus on key concepts, make connections to other concepts, and see where the material is leading. Helpful learning tools like the section-ending "Take-Home Messages" and the on-page running glossary ensure they grasp key points. Carefully balancing accessibility and the level of detail, the authors enable students to go beyond rote memorization and prepare them to make important decisions in life that require an understanding of biology and the process of science.

For the past two decades, Cecie Starr has been known as one of the best-selling biology textbook authors. Her texts, appreciated for their clarity in both the written word and the visual representation of biological concepts, include multiple editions of Biology: the Unity and Diversity of Life, Biology: Concepts and Applications, and Biology today and Tomorrow. Her original dream was to become an architect. Instead of building houses, she now builds, with care and attention to detail, incredible texts based on this philosophy: "I invite students into a chapter through an intriguing story. Once inside, they get the great windows that biologists construct on the world of life. Biology is not just another house. It is a conceptual mansion. I hope to do it justice."

Ralph Taggert � Former Chair of Biological Sciences at Michigan State University, Ralph Taggert is now the chair of Geological Sciences. Known for his outstanding research in Paleobotany, he taught the general biology course for over 20 years.

Principles of Evolution
Evidence of Evolution
Processes of Evolution
Organizing Information About Species
Life's Origin and Early Evolution
Appendices
Classification System
How to Read a Journal Article
Answers to Self-Quizzes and Genetics Problems
Units of Measure
Glossary

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