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LaunchPad for Life: The Science of Biology (12 Month Access Card) (12th Edition)

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12 May 2020

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The 12th edition of Life: The Science of Biology continues to be engaging, active, and focused on teaching the skills that students need to master.

New pedagogical features work in conjunction with powerful updates to the...

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The 12th edition of Life: The Science of Biology continues to be engaging, active, and focused on teaching the skills that students need to master.New pedagogical features work in conjunction with powerful updates to the online suite of materials in LaunchPad to support the mission of Life by teaching students the skills and understanding of experimentation and data they need to succeed in introductory biology and ultimately in their future STEM careers.  Life’s potent combination of expertly crafted media, assessment, pedagogy and engagement makes this new edition the best resource yet for biology students.

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The Experiments and Work with the Data exercises highlight important research and instill the foundation of scientific investigation in students by always following the hypothesis-method--results-conclusion framework.

The opening story and question sets the stage for the narrative, a related Experiment and Work with the Data exercise helps reinforce the concepts, and the synthesis and future directions at the end helps wrap up the investigation.

Links to media such as animations, simulations, and jaw-dropping videos appear throughout each chapter and allow students to interact with content in a variety of ways. 

Intriguing Pop-Up questions in figure captions sharpen students' skills in critical thinking about biology and subtly reinforce the process of doing science.

Connect the Concepts foster thinking about the big picture-a task that can be overwhelming for introductory biology students-by demonstrating how certain important terms and concepts relate to discussions in another chapter.






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Data in Depth offers students a more in-depth exploration of the in-text "Work with Data" feature via interactive modules that further enhance scientific literacy skills via a host of interactive enhancements: data visualizations, experimental design, graphing, and mathematical calculations.

A new online, interactive version of the in-text Statistics Primer offers students the opportunity to actually perform statistical analysis and calculations.

A new in-text Visual Summary takes the place of standard text-only summaries to help students better master concepts and competencies via a visual trigger (a key in-text figure) and short concise text entries, to aid their memory. Relevant animations and activities are referenced in each summary entry.









Part one The Science of Life and Its Chemical Basis
Part two Cells
Part three Cells and Energy
Part four Genes, Genomes, and Heredity
Part five The Processes and Patterns of Evolution
Part six The Evolution of Diversity
Part seven Flowering Plants: Form and Function
Part eight Animals: Form and Function
Part nine Ecology.
LaunchPad combines an interactive e-book with high-quality multimedia content and ready-made assessment options, including LearningCurve, our adaptive quizzing resource, to engage your students and develop their understanding.
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David M. Hillis is the Alfred W. Roark Centennial Professor in Integrative Biology at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also has directed the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, the Biodiversity Center, and the School of Biological Sciences. Dr. Hillis has taught courses in introductory biology, genetics, evolution, systematics, and biodiversity.

David E. Sadava is the Pritzker Family Foundation Professor of Biology, Emeritus, at the Keck Science Center of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps, three of The Claremont Colleges. In addition, he is Adjunct Professor of Cancer Cell Biology at the City of Hope Medical Center. Twice winner of the Huntoon Award for superior teaching, Dr....

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David M. Hillis is the Alfred W. Roark Centennial Professor in Integrative Biology at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also has directed the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, the Biodiversity Center, and the School of Biological Sciences. Dr. Hillis has taught courses in introductory biology, genetics, evolution, systematics, and biodiversity.

David E. Sadava is the Pritzker Family Foundation Professor of Biology, Emeritus, at the Keck Science Center of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps, three of The Claremont Colleges. In addition, he is Adjunct Professor of Cancer Cell Biology at the City of Hope Medical Center. Twice winner of the Huntoon Award for superior teaching, Dr. Sadava has taught courses on introductory biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, plant biology, and cancer biology.

H. Craig Heller is the Lorry I. Lokey/Business Wire Professor in Biological Sciences and Human Biology at Stanford University. He has taught in the core biology courses at Stanford since 1972 and served as Director of the Program in Human Biology, Chairman of the Biolo-gical Sciences Department, and Associate Dean of Research. Dr. Heller is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a recipient of the Walter J. Gores Award for excellence in teaching and the Kenneth Cuthberson Award for Exceptional Service to Stanford University. 

Sally D. Hacker is Professor at Oregon State University where she has been a faculty member since 2004. She has taught courses in introductory ecology, community ecology, invasion biology, field ecology, and marine biology. She was awarded the Murray F. Buell Award by the Ecological Society of America and the Young Investigator Prize by the American Society of Naturalists.

David W. Hall is an Associate Professor of Genetics at the University of Georgia, where he was the recipient of the Sandy Beaver Excellence in Teaching Award in 2013. Recent work includes using mathematical models to address the evolution of meiotic drive, the rate and pattern of molecular evolution in social insects, and early sex chromosome evolution. In the lab, he utilizes different yeast species to study spontaneous mutations using a combination of both mutation-accumulation and adaptation experiments.

Marta Laskowski is a Professor in the Biology Department at Oberlin College. Dr. Laskowski has mentored undergraduate students in research and has taught introductory biology, skills-based first year seminars (Feeding the World), plant physiology, and plant development. She heads an effort at Oberlin, funded by the HHMI Inclusive Excellence program, to enhance the climate for and success of a diverse student population in STEM. 

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