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Evolution (3rd Edition)

Making Sense of Life

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Roberts

Pages: 752
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Evolution: Making Sense of Life brings technical rigor and conceptual depth that today’s biology students require. Zimmer, an award-winning New York Times columnist, brings compelling storytelling to the book, bringing...

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Evolution: Making Sense of Life brings technical rigor and conceptual depth that today’s biology students require. Zimmer, an award-winning New York Times columnist, brings compelling storytelling to the book, bringing evolutionary research to life through a narrative sure to capture the attention of evolution students. 

With riveting stories about evolutionary biologists at work everywhere from the Arctic to tropical rainforests to hospital wards, the book is a reading adventure designed to grab the imagination of students, showing them exactly why it is that evolution makes such brilliant sense of life. This edition of Evolution: Making Sense of Life is now supported in SaplingPlus. Created and supported by the author and other educators, SaplingPlus’s instructional online homework drives student success and saves educators’ time. Automatically graded homework problem contains hints, answer-specific feedback, and solutions to ensure that students find the help they need.  

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Compelling narrative: Throughout Evolution, the authors present stories about evolutionary biologists and how they've advanced our understanding of the history of life. We recount how these scientists set out to test hypotheses, how they developed experiments or went in search of fossils, and how they interpreted their results.
Strong pedagogy designed to help students master the most difficult concepts in evolutionary biology

Fundamental concepts are presented step-by-step and revisited in later chapters to give students opportunities to deepen their understanding
Mathematical coverage is integrated throughout the text in select boxes, allowing instructors to cover as much or as little detail as needed for their course. Students can use these boxes as a quick reference.







SaplingPlus highlights include:
Additional content and assessment to expand on the quantitative side of evolution.
Concept Tutorial Videos: Animations that walk students through the most conceptually difficult concepts. These include assignable associated assessments but also be used as a self-study resource. 
White Board Videos (mathematics tutorial videos) that help students with the quantitative skills they need for success in evolution. 



1
The Whale and the Virus: How Scientists Study Evolution
2  From Natural Philosophy to Darwin: A Brief History of Evolutionary Ideas
3 What the Rocks Say: How Geology and Paleontology Reveal the History of Life
4 The Tree of Life: How Biologists Use Phylogeny to Reconstruct the Deep Past
5 Raw Material: Heritable Variation Among Individuals.6 The Ways of Change: Drift and Selection
7 Beyond Alleles: Quantitative Genetics and the Evolution of Phenotypes
8 The History in Our Genes
9 From Genes to Traits: The Evolution of Genetic Networks and Development
10 Natural Selection: Empirical Studies in the Wild
11 Sex: Causes and Consequences
12 After Conception: The Evolution of Life History and Parental Care
13 The Origin of Species
14 Macroevolution: The Long Run
15 Intimate Partnerships: How Species Adapt to Each Other.-16 Brains and Behavior
17 Human Evolution: A New Kind of Ape
18 Evolutionary Medicine  

SaplingPlus has a variety of assessments, videos, and animations aligned with each chapter of the text. LearningCurve adaptive quizzing helps students prepare for class and drives them back to the text to reinforce their learning.
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Douglas J. Emlen is a professor at the University of Montana. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a recipient of the U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, multiple research awards from the National Science Foundation including their five-year CAREER award, and the E. O. Wilson Naturalist Award from the American Society of Naturalists.                                           

Carl Zimmer is one of the country’s leading science writers. A columnist for the New York Times, he is the author of 13 books, including She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The...

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Douglas J. Emlen is a professor at the University of Montana. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a recipient of the U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, multiple research awards from the National Science Foundation including their five-year CAREER award, and the E. O. Wilson Naturalist Award from the American Society of Naturalists.                                           

Carl Zimmer is one of the country’s leading science writers. A columnist for the New York Times, he is the author of 13 books, including She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potentials of Heredity, which The Guardian named the best science book of 2018. Zimmer is professor adjunct at Yale University, where he teaches science writing. Among his many honors, Zimmer has won the Stephen Jay Gould Prize, awarded by the Society for the Study of Evolution, and the National Association of Biology Teachers Distinguished Service Award. 

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