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Biology is a comprehensive introductory biology textbook for non-majors or mixed-majors courses that covers biology in a traditional order from the structure and function of the cell to the organization of the biosphere. The book, which centers on the evolution and diversity of organisms, is appropriate for a one- or two-semester course.
It's no wonder that Sylvia Mader's Biology continues to be a text that's appreciated as much by instructors as it is by the students who use it. The ninth edition is the epitome of Mader's expertise: Its concise, precise writing uses an economy of words to present the material as succinctly and clearly as possible, thereby enabling students — even non-majors — to understand the concepts without necessarily asking the instructor to explain further.
Connect Plus ConnectPlus This version of Connect includes the full textbook as an integrated, dynamic ebook. ConnectPlus provides all of the Connect features plus the following: • An integrated, printable ebook, allowing for anytime, anywhere access to the textbook. • Dynamic links between the problems or questions you assign to your students and the location in the ebook where those problems or questions are covered. • You can assign fully integrated, self-study questions. • Pagination that exactly matches the printed text, allowing students to rely on ConnectPlus as the complete resource for your course. • Embedded media, including animations and videos. • Customize the text for your students by adding and sharing your own notes and highlights.
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