Page Number: 592
File Type: PDF
File Size: 155.25 MB
Authors/ Editors: Cecie Starr
In the new edition of BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, authors Cecie Starr, Christine A. Evers, and Lisa Starr have partnered with the National Geographic Society to develop a text designed to engage and inspire. This trendsetting text introduces the key concepts of biology to non-biology majors using clear explanations and unparalleled visuals. While mastering core concepts, each chapter challenges students to question what they read and apply the concepts learned, providing students with the critical thinking skills and science knowledge they need in life. Renowned for its writing style the new edition is enhanced with exclusive content from the National Geographic Society, including over 200 new photos and illustrations. New People Matter sections in most chapters profile National Geographic Explorers and Grantees who are making significant contributions in their field, showing students how concepts in the chapter are being applied in biological research. Each chapter concludes with an ‘Application’ section highlighting real-world uses of biology and helping students make connections to chapter content.
This book was very informative for me. After having read Africa: A Biography of a Continent, I had an ever growing desire to now learn more about scientific stuff. This book at first seemed to skip around a bit, which might be the case if you are looking to gain all the books info about a particular subject in one glance. However, the book presents the material in a building blocks manner.