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What Is Life? A Guide to Biology & Prep-U



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W. H. Freeman
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  • What Is Life? A Guide to Biology, 2e
    What Is Life? A Guide to Biology, 2e


The most successful new non-majors biology textbook in a decade returns in a vigorously updated new edition—with every chapter of the book carefully revised by Jay Phelan, based on the feedback of hundreds of instructors and students. 
The Second Edition brings forward the book’s hallmark features (clear and consistent illustrations, beautiful photographs, Take-Home Message summary sections, StreetBio: Knowledge You Can Use, and Red Q Questions) while adding new pedagogy, updated content, and expanded media/supplements package.

Click here to watch a sample of our Lecture Videos featuring What Is Life? author, Jay Phelan.

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“The illustrations and photos in this textbook are some of the best I have ever seen.”
Buffany DeBoer, Wayne State College

“The illustrations are fantastic and very important in guiding the student through the text.”
Hartmut Doebel, George Washington University

“The Red Q Questions makes the material applicable to our students who don’t understand why they have to take a science course.”
Kimberly Vietti, Illinois Central College

“The questions at the end of chapter are great. I use them to help my students review for class and exams.”
Joseph Ahlander, Northeastern State University

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