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Life on Earth (4th Edition) by T.Audesirk et al.

Life on Earth (4th Edition)  

   

AUTHORS: 

Teresa Audesirk
  • Paperback: 732 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 4 edition
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0131469126
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 9.2 x 1.0 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.75 pounds


EDITORIAL REVIEWS

Book Description

This book is built on a steadfast tradition of accurate science, engaging presentation and media innovation. The readers' experience is enhanced with the new MediaTutor CD-ROM that is integrated into each chapter through the use of MediaTutor Tabs. The result is a program that helps you draw readers into biology through an engaging text and interactive media. This book focuses on the key concepts of cell biology, genetics, evolution, plant and animal anatomy and physiology, and ecology. For anyone interested in introductory biology.  

From the Back Cover

Key Benefit: Based on the highly successful Biology: Life on Earth, this new core book is designed for briefer non-majors introductory biology courses covering core areas of cell biology, genetics, evolution, human anatomy and physiology, and ecology. Life on Earth focuses on biological concepts and their application to relevant topics in everyday life such as environmental concerns and human health. Key Topics: The primary goal of the book to help understand basic concepts and then apply them to their world. It motivates through relevancy by capturing the wonder of “why?”. Life on Earth conveys the dynamic process of science and discovery, emphasizing the people and processes behind the science. Sample topics from “Scientific Inquiry” include DNA fingerprinting, the use of biotechnology in prenatal diagnosis, and using molecular genetics to investigate evolutionary relationships.  

The publisher, Prentice-Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics

Based on the highly successful Biology: Life on Earth, this new core text is designed for briefer non-majors introductory biology courses covering core areas of cell biology, genetics, evolution, human anatomy and physiology, and ecology. Life on Earth focuses on biological concepts and their application to relevant topics in everyday life such as environmental concerns and human health.

 

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

An easy-to-read book that still avoids over-simplification, March 25, 1999

Although Life on Earth is meant to be a textbook, I find it to be an excellent reference book. The design does not force the reader to begin at the first chapter and read sequentially. Terms are explained in clear english, and the glossary is very thorough. Illustrations are well-drawn and fitting, and the layout is easy on the eyes. Also, the chapter summary after each section is invaulable to students. I cannot recommend this book more to anyone who is interested in Biology or needs a reference book about the workings of life on Earth.
 

 

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