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WH Freeman | Hardcover: 9781319248048| Ebook: 9781319248055 | January 2019 | £51.99

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The textbook that rethinks learning for introductory biology

Biology: How Life Works has been a revolutionary force for instructors and students. Designed to be selective, integrative and thematic; the authors have seamlessly aligned text, media, and assessment to create the best learning experience for students. Biology: How Life Works 3e includes:


Take a Visual Synthesis Map Tour with Rob Lue

A tour taking you through the reimagined Visual Synthesis Maps. These Visual Synthesis Maps allow for learning objective-driven tours of the material. Deep linking from the eText allows students to jump straight from the text into a rich visual representation of the content. Instructors can also create customised tours to use for engaging in-class presentations.

I really like the VS maps and the ability to drill down to the level of the atom/molecular group. - Karen Smith, University of British Columbia, Canada


Building Scientific Skills

Skills Primers

The authors have taken this new approach to develop scientific and cognitive skills needed to understand introductory biology. The Skills Primers guide students to learn, practice and use skills like working with numbers and creating graphs.

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How Do We Know Activities

These activities ask students questions around connected figures within the text. They allow students to explore the figures in a greater level of detail and develop the skills they need to understand scientific inquiry. These online exercises are assignable and gradeable.

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