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MindTap® Biology, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Starr/Taggart/Evers/Starr's Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life, 13th Edition

  • Cecie Starr
  • Ralph Taggart Michigan State University
  • Christine Evers
  • Lisa Starr
  • ISBN-10: 1285381858  |  ISBN-13: 9781285381855
  • © 2013 | Published
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MINDTAP BIOLOGY FOR BIOLOGY: THE UNITY & DIVERSITY OF LIFE, THIRTEENTH EDITION is a fully online, highly personalized learning experience built on Cengage Learning content. MINDTAP combines learning tools--readings, multimedia, activities, and assessments into a singular Learning Path that guides learners through the curriculum. MINDTAP BIOLOGY includes a variety of web apps called "MindApps," including ReadSpeaker, which reads the text out loud, and an app that lets you synchoronize your notes with your personal EverNote account. It also includes a best-in-class eBook, ready for your notes and highlights, and Aplia where you will complete assignments which are automatically graded.

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  • Printed Access Card - 1 Semester

    ISBN-10: 1285382552  | ISBN-13: 9781285382555

    List Price = $136.00

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    ISBN-10:  1285782968  | ISBN-13:  9781285782966

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  • Instant Access Code - 1 Semester

    ISBN-10:  128578295X | ISBN-13:  9781285782959

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ePack: Cengage Advantage Books: Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life, Loose-leaf Version, 13th + MindTap® Biology, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10: 1305421558 | ISBN-13: 9781305421554

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MindTap® Biology, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Starr/Taggart/Evers/Starr's Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life  (ISBN-10: 128578295X | ISBN-13: 9781285782959)

MINDTAP BIOLOGY FOR BIOLOGY: THE UNITY & DIVERSITY OF LIFE, THIRTEENTH EDITION is a fully online, highly personalized learning experience built on Cengage Learning content. MINDTAP combines learning tools--readings, multimedia, activities, and assessments into a singular Learning Path that guides learners through the curriculum. MINDTAP BIOLOGY includes a variety of web apps called "MindApps," including ReadSpeaker, which reads the text out loud, and an app that lets you synchoronize your notes with your personal EverNote account. It also includes a best-in-class eBook, ready for your notes and highlights, and Aplia where you will complete assignments which are automatically graded.

List Price = $136.00  | CengageBrain Price = $136.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $136.00

MindTap® Biology, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1285382552 | ISBN-13: 9781285382555)

MINDTAP BIOLOGY FOR BIOLOGY: THE UNITY & DIVERSITY OF LIFE, THIRTEENTH EDITION is a fully online, highly personalized learning experience built on Cengage Learning content. MINDTAP combines learning tools--readings, multimedia, activities, and assessments into a singular Learning Path that guides learners through the curriculum. MINDTAP BIOLOGY includes a variety of web apps called "MindApps," including ReadSpeaker, which reads the text out loud, and an app that lets you synchoronize your notes with your personal EverNote account. It also includes a best-in-class eBook, ready for your notes and highlights, and Aplia where you will complete assignments which are automatically graded.

List Price = $136.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $102.00

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MindTap® Biology, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Starr/Taggart/Evers/Starr's Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life  (ISBN-10: 128578295X | ISBN-13: 9781285782959)

MINDTAP BIOLOGY FOR BIOLOGY: THE UNITY & DIVERSITY OF LIFE, THIRTEENTH EDITION is a fully online, highly personalized learning experience built on Cengage Learning content. MINDTAP combines learning tools--readings, multimedia, activities, and assessments into a singular Learning Path that guides learners through the curriculum. MINDTAP BIOLOGY includes a variety of web apps called "MindApps," including ReadSpeaker, which reads the text out loud, and an app that lets you synchoronize your notes with your personal EverNote account. It also includes a best-in-class eBook, ready for your notes and highlights, and Aplia where you will complete assignments which are automatically graded.

List Price = $136.00  | CengageBrain Price = $136.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $136.00

MindTap® Biology, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1285382552 | ISBN-13: 9781285382555)

MINDTAP BIOLOGY FOR BIOLOGY: THE UNITY & DIVERSITY OF LIFE, THIRTEENTH EDITION is a fully online, highly personalized learning experience built on Cengage Learning content. MINDTAP combines learning tools--readings, multimedia, activities, and assessments into a singular Learning Path that guides learners through the curriculum. MINDTAP BIOLOGY includes a variety of web apps called "MindApps," including ReadSpeaker, which reads the text out loud, and an app that lets you synchoronize your notes with your personal EverNote account. It also includes a best-in-class eBook, ready for your notes and highlights, and Aplia where you will complete assignments which are automatically graded.

List Price = $136.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $102.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Cecie Starr

For the past two decades, Cecie Starr has been known as one of the best-selling 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. Instead of building houses, she now 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.”

Ralph Taggart

Ralph Taggart, Former Chair of Biological Sciences at Michigan State University, Ralph Taggert is now the chair of Geological Sciences. Professor Taggart, known for his outstanding research in Paleobotany, has taught the general biology course for over 20 years.

Christine Evers

Christine Evers has been creating multimedia and Web-based materials to supplement Starr and other science texts for ten years. She earned her B.S. in Biology from SUNY Stony Brook. After working as a research assistant studying the 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 earned her B.A. in Chemistry/Biochemistry from the University of California at San Diego Revelle College in 1982. Over the next five years, she became expert in molecular and cell biology as she helped build a veterinary virology research program at the startup biotech firm Syntro (which was later spun off into Protein Polymer Technologies). During this time, Lisa invented the cDNA cloning kit and the mRNA isolation kit that launched Invitrogen (now part of Life Technologies). She left Syntro to launch a molecular biology division for a veterinary vaccine company (Synbiotics, later acquired by Pfizer Animal Health), and then spent seven years at The Scripps Research Institute investigating integrin isoform expression in development and cancer metastasis and training postdoctoral candidates. She was recruited to start up the biotech firm Ixsys/Applied Molecular Evolution (later acquired by Lilly) and to establish proof-of-concept for combinatorial library construction as well as antibody randomization/humanization at the fledgling firm. Prior to joining the Starr franchise, she was recruited to start up Desmos, another biotech firm, that was later spun off into Cythera/Novocell/ViaCyte. Since 1997, Lisa has been responsible for the incredible art in the Starr biology textbooks, and began authoring the books in 2004.