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Overview

The Third Edition of Biology: Science for Life continues to draw students into biology through engaging stories that make difficult topics more accessible and understandable.

Colleen Belk and Virginia Borden strive to make teaching and learning biology a better experience from both sides of the desk. The authors draw from their teaching experiences to create a text with a flowing narrative and innovative features that require students to become more active participants in their learning. Each chapter presents the material through a story that draws from real life examples, making the reading more engaging and accessible to today’s students. These stories strive to demystify topics found in biology.

The Third Edition of this book features a completely re-designed art program and uses the authors’ teaching experiences to create student-centered features such as the new Savvy Reader, Visualize This, and Stop and Stretch to motivate and encourage student learning. The new A Closer Look allows instructors the opportunity to expand on certain important biological topics.

For instructors who would like to cover Animal Structure and Function and Plant Biology, an alternate edition of this book, Biology: Science for Life with Physiology, is also available.

This text now includes access to MasteringBiology®. Can Science Cure the Common Cold? Introduction to the Scientific Method, Are We Alone in the Universe? Water, Biochemistry, and Cells, Diet. Cells and Metabolism, Life in the Greenhouse: Photosynthesis Cellular Respiration, and Global Warming, Cancer: DNA Synthesis, Mitosis, and Meiosis, Are You Only as Smart as Your Genes? Mendelian and Quantitative Genetics, DNA Detective: Complex Patterns of Inheritance and DNA Fingerprinting, Gene Expression, Mutation and Cloning: Genetically Modified Organisms, Where Did We Come From? The Evidence for Evolution, An Evolving Enemy: Natural Selection, Who Am I? Species and Races, Prospecting for Biological Gold: Biodiversity and Classification, Is the Human Population Too Large? Population Ecology, Conserving Biodiversity: Community and Ecosystem Ecology, Where Do You Live? Climate and Biomes, Organ Donation: Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems, Clearing the Air: Respiratory, Cardiovascular, and Excretory Systems, Will Mad Cow Disease Become an Epidemic? Immune System, Bacteria, Viruses, and Other Pathogens, Sex Differences and Athleticism: Endocrine, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems, Is There Something in the Water? Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Attention Deficit Disorder: Brain Structure and Function, Feeding the World: Plant Structure and Growth, Growing a Green Thumb: Plant Physiology. Intended for those interested in learning the basics of biology

0321706919 / 9780321706911 Biology: Science for Life with MasteringBiology™

Package consists of:

0321559592 / 9780321559593 Biology: Science for Life

0321682637 / 9780321682635 MasteringBiology™ with Pearson eText Student Access Kit for Biology: Science for Life with Physiology (ME component)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321742292
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
  • Publication date: 6/17/2010
  • Series: MasteringBiology, Non-Majors Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 419
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Colleen Belk and Virginia Borden Maier have been colleagues and collaborators for more than thirteen years. Both authors have adopted teaching styles at their respective universities, the University of Minnesota Duluth and St. John Fisher College, that capitalize on students’ natural curiosity about high-interest topics such as dieting, global warming, and organ donation to effectively teach fundamental course topics such as cell biology, photosynthesis, and physiology. Their classroom experience has informed every chapter to help students understand biological principles, develop critical thinking skills, apply biology to their own lives, and make the introductory course more enjoyable from both sides of the desk.

In addition to Biology: Science for Life, Colleen and Virginia are co-authors of Biology: Science for Life Laboratory Manual and Human Biology .

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Table of Contents

1. Can Science Cure the Common Cold? Introduction to the Scientific Method

I. CHEMISTRY AND CELLS

2. Are We Alone in the Universe? Water, Biochemistry, and Cells

3. Diet. Cells and Metabolism

4. Life in the Greenhouse: Photosynthesis Cellular Respiration, and Global Warming

II. GENETICS

5. Cancer: DNA Synthesis, Mitosis, and Meiosis

6. Are You Only as Smart as Your Genes? Mendelian and Quantitative Genetics

7. DNA Detective: Complex Patterns of Inheritance and DNA Fingerprinting

8. Gene Expression, Mutation and Cloning: Genetically Modified Organisms

III. EVOLUTION

9. Genetically Modified Organisms: Gene Expression, Mutation, and Cloning

10. An Evolving Enemy: Natural Selection

11. Who Am I? Species and Races

12. Prospecting for Biological Gold: Biodiversity and Classification

IV. ECOLOGY

13. Is the Human Population Too Large? Population Ecology

14. Conserving Biodiversity: Community and Ecosystem Ecology

15. Where Do You Live? Climate and Biomes

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