BIOLOGY: The Dynamic Science offers:
CLEAR, FULL-COLOR FIGURES:
AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO COMPLEX PROCESSES.
• Combining real scientific images and photographs with
student-friendly illustrations, Biology
offers the detail that students need to understand complex
topics, without ever overwhelming them with too much information.
RESEARCH FIGURES ILLUSTRATE
THE SCOPE AND POWER OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH.
• Experimental Research
figures highlight specific studies in which researchers used
both experimental and control treatments to test hypotheses.
• Each Research Method
figure describes an important technique, its purpose and protocol,
and how scientists interpret the data it generates.
• Observational Research
figures describe specific studiesin which biologists have
tested hypotheses by comparing systems under varying natural
OFFER STUDENTS A GLIMPSE OF POSSIBILITIES TO COME.
• Each chapter closes with a brief Unanswered
Questions essay describing cutting-edge research that
is advancing our knowledge. Contributed by experts in the
field, topics include “What was the first eukaryote?”
by Geoff McFadden, “How did blood clotting evolve?”
by Russell Doolittle, and “Do plants have a ‘backup’
copy of their genome?” by Susan Lolle.
INSPIRES STUDENTS TO ASK TOMORROW’S MOST PRESSING QUESTIONS.
• To give students a sense of the exciting impact of
molecular research on biology, every chapter presents an Insights
from the Molecular Revolution box.
IN-TEXT RESOURCES FOR
STUDENTS WHO WANT TO STUDY SMARTER.
• Each chapter ends with topic-by-topic lists for student review,
self-test questions, discussion questions, opportunities for
experimental analysis, and more.
• Within each chapter, Study
Break boxes encourage students to take a moment to
review the material they have just covered.
ALL THE INTERACTIVITY
AND POWER OF A REAL LAB, ONLINE
• With the realistic simulations of Virtual
Biology Laboratory 3.0, students will feel like they’re
in a real laboratory! Each of the 130 activities included
in the 14 labs engages students in gathering data and performing
experiments—giving you the opportunity to seamlessly
integrate lab work into your biology course.
TIME-SAVING TOOLS FOR
• A wide range of technology resources meets the course
needs of every instructor as well as the study needs of each
chosen to illustrate the principles in the text are
obviously well researched and are certainly new and
not “the usual” contents of textbooks. Very
refreshing to see new examples discussed. A rigorous,
introductory text with a wealth of scholarship in the
examples cited to illustrate general principles."
“In the class test, students really appreciated
that [the text] took a broad approach and then provided
the detail. When done this way, students can get the
big picture and get the details if needed.”
Southern Polytechnic State