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Volume 3 - Diversity of Life, 14th Edition

  • Cecie Starr
  • Ralph Taggart
  • Christine Evers
  • Lisa Starr
  • ISBN-10: 1305251261
  • ISBN-13: 9781305251267
  • 176 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2009, 2006
  • COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
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About the Product

Written by a team of best-selling authors, BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, 14th Edition reveals the biological world in wondrous detail. Packed with eye-catching photos and images, this text shows and tells the fascinating story of life on Earth, and engages readers with hands-on activities that encourage critical thinking. Chapter opening Learning Roadmaps help students focus on the topics that matter most and section-ending "Take Home Messages" reinforce key concepts. Helpful in-text features include a running glossary, case studies, issue-related essays, linked concepts, self-test questions, data analysis problems, and more. The accompanying MindTap for Biology is the most engaging and easiest to customize online solution in Biology. Known for a clear, accessible style, BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, 14th Edition puts the living world of biology under a microscope for readers from all walks of life to analyze, understand, and enjoy!

Features

  • Unmatched Clarity: Unlike most science texts, BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, 14th Edition makes subjects accessible without glossing over the science—even for the most complex topics.

  • Visual Substance: Both pleasing to the eye and scientifically accurate, the book's art program adds real depth to the material with step-by-step, "Figure It Out" images and animated figures.

  • Key Takeaways: A helpful "Take-Home Message" following each section asks an important question, and gives bulleted answers to promote understanding in detail.

  • Data Analysis: Analytical activities using real data give students the opportunity to hone their critical thinking skills and gain insight into contemporary research.

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."

Ralph Taggart

Ralph Taggart, Former Chair of Biological Sciences at Michigan State University, Ralph Taggert is now the chair of Geological Sciences. Professor Taggart, known for his outstanding research in Paleobotany, has taught the general biology course for over 20 years.

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.

Lisa Starr

Lisa Starr has been creating incredible art for the Starr biology textbooks since 1997 and began authoring the books in 2004. She has a passion for all things science, and particularly enjoys parsing complex scientific concepts into written and visual content that engages nonscientists. She has an education in chemistry and biochemistry and an extensive background in molecular biology-based research in both academic and industrial settings.

Table of Contents

UNIT IV: EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY.
20. Viruses, Bacteria, and Archaea.
21. Protists: The Simplest Eukaryotes.
22. The Land Plants.
23. Fungi.
24. Animal Evolution: The Invertebrates.
25. Animal Evolution: The Chordates.
26. Human Evolution.

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  • Human Impacts: Even more engaging, up-to-date content now focuses on real-world applications and the many ways human activities affect the environment.
  • Revealing Artwork: New and improved illustrations and fresh, striking photographs add visual understanding to the concepts in this text, making it ideal for non-biology majors who may have limited prior exposure to biology coursework.
  • Updated Case Studies: Refreshed and more relevant, these case studies highlight key applications, draw connections to the readings, and wrap up learning objectives at the end of each chapter.

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 Manual for Starr/Taggart/Evers/Starr’s Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life, 14th  (ISBN-10: 1305268768 | ISBN-13: 9781305268760)

This guide includes lesson outlines, labs, and practice questions, all formatted especially for the redesigned AP® biology exam.

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Student Supplements

Cooperative Learning: Making Connections in General Biology  (ISBN-10: 1305257030 | ISBN-13: 9781305257030)

COOPERATIVE LEARNING: MAKING CONNECTIONS IN GENERAL BIOLOGY is a collection ready-to-use short cooperative activities that have broad applicability for first year biology courses. The activities address a range of learning objectives such as reinforcing basic concepts, making connections between various chapters and topics, data analysis and graphing, developing problem solving skills, and mastering terminology. Each activity is designed to stand alone and most require only 5-10 minutes to complete.

MindTap Biology, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Starr/Taggart/Evers/Starr's Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life  (ISBN-10: 1305269837 | ISBN-13: 9781305269835)

MindTap Biology for Starr/Taggart/Evers/Starr's Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life, 14th Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. With an array of resources, tools, and apps -- including videos, a digital Study Guide, flashcards, and note taking -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage.

MindTap Biology, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Starr/Taggart/Evers/Starr's Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life  (ISBN-10: 1305269888 | ISBN-13: 9781305269880)

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