Biology: How Life Works was written in response to recent and exciting changes in biology, education, and technology with the goal of helping students to think like biologists. The text, visual program, and assessments were developed together to provide students with the best resources to gain an understanding of modern biology. Content is selected carefully, is integrated to illustrate the connections between concepts, and follows six themes that are crucial to biology: the scientific method, chemical and physical processes, cells, evolution, ecological interactions, and human impact. The second edition continues this approach, but includes expanded coverage of ecology, new in-class activities to assist instructors in active teaching, new pedagogical support for visual synthesis maps, and expanded and improved assessment.
BIOLOGY: HOW LIFE WORKS has been a revolutionary force for both instructors and students in the majors biology course. It was the first truly comprehensive set of integrated tools for introductory biology, seamlessly incorporating powerful text, media, and assessment to create the best pedagogical experience for students. THE VISUAL PROGRAM The already impressive visual program has been greatly improved and expanded. The powerful Visual Synthesis tools have been reimagined, allowing for more flexibility for both students and instructors. A new Tour Mode allows for learning objective-driven tours of the material and deep linking from the eText allow the student to jump straight from the text into a rich visual representation of the content. Instructors can also create customized tours to use for engaging in-class presentations. And finally, new animations have been added to the library, including a new 3D animation to support the animal physiology content. A FOCUS ON SCIENTIFIC SKILLS The third edition does even more to teach students the skills they need to think like a scientist, along with the content they need to move beyond the introductory course. New Skills Primers are self-paced tutorials that guide students to learn, practice, and use skills like data visualization, experimental design, working with numbers, and more. New How Do We Know? activities accompany the feature in the text and teach students to understand scientific inquiry. THE HUB The best teaching resources in the world aren't of use if instructors can't find them. The HUB provides a one-stop destination for valuable teaching and learning resources, including all of our well-vetted in-class activities. IMPROVED ORGANIZATION OF TOPICS We implemented several organizational changes based on extensive user feedback with the goal of creating an improved narrative for students and a more flexible teaching framework for instructors. A new chapter on Animal Form, Function, and Evolutionary History leads off the animal anatomy and physiology chapters to provide a whole-body view of structure and function and to provide better context for the more specific systems in following chapters. The ecology coverage has been enriched and reorganized for a more seamless flow. A new chapter on Ecosystem Ecology combines ecosystem concepts formerly housed in separate chapters to present a more cohesive view of the flow of matter and energy in ecosystems. All of these changes and improvements represent the next step in the life of Biology: How Life Works. We think we have created the best learning resource for introductory biology students, and we think instructors will find joy in the improvements they can make in their classes with these materials.
Why Happy People are More Successful. How You Can Be Like Them!
Author: Andrew Matthews
Pubpsher: Watkins Media Limited
A fun, whimisical primer to the New Thought movement. THE MYTH: Success makes you happy. THE FACT: Happiness makes you successful. It's not about who you know, or even what you know. It's about how good you feel, which, luckily for you, is entirely within your own power. Discover how to feel good, replace patterns of fear and failure with love and kindness, and create the life of abundance you've always dreamt of: * Doing work you love * Surrounded by people you love * And with the love of your life 'In a Nutshell' features throughout provide useful reminders of the key valuable lessons in each chapter. How Life Works is illustrated with 90 of Andrew's trademark sketches. "My cartoons illustrate the message", says Andrew. "Cartoons also remind us not to take life too seriously."
Release on 2015-09-01 | by Daphne Elliott,William Elliott
The Inside Word from a Biochemist
Author: Daphne Elliott,William Elliott
Pubpsher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Complete with colour illustrations and written in a conversational style, biochemist William Elliott unravels the mystery of life while revealing its majesty. How do chemical reactions occur? How do genes hold information? Why do our bodies age? What happens when someone gets cancer? How Life Works provides the inside word for those who are curious about the workings of the microscopic world inside us. Biochemistry not only explains what DNA is and how it forms the blueprint for who you are, it also explains how the food you eat is broken down, supplying the energy to run a marathon. It shows the intricate structures of proteins and describes their amazing functions. With millions of interactions and reactions all taking place in accord, biochemistry is the science of how life works.
This book offers a deep insight into human attitude that causes stress and opens a new door in our consciousness. In brief sections, the book is packed with metaphors, examples and suggestions that are relevant to everyone. This book is filled with 24 insights from a very insightful medical science teacher who has also invented "Pulse-mediated Relaxation" (PmR) method to spontaneously silence the mind and relieve stress.
In a humorous, breezy way, Karen Money Williams gives a comprehensive overview of Law of Attraction and the Abraham-Hicks perspective. Topics include: purpose of life, why people suffer, how to improve our circumstances, future of the planet, nature of God, good and evil, denial, wars, terrorism, mental illness, addiction, prayer, meditation, dreams, ghosts, healers, and the crucial role of our emotions. 24 pages
Biology: How Life Works was written in response to recent and exciting changes in biology, education, and technology with the goal of helping students to think like biologists. The connected resources of text, visual program, and assessments were developed together to provide students with the best resources to gain a modern understanding of biology. The third edition expands upon this approach by making both the text and media more flexible for instructors and easier to implement. New scientific skills-focused content gives students the tools they need to continue through a life sciences curriculum. Major content revisions in the coverage of DNA Structure and Function, Animal Form and Function, and a complete reorganisation of our Ecology coverage streamline the content and make for a more flexible teaching experience. There are great improvements to the media and assessment programs. Improved diversity of assessments (more diversity of Bloom’s level, new item types, and new tutorials) and improved data analytics to allow for more insight into students learning. The Visual Syntheses have been re-imagined, creating simpler and more powerful tools to help students see connections between topics.