Biology: Concepts and Applications
Author: Starr, Cecie
Brand: Brooks / Cole
Number Of Pages: 880
Release Date: 01-01-2017
Details: Product Description Should there be warning labels on fast foods? Should employers be allowed to require drug testing? This introductory text teaches you basic concepts of biology in context of critical issues. The Tenth Edition of BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS was developed in partnership with the National Geographic Society, known for its eye-opening photography and legacy of inspiring people. The result is a text that combines clear explanations with unparalleled visuals to introduce the process of science and core concepts of biology. "Engage" boxes help you see chapter concepts being put to work in the real world; "Learning Objectives" help focus your studying; "Applications" bring chapter content to real life; "Figure It Out" questions help you check understanding; and "Data Analysis" activities strengthen your analytical skills. This book is widely praised for clear and engaging writing, exceptional art, and terrific support from media that all work together to help you "get" biology. Review "I use this text for non-science majors so I greatly appreciate the easy to read format, the occasional bits of humor, and many other aspects, such as the "People Matter" sections and the applications, which I use quite frequently for my online class. This makes the book much more readable, interesting and applicable to real life to students who are either not interested or afraid of taking a science class." About the Author For 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, 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." Christine Evers has been providing tools for biology education for more than 20 years. Before becoming a textbook author, she provided content for Genentech�s Access Excellence website and developed digital course materials for a variety of publishers. She received her undergraduate education at SUNY Stony Brook and did graduate work at Yale University. Lisa Starr has been creating incredible art for the Starr biology textbooks since 1997 and began authoring the books in 2004. She has a passion for all things science, and particularly enjoys parsing complex scientific concepts into written and visual content that engages nonscientists. She has an education in chemistry and biochemistry and an extensive background in molecular biology-based research in both academic and industrial settings.
Package Dimensions: 10.9 x 9.2 x 1.4 inches