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Written by a team of best-selling authors, BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, 14th Edition reveals the biological world in wondrous detail. Packed with eye-catching photos and images, this text engages students with applications and activities that encourage critical thinking. Chapter opening Learning Roadmaps help students focus on the topics that matter most and section-ending “Take Home Messages” reinforce key concepts. Helpful in-text features include a running glossary, case studies, issue-related essays, linked concepts, self-test questions, data analysis problems, and more. The accompanying MindTap for Biology is the most engaging and easiest to customize online solution in Biology. Known for a clear, accessible style, BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, 14th Edition puts the living world of biology under a microscope for students to analyze, understand, and enjoy! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Renowned for its writing style and trendsetting art, BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE engages students with relevant applications and encourages critical thinking. The new edition offers a new Learning Roadmap in each chapter to help students gain a full understanding. Students are able to focus on key concepts, make connections to other concepts, and see where the material is leading. Helpful learning tools like the section-ending Take-Home Messages and the on-page running glossary ensure they grasp key points. Carefully balancing accessibility and the level of detail, the authors enable students to go beyond rote memorization and prepare them to make important decisions in life that require an understanding of biology and the process of science. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
By using an issues-oriented approach, the new edition of this respected text grabs student interest with real-life issues that hit home. This text includes new coverage and pedagogy that encourages students to think critically about hot-button issues and includes outstanding new features that take students beyond memorization and encourage them to ask questions in new ways as they learn to interpret data. Show students how biology matters Biology’s connections to real life are reflected in every chapter of this new edition, beginning with opening Impacts, Issues essays a brief case study on a biology-related issue or research finding and is revisited throughout the chapter, reminding students of the real-world significance of basic concepts. Additional, online exercises promote critical thinking about issues students will face as consumers, parents, and citizens. Link concepts from chapter to chapter Links to Earlier Concepts appear near the Key Concepts, to help students remember what they’ve learned in earlier chapters and apply it to the new material to come. At the beginning of each section, students are reminded of the earlier link that is most appropriate for their current. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
A continuing evolution: This text is the leader in its field and is used by more than two million students. It covers all major topics in general biology with clarity and precision. The book distills main concepts and outlines the research trends in the field. The principles of evolution and energy flow are used as a conceptual framework throughout. Although each edition of Starr/Taggart has undergone a major revision, the Seventh Edition has been improved substantially more than any previous edition. As with every new edition, Starr/Taggart continues to simplify and enliven the writing without sacrificing accuracy. The authors, by working full-time with more than 1,500 researchers and instructors, have gained a unique, in-depth understanding of each of biology's sub-disciplines. The results can be seen in the currency and accuracy of this 7th Edition.* Self-Contained Topic Spreads: The description of each topic and its reinforcing illustrations are always on the same page or two-page spread. Because each topic is presented in its entirety, students won't have to flip from page to page--all the material is right there in a cohesive, self-contained unit so students can focus easily on one topic at a time. In this 7th edition, the spreads will begin with an A-level head (larger head) instead of some of them starting with subheadings (smaller) and will end with a boxed summary statement so that each spread will be better defined visually. The topic spreads will help students better focus on each topic with all the written and visual material for that topic on one or two page spreads.* Self-Contained Visual Summaries: Annotated visual summaries arranged in a step-by-step sequence allow students to create a mental image of a concept, which reinforces their understanding. Visual summaries also serve as a simple overview of the topic so that when students read about the text, they have a mental picture to which they can add information. In the
Respected and loved by students and professors alike, BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, Ninth Edition presents the key concepts and applications of biology in an engaging, logical, and clear manner. Known for its superior writing and visually effective art program, this best-selling book provides students with one of the most readable and engaging introductions to biology in print. Respected for the way it maintains scientific accuracy while it presents information at an appropriate level for today's undergraduate nonmajors, the book has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest research in biology. This version of the Ninth Edition is packaged with a student CD-ROM and four months' access to InfoTracA(R) College Edition.