Cecie Starr, Christine Evers, Lisa Starr
Brooks Cole (Cengage); 10th edition
Should employers be able to require their employees to undergo drug testing? Should there be warning labels on quick-service restaurants' menu items? You will learn the fundamental ideas of biology by reading this introductory text book, which places these ideas within the context of important issues. The Biology: Concepts and Applications 10th edition (PDF) was developed in partnership with the National Geographic Society by authors Cecie Starr, Christine A. Evers, and Lisa Starr. The National Geographic Society is known for its legacy of inspiring people and eye-opening photography. The end product is a textbook that does an exceptional job of introducing both the scientific method and the fundamental ideas of biology through the use of clear explanations and unparalleled visuals. The “Engage” boxes allow students to see how the chapter concepts are applied in the real world; the “Figure It Out” questions help you check your understanding; the “Applications” questions bring the chapter content to real life; the “Learning Objectives” questions help you focus your studying; and the “Data Analysis” activities strengthen your analytical skills. This e-book has received a lot of praise for having writing that is interesting and easy to understand, exceptional artwork, and fantastic support from various media, all of which work together to help you “get” biology.
For the purpose of assisting college students in achieving mastery of the associated learning goals, each chapter delves into fundamental ideas that are in line with the initiative “Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education” launched by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The textbook gives students of biology the opportunity to hone their critical thinking skills while simultaneously increasing their scientific literacy. This is accomplished by continuously challenging students to question what they read and to apply the concepts that they learn.
“I use this textbook for non-science majors, so I greatly appreciate the easy-to-read format, the occasional bits of humor, and the many other aspects, such as the “People Matter” sections and the applications, which I use quite frequently for my online class. Also, the author does a great job of explaining the concepts in a way that is clear and concise. Students who are not interested in or afraid of taking a science class will find this to make the ebook much more interesting, readable, and applicable to real life.
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