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Life on Earth : Custom Core Edition / With CD

Life on Earth : Custom Core Edition / With CD - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0131848719

Cover of Life on Earth : Custom Core Edition / With CD 3RD 04 (ISBN 978-0131848719)
ISBN13: 978-0131848719
ISBN10: 0131848712
Edition: 3RD 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2004
International: No

Life on Earth : Custom Core Edition / With CD - 3RD 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131848719

Gerald Audesirk, Teresa Audesirk and Bruce Byers

ISBN13: 978-0131848719
ISBN10: 0131848712
Edition: 3RD 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2004
International: No

For non-majors taking an introductory biology course.

It is built on a steadfast tradition of accurate science, engaging presentation and media innovation. With a price as flexible as its content, The Custom Core Edition allows you to design a text that meets the content needs of your course, while saving your students money.

Features :

  • NEW - Ideal for instructors who prefer a more streamlined, less expensive text.
  • The Custom Core contains chapters 1-16 from the main text.
  • Includes the complete CD-ROM from the main text.
  • Includes the complete instructor and student resource package from the main text.
  • Priced reasonably (approximately $47 net).
  • NEW - Allows instructors to customize the content easily.
  • Simply add your choice of Chapters 17-30 from the main text (through Pearson Custom Publishing).
  • Each additional chapter is priced at $2 per chapter.
  • Take advantage of the minimum ordering requirement--only 100 copies over two years.
  • How do you engage your students and help make biology relevant to them?
  • Chapter-opening Case Studies and chapter-ending Case Studies Revisited.
  • Provides an innovative framework for students to learn and make connections between biological concepts and processes.
  • Highlights the relevancy of biology to everyday events.
  • Earth Watch/Health Watch essays--Essays on exciting developments in biology.
  • Introduces students to the exploration of key environmental and health-related issues.
  • Helps students see the relevance of biology in everyday activities.
  • Scientific Inquiry essays--Emphasizes "how we know what we know."
  • Shows students that the processes by which scientists answer questions are as important as the questions themselves, enabling them to gain insights into the dynamic process of discovery.
  • Evolutionary Connections.
  • Links chapter concepts to the broader perspective of evolution.
  • How do you encourage more thought and conceptual understanding over memorization?
  • Major headings posed as questions--Answered by the conceptual subheadings.
  • Engages students in the learning process by addressing questions commonly asked by students. Provides a context for the discussion that follows.
  • What can a publisher do to make a text easy for your students to use and learn from?
  • NEW - Annotated Illustrations and Graphics.
  • Helps students focus on the most important points of scientific illustrations and graphs for better visual comprehension.
  • NEW - Big Picture Boxes--A brief statement that follows key biological concepts to summarize the central teaching point of that concept.
  • Helps students focus on the "big picture" ideas and make connections within the science, helping them to better understand the key takeaway points.
  • Unique chapter organizing system--Contains a consistent numbering format to lead students through each chapter from "At a Glance" to the main sections of the chapter and on to the chapter summary.
  • Enables students to follow through each section from a chapter overview to a review. Makes it easy for instructors to make reading assignments.
  • How do you and your students currently use technology?
  • NEW - MediaTutor, found at the end of each chapter-Links the text, student CD-ROM, and the Web in a powerful, easy-to-use student learning system.
  • Shows the student the activities available on the MediaTutor CD for additional review, as indicated by the MediaTutor Tabs in each chapter.
  • MediaTutor Web Investigations connect each chapter case study to an online activity so students can apply what they have learned.
  • NEW - MediaTutor Student CD-ROM--Offers interactive tutorials featuring live art, animations, and simulations; also provides pre-tests/post-tests for each activity, self-grading quizzes and a glossary that includes audio pronunciations. Emphasis of tutorials is on critical thinking and understanding, NOT memorization.
  • Provides students a pedagogical framework for understanding difficult concepts, assess their knowledge and understanding, and provide feedback on what to study next.
  • Audesirk Live!--A dynamic text-specific Website that offers students relevant and fun applications of biology, along with self-grading study support.
  • Provides independent student study support including over 500 new questions; up-to-date Issues in Biology, Bizarre Facts, and Destinations Links; and Online focused Web Investigations directly tied to Chapter Case Studies.
  • Instructor's Resource CD-ROM--For the first time instructors have access to everything you need to prepare for lecture and assessment on ONE CD:
  • Every piece of line-art plus many photos from the book optimized for lecture hall presentation.
  • Ready made PowerPoint slides with editable art for customizable step-by-step presentation.
  • The complete content of the Student MediaTutor CD, so you see exactly what your students see.
  • Guide to Media and "How To" documents provide instructors with resources and tips for integrating media in their course.
  • Test questions in Word format for easy customization.

Table of Contents

Chapters 1-16 are included in the "Core" version of the text and any of the chapters from 17-30 can be added to the "Core".

1. An Introduction to Life on Earth.


2. Atoms, Molecules, and Life.
3. Cell Membrane Structure and Function.
4. Cell Structure and Function.
5. Energy Flow in the Life of a Cell.
6. Capturing Solar Energy: Photosynthesis.
7. Harvesting Energy: Glycolysis and Cellular Respiration.

8. DNA: The Molecule of Heredity.
9. Gene Expression and Regulation.
10. The Continuity of Life: Cellular Reproduction.
11. Patterns of Inheritance.
12. Biotechnology.

13. Principles of Evolution
14. How Organisms Evolve.
15. The History of Life on Earth.
16. The Diversity of Life.

17. Plant Form and Function.
18. Plant Responses to the Environment.

19. Homeostasis and the Organization of the Animal Body.
20. Circulation and Respiration.
21. Nutrition, Digestion, and Excretion.
22. Defenses Against Disease: The Immune Response.
23. Chemical Control of the Animal Body: The Endocrine System.
24. The Nervous System and the Senses.
25. Animal Reproduction and Development.
26. Animal Behavior.

27. Population Growth and Regulation.
28. Community Interactions.
29. How Do Ecosystems Work?
30. Earth's Diverse Ecosystems.

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