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Cecie Starr is the most successful author in non-majors biology because of her clear and engaging writing, trend-setting art, and unparalleled media. BIOLOGY TODAY AND TOMORROW, BASICS Edition (no physiology coverage) her most concise text, provides a precise, issues-oriented approach and "solves" some of the toughest course challenges: engaging students, linking concepts from chapter to chapter, easily monitoring students' progress and simplifying lecture prep. Show students how biology matters: opening each chapter with engaging essays on hot issues and related online voting, the text highlights the connections between biology and real-life. Online exercises promote critical thinking about issues students will face as consumers, parents and citizens. Link concepts from chapter to chapter: since students have a difficult time linking concepts, the authors created a new "linking" tool. A list at the start of each chapter reminds students of related topics that were explained earlier. Within chapters, a key icon identifies cross-references to relevant sections in earlier chapters. As students work through the text, they see how topics build upon one another. Monitor students' progress with ease: BiologyNow offers diagnostic quizzes with automatically graded results that flow directly into your instructor grade book (iLrn, WebCT or BlackBoard). And, to assess students' progress instantly with in-class quizzes and polls, you can use JoinIn on TurningPoint content and software. Enjoy easier lecture prep: The new PowerLecture tool integrates all electronic chapter assets - art, photos, animations, videos, links to InfoTrac articles, web links, bulleted text slides, and everything else you need into each chapter's lecture slides. This "buffet" of media resources-arranged by chapter section-is at your fingertips.
Table of Contents
1. Invitation to Biology. Unit 1: CELLS. 2. Molecules of Life. 3. How Cells Are Put Together. 4. How Cells Work. 5.Where it Starts?Photosynthesis. 6. How Cells Release Chemical Energy. Unit 2: GENETICS. 7. How Cells Reproduce. 8. Inheritance Patterns. 9. DNA Structure and Function. 10. Gene Expression and Control. 11. Studying and Manipulating Genomes. Unit 3: EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY. 12. Processes of Evolution. 13. Evolutionary Patterns, Rates, and Trends. 14. Early Life. 15. Plant Evolution. 16. Animal Evolution. 17. Plants and Animals: Common Challenges. Unit 4: ECOLOGY. 18. Population Ecology. 19. Community Structure and Biodiversity. 20. Ecosystems. 21. The Biosphere. 22. Behavioral Ecology. Epilogue.