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Biology: How Life Works plus LaunchPad (3rd Edition)

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Biology: How Life Works was written in response to recent and exciting changes in biology, education, and technology with the goal of helping...

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This is the pack isbn (includes the textbook and the 12 month access card).Biology: How Life Works was written in response to recent and exciting changes in biology, education, and technology with the goal of helping students to think like biologists. The connected resources of text, visual program, and assessments were developed together to provide students with the best resources to gain a modern understanding of biology.The third edition continues this approach, and expands upon it by making both the text and media more flexible for instructors and easier to implement. New scientific skills-focused content gives students the tools they need to continue through a life sciences curriculum. Major content revisions in the coverage of DNA Structure and Function, Animal Form and Function, and a complete reorganisation of our Ecology coverage streamline the content and make for a more flexible teaching experience.There are great improvements to the media and assessment programs. Improved diversity of assessments (more diversity of Bloom’s level, new item types, and new tutorials) and improved data analytics to allow for more insight into students learning.  The Visual Syntheses have been re imagined, creating simpler and more powerful tools to help students see connections between topics.

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Thematic - The authors of How Life Works use six themes to guide decisions about which concepts to include and how to organise them. The themes provide a framework that helps students see biology as a set of connected concepts rather than disparate facts


Selective - How Life Works is not a reference for all of biology, but rather a resource focused on foundational concepts, terms, and experiments. It explains fundamental topics carefully, with an appropriate amount of supporting detail, so that students leave an introductory biology class with a framework on which to build

Integrated - How Life Works moves away from minimally related chapters to provide guidance on how concepts connect to one another and the bigger picture. Across the book, key concepts such as chemistry are presented in context and Cases and Visual Synthesis Figures throughout provide a framework for connecting and assimilating information

1. Life: Chemical, Cellular and Evolutionary Foundations
Case 1 The First Cell: Information, Homeostasis, and Energy
2. The Molecules of Life
3. Nucleic Acids: The Encoding of Biological Information
4. Translation and Protein Structure
5. Organizing Principles: Lipids, Membranes, and Cell Compartments
6. Making Life Work: Capturing and Using Energy
7. Cellular Respiration: Harvesting Energy from Carbohydrates
8. Photosynthesis: Using Sunlight to Build Carbohydrates
Case 2 Cancer: Cell Signaling, Form, and Division
9. Cell Signaling
10. Cell Form and Function: Cytoskeleton, Cellular Junctions, and Extracellular Matrix
11. Cell Division: Mitosis and Meiosis
Case 3 You, from A to T: Your Personal Genome
12. DNA Replication and Manipulation
13. Genomes
14. Mutation and Genetic Variation
15. Mendelian Inheritance
16. Sex Chromosomes, Linkage and Organelles
17. The Genetic and Environmental Basis of Complex Traits
18. Genetic and Epigenetic Regulation
19. Genes and Development
20. Animal Nervous Systems
21. Animal Movement: Muscles and Skeleton
Case 4 Malaria: Co-evolution of Humans and a Parasite
22. Evolution: Change over Time
23. Endocrine System
24. Species and Speciation
25. Evolutionary Patterns: Phylogeny and Fossils
26. Human Origins and Evolution
Case 5 The Human Microbiome: Diversity Within
27.The Diversity of Prokaryotes
28. Eukaryotic Cells: Origins and Diversity
29. Being Multicellular
Case 6 Agriculture: Feeding a Growing Population
30. Plant Structure and Physiology: Moving Photosynthesis onto Land
31. Plant Reproduction: Finding Mates and Dispersing Offspring
32. Plant Defense: Keeping the World Green
33. Plant Growth and Development: Building the Plant Body
34. Plant Diversity
35. Fungi: Structure, Function and Diversity
Case 7 Biology Inspired Engineering: Using Nature to Solve Problems
36. Animal Form, Function, and Evolutionary History
37. Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
38. Metabolism, Nutrition, and Digestion
39. Animal Renal Systems: Water and Waste
40. Animal Reproduction and Development
41. Ecosystem Ecology
42. Immune System
43. Behavior and Behavioral Ecology.-  Case 8 Biodiversity and Biodiversity Loss
44. Animal Diversity
45. Population Ecology
46. Species Interactions and Communities
47. Climate and Biomes
48. The Anthropocene.

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James R. Morris is Professor of Biology at Brandeis University. He teaches a wide variety of courses for majors and non-majors, including introductory biology, evolution, genetics and genomics, epigenetics, comparative vertebrate anatomy, and a first-year seminar on Darwin's On the Origin of Species. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards from Brandeis and Harvard. Dr. Morris received a PhD in genetics from Harvard University and an MD from Harvard Medical School. He was a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Harvard University, and a National Academies Education Fellow and Mentor in the Life Sciences. 

  
Daniel L. Hartl is Higgins Professor of Biology in the Department...

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James R. Morris is Professor of Biology at Brandeis University. He teaches a wide variety of courses for majors and non-majors, including introductory biology, evolution, genetics and genomics, epigenetics, comparative vertebrate anatomy, and a first-year seminar on Darwin's On the Origin of Species. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards from Brandeis and Harvard. Dr. Morris received a PhD in genetics from Harvard University and an MD from Harvard Medical School. He was a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Harvard University, and a National Academies Education Fellow and Mentor in the Life Sciences. 

  
Daniel L. Hartl is Higgins Professor of Biology in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University and Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. His lab studies molecular evolutionary genetics and population genetics and genomics. Dr. Hartl is the recipient of the Samuel Weiner Outstanding Scholar Award as well as the Gold Medal of the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples. He has served as President of the Genetics Society of America and President of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution. Dr. Hartl's PhD is from the University of Wisconsin, and he did postdoctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley. 
  
Andrew H. Knoll is Fisher Professor of Natural History in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. He is also Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Dr. Knoll teaches introductory courses in both departments. His research focuses on the early evolution of life, Precambrian environmental history, and the interconnections between the two. He has also worked extensively on the early evolution of animals, mass extinction, and plant evolution.

Robert Lue is Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University and the Richard L. Menschel Faculty Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. He has coauthored undergraduate biology textbooks and chaired education conferences on college biology for the National Academies and the National Science Foundation and o
n diversity in science for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Institutes of Health.

Melissa Michael is Director for Core Curriculum and Assistant Director for Undergraduate Instruction for the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Andrew Berry is Lecturer in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and an undergraduate advisor in the Life Sciences at Harvard University. With research interests in evolutionary biology and history of science, he teaches courses that either focus on one of the areas or combine the two. 

Andrew Biewener is Charles P. Lyman Professor of Biology in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University and Director of the Concord Field Station. He teaches both introductory and advanced courses in anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics. 

Brian D. Farrell is Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Curator in Entomology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. He is an authority on coevolution between insects and plants and a specialist on the biology of beetles.

N. Michele Holbrook is Charles Bullard Professor of Forestry in the Department of Organismi
c and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. She teaches an introductory course on biodiversity as well as advanced courses in plant biology.

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