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Biology: Science for Life with Physiology, Global Edition

Biology: Science for Life with Physiology, Global Edition

5th Edition

Colleen Belk, Virginia Maier

Aug 2015, Paperback, 696 pages
ISBN13: 9781292100432
ISBN10: 1292100435
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For non-majors biology courses.

Compelling and relatable stories engage students in learning biology

Colleen Belk and Virginia Borden Maier have helped students understand biology for more than twenty years in the classroom and over ten years with their popular text, Biology: Science for Life. The thoroughly revised Fifth Edition engages students with new storylines that explore high-interest topics such as binge drinking, pseudoscience, and study drugs. The book helps students develop scientific skills using new Working With Data figure legend questions and addresses common misconceptions with Sounds Right, But Is It? discussions in each chapter. This edition also offers a wealth of new “Flipped Classroom” activities and other resources to help professors enliven their classes and to help students assess their understanding of biology outside of class.

MasteringBiology® is not included. Students, if MasteringBiology is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MasteringBiology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

MasteringBiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product proven to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature personalized wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience and help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

1. Can Science Cure the Common Cold? Introduction to the Scientific Method

Unit One: Chemistry and Cells

2. Science Fiction, Bad Science, and Pseudoscience: Water, Biochemistry, and Cells

3. Is it Possible to Supplement Your Way to Better Health? Nutrients and Membrane Transport

4. Body Weight and Health: Enzymes, Metabolism, and Cellular Respiration

5. Life in the Greenhouse: Photosynthesis and Climate Change

Unit Two: Genetics

6. Cancer: DNA Synthesis, Mitosis, and Meiosis

7. Are You Only as Smart as Your Genes? Mendelian and Quantitative Genetics

8. DNA Detective: Complex Patterns of Inheritance and DNA Profiling

9. Genetically Modified Organisms: Gene Expression, Mutation, Stem Cells, and Cloning

Unit Three: Evolution

10. Where Did We Come From? The Evidence for Evolution

11. An Evolving Enemy: Natural Selection

12. Who Am I? Species and Races

13. The Greatest Species on Earth? Biodiversity and Classification

Unit Four: Ecology

14. Is the Human Population Too Large? Population Ecology

15. Conserving Biodiversity: Community and Ecosystem Ecology

16. Where Do You Live? Climate and Biomes

Unit Five: Animal Structure and Function

17. Organ Donation: Tissues and Organs

18. Binge Drinking: The Digestive and Urinary Systems

19. Clearing the Air: Respiratory and Cardiovascular Systems

20. Vaccination: Protection and Prevention or Peril? Immune System, Bacteria, Viruses, and Other Pathogens

21. Human Sex Differences: Endocrine, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems

22. Is There Something in the Water? Reproductive and Developmental Biology

23. Study Drugs: Brain Boost or Brain Drain? Brain Structure and Function

Unit Six: Plant Biology

24. Feeding the World: Plant Structure and Growth

25. Growing a Green Thumb: Plant Physiology

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.

Engage students with relevant stories and help them develop scientific literacy skills

  • UPDATED! Each chapter weaves in a story based on a current issue or hot topic through which biological concepts, examples, and applications are presented and explained. Six thoroughly revised storylines make biology topics even more relevant to today’s students:Chapter 2: Science Fiction, Bad Science, and Pseudoscience; Chapter 4: Body Weight and Health; Chapter 18: Binge Drinking Chapter 19: Clearing the Air; Chapter 21: Human Sex Differences; and Chapter 23: Study Drugs. NEW Interactive Storyline Activities can be assigned in MasteringBiology.
  • Savvy Reader activities in each chapter investigate a selection of current periodicals (newspapers, journals, magazines, and websites) that relate to a discussion in the main narrative. Each excerpt is followed by critical thinking questions to help students interpret and evaluate scientific information and data found in everyday media. NEW Savvy Reader activities can be assigned in MasteringBiology.
  • NEW! Working With Data questions have been added to the figure legends of selected graphs, tables, or figures, and challenge students to closely interpret the data. NEW Working with Data assignments are available for each chapter in MasteringBiology.
  • NEW! Sounds Right, But Is It? activities have been added to the end of each chapter and address common student misconceptions about biology concepts. The questions in the activity are available for use in class with Learning Catalytics.
  • NEW! “Flipped Classroom” Instructor’s Manual includes many activities that have been tested in the authors’ own classes. Each text chapter is supplemented with video lectures featuring Colleen Belk and Virginia Borden Maier, a selection of in-class activities, suggestions for student “pre-work” outside of class, media references, and more.
  • NEW! PowerPoint presentations accompany each chapter storyline to help instructors highlight the relevance of biology to everyday life. Many of these customizable lecture slides include new video clips.

Make complex biology topics more manageable for non-science students.

  • NEW! In the edition with physiology chapters, a new chapter 18 covers the digestive and urinary systems, which were previously part of the chapters on the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. This new chapter presents this material in a more manageable format for students and instructors and features a storyline on binge drinking.
  • UPDATED! Roots to Remember references have been added in context within chapter discussions to help students learn the language of biology using word roots.
  • EXPANDED! Visualize This questions within select figure legends encourage students to look more closely at figures to more fully understand their content.
  • Analogies in the book’s narrative and art compare abstract science with familiar objects and experiences, allowing students to better grasp difficult biological concepts.
  • Stop and Stretch questions are strategically placed within the text to help students pace themselves and think critically about material they have just read.
  • Learning Outcomes are integrated in MasteringBiology where they can be tied directly to assessment.
  • A Closer Look sections have been heavily revised, isolating particularly challenging content so instructors have flexibility to assign or skip it. “An Overview” section always appears before A Closer Look section, with the former offering the “big picture” of a concept and the latter “the details.”

MasteringBiology® is not included. Students, if MasteringBiology is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MasteringBiology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

MasteringBiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product proven to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature personalized wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience and help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

  • NEW! Interactive Storyline Activities tie the storyline of the chapter to key science concepts and ensure that students truly understand the relationship between the story and the science topics.
  • EXPANDED! Working with Data questions have been added to each chapter and challenge students to analyze and apply their knowledge of biology to a graph or set of data.
  • NEW! Savvy Reader: Evaluating Media activities ask students to examine selected media (web sites, articles, videos) with a critical look at the sources and methods used to convey information.
  • Learning Catalytics™ is an interactive classroom tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more sophisticated tasks and thinking. Now included with student subscriptions to MasteringBiology with eText, Learning Catalytics helps to facilitate classroom discussion, and promote peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. Instructors can:
    • Pose a variety of open-ended questions that help your students develop critical thinking skills
    • Monitor responses to find out where students are struggling
    • Use real-time data to adjust your instructional strategy and try other ways of engaging your students during class
    • Manage student interactions by automatically grouping students for discussion, teamwork, and peer-to-peer learning
    • Learning Catalytics now includes two types of questions based on the Fifth Edition of Biology: Science for Life:
      • Stop and Stretch questions help to ensure that students can apply the material they have learned to new concepts.
      • Sounds Right, But Is It? questions help uncover student misconceptions and work through them in class.
  • NEW! Everyday Biology Videos briefly explore interesting and relevant biology topics that relate to concepts that students are learning in class. These 20 videos, produced by the BBC, can be assigned in MasteringBiology with assessment questions.
  • Dynamic Study Modules allow your students to study on their own and be better prepared to achieve higher scores on their tests. A mobile app is available for iOS and Android devices for study on the go.
  • BioFlix™ 3D movie-quality animations help your students visualize complex biology topics and include automatically graded coaching activities with personalized feedback and hints.
  • ABC News Videos connect biology concepts to everyday life.