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Book Details

  • Ebook
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $60.00
  • July 2018
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-66400-3
  • License Term (days): 360
  • Territory Rights: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.

Biology Now

Second Edition

Ebook, EPUB

Ebook, InQuizitive, and Smartwork5

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Anne Houtman (Author, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology), Megan Scudellari (Author), Cindy Malone (Author, California State University - Northridge)


The perfect balance of science and story

Brief chapters are written like science news articles, combining compelling science with intriguing stories. The Second Edition features NEW stories on exciting topics such as CRISPR and the human microbiome, and expanded coverage of the course’s most important content areas. Biology Now is written by an author team made up of a science writer and two experienced teachers. Expanded pedagogy in the book and online encourages students to think critically and engage with biology in the world around them.


Science in the context of engaging chapter-length stories

Each chapter is built around a compelling science news story that motivates students to read and stimulates their curiosity about the biological concepts underlying the story. Five NEW stories on hot topics such as CRISPR and the human microbiome make the Second Edition up to date. Expanded coverage of key content areas ensure students get a solid foundation in the science behind the story.  

Build critical-thinking skills with in-text pedagogy and online assessment

Extensive pedagogy in the book and in online assessment (InQuizitive, Smartwork5, and the Coursepack) ensure students learn and remember the science behind the story. The second edition’s pedagogy is weighted even more toward challenging students to think critically and engage with examples of biology in the world around them. 

Compelling art engages students with the science

We know that visualization is crucial to understanding concepts and processes in biology. To support student comprehension, many pages in Biology Now devote more space to vibrant and engaging figures. 

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