This brief text consistently relates core course material to students' lives, clarifies the process of science and demonstrates how the theme of evolution integrates all of biology. Hailed for its clear writing, scientific accuracy, and real-world examples, Essential Biology with Physiology is a brief non-majors biology text that focuses on the core concepts students need to make scientifically informed decisions throughout their lives. The book covers four major topics--cells, genetics, evolution/diversity, and ecology--followed by nine chapters on animal and plant physiology for instructors who want to cover any or all of these topics in their courses. Human applications and the most up-to...
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