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Biology Today and Tomorrow without Physiology, 5th Edition

  • Cecie Starr
  • Christine Evers
  • Lisa Starr
  • ISBN-10: 1305117395  |  ISBN-13: 9781305117396
  • 416 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2010, 2007
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $170.00

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Overview

Strike the perfect balance between level of detail and accessibility! Written for a one-semester, non-Biology majors course, BIOLOGY TODAY AND TOMORROW WITHOUT PHYSIOLOGY is packed with applications that are relevant to a student's daily life. The clear, straightforward writing style, in-text learning support, and trendsetting art engage students and help them understand key concepts. The accompanying MindTap for Biology is the most engaging and easiest to customize online solution in Biology. Overall, this accessible introduction helps students develop an understanding of biology and the process of science while building the critical-thinking skills they need to become responsible citizens of the world.

Features and Benefits

  • The authors' clear, accessible writing style engages students and makes the material accessible without glossing over the science—even with the most formidable topics.
  • Chapter-opening sections motivate students by exploring a current event or controversy directly related to the chapter's content.
  • Section-ending "Take-Home Messages" help students grasp key concepts.
  • An on-page glossary provides students with immediate help with the language of Biology and aids reading comprehension.
  • "Digging into Data" exercises ask students to analyze data and apply it to topical questions.
  • Eye-catching, chapter-opening art highlights each chapter's big picture topic and also appears within the chapter as an example. The visually appealing and accurate art program helps visual learners with step-by-step art, "Figure It Out" images, and animated figures.
  • Chapter 5, Capturing and Releasing Energy, combines the coverage of Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration to reveal these key concepts more completely and easily.

Table of Contents

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.
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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  • New end-of-chapter Visual Questions give students an opportunity to analyze graphic data and illustrations.
  • New and improved illustrations and fresh, striking photographs clarify key concepts and processes.

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Cooperative Learning: Making Connections in General Biology  (ISBN-10: 1305257030 | ISBN-13: 9781305257030)

COOPERATIVE LEARNING: MAKING CONNECTIONS IN GENERAL BIOLOGY is a collection ready-to-use short cooperative activities that have broad applicability for first year biology courses. The activities address a range of learning objectives such as reinforcing basic concepts, making connections between various chapters and topics, data analysis and graphing, developing problem solving skills, and mastering terminology. Each activity is designed to stand alone and most require only 5-10 minutes to complete.

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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.”

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.