What Is Life

Author: Jay Phelan
Publisher: W H Freeman & Company
ISBN: 9781464107207
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Loose leaf Version for What is Life A Guide to Biology with Physiology

Author: Jay Phelan
Publisher: W. H. Freeman
ISBN: 9781464172250
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From the front of the classroom to the top of the bestseller’s list, award-winning educator Jay Phelan knows how to tell the story of how scientists investigate the big questions about life. He is also a master at using biology as a springboard for developing the critical thinking skills and scientific literacy that are essential to students through college and throughout their lives. Phelan’s dynamic approach to teaching biology is the driving force behind What Is Life?—the most successful new non-majors biology textbook of the millennium. The rigorously updated new edition brings forward the features that made the book a classroom favorite (chapters anchored to intriguing questions about life, spectacular original illustrations, innovative learning tools) with new features, enhanced art, and full integration with its own dedicated version of LaunchPad—W.H. Freeman’s breakthrough online course space, which fully integrates an interactive e-Book, all student media, a wide range of assessment and course management features, in a new interface in which power and simplicity go hand in hand. To order LaunchPad for free with this text please order bundle isbn 9781319028442.

Reconceptualizing Mathematics

Author: Judith Sowder
Publisher: W. H. Freeman
ISBN: 9781464193330
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Reconceptualizing Mathematics, founded on research and studies of learning and mathematics teaching for many years, is designed for use in classrooms in which students take an active part in learning and experience doing math. The esteemed author team has written the only textbook of its kind to both incorporate aspects of student-centered learning into lessons and model the teaching that will be expected of their students. To this end, the authors provide worthwhile tasks, activities, and support for facilitating discussions. Quantitative reasoning and problem solving are recurring themes in Reconceptualizing Mathematics. The authors approach problem solving that teaches students to understand the quantities embedded in the situation and how they relate to each other.

Intrigue

Author: Elizabeth Blood
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780205942213
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Package consists of: 0205741320 / 9780205741328 Intrigue: langue, culture et mystère dans le monde francophone 0205978487 / 9780205978489 MyFrenchLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Intrigue: langue, culture et mystère dans le monde francophone (multi semester access)

Mean Genes

Author: Terry Burnham
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465046983
Format: PDF, Docs
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Why do we want—and why do we do—so many things that are bad for us? And how can we stop? In Mean Genes economist Terry Burnham and biologist Jay Phelan offer advice on how to conquer our own worst enemy—our survival-minded genes. Having evolved in a time of scarcity, when our ancestors struggled to survive in the wild, our genes are poorly adapted to the convenience of modern society. They compel us to overeat, spend our whole paycheck, and cheat on our spouses. But knowing how they work, Burnham and Phelan show that we can trick these "mean genes" into submission and cultivate behaviors that will help us lead better lives. A lively, humorous guide to our evolutionary heritage, Mean Genes illuminates how we can use an understanding of our biology to beat our instincts—before they beat us.

Real Communication

Author: Dan O'Hair
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 145769218X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Real Communication uses stories from real people and the world around us as the foundation for the liveliest introduction to human communication available today. Professors and students alike have fallen in love with Real Communication's down-to-earth writing style, its current scholarship, and its wealth of learning and teaching tools. They also appreciate how Real Communication strives to weave together the discipline's different strands with CONNECT, a feature that shows students how to apply concepts across interpersonal, small group, and public speaking contexts.

Color Atlas of Genetics

Author: Eberhard Passarge
Publisher: Thieme
ISBN: 3131645245
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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From reviews of previous editions: A remarkable achievement concise but informativeNo geneticist or physician interested in genetic diseases should be without a copy -- American Journal of Medical Genetics Ever since the international Human Genome Project achieved its extraordinary goal of sequencing and mapping the entire human genomewith far-reaching implications for understanding the causes and diagnosis of human genetic disordersprogress in the field has been rapid. In the fourth edition of the bestselling Color Atlas of Genetics, readers will get a full overview of the field today, with an emphasis on the interface between fundamental principles and practical applications in medicine. The book utilizes the signature Flexibook format designed for easy visual learning and retention, and is invaluable for students, clinicians, and scientists interested in keeping current in this fast-moving area. New topics in the fully revised fourth edition of this highly praised atlas: Genetic signaling pathways involved in genetic disorders DNA repair systems Genomic disorders and genome-wide association studies Cancer genomes Ciliopathies, neurocristopathies, and other groups of causally related disorders Epigenetic changes in certain disorders Illustrated outline of human evolution With almost 200 stunning color plates concisely explained on facing pages, and including useful tables of data, a glossary of terms, key references, and online resources, this book makes every concept clear and accessible. It is an excellent introduction to genetics and basic genomics for students of medicine and biology, as well as an ideal teaching aid and refresher for investigators in any field of medicine or science.

What Is Life

Author: Jay Phelan
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429232166
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Features for each chapterAn engaging lecture outline that organizes the concepts and encourages students to add their own notes during class Key figures from the text integrated into the lecture outline to aid visual learners by associating images with concepts Short answer practice questions with answers provided in the back of the book Selected multiple choice practice questions from Prep-U List of the key terms and their definitions

Thinking About Biology

Author: Mimi Bres
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134018532
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For one-semester, non-majors introductory biology laboratory courses with a human focus. This manual offers a unique, extensively class-tested approach to introductory biology laboratory. A full range of activities show how basic biological concepts can be applied to the world around us. This lab manual helps students: Gain practical experience that will help them understand lecture concepts Acquire the basic knowledge needed to make informed decisions about biological questions that arise in everyday life Develop the problem-solving skills that will lead to success in school and in a competitive job market Learn to work effectively and productively as a member of a team The Fifth Edition features many new and revised activities based on feedback from hundreds of students and faculty reviewers.

LB Brief

Author: Jane E. Aaron
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134122003
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For courses in first-year composition. Helps you find what you need — and use what you find LB Brief with Tabs, Sixth Edition offers the authority and currency of The Little, Brown Handbook in a briefer, more affordable, spiral-bound format. LB Brief with Tabs maximizes that handbook’s strengths, while keeping pace with the rapid changes in writing and writing courses. It answers questions about the writing process, critical thinking, grammar and style, research writing, documentation, and more. With a cross-curricular outlook, easy-to-use format, and assumption of little or no experience with writing or handbooks, LB Brief with Tabs is ideal for students of all interest and skill levels. Also available with MyWritingLab™ This title is also available with MyWritingLab, an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. In addition to the full eText, activities directly from the text are available within MyWritingLab. These include written assignments, readings from the text, review exercises, and more. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyWritingLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyWritingLab, search for: 0134140184 / 9780134140186 LB Brief with Tabs Plus MyWritingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0133954706 / 9780133954708 MyWritingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card 0134123069 / 9780134123066 LB Brief with Tabs