Third Edition   ©2018

Scientific American Biology for a Changing World

Michele Shuster , Janet Vigna , Matthew Tontonoz

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-05057-3; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-05057-3; Format: Paper Text, 688 pages

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Each chapter of Biology for a Changing World is written in the style of a Scientific American article. This story-based approach grabs student interest and teaches the relevance of biology and why it matters to students.

Biology for a Changing World is supported by its own dedicated version of LaunchPad—Macmillan’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 clean interface where power and simplicity go hand in hand.

Engaging and informative Infographics are used throughout the book. These powerful pieces of art teach students how to learn from charts, graphs, and images, and add visual appeal to the science. Many of the infographics are animated with corresponding quiz questions in LaunchPad.

Milestone mini-chapters highlight historically important discoveries in biology. These present biology as a living science by teaching students how we know what we know, and prompting them to consider how future research will expand our understanding of biology.

Driving Questions provide the pedagogical framework for the chapter material by prompting students to consider the questions they need to be able to answer to have a full understanding of the material.

End-of-chapter questions, each written by Michele Shuster, are framed around the chapter’s Driving Questions; each EOC set includes Interpreting Data, Mini-Case, and Bring It Home questions to help students develop higher-order thinking skills.

Learning Curve: Put "testing to learn" into action. Based on research, LearningCurve really works: Game-like quizzing motivates students and adapts to their needs based on their performance. It is the perfect tool to get them to engage before class, and review after! Additional reporting tools and metrics help teachers get a handle on what their class knows and doesn’t know.