Discover Biology / Edition 3

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Overview

Thoroughly revised and updated, Discover Biology, Second Edition, presents the essential concepts of modern biology in a text designed specifically for nonmajors. The authors emphasize a level of detail appropriate for nonmajors, freeing instructors to focus on the scientific issues-HIV, global climate change, DNA fingerprinting, genetic engineering, cancer-that students read about in the paper, vote on in elections, and face in their daily lives. With two new chapters, refined pedagogy and art programs, and a powerful ancillary package, Discover Biology, Second Edition, is the best choice for the nonmajors introductory course.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393925395
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/19/2006
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 740

Meet the Author

Michael L. Cain taught introductory biology and a broad range of other biology courses at New Mexico State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology for thirteen years. He is now writing full time and is affiliated with Bowdoin College in Maine. Dr. Cain has published dozens of scientific articles on topics such as genetic variation in plants, insect foraging behavior, long-distance seed dispersal, and factors that promote speciation in crickets. Dr. Cain is the recipient of numerous fellowships, grants, and awards, including the Pew Charitable Trust Teacher-Scholar Fellowship and research grants from the National Science Foundation.

Robert Lue received his Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology from Harvard University, where he has taught introductory biology since 1988. He is currently the Dean of the Summer School and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Biological Sciences at Harvard.

Carol Kaesuk Yoon received her Ph.D. PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology from Cornell University and has been writing about biology for The New York Times since 1992. Her articles have also appeared in Science, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. Dr. Yoon has taught writing as a Visiting Scholar at Cornell University’s John S. Knight Writing Program, working with professors to help teach critical thinking in biology classes. She has also served as a science education consultant to Microsoft. She lives in Bellingham, Washington.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    TWO THUMBS DOWN

    horrible since you cant view on tablets...you dont think we can google the textbook and find it for our computer?? NOT HARD! nook study=FAIL and tablet=fail until you can get textbooks on them

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