Learn Biology by Learning to Think like a Scientist This pioneering text combines research-focused storytelling with the Socratic method to get students to think like practicing scientists. Each page of the book is designed in the spirit of active learning, asking students to apply critical thinking skills as they learn key concepts. Accounts of ...Read MoreLearn Biology by Learning to Think like a Scientist This pioneering text combines research-focused storytelling with the Socratic method to get students to think like practicing scientists. Each page of the book is designed in the spirit of active learning, asking students to apply critical thinking skills as they learn key concepts. Accounts of real researchers designing and analyzing real experiments, carefully punctuated by thoughtful questions and exercises, train introductory students in the process of DOING biology. With input from over 20 student focus groups and an advisory board of expert biology educators, Scott Freeman has refined the Third Edition to fully tap into students' interest, imagination, and learning abilities. The clear writing, lucid illustrations, and active-learning features of previous editions have been strengthened as a result of the meticulous research and revision process conducted with students and the advisory board. New study tools directly address two of the biggest learning challenges for introductory students: finding important information and recognizing whether or not they truly understand a concept. Praised for its sensible use of evolutionary analysis and molecular biology as unifying themes, the new edition has also been thoroughly revised for accuracy, clarity, and currency. The supplements package now includes exciting new BioFlix, the groundbreaking MasteringBiology self-tutoring and assessment system, and more.Read Less
Biological Science by Scot Freeman is well written and concise. A wealth of clear and colorful diagrams and illustrations make the material easy to understand and enjoyable to read. The international version, which I purchased,was identical in content to the US version and saved me a lot of money. It is paperback instead of hardback, but for the price difference, it is well worth it.
Jul 5, 2009
Excellent service. I got the book quickly. Thanks a lot for the efficient service
Oct 10, 2008
WANT TO GET THE MOST INFORMATION OUT OF THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE 3RD EDITION TEXTBOOK? IF YOU DO THEN YOU WANT TO PURCHASE THIS TEST BANK BECAUSE THE AUTHORS LAY DOWN THE MATERIAL IN THIS TEST BANK. HOWEVER, THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU EARN AN A OR B EASILY!!!!!! CONTAINS LOTS OF MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS FOR EACH CHAPTER!!!!!!! LET'S SAY IT BEATS READING THE CHAPTER. THINK OF IT AS AN OUTLINE OF EVERY CHAPTER!!!!
Aug 24, 2008
I studied biology some years ago, but I've learnt so many new things from reading this book. It doesn't just present the facts, but incorporates them in a style that makes the reader aware of how biologists experimented and researched their way to what is known in biology.
With an emphasis on experimental design, the reader learns to appreciate what is required for investigating the challenges that lie ahead in this field.
My one complaint would be, that although the diagrams are well drawn, their layout could be better incorporated with regard to the text. (For example, figures referred to over the page in the text.).
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