Principles of Biology is reflective of the shift taking place in the majors biology course from large and detail wealthy to short and conceptual. A succinct and inviting text focused on central concepts, Principles of Biology helps students connect fundamental principles whilst challenging them to develop and hone critical thinking skills.
In line with recommendations from the AAAS Vision and Change Report, content has been streamlined to lend a hand students in connecting broad themes and key ideas across biology. Beginning in Chapter 1, twelve principles of biology are introduced and revisited all through the text to lend a hand students bear in mind stay focused on core ideas. New BioConnections features and Check Your Understanding questions ask students to be self-aware learners, analyzing what they’re learning and making connections. To lend a hand students bear in mind the important thing theme in biology – evolution – new Evolutionary Connections features reveal the ways by which the theory of evolution connects and informs our studies. New Quantitative Reasoning skills boxes encourage students to concentrate on developing reasoning and critical thinking skills.