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Biology Today and Tomorrow without Physiology, 4th Edition

  • Cecie Starr
  • Christine Evers
  • ISBN-10: 1133365361
  • ISBN-13: 9781133365365
  • 432 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2006
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Engage your students and strike the perfect balance between level of detail and accessibility! Written for a one-semester, non-Biology majors course, BIOLOGY TODAY AND TOMORROW is packed with applications that are relevant to a student's daily life. The clear, straightforward writing style, in-text learning support, and trendsetting art help students understand key concepts. The accompanying MindTap for Biology further improves comprehension and outcomes by increasing student effort engagement and retention. Overall, this accessible and engaging introduction to biology provides an understanding of biology and the process of science while developing the critical-thinking skills students need to become responsible citizens of the world.

Features

  • Accessible Text: The clear writing style engages students and makes the material accessible without glossing over the science—even with the most formidable topics.

  • A Wealth of Applications: Chapter opening sections motivate students by exploring a current event or controversy directly related to the chapter's content. "How Would You Vote?" questions give students the opportunity to practice making an informed choice about a science-related controversy.

  • In-Text Learning Tools: "Take-Home Messages" at the end of each section help students grasp the key concepts. The on-page running glossary provides students with immediate support with the language of Biology as they read.

  • Helpful Art: The visually-appealing and accurate art program helps visual learners with step-by-step art, "Figure It Out" images, and animated figures. Eye-catching, chapter-opening art grabs student interest and highlights the chapter's big picture topic. It also appears within the chapter as an example.

  • Clear Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Coverage: Chapter 5, Capturing and Releasing Energy, combines the coverage of Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration to reveal more completely and easily these key concepts.

  • End of Chapter Support: The Visual Summary reinforces key concepts and links the chapter content visually for students. Each chapter also includes a Self Quiz, Critical Thinking questions, and Digging Into Data exercises.

About the Author

Cecie Starr

For decades, Cecie Starr has been known as one of the best-selling biology textbook authors. Her texts, appreciated for their clarity in both the written word and the visual representation of biological concepts, include multiple editions of BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, and BIOLOGY TODAY AND TOMORROW. Her original dream was to become an architect. Instead of building houses, she now builds, with care and attention to detail, texts based on this philosophy: "I invite students into a chapter through an intriguing story. Once inside, they get the great windows that biologists construct on the world of life. Biology is not just another house. It is a conceptual mansion. I hope to do it justice."

Christine Evers

Christine Evers has been providing tools for biology education for more than 20 years. Before becoming a textbook author, she provided content for Genentech’s Access Excellence website and developed digital course materials for a variety of publishers. She received her undergraduate education at SUNY Stony Brook and did graduate work at Yale University.

Table of Contents

1. Invitation to Biology.
2. Molecules of Life.
3. Cell Structure.
4. Cell Function.
5. Capturing and Releasing Energy.
6. DNA Structure and Function.
7. Gene Expression and Control.
8. How Cells Reproduce.
9. Observable Patterns of Inheritance.
10. Biotechnology.
11. Evidence of Evolution.
12. Processes of Evolution.
13. Early Life and the Microbes.
14. Plant Evolution.
15. Animal Evolution.
16. Population Ecology.
17. Ecosystems and Communities.
18. The Biosphere.

New to this edition

  • NEW! MindTap for Biology helps students learn and understand key concepts via focused assignments and active learning opportunities that include randomized, automatically graded questions, exceptional text interaction, and immediate feedback.
  • NEW! Chapter pedagogy provides more help for students to focus on key concepts, make connections to prior concepts, and see where the material is leading.
  • NEW! The text is updated throughout with the latest research and even more clarity.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133590977 | ISBN-13: 9781133590972)
Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1133590985 | ISBN-13: 9781133590989)
Transparencies  (ISBN-10: 1133590993 | ISBN-13: 9781133590996)
Student Interactive Workbook for Starr/Evers/Starr's Biology Today and Tomorrow with Physiology  (ISBN-10: 1133590934 | ISBN-13: 9781133590934)

Get the extra practice you need to succeed in your biology course with this hands-on Student Workbook. Designed to help you master the problem-solving skills and concepts presented in BIOLOGY TODAY AND TOMORROW WITH PHYSIOLOGY, 4th Edition, this practical, easy-to-use workbook reinforces key concepts and promotes skill building.

CourseMate with InfoTrac, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133593844 | ISBN-13: 9781133593843)

Attention CourseMate user: Cengage support for existing users of CourseMate will end of 8/1/2020.

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133596363 | ISBN-13: 9781133596363)

Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content within Blackboard. Whether you want to Web-enable your class or put an entire course online, WebTutor delivers. WebTutor offers a wide array of resources including animations, videos, quizzing, web links, exercises, flashcards, and more. Visit webtutor.cengage.com to learn more.

WebTutor™ Premium Plus on WebCT with eBook on Gateway, Virtual Biology Labs, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133596401 | ISBN-13: 9781133596400)

Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content within WebCT. Whether you want to Web-enable your class or put an entire course online, WebTutor delivers. WebTutor offers a wide array of resources including Virtual Biology Labs, animations, videos, quizzing, web links, exercises, flashcards, and more. Visit webtutor.cengage.com to learn more.

WebTutor™ Premium Plus on Blackboard® with eBook (1 term), 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133593828 | ISBN-13: 9781133593829)

Succeed in your biology course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

WebTutor™ on WebCT with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133596320 | ISBN-13: 9781133596325)

Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content within WebCT. Whether you want to Web-enable your class or put an entire course online, WebTutor delivers. WebTutor offers a wide array of resources including animations, videos, quizzing, web links, exercises, flashcards, and more. Visit webtutor.cengage.com to learn more.

QuickPrep Instant Access Code for Biology  (ISBN-10: 1133176895 | ISBN-13: 9781133176893)

QUICK PREP FOR BIOLOGY gets students up to speed with the prerequisite Math, Chemistry, vocabulary, and study skills they need to succeed in Introductory Biology. It also frees instructors from spending time on remedial support. In this flexible system, students can work independently or instructors can track their progress and assign credit.

QuickPrep, 2 terms (12 months) Printed Access Card Printed Access Card for Biology  (ISBN-10: 1133176909 | ISBN-13: 9781133176909)

QUICK PREP FOR BIOLOGY gets students up to speed with the prerequisite Math, Chemistry, vocabulary, and study skills they need to succeed in Introductory Biology. It also frees instructors from spending time on remedial support. In this flexible system, students can work independently or instructors can track their progress and assign credit.

Student Supplements

Student Interactive Workbook for Starr/Evers/Starr's Biology Today and Tomorrow with Physiology  (ISBN-10: 1133590934 | ISBN-13: 9781133590934)

Get the extra practice you need to succeed in your biology course with this hands-on Student Workbook. Designed to help you master the problem-solving skills and concepts presented in BIOLOGY TODAY AND TOMORROW WITH PHYSIOLOGY, 4th Edition, this practical, easy-to-use workbook reinforces key concepts and promotes skill building.

CourseMate with InfoTrac, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133593844 | ISBN-13: 9781133593843)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with BIOLOGY TODAY AND TOMORROW WITH PHYSIOLOGY, 4th Edition.

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133596363 | ISBN-13: 9781133596363)

Improve your grades with WebTutor online review and test prep tools.

WebTutor™ Premium Plus on WebCT with eBook on Gateway, Virtual Biology Labs, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133596401 | ISBN-13: 9781133596400)

Improve your grades with WebTutor online review and test prep tools.

WebTutor™ Premium Plus on Blackboard® with eBook (1 term), 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133593828 | ISBN-13: 9781133593829)

Succeed in your biology course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

WebTutor™ on WebCT with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133596320 | ISBN-13: 9781133596325)

Improve your grades with WebTutor online review and test prep tools.

QuickPrep Instant Access Code for Biology  (ISBN-10: 1133176895 | ISBN-13: 9781133176893)
QuickPrep, 2 terms (12 months) Printed Access Card Printed Access Card for Biology  (ISBN-10: 1133176909 | ISBN-13: 9781133176909)

Get up to speed with Cengage Learning's QUICK PREP FOR BIOLOGY. Hit the ground running with prerequisite Math, Chemistry, vocabulary, and study skills you need to succeed in Introductory Biology.