Scientific American Biology for a Changing World

Author: Michele Shuster
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780716773245
Release Date: 2011-02-25
Genre: Science

To view sample chapters and more information visit www.whfreeman.com/SABiologyPreview All of us involved in science education understand the importance of scientific literacy. How do we get the attention of a nonscientist? And if we can get it, how do we keep it - not only for the duration of the course or the chapter in a textbook but beyond? How do we convey in our courses and our textbooks not just what we know but also how science is done? These are the challenges we hope to address with our new series of textbooks specifically for the nonscientist. With this series, W. H. Freeman and Scientific American join forces not just to engage nonscientists but to equip them critical life tools.

Loose leaf Version for Scientific American Nutrition for a Changing World with 2015 Dietary Guidelines

Author: Jamie Pope
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781319061845
Release Date: 2016-03-21
Genre: Science

In this breakthrough introductory text, educators Jamie Pope and Steve Nizielski, and science writer, Alison McCook use real stories—about real people and real science—to teach the basic concepts of nutrition. Each chapter reads like Scientific American-style article, with compelling reporting and beautifully designed infographics providing a context for the scientific content. Unique chapters on timely topics (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, plant-based diets, fat- and water-soluble vitamins, dietary supplements, and the college years) exemplify the book’s thoroughly contemporary approach to nutrition science.

Loose leaf Version for Scientific American Biology for a Changing World

Author: Michele Shuster
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781464161704
Release Date: 2013-12-20
Genre: Science

From the groundbreaking partnership of W. H. Freeman and Scientific American comes this one-of-a-kind introduction to the science of biology and its impact on the way we live. In Biology for a Changing World, two experienced educators and a science journalist explore the core ideas of biology through a series of chapters written and illustrated in the style of a Scientific American article. Chapters don’t just feature compelling stories of real people—each chapter is a newsworthy story that serves as a context for covering the standard curriculum for the non-majors biology course. Updated throughout, the new edition offers new stories, additional physiology chapters, a new electronic Instructor's Guide, and new pedagogy.

Scientific American Environmental Science for a Changing World Extended

Author: Susan Karr
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781319054908
Release Date: 2015-07-23
Genre: Science

The EXTENDED version of Environmental Science for a Changing World includes 7 chapters which are not included in the print book and standard VitalSouruce e-book (1)Mineral Resources, (2)Soil Resources and Grasslands, (3)Forests, (4)Marine Ecosystems, (5)Agriculture, (6)Fisheries and Aquaculture, and (7)Biofuels. Following real people and real science, Environmental Science for a Changing World provides a unique context for showing students how science works and how to think critically about environmental issues. Chapters dont merely include interesting storieseach chapter is an example of science journalism at its best, combining Scientific American-style writing, layout, and graphics to tell one compelling story that exemplifies important concepts and issues. This approach has proven so effective, that instructors using the book report a dramatic increase in the number of students who read the assignments and come to class ready to participate.

Scientific American Biology for a Changing World with Core Physiology

Author: Michele Shuster
Publisher: W. H. Freeman
ISBN: 146415113X
Release Date: 2014-03-14
Genre: Science

From the groundbreaking partnership of W. H. Freeman and Scientific American comes this one-of-a-kind introduction to the science of biology and its impact on the way we live. In Biology for a Changing World, two experienced educators and a science journalist explore the core ideas of biology through a series of chapters written and illustrated in the style of a Scientific American article. Chapters don’t just feature compelling stories of real people—each chapter is a newsworthy story that serves as a context for covering the standard curriculum for the non-majors biology course. Updated throughout, the new edition offers new stories, additional physiology chapters, a new Electronic Teachers’ Edition, and new pedagogy.

Loose leaf Version for Scientific American Biology for a Changing World with Core Physiology

Author: Michele Shuster
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781464161575
Release Date: 2014-08-01
Genre: Science

From the groundbreaking partnership of W. H. Freeman and Scientific American comes this one-of-a-kind introduction to the science of biology and its impact on the way we live. In Biology for a Changing World, two experienced educators and a science journalist explore the core ideas of biology through a series of chapters written and illustrated in the style of a Scientific American article. Chapters don’t just feature compelling stories of real people—each chapter is a newsworthy story that serves as a context for covering the standard curriculum for the non-majors biology course. Updated throughout, the new edition offers new stories, additional physiology chapters, a new Electronic Teachers’ Edition, and new pedagogy.

Monarchs in a Changing World

Author: Karen S. Oberhauser
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801455599
Release Date: 2015-05-26
Genre: Science

Monarch butterflies are among the most popular insect species in the world and are an icon for conservation groups and environmental education programs. Monarch caterpillars and adults are easily recognizable as welcome visitors to gardens in North America and beyond, and their spectacular migration in eastern North America (from breeding locations in Canada and the United States to overwintering sites in Mexico) has captured the imagination of the public. Monarch migration, behavior, and chemical ecology have been studied for decades. Yet many aspects of monarch biology have come to light in only the past few years. These aspects include questions regarding large-scale trends in monarch population sizes, monarch interactions with pathogens and insect predators, and monarch molecular genetics and large-scale evolution. A growing number of current research findings build on the observations of citizen scientists, who monitor monarch migration, reproduction, survival, and disease. Monarchs face new threats from humans as they navigate a changing landscape marked by deforestation, pesticides, genetically modified crops, and a changing climate, all of which place the future of monarchs and their amazing migration in peril. To meet the demand for a timely synthesis of monarch biology, conservation and outreach, Monarchs in a Changing World summarizes recent developments in scientific research, highlights challenges and responses to threats to monarch conservation, and showcases the many ways that monarchs are used in citizen science programs, outreach, and education. It examines issues pertaining to the eastern and western North American migratory populations, as well as to monarchs in South America, the Pacific and Caribbean Islands, and Europe. The target audience includes entomologists, population biologists, conservation policymakers, and K–12 teachers.

Loose Leaf Version for Scientific American Biology for a Changing World with Core Physiology 3E and LaunchPad for Scientific American Biology for a Changing World W Core Physiology 3E Twelve Month Access

Author: Michele Shuster
Publisher:
ISBN: 1319154662
Release Date: 2017-12-18
Genre: Science

From the groundbreaking partnership of Macmillan Learning and Scientific American comes this one-of-a-kind introduction to the science of biology and its impact on the way we live. In Biology for a Changing World, two experienced educators and a science journalist explore the core ideas of biology through chapters written and illustrated in the style of a Scientific American article. Chapters don't just feature compelling stories of real people--each chapter is a newsworthy story that serves as a context for covering the standard curriculum for the non-majors biology course. Updated throughout, the new edition offers new stories, enhanced plant and diversity coverage, and an expanded media program. Biology for a Changing World is supported by its own dedicated (and fully updated) version of LaunchPad, which fully integrates an interactive e-Book, all student media, a wide range of assessment and course management features.

Scientific American Biology for a Changing World Launchpad for Shuster s Scientific American Biology for a Changing World 3rd Ed Twelve Month Access

Author: MICHELE. SHUSTER
Publisher:
ISBN: 131915459X
Release Date: 2017-12-15
Genre:

From the groundbreaking partnership of Macmillan Learning and Scientific American comes this one-of-a-kind introduction to the science of biology and its impact on the way we live. In Biology for a Changing World, two experienced educators and a science journalist explore the core ideas of biology through chapters written and illustrated in the style of a Scientific American article. Chapters don't just feature compelling stories of real people--each chapter is a newsworthy story that serves as a context for covering the standard curriculum for the non-majors biology course. Updated throughout, the new edition offers new stories, enhanced plant and diversity coverage, and an expanded media program. Biology for a Changing World is supported by its own dedicated (and fully updated) version of LaunchPad, which fully integrates an interactive e-Book, all student media, a wide range of assessment and course management features.

The Genius of Birds

Author: Jennifer Ackerman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101980842
Release Date: 2016-04-12
Genre: Science

An award-winning science writer tours the globe to reveal what makes birds capable of such extraordinary feats of mental prowess Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures. According to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence. In The Genius of Birds, acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman explores their newly discovered brilliance and how it came about. As she travels around the world to the most cutting-edge frontiers of research, Ackerman not only tells the story of the recently uncovered genius of birds but also delves deeply into the latest findings about the bird brain itself that are shifting our view of what it means to be intelligent. At once personal yet scientific, richly informative and beautifully written, The Genius of Birds celebrates the triumphs of these surprising and fiercely intelligent creatures.

Dragonflies

Author: Pieter Van Dokkum
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300197082
Release Date: 2015-01-03
Genre: Nature

A gorgeous tribute to the magic and mystique of dragonflies, with intimate photographs of their entire life cycle