Biology The Core

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/2/2014
  • Publisher: Pearson
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(Intended for Non-Majors Biology/Introductory Biology (non-majors/mixed)

Eric Simon’s  Biology: The Core  combines a 12-chapter textbook and robust content in MasteringBiology® to offer a flexible new teaching and learning package that engages you with concise writing, beautiful and effective visuals, and outstanding interactive digital resources.

This program offers an innovative teaching and learning experience by helping instructors and students:
  • Revolutionize teaching in and out of the classroom: The unique hybrid integration of the book with MasteringBiology allows your instructor the flexibility to teach the course just the way they want via a medium that caters to the way you learn.
  • Emphasize the big picture: The Core’s concise modules focus your attention on the most important concepts and encourage you to see the relevance of biology to everyday life. Each module provides just enough information to help you understand the subject.
  • Achieve a basic understanding of biology: The Core combines dynamic figures and illustrations with supporting narrative as the primary source of instruction to create a more engaging and accessible learning experience. Engaging and effective activities in MasteringBiology help you further visualize and understand complex biological processes.

0321744144 / 9780321744142 Biology: The Core Plus MasteringBiology with eText -- Access Card Package

Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringBiology does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringBiology search for ISBN-10: 0321744144/ISBN-13: 9780321744142. That package includes ISBN-10: 0321735862/ISBN-13: 9780321735867 and ISBN-10: 0321833406/ISBN-13: 9780321833402

MasteringBiology  is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

Author Biography

Eric J. Simon is an associate professor in the Department of Biology and Health Science at New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire. He teaches introductory biology to science majors and non-science majors, as well as upper-level courses in genetics, microbiology, tropical marine biology, and molecular biology. Dr. Simon received a B.A. in biology and computer science and an M.A. in biology from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Harvard University. His research focuses on innovative ways to use technology to improve teaching and learning in the science classroom, particularly for non-science majors. Dr. Simon is the lead author of Campbell Essential Biology and Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology .

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to the Science of Life
2. The Chemistry of Life
3. The Cell: the Fundamental Unit of Life
4. Energy and Life
5. Chromosomes and Inheritance
6. DNA: The Molecule of Life
7. Darwinian Evolution
8. Biodiversity 1: Microscopic Organisms
9. Biodiversity 2: Fungi and Plants
10. Biodiversity 3: Animals
11. Human Body Systems
12. Ecology

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