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LIFE 12E is engaging, active, and focused on skills

The new 12th edition of Life: The Science of Biology continues to be engaging, active, and focused on teaching the skills that students need to master the majors biology course.

New pedagogical features work in conjunction with powerful updates to the online suite of materials in Achieve to support the mission of Life by teaching students the skills and understanding of experimentation and data they need to succeed in introductory biology and ultimately in their future STEM careers.

Life’s potent combination of expertly crafted media, assessment, pedagogy and engagement makes this new edition the best resource yet for biology students.

Features

Continuing in the tradition of LIFE, the 12th Edition embraces an active learning approach that is seamlessly integrated throughout the text and media. Features are as follows:

SUPPORTED IN ACHIEVE

Achieve is the culmination of years of development work put toward creating the most powerful online learning tool for biology students. It houses all of our renowned assessments, multimedia assets, e-books, and instructor resources in a powerful new platform.

Achieve supports educators and students throughout the full range of instruction, including assets suitable for pre-class preparation, in-class active learning, and post-class study and assessment. The pairing of a powerful new platform with outstanding biology content provides an unrivalled learning experience.

Highlights include:

  • A design guided by learning science research. Co-designed through extensive collaboration and testing by both students and faculty including two levels of Institutional Review Board approval for every study of Achieve
  • A learning path of powerful content including pre-class, in-class, and post-class activities and assessments.
    A detailed gradebook with insights for just-in-time teaching and reporting on student achievement by learning objective.
  • Easy integration and gradebook sync with iClicker classroom engagement solutions.
  • Simple integration with your campus LMS and availability through Inclusive Access programs.

FOCUSED ON SKILLS
To support teaching and learning in biology through asking questions:

  • Data in Depth offers students a more in-depth exploration of the in-text “Work with Data” feature via interactive modules that further enhance scientific literacy skills via a host of interactive enhancements: data visualizations, experimental design, graphing, and mathematical calculations.
  • The engaging and powerful simulations are now outfitted with quizzes that will report to the Instructor grade-book.
  • A new online, interactive version of the in-text Statistics Primer offers students the opportunity to actually perform statistical analysis and calculations.
  • The Experiments and Work with the Data exercises highlight important research and instill the foundation of scientific investigation in students by always following the hypothesis–method–-results–conclusion framework.
  • Students needing extra practice with data analysis can use the Online Companions to every Work with the Data exercise in the book.
  • Questions in Recaps range from questions that support retention of content to questions that foster higher-order thinking.
  • We lead by example by exposing students to many thoughtful questions throughout the body of the text, reinforcing the importance of asking questions in biology.

ENGAGING
To help students take learning into their own hands:

  • The Investigating Life narrative thread weaves through the chapter to keep students engaged from the first page to the last. The opening story and question sets the stage for the narrative, a related Experiment and Work with the Data exercise helps reinforce the concepts, and the synthesis and future directions at the end helps wrap up the investigation.
  • Links to media such as animations, simulations, and jaw-dropping videos appear throughout each chapter and allow students to interact with content in a variety of ways.
    Intriguing Pop-Up questions in figure captions sharpen students’ skills in critical thinking about biology and subtly reinforce the process of doing science.
  • Connect the Concepts foster thinking about the big picture—a task that can be overwhelming for introductory biology students—by demonstrating how certain important terms and concepts relate to discussions in another chapter.

ACTIVE
To help instructors encourage students to “learn by doing”:

  • Learning objectives guide students to the essential content as they read through each Key Concept section.
  • Recaps for each Key Concept include Questions (all Bloom's levels 2-4) that test their mastery of the key concept.
  • The Active Learning Guide (for instructors) provides invaluable resources and support for implementing active learning techniques in the classroom. Accompanying the Guide are a set of full Active Learning Modules, which are comprised of a pre-lecture video, a complete in-class exercise, a pre- and post-quiz, and extensive instructor support.
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Achieve is the culmination of years of development work put toward creating the most powerful online learning tool for biology students. It houses all of our renowned assessments, multimedia assets, e-books, and instructor resources in a powerful new platform.

Achieve supports educators and students throughout the full range of instruction, including assets suitable for pre-class preparation, in-class active learning, and post-class study and assessment. The pairing of a powerful new platform with outstanding biology content provides an unrivalled learning experience.

Highlights include:

  • A design guided by learning science research. Co-designed through extensive collaboration and testing by both students and faculty including two levels of Institutional Review Board approval for every study of Achieve
  • A learning path of powerful content including pre-class, in-class, and post-class activities and assessments.
    A detailed gradebook with insights for just-in-time teaching and reporting on student achievement by learning objective.
  • Easy integration and gradebook sync with iClicker classroom engagement solutions.
  • Simple integration with your campus LMS and availability through Inclusive Access programs.

TEXT UPDATES

  • Data in Depth offers students a more in-depth exploration of the in-text “Work with Data” feature via interactive modules that further enhance scientific literacy skills via a host of interactive enhancements: data visualizations, experimental design, graphing, and mathematical calculations.\The engaging and powerful simulations are now outfitted with quizzes that will report to the Instructor grade-book.
    A new online, interactive version of the in-text Statistics Primer offers students the opportunity to actually perform statistical analysis and calculations.
  • A new in-text Visual Summary takes the place of standard text-only summaries to help students better master concepts and competencies via a visual trigger (a key in-text figure) and short concise text entries, to aid their memory. Relevant animations and activities are referenced in each summary entry.
  • Learning Objectives are provided at the start of each Key Concept. The goal of Learning Objectives is to help students focus their attention as they read each section. At the end of each section, we reinforce the Learning Objectives with exercises/questions in Review & Apply. Learning Objectives encourage active learning, and student focus on mastering concepts and skills.
  • Reorganization of the Genes, Development, and Evolution coverage so it appears in context with relevant content
  • New mentions of diversity in the world of biologists.
  • Life 12E welcomes two new authors: Dave Hall (University of Georgia) and Marta Laskowski (Oberlin College) who bring fresh ideas that augment the skills-based mission of the text.

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Life: The Science of Biology

Twelfth Edition| 2020

David M. Hillis; Craig H. Heller; Sally D. Hacker; David W. Hall; Marta J. Laskowski; David E. Sadava

Table of Contents

Part one The Science of Life and Its Chemical Basis

1Studying Life
2Small Molecules and the Chemistry of Life
3Proteins, Carbohydrates, and Lipids
4Nucleic Acids and the Origin of Life

Part two Cells

5Cells: The Working Units of Life
6Cell Membranes
7Cell Communication and Multicellularity

Part three Cells and Energy

8Energy, Enzymes, and Metabolism
9Pathways that Harvest Chemical Energy
10Photosynthesis: Energy from Sunlight

Part four Genes, Genomes, and Heredity

11The Cell Cycle and Cell Division
12Inheritance, Genes, and Chromosomes
13DNA and Its Role in Heredity
14From DNA to Protein: Gene Expression
15Gene Mutation and Molecular Medicine
16Regulation of Gene Expression
17Genomes
18Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology

Part five The Processes and Patterns of Evolution

19Processes of Evolution
20Reconstructing and Using Phylogenies
21Evolution of Genes and Genomes
22Speciation
23The History of Life on Earth

Part six The Evolution of Diversity

24Bacteria, Archaea, and Viruses
25The Origin and Diversification of Eukaryotes
26Plants without Seeds: From Water to Land
27The Evolution of Seed Plants
28The Evolution and Diversity of Fungi
29Animal Origins and the Evolution of Body Plans
30Protostome Animals
31Deuterostome Animals

Part seven Flowering Plants: Form and Function

32The Plant Body
33Transport in Plants
34Plant Nutrition
35Regulation of Plant Growth
36Reproduction in Flowering Plants
37Plant Responses to Environmental Challenges

Part eight Animals: Form and Function

38Physiology, Homeostasis, and Temperature Regulation
39Animal Hormones
40Immunology: Animal Defense Systems
41Animal Reproduction
42Animal Development
43Neurons, Glia, and Nervous Systems
44Sensory Systems
45The Mammalian Nervous System
46Musculoskeletal Systems
47Gas Exchange
48Circulatory Systems
49Nutrition, Digestion, and Absorption
50Salt and Water Balance and Nitrogen Excretion
51Animal Behavior

Part nine Ecology

52The Physical Environment and Biogeography of Life
53Populations
54Species Interactions
55Communities
56Ecosystems
57A Changing Biosphere

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David M. Hillis

David M. Hillis is the Alfred W. Roark Centennial Professor in Integrative Biology at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also has directed the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, the Biodiversity Center, and the School of Biological Sciences. Dr. Hillis has taught courses in introductory biology, genetics, evolution, systematics, and biodiversity. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was awarded a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship, and has served as President of the Society for the Study of Evolution and of the Society of Systematic Biologists. He served on the National Research Council committee that wrote the report BIO 2010: Transforming Undergraduate Biology Education for Research Biologists, and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the National Academies Scientific Teaching Alliance.

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H. Craig Heller

H. Craig Helleris the Lorry I. Lokey/Business Wire Professor in Biological Sciences and Human Biology at Stanford University. He has taught in the core biology courses at Stanford since 1972 and served as Director of the Program in Human Biology, Chairman of the Biolo-gical Sciences Department, and Associate Dean of Research. Dr. Heller is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a recipient of the Walter J. Gores Award for excellence in teaching and the Kenneth Cuthberson Award for Exceptional Service to Stanford University. His research is on the neurobiology of sleep and circadian rhythms, mammalian hibernation, the regulation of body temperature, the physiology of human performance, and the neurobiology of learning. He has done research on a huge variety of animals and physiological problems, including sleeping kangaroo rats, diving seals, hibernating bears, photo-periodic hamsters, and exercising athletes. Dr. Heller has extended his enthusiasm for promoting active learning via the development of a two-year curriculum in human biology for the middle grades, through the production of Virtual Labs—interactive computer-based modules to teach physiology.

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Sally D. Hacker

Sally D. Hacker is Professor at Oregon State University where she has been a faculty member since 2004. She has taught courses in introductory ecology, community ecology, invasion biology, field ecology, and marine biology. She was awarded the Murray F. Buell Award by the Ecological Society of America and the Young Investigator Prize by the American Society of Naturalists. Dr. Hacker’s research explores the structure, function, and services of natural and managed ecosystems under varying contexts of species interactions and global change. She has conducted research with plants and animals in rocky intertidal, salt marsh, seagrass, and coastal dune ecosystems. Her work has most recently focused on the protective role of dune ecosystems in mitigating coastal vulnerability due to climate change. In addition to the textbooks Life: The Science of Biology and Ecology (Sinauer Associates), she is author or coauthor on numerous articles and book chapters exploring community ecology, species interactions, marine invasions, and ecosystem services important to coastal management. She is particularly interested in promoting active and experiential learning for students interested in ecology and field-emersion experiences.

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David W. Hall

David W. Hall is an Associate Professor of Genetics at the University of Georgia, where he was the recipient of the Sandy Beaver Excellence in Teaching Award in 2013. Recent work includes using mathematical models to address the evolution of meiotic drive, the rate and pattern of molecular evolution in social insects, and early sex chromosome evolution. In the lab, he utilizes different yeast species to study spontaneous mutations using a combination of both mutation-accumulation and adaptation experiments. Since high school, he has been captivated by how the living world works. Like many students, he was initially overwhelmed by the diversity of life, but he came to realize that there are fundamental principles that unite organisms. His interest in determining how these principles shape the diversity of life led him into his research and teaching career.

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Marta J. Laskowski

Marta J. Laskowski is a Professor in the Biology Department at Oberlin College. Dr. Laskowski has mentored undergraduate students in research and has taught introductory biology, skills-based first year seminars (Feeding the World), plant physiology, and plant development. She heads an effort at Oberlin, funded by the HHMI Inclusive Excellence program, to enhance the climate for and success of a diverse student population in STEM. One of her numerous journal articles resulted in a Guinness World Record for the fastest openingflower (Cornus canadensis; bunchberry). A college class in developmental biology so captivated her that she decided to focus her research on discovering the intricate sub-cellular interactions that establish the plant root system.

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David E. Sadava

David E. Sadava is the Pritzker Family Foundation Professor of Biology, Emeritus, at the Keck Science Center of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps, three of The Claremont Colleges. In addition, he is Adjunct Professor of Cancer Cell Biology at the City of Hope Medical Center. Twice winner of the Huntoon Award for superior teaching, Dr. Sadava has taught courses on introductory biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, plant biology, and cancer biology. In addition to Life: The Science of Biology, he is the author or coauthor of books on cell biology and on plants, genes, and crop biotechnology. His research has resulted in many papers coauthored with his students, on topics ranging from plant biochemistry to pharmacology of narcotic analgesics to human genetic diseases. For the past 15 years, he has investigated multi-drug resistance in human small-cell lung carcinoma cells with a view to understanding and overcoming this clinical challenge. At the City of Hope, his current work focuses on new anti-cancer agents from plants.

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