Synopses & Reviews
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, 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.
The Starr, Evers, Starr author team is the most successful in non-major biology primarily because of the team's clear and engaging writing style, trend-setting art, and unparalleled media. BIOLOGY TODAY AND TOMORROW WITH PHYSIOLOGY, Third Edition, the team's most concise text, provides the perfect balance between educating students on the most compelling issues that instructors desire to convey with the critical-thinking skills needed to become responsible citizens of the world.
About the Author
For the past two decades, Cecie Starr has been known as one of the best-selling biology textbook authors. Her texts, appreciated for their clarity in both the written word and the visual representation of biological concepts, include multiple editions of BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, and BIOLOGY TODAY AND TOMORROW. Her original dream was to become an architect. Instead of building houses, she now builds, with care and attention to detail, incredible texts based on this philosophy: "I invite students into a chapter through an intriguing story. Once inside, they get the great windows that biologists construct on the world of life. Biology is not just another house. It is a conceptual mansion. I hope to do it justice." Christine Evers has been creating multimedia and Web-based materials to supplement Starr and other science texts for ten years. She earned her B.S. in Biology from SUNY Stony Brook. After working as a research assistant studying the developmental biology of slime mold, she was awarded an N.S.F. fellowship to attend Yale, where she studied evolutionary biology and honeybee behavior. She has a strong interest in science education and serves as a member of her local school board. Lisa Starr has been responsible for the incredible art in the Starr biology textbooks for many years. She has worked at as a research scientist at The Scripps Institute, as well as several other institutions. Her areas of expertise are biochemistry and molecular and cell biology.
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. Observing Patterns in Inherited Traits. 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: HOW PLANTS WORK. 18. Plant Form and Function. 19. Plant Reproduction and Development. Unit 5: HOW ANIMALS WORK. 20. Animal Tissues and Organ Systems. 21. How Animals Move. 22. Circulation and Respiration. 23. Immunity. 24. Digestion, Nutrition, and Excretion. 25. Neural Control and the Senses. 26. Endocrine Control. 27. Animal Reproduction and Development. Unit 6: ECOLOGY. 28. Population Ecology. 29. Community Structure and Biodiversity. 30. Ecosystems. 31. The Biosphere. 32. Behavioral Ecology. Epilogue.