Peter H. Raven,
Missouri Botanical Gardens & Washington University George B. Johnson,
Washington University Jonathan Losos,
Washington University Susan Singer,
ISBN: 0072437316 Copyright year: 2005
Biology is an authoritative majors textbook with evolution as a unifying theme. In revising the text, the authors have consulted extensively with previous users, noted experts and professors in the field. It is distinguished from other texts by its strong emphasis on natural selection and the evolutionary process that explains biodiversity. Not only has the book been thoroughly updated to reflect rapid advances, there is more emphasis today on the teaching of concepts and this has led to significant changes in how the material is presented. Technology also plays a greater role in teaching and this Online Learning Center and BioCourse.Com provide professors and students alike with an abundance of resources. Five considerations influenced this revision. They are:
Focus on concepts.
Emphasizing relevance to students.
Keeping up with new developments.
Media Assets we have developed to enhance your student's understanding of
Animations: View full color, dynamic animations to help you
visualize key biological processes. You have the ability to control the
animation by turning on or off the narration, playing the animation with or
without text, and can start, stop, or rewind the animation to any point you
Chapter Quiz: Test yourself over the chapter content.
Hints and instructive feedback are provided to help you determine why wrong
answers are incorrect.
Outlines: Get a detailed outline of the chapter
to help you study.
Flashcards: Practice with flashcards to make sure you
know the key terms from each chapter.
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