Description : Evolutionary Biologist, Douglas Emlen and Science Writer, Carl Zimmer continue to improve their widely-praised evolution textbook. Emlen, an award-winning evolutionary biologist at the University of Montana, has infused Evolution: Making Sense of Life with the technical rigor and conceptual depth that today's biology majors require. Zimmer, an award-winning New York Times columnist, brings compelling storytelling to the book, bringing evolutionary research to life through a narrative sure to capture the attention of evolution students. With riveting stories about evolutionary biologists at work everywhere from the Arctic to tropical rainforests to hospital wards, the book is a reading adventure designed to grab the imagination of students, showing them exactly why it is that evolution makes such brilliant sense of life. The new edition of Evolution: Making Sense of Life is now supported in SaplingPlus. Created and supported by the author and other educators, SaplingPlus's instructional online homework drives student success and saves educators' time. Automatically graded homework problem contains hints, answer-specific feedback, and solutions to ensure that students find the help they need.
Description : This version includes textbook and SaplingPlus Access. With Genetics: A Conceptual Approach, Ben Pierce brings a master teacher’s experiences to the introductory genetics textbook, clarifying this complex subject by focusing on the big picture of genetics concepts and how those concepts connect to one another. The new edition continues the Pierce tradition of pedagogical excellence and scientific currency. In addition, it features a new digital component, SaplingPlus, combining Sapling’s acclaimed online homework with an extensive suite of interactive learning resources and course management features. New for this edition: Think-Pair-Share ExercisesWith this active learning feature, students work on exercises in pairs or groups in class. Each chapter includes one or two Think-Pair-Share exercises about the chapter-opening story, and more at the end of the chapter. These exercises sometimes ask students to think about genetics in social, ethical, and applied contexts, and may involve connecting material from other chapters. New Format for Worked ProblemsUnlike many other textbooks Ben Pierce writes the exercises and Worked Problems for his text. For this edition, Pierce’s Worked Problems all include a Solution Strategy, Solution Steps, and Hints, giving students a clearly pathway for developing their own problem-solving skills. NEW Sapling Plus for PierceThis comprehensive and robust online teaching and learning platform incorporates the e-Book, all instructor and student resources, and instructor assignment and gradebook functionality.