Biology: Science for Life, Books a la Carte Edition, 4th Edition

By Colleen M. Belk, Virginia Borden Maier

Published by Benjamin Cummings

Published Date: Jan 3, 2012


This edition features the exact same content as the traditional book in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value for your students–this format costs 35% less than a new textbook.


Coleen Belk and Virginia Borden Maier have helped students demystify biology for nearly twenty years in the classroom and nearly ten years with their book, Biology: Science for Life. In the new Fourth Edition, they continue to use stories and current issues, such as discussion of cancer to teach cell division, to connect biology to student’s lives. Learning Outcomes are new to this edition and integrated within the book to help professors guide students’ reading and to help students assess their understanding of biology.


A new Chapter 3, “Is It Possible to Supplement Your Way to Better Health? Nutrients and Membrane Transport,” offers an engaging storyline and focused coverage on micro- and macro-nutrients, antioxidants, passive and active transport, and exocytosis and endocytosis.


For instructors who cover Animal Structure and Function and Plant Biology, an alternate edition of this book, Biology: Science for Life with Physiology, is also available.


This package contains:

  • Books a la Carte for Biology: Science for Life, Fourth Edition

This title is also sold in the various packages listed below. Before purchasing one of these packages, speak with your professor about which one will help you be successful in your course.

Package ISBN-13: 9780321895318

Includes this title packaged with:

  • Current Issues in Biology Volume 6
    Scientific American
  • Current Issues in Biology Volume 3
    Scientific American
  • Current Issues in Biology Volume 4
    Scientific American
  • Current Issues in Biology Volume 5
    Scientific American

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ISBN-10: 0-321-78733-1

ISBN-13: 978-0-321-78733-0

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