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ISBN-10 0321703952ISBN-13 9780321703958
ISBN-10 0321576764ISBN-13 9780321576767
Author(s): Scott Freeman
Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
Copyright year: © 2011 Pages: 504

Building upon Scott Freeman’s unique narrative style that incorporates the Socratic approach and draws students into thinking like a biologist, the Fourth Edition has been carefully refined to motivate and support a broader range of learners as they are introduced to new concepts and encouraged to develop and practice new skills. Each page of the book is designed in the spirit of active learning and instructional reinforcement, equipping novice learners with tools that help them advance in the course—from recognizing essential information in highlighted sections to demonstrating and applying their understanding of concepts in practice exercises that gradually build in difficulty.        The new edition makes it easier than ever for students to locate information and learn concepts, with:

  • Remarkable “Big Picture” concept maps that help students synthesize information across chapters

  • A complete answer key in the back of the book

  • More concise discussions on selected topics with a clearer sub-heading structure for easier navigation

  • A finely tuned art program with improved clarity and contrast among biology structures and an improved orientation for phylogenetic trees

  •   An expanded BioSkills appendix at the end of the book helps students learn and practice foundational skills, which range from interpreting graphs to how to read a phylogenetic tree to common Latin and Greek word roots, and reading chemical structures.   CourseSmart textbooks do not include any media or print supplements that come packaged with the bound book.