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Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process, LIFE is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners at a value-based price. Offering busy students a variety of learning options, LIFE provides streamlined chapters, in-text support, and online tools to make learning more flexible. An appealing layout, interesting photos, and relevant real-life examples motivate and connect with non-science majors. Overall, LIFE will help you show your students that Biology is not just a required course to get through, but rather the exciting study of life!

John H. Postlethwait, University of Oregon

John H. Postlethwait is professor of Biology at the University of Oregon where he has taught general biology for 29 years, to both biology majors and non-majors, as well as upper division courses in embryology and genetics. His research on the genetic mechanisms of embryonic development and the origin of vertebrate genomes is supported by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. For three one-year periods, Dr. Postlethwait conducted research supported by Fullbright grants at the Institute für Molekular Biologie in Salzburg, Austria, the Laboratoire de Genetique Moleculaire des Eucaryotes in Strasbourg, France, and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in Oxford, England. A recipient of the Ersted Distinguished Teaching Award, Dr. Postlethwait encourages active participation of undergraduates in research and many of his publications include undergraduate students as coauthors. His love of teaching stems from his undergraduate days at Purdue University, where for three years he was a teaching assistant in General Biology.

Janet L. Hopson, University of California, Santa Cruz

Janet L. Hopson has authored or coauthored seven books. a popular book on human pheromones, another on human brain development and enrichment, and five different college biology textbook titles for students of various levels. She has taught science writing on two campuses of the University of California. Ms. Hopson has won awards for magazine writing, and her articles have appeared in Smithsonian, Psychology Today, Science Digest, Science News , Outside, and others. She is happily married and she and her husband enjoy pets, tennis, golf, skiing, swimming, and travelling.
  • An innovative combination of content delivery both in print and online provides a core text and a wealth of comprehensive multimedia teaching and learning assets based on input from focus groups, surveys, and interviews with faculty and students.
  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format without minimizing coverage for your course.
  • Chapter in Review Cards at the back of the Student Editions provide students a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class preparation. LIFE also includes a wealth of relevant applications, Learning Outcomes, "What do you know?" "Who knew?" a running glossary, and more.
  • Instructor Prep Cards at the back of the Instructor's Edition make preparation simple with detachable cards for each chapter, offering a quick map of chapter content, a list of corresponding PowerPoint and video resources, additional examples, suggested assignments and discussion questions to help organize chapter content efficiently.
  • A full suite of unique learning tools that appeal to different learning styles is available to students with the purchase of a new book. Online study tools include chapter summaries, flashcards, animations, flashcards, interactive quizzing, games, and more.
1. What is Life?
2. Cells and the Chemistry of Life.
3. How Cells Take in and Use Energy.
4. The Cell Cycle.
5. Patterns of Inheritance.
6. DNA: The Thread of Life.
7. Genes, Proteins, and Genetic Engineering.
8. Reproduction and Development.
9. The Mechanisms of Evolution.
10. Life's Origins and Biodiversity.
11. Single-Celled Life.
12. Fungi and Plants: Decomposers and Producers.
13. The Evolution and Diversity of Animals.
14. Ecology of Populations and Communities.
15. Ecosystems and the Biosphere.

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Instructor's Manual with Test Bank

ISBN: 9780538740098


WebTutor™ on WebCT™, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9780538731515

WebTutor™ on Blackboard®, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9780538731539