Biology: Life on Earth with Physiology plus MasteringBiology with Pearson eText, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Gerald Audesirk / Teresa Audesirk / Bruce E. Byers  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
11
Language
English
Pub.-date
March 2017
ISBN13
9781292158280
ISBN
129215828X
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Description

For non-majors/mixed biology courses.

This package includes MasteringBiology

 

An Inquiry Approach that engages students in critical thinking through the use of relatable case studies and more.

With a proven and effective tradition of engaging readers with real-world applications, high-interest case studies, and inquiry-based pedagogy, Biology: Life on Earth fosters a lifetime of discovery and scientific understanding.  Maintaining the conversational, question-and-answer presentation style that has made the text a best-seller, the Eleventh Edition continues to incorporate true and relevant Case Studies throughout each chapter, along with new, more extensive guidance for developing critical thinking skills and scientific literacy.  

 

This package includes MasteringBiology, 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.

 

MasteringBiology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Please be sure you have the correct ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

Features

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.

 

A unique inquiry-driven approach helps students dig deep to ask essential questions

  • NEW! A three-pronged taxonomy of questions are presented in each chapter to help students pace their learning throughout the course.
    • Section headings and case study sections give students a preview of questions that will be addressed in the chapter.
    • Check Your Learning and End of Chapter questions ask to look back, recall, and reinforce their comprehension of biology concepts.
    • Consider This, Think Critically, Evaluate This, and Applying the Concepts questions ask students to dig deeper, reflect, and think critically about the chapter material
      • NEW!  Think Critically questions challenge readers to apply their knowledge to information presented in a photo, figure, graph, or table.
      • NEW!  Evaluate This questions present a brief, real life scenario and ask the reader to evaluate information before forming an opinion or making a decision.

Engaging Pedagogy encourages student inquiry and critical thinking throughout the text, while relating key topics to the real world

  • A Case Study that describes a true and relevant event or phenomenon runs throughout each chapter, tying biological concepts to the real world.
  • NEW! Case Studies have been revised and replaced to reflect current events and developments in biology, such as the Ebola epidemic (Chapter 1), DNA Identification (Chapter 8), and Biotechnology (Chapter 14).
  • Case Study Continued sections appear within each chapter and expand on the Chapter Opening Case Studies and connect the topic to related biology concepts.
  • Case Study Revisited sections appear at the end of each chapter and wrap up the narrative by explaining how the story is related to the biology topics in the chapter. The accompanying Consider This question encourages students to further reflect on the Case Study take-home lessons.
  • At A Glance Chapter Outline appears at the beginning of each chapter to give students a handy overview of learning goals for the chapter.
  • NEW! How Do We Know That? Essays explore the process of scientific discovery, experimental design, and exciting new biotechnology techniques, explaining how scientists know what they know about biology.
  • Boxed Essays in each chapter expose students to biology-related events that occur in everyday life.
    • Earth Watch boxes are presented twice in each unit and adapted to encourage more critical thinking. A question feature will be added to each box to challenge students to think deeply about what they’ve just read.
    • Health Watch boxes with Evaluate This questions ask students to think critically about a real world scenario, connecting key biology concepts to students lives.
  • Have You Ever Wondered? questions ask a biology-related question about an everyday curiosity, along with a brief, scientific answer.  Examples include “Have You Ever Wondered..?” Why Bacteria Die When You Take Antibiotics (Chapter 5), If Extinct Species Can Be Revived by Cloning (Chapter 18), and How Big Your Carbon Footprint is (Chapter 29).
  • In Greater Depth sections provide deeper coverage of selected topics including the Hardy-Weinberg Principle, Logistic Population Growth, and Hormonal Interactions that Control the Menstrual Cycle.

 

Reorganization of chapter topics improves student comprehension

  • NEW! Mitosis and Meiosis are now covered in separate chapters, making these topics more manageable for instructors and students.  
  • Chapter 9 now covers only mitotic cell division and the control of the cell cycle.  
  • Meiotic cell division and its importance in sexual reproduction are now discussed in Chapter 10.

 

NEW! Improved Figures and Photos appear throughout the text and effectively illustrate biological concepts and processes.

  • NEW! Numbered Steps break down complex biological processes into manageable steps.
  • NEW!  Think Critically questions challenge readers to apply their knowledge to information presented in a photo, figure, graph, or table.
  • NEW!  Clearer, more vibrant colors make it easier to distinguish among different structures.

 

This package includes 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.

 

  • NEW!  Evaluating Science in the Media coaching activities guide students through a step-by-step process for evaluating the authority, motivation, and reliability of online sources of scientific information.  Topics include genetically modified organisms, head injuries, tanning and skin cancer, and more.
  • NEW! Working with Data activities ask students to analyze and apply their knowledge of biology to a graph or a set of data from the text.
  • EXPANDED!  Building Vocabulary exercises help students learn the meaning of common prefixes, suffixes, and word roots, and then challenge them to apply their knowledge to learn unfamiliar biology terms.
  • 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.
  • NEW! Dynamic Study Modules help students study effectively on their own by continuously assessing their activity and performance in real time. Here's how it works: students complete a set of questions with a unique answer format that also asks them to indicate their confidence level. Questions repeat until the student can answer them all correctly and confidently. Once completed, Dynamic Study Modules explain the concept using materials from the text. These are available as graded assignments prior to class, and accessible on smartphones, tablets, and computers.
  • NEW! Learning Catalytics is an interactive, student response tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more sophisticated tasks and thinking. Now included with MyLab & Mastering with eText, Learning Catalytics enables you to generate classroom discussion, guide your lecture, 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.
  • BioFlix 3D movie-quality animations help your students visualize complex biology topics and include automatically graded coaching activities with personalized feedback and hints.
  • You Decide Coaching Activities explore the data behind hot topics to guide students through a process for making informed decisions.
  • GraphIt! Activities contain multiple-choice questions that can be assigned, graded, and tracked in the MasteringBiology gradebook.
  • Current Events Activities with links to articles from the New York Times, including assessment questions, are updated twice a year.  These are listed under “General Chapter Content” in the item library.
  • Video Field Trip Activities allow students to observe and experience everyday environmental impacts and solutions without leaving home or campus.  
Additional evolution and ecology activities, including guided animations with accompanying quiz questions.

New to this Edition

  • Evaluating Science in the Media coaching activities guide students through a step-by-step process for evaluating the authority, motivation, and reliability of online sources of scientific information.  Topics include genetically modified organisms, head injuries, tanning and skin cancer, and more.
  • Working with Data activities ask students to analyze and apply their knowledge of biology to a graph or a set of data from the text.
  • EXPANDED!  Building Vocabulary exercises help students learn the meaning of common prefixes, suffixes, and word roots, and then challenge them to apply their knowledge to learn unfamiliar biology terms.
  • 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 help students study effectively on their own by continuously assessing their activity and performance in real time. Here's how it works: students complete a set of questions with a unique answer format that also asks them to indicate their confidence level. Questions repeat until the student can answer them all correctly and confidently. Once completed, Dynamic Study Modules explain the concept using materials from the text. These are available as graded assignments prior to class, and accessible on smartphones, tablets, and computers.
  • Learning Catalytics is an interactive, student response tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more sophisticated tasks and thinking. Now included with MyLab & Mastering with eText, Learning Catalytics enables you to generate classroom discussion, guide your lecture, 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

A unique inquiry-driven approach helps students dig deep to ask essential questions

  • A three-pronged taxonomy of questions are presented in each chapter to help students pace their learning throughout the course.
      • Think Critically questions challenge readers to apply their knowledge to information presented in a photo, figure, graph, or table.
      • Evaluate This questions present a brief, real life scenario and ask the reader to evaluate information before forming an opinion or making a decision.
    • Case Studies have been revised and replaced to reflect current events and developments in biology, such as the Ebola epidemic (Chapter 1), DNA Identification (Chapter 8), and Biotechnology (Chapter 14).
  • How Do We Know That? Essays explore the process of scientific discovery, experimental design, and exciting new biotechnology techniques, explaining how scientists know what they know about biology.

Reorganization of chapter topics improves student comprehension

  • Mitosis and Meiosis are now covered in separate chapters, making these topics more manageable for instructors and students.  

Improved Figures and Photos appear throughout the text and effectively illustrate biological concepts and processes.

  • Numbered Steps break down complex biological processes into manageable steps.
  • Think Critically questions challenge readers to apply their knowledge to information presented in a photo, figure, graph, or table.
  • Clearer, more vibrant colors make it easier to distinguish among different structures.

This package includes 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.

 

  • Evaluating Science in the Media coaching activities guide students through a step-by-step process for evaluating the authority, motivation, and reliability of online sources of scientific information.  Topics include genetically modified organisms, head injuries, tanning and skin cancer, and more.
  • Working with Data activities ask students to analyze and apply their knowledge of biology to a graph or a set of data from the text.
  • EXPANDED!  Building Vocabulary exercises help students learn the meaning of common prefixes, suffixes, and word roots, and then challenge them to apply their knowledge to learn unfamiliar biology terms.
  • 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 help students study effectively on their own by continuously assessing their activity and performance in real time. Here's how it works: students complete a set of questions with a unique answer format that also asks them to indicate their confidence level. Questions repeat until the student can answer them all correctly and confidently. Once completed, Dynamic Study Modules explain the concept using materials from the text. These are available as graded assignments prior to class, and accessible on smartphones, tablets, and computers.
  • Learning Catalytics is an interactive, student response tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more sophisticated tasks and thinking. Now included with MyLab & Mastering with eText, Learning Catalytics enables you to generate classroom discussion, guide your lecture, 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.

Table of Contents

Biology Life on Earth, Eleventh Edition includes Chapters 1-31

Biology Life on Earth with Physiology, Eleventh Edition includes Chapters 1-46

 

1. An Introduction to Life on Earth

 

Unit I: THE LIFE OF THE CELL

2. Atoms, Molecules, and Life

3. Biological Molecules

4. Cell Structure and Function

5. Cell Membrane Structure and Function

6. Energy Flow in the Life of a Cell

7. Capturing Solar Energy: Photosynthesis

8. Harvesting Energy: Glycolysis and Cellular Respiration

 

Unit 2: INHERITANCE

9. Cellular Reproduction

10. Meiosis: The Basis of Sexual Reproduction

11. Patterns of Inheritance

12. DNA: The Molecule of Heredity

13. Gene Expression and Regulation

14. Biotechnology

 

Unit 3: EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE

15. Principles of Evolution

16. How Populations Evolve

17. The Origin of Species

18. The History of Life

19. Systematics: Seeking Order Amid Diversity

20. The Diversity of Prokaryotes and Viruses

21. The Diversity of Protists

22. The Diversity of Plants

23. The Diversity of Fungi

24. Animal Diversity I: Invertebrates

25. Animal Diversity II: Vertebrates

 

Unit 4. BEHAVIOR AND ECOLOGY

26. Animal Behavior

27. Population Growth and Regulation

28. Community Interactions

29. Energy Flow and Nutrient Cycling in Ecosystems

30. Earth’s Diverse Ecosystems

31. Conserving Earth’s Biodiversity

 

Unit 5. ANIMAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

32. Homeostasis and the Organization of the Animal Body

33. Circulation

34. Respiration

35. Nutrition and Digestion

36. The Urinary System

37. Defenses Against Disease

38. Chemical Control of the Animal Body: The Endocrine System

39. The Nervous System

40. The Senses

41. Action and Support: The Muscles and Skeleton

42. Animal Reproduction

43. Animal Development

 

Unit 6. PLANT ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

44. Plant Anatomy and Nutrient Transport

45. Plant Reproduction and Development

46. Plant Responses to the Environment