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Biology, 7/e

Peter H. Raven, Missouri Botanical Gardens & Washington University
George B. Johnson, Washington University
Jonathan Losos, Washington University
Susan Singer, Carleton College

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:

  1. Focus on concepts.
  2. Reinforcing ideas.
  3. Emphasizing relevance to students.
  4. Keeping up with new developments.
  5. Careful editing.

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      2. Chapter Quiz: Test yourself over the chapter content. Hints and instructive feedback are provided to help you determine why wrong answers are incorrect.
      3. Outlines: Get a detailed outline of the chapter to help you study.
      4. Flashcards: Practice with flashcards to make sure you know the key terms from each chapter.
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