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Author: Jay Phelan
Genre: Science
Publisher: W. H. Freeman
ISBN: 1464135959
Book Pages: 784
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

From the front of the classroom to the top of the bestseller’s list, award-winning educator Jay Phelan knows how to tell the story of how scientists investigate the big questions about life. He is also a master at using biology as a springboard for developing the critical thinking skills and scientific literacy that are essential to students through college and throughout their lives. Phelan’s dynamic approach to teaching biology is the driving force behind What Is Life?—the most successful new non-majors biology textbook of the millennium. The rigorously updated new edition brings forward the features that made the book a classroom favorite (chapters anchored to intriguing questions about life, spectacular original illustrations, innovative learning tools) with new features, enhanced art, and full integration with its own dedicated version of LaunchPad—W.H. Freeman’s breakthrough online course space, which fully integrates an interactive e-Book, all student media, a wide range of assessment and course management features, in a new interface in which power and simplicity go hand in hand.


Author: Jay Phelan
Genre: Science
Publisher: W H Freeman & Company
ISBN: 1464107203
Book Pages: 661
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

The most successful new non-majors biology textbook in a decade returns in a vigorously updated new edition—with every chapter of the book carefully revised by Jay Phelan, based on the feedback of hundreds of instructors and students. The Second Edition brings forward the book's hallmark features (clear and consistent illustrations, beautiful photographs, Take-Home Message summary sections, StreetBio: Knowledge You Can Use, and Red Q Questions) while adding new pedagogy, updated content, and expanded media/supplements package. Click here to watch a sample of our Lecture Videos featuring What Is Life? author, Jay Phelan.


Author: Jay Phelan
Genre: Science
Publisher: W H Freeman & Company
ISBN: 1429238348
Book Pages: 621
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi


Author: Jay Phelan
Genre: Science
Publisher: WH Freeman
ISBN: 1319065449
Book Pages: 1120
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

In his popular classes and bestselling textbooks, Jay Phelan uses questions as a way of introducing both the practical impact and awe-inspiring wonder of biological research. Phelan knows how to captivate nonmajors with stories of how scientists investigate life. He is also a master at using the study of biology as a context for developing the critical thinking skills and scientific literacy students can draw on through university and beyond. Phelan’s dynamic approach to teaching biology is the driving force behind this textbook. The rigorously updated new edition brings forward the features that made the book a classroom favourite (chapters anchored to intriguing questions about life, spectacular original illustrations, innovative learning tools) with a more focused and flexible presentation and enhanced art. What is Life? is available with LaunchPad. LaunchPad combines an interactive ebook with high-quality multimedia content and ready-made assessment options, including LearningCurve adaptive quizzing. See ‘Instructor Resources’ and ‘Student Resources’ for further information.


Author: Jay Phelan
Genre: Science
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429223189
Book Pages: 610
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Jay Phelan's What is Life? A Guide to Biology is written in a delightfully readable style that communicates complex ideas to non-biology majors in a clear and approachable manner. After reading Phelan's book, students will understand why they would want to know and talk about science. His skillful style includes asking stimulating questions (called Q questions) which encourage the student to keep reading to find the answer and will illuminate just how relevant science is to their life.


Author: Jay Phelan
Genre:
Publisher:
ISBN: 1319370829
Book Pages:
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi


Author: Jay Phelan
Genre: Science
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781319030810
Book Pages: 784
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

From the front of the classroom to the top of the bestseller’s list, award-winning educator Jay Phelan knows how to tell the story of how scientists investigate the big questions about life. He is also a master at using biology as a springboard for developing the critical thinking skills and scientific literacy that are essential to students through college and throughout their lives.


Author: Jay Phelan
Genre: Science
Publisher: W. H. Freeman
ISBN: 146415774X
Book Pages: 1024
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

From the front of the classroom to the top of the bestseller’s list, award-winning educator Jay Phelan knows how to tell the story of how scientists investigate the big questions about life. He is also a master at using biology as a springboard for developing the critical thinking skills and scientific literacy that are essential to students through college and throughout their lives. Phelan’s dynamic approach to teaching biology is the driving force behind What Is Life?—the most successful new non-majors biology textbook of the millennium. The rigorously updated new edition brings forward the features that made the book a classroom favorite (chapters anchored to intriguing questions about life, spectacular original illustrations, innovative learning tools) with new features, enhanced art, and full integration with its own dedicated version of LaunchPad—W.H. Freeman’s breakthrough online course space, which fully integrates an interactive e-Book, all student media, a wide range of assessment and course management features, in a new interface in which power and simplicity go hand in hand. To order LaunchPad for free with this text please order bundle isbn 9781319028428. See what's in the LaunchPad


Author: Paul Nurse
Genre: Science
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393541168
Book Pages: 160
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

The Nobel Prize–winning scientist’s elegant explanation of the fundamental ideas in biology and their uses today. The renowned biologist Paul Nurse has spent his career revealing how living cells work. In What Is Life?, he takes up the challenge of describing what it means to be alive in a way that every reader can understand. It is a shared journey of discovery; step-by-step Nurse illuminates five great ideas that underpin biology—the Cell, the Gene, Evolution by Natural Selection, Life as Chemistry, and Life as Information. He introduces the scientists who made the most important advances, and, using his personal experiences in and out of the lab, he shares with us the challenges, the lucky breaks, and the thrilling eureka moments of discovery. Nurse writes with delight at life’s richness and with a sense of the urgent role of biology in our time. To survive the challenges that face us all today—climate change, pandemic, loss of biodiversity and food security—it is vital that we all understand what life is.


Author: Jay Phelan
Genre:
Publisher:
ISBN: 1319302017
Book Pages:
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Does the vaccine for measles, mumps, and rubella cause autism? What is the most common reason that DNA analyses overturn incorrect criminal convictions? What genetically modified foods do most people in the United States consume (usually without knowing it)? In his popular classes and bestselling textbooks, Jay Phelan uses questions like these as a way of introducing both the practical impact and awe-inspiring wonder of biological research. Phelan knows how to captivate nonmajors with stories of how scientists investigate life. He is also a master at using study of biology as a context for developing the critical thinking skills and scientific literacy students can draw on through college and beyond. Phelan's dynamic approach to teaching biology is the driving force behind What Is Life?--the most successful new non-majors biology textbook of the millennium. The rigorously updated new edition brings forward the features that made the book a classroom favorite (chapters anchored to intriguing questions about life, spectacular original illustrations, innovative learning tools) with a more focused and flexible presentation and enhanced art. And more than ever, this edition is a seamless text/media source, with its dedicated version of LaunchPad, Macmillan's breakthrough online course space which integrates an interactive e-Book, all student media, a wide range of assessment and course management features.