Biology Trending: A Contemporary Issues Approach


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Biology Trending: A Contemporary Issues Approach Authors: , Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Pages: 740 Illustrations and other contents: 36 Tables, color; 239 Line drawings, color; 67 Halftones, color; 18 Halftones, black and white; 306 Illustrations, color; 18 Illustrations, black and white Language: English ISBN: 9781032488585 Categories: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Biology Trending is a truly innovative introductory biology text. Designed to combine the teaching of biological concepts within the context of current societal issues, Biology Trending encourages introductory biology students to think critically about the role that science plays in their world. This book features many current and relevant topics, including sea level changes and ocean acidification, CRISPR/Cas9, opioid abuse, Zika, Ebola, and COVID-19, threats to biodiversity, and cancer immunotherapies. It is accompanied by digital Instructor and Student Resources to support teaching and learning. Key Features Adopts an “issues approach” to teaching introductory biology Up-to-date sections throughout, including climate change, CRISPR, new hominids, COVID-19, and new cancer therapies, among many others Suitable for both majors and non-majors courses More succinct for ease in teaching and more affordable for students High-quality illustrations help to elucidate key concepts This book is extended and enhanced through a range of digital resources that include: Longform and open-response self-testing resources to test understanding and apply knowledge Visual simulations to demonstrate evolutionary processes Weblinks and bibliographic resources to expand knowledge Time-saving instructor resources such as PowerPoint slides; Activity and assignment ideas and comprehensive lesson plan Related Titles Bard, J. Evolution: The Origins and Mechanisms of Diversity (ISBN 9780367357016). Prothero, D. Vertebrate Evolution: From Origins to Dinosaurs and Beyond (ISBN 9780367473167) Johnson, N. A. Darwin’s Reach: 21st Century Applications of Evolutionary Biology (ISBN 9781138587397)

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Author Biography

Eli C. Minkoff is Professor Emeritus of Biology at Bates College and Adjunct Professor at Worcester State University. He received his bachelor's degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Columbia University and his MA and PhD from Harvard University. Dr. Minkoff has published several books as well as many articles in scholarly journals and encyclopedic reference works. His main field of research is the evolutionary biology of primates and other mammals. Jennifer K. Hood-De-Grenier is Professor and Chair of Biology at Worcester State University. She received her bacherlor's degree from Williams College and her PhD from Harvard University. She is a cell and molecular biologist with interests in genetics, biochemistry, cancer biology, and science writing. She has published in the areas of nuclear transport, cell cycle control, cell morphology, and biology education.