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Biological Science Volume 3, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By Scott Freeman

Published by Benjamin Cummings

Published Date: Mar 25, 2010

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Building upon Scott Freeman’s unique narrative style that incorporates the Socratic approach and draws students into thinking like a biologist, the Fourth Edition has been carefully refined to motivate and support a broader range of learners as they are introduced to new concepts and encouraged to develop and practice new skills. Each page of the book is designed in the spirit of active learning and instructional reinforcement, equipping novice learners with tools that help them advance in the course—from recognizing essential information in highlighted sections to demonstrating and applying their understanding of concepts in practice exercises that gradually build in difficulty.     
The new edition makes it easier than ever for students to locate information and learn concepts, with:
  • Remarkable “Big Picture” concept maps that help students synthesize information across chapters
  • A complete answer key in the back of the book
  • More concise discussions on selected topics with a clearer sub-heading structure for easier navigation
  • A finely tuned art program with improved clarity and contrast among biology structures and an improved orientation for phylogenetic trees
An expanded BioSkills appendix at the end of the book helps students learn and practice foundational skills, which range from interpreting graphs to how to read a phylogenetic tree to common Latin and Greek word roots, and reading chemical structures.
CourseSmart textbooks do not include any media or print supplements that come packaged with the bound book.

Table of Contents

1. Biology and the Tree of Life 

36. Plant Form and Function 

37. Water and Sugar Transport in Plants 

38. Plant Nutrition 

39. Plant Sensory Systems, Signals, and Responses

40. Plant Reproduction 

41. Animal Form and Function 

42. Water and Electrolyte Balance in Animals 

43. Animal Nutrition 

44. Gas Exchange and Circulation

45. Electrical Signals in Animals 

46. Animal Sensory Systems and Movement 

47. Chemical Signals in Animals 

48. Animal Reproduction 

49. The Immune System in Animals 

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Biological Science Volume 3, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition
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$29.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-70395-8