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MindTap Biology for Biology Today and Tomorrow without Physiology 5th Edition

Cecie Starr, Christine Evers, Lisa Starr

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Overview

MindTap Biology, 1 term (6 months) for Starr/Evers/Starr's Biology Today and Tomorrow without Physiology, 5E is a personalized teaching experience with relevant assignments that guide students to analyze, apply, and improve thinking, allowing you to measure skills and outcomes with ease. Personalized teaching becomes yours through a Learning Path built with key student objectives and your syllabus in mind. Control what students see and when they see it. Relevant readings, multimedia, and activities are designed to take students up the levels of learning, from basic knowledge to analysis and application. Analytics and reports provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement and completion rates.

Cecie Starr,

For two decades, Cecie Starr secured her place as one of the bestselling 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, but now, instead of building houses, she builds -- with care and attention to detail -- incredible 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,

Christine Evers (B.S. in Biology, State University of New York at Stony Brook) has been creating multimedia and web-based materials to supplement Starr and other science texts for ten years. After working as a research assistant studying developmental biology of slime mold, she was awarded an N.S.F. fellowship to attend Yale, where she studied Evolutionary Biology and honeybee behavior. She has a strong interest in science education and serves as a member of her local school board.

Lisa Starr,

Lisa Starr (B.A. in Chemistry/Biochemistry, University of California at San Diego, Revelle College) became an expert in molecular and cellular biology as she helped to build a veterinary virology research program at the biotech firm Syntro. She also spent seven years at The Scripps Research Institute and founded two other biotech firms. Since 1997, Lisa has been responsible for much of the art in the Starr BIOLOGY textbooks and has been a coauthor of the series since 2004.
  • Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Create a unique learning path of relevant readings, multimedia and activities that move students up the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension to analysis, application and critical thinking.
  • Integrate your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like YouTube videos, , Google Docs, RSS feeds, websites and more.
  • Use powerful analytics and reports that provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement and completion.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times—both individually and compared to the highest performers in class.
  • Help students stay organized and efficient with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
  • Automatically grade assignments and quizzes.
LEARNING PATH
1. Invitation to Biology.
UNIT 1: HOW CELLS WORK.
2. Molecules of Life.
3. Cell Structure.
4. Energy and Metabolism.
5. Capturing and Releasing Energy (example of detailed learning path topics)
UNIT 2: GENETICS.
6. DNA Structure and Function.
7. Gene Expression and Control.
8. How Cells Reproduce.
9. Patterns of Inheritance.
10. Biotechnology.
UNIT 3: EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY.
11. Evidence of Evolution
12. Processes of Evolution.
13. Early Life Forms and the Viruses.
14. Plants and Fungi.
15. Animal Evolution.
UNIT 4: ECOLOGY
16. Population Ecology.
17. Communities and Ecosystems.
18. The Biosphere and Human Effects.
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  • ISBN-10: 130558385X
  • ISBN-13: 9781305583856
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  • ISBN-10: 130571699X
  • ISBN-13: 9781305716995
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