Biology for the Informed Citizen

Biology for the Informed Citizen

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Biology for the Informed Citizen by Donna M. Bozzone and Douglas S. Green, more than any other non-science majors biology book, helps student connect the concepts of biology to the consequences of biology - the consequences that students can and should see in every facet of their lives, if only trained to identify them. This text aims to teach the concepts of biology, evolution, and the process of science so students can apply their knowledge in their everyday lives as informed consumers and users of scientific information. The book's Cases, Concepts, and Consequences approach connects the concepts of biology to the consequences of biology through the text's major themes - the process of science and evolution - which help to show students not only "what we know" but also "how we know what we know." Cases: An engaging biological issue opens every chapter and is revisited throughout Concepts: Foundational biological ideas are introduced within the context of important cultural and social issues Consequences: The concepts and consequences of biology are connected to enhance students' abilities to make informed decisions about biological issues This version of the text features a section on Physiology. For more information about Biology for the Informed Citizen without Physiology, please search for ISBN 9780195381986. Features *Rich Case Studies open each chapter to highlight an issue or challenge with biological significance and focuses on the consequences of biology. These cases motivate the material in each chapter and demonstrate ways in which conceptual understanding of biology can be used to make informed decisions about important issues. Cases in the book include "Sickle Cell Disease, Malaria, and Human Evolution" (Chapter 4), "The Infidelity Gene" (Chapter 1), and "Lactose Intolerance and the Geographic Variation of Human Traits" (Chapter 9). *The Process of Science is also demonstrated throughout the text in two types ofshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 584 pages
  • 218.44 x 281.94 x 33.02mm | 1,292.73g
  • Oxford University Press, USA
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0195381998
  • 9780195381993
  • 2,018,602

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"A wholly stimulating approach to the subject of biology."--Gerald Posner, Broward College"An excellent text. The relevant examples make this text a very good approach."--Fran Norflus, Clayton State University"Well written, engaging, visually stimulating...The overall approach and the extra features are all better than my current text [Campbell]."--Jennifer Wiatrowski, Pasco-Hernando Community College "This text promises to be one of the best nonmajors texts I've seen in the last few years."--Erik P. Scully, Towson University"The greatest strength of Bozzone is the level at which it is written--very easy for students to comprehend. The overall presentation is extremely user friendly and inviting."--Lisa Bryant, Arkansas State Universityshow more

About Professor of Biology Donna M Bozzone

Donna M. Bozzone is Professor of Biology at Saint Michael's College. The late Douglas S. Green was Professor of Biology at Saint Michael's more

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