Biology: How Life Works, Volume 1
Second Edition   ©2016

Biology: How Life Works, Volume 1

James Morris (Brandeis University) , Daniel Hartl (Harvard University) , Andrew Knoll (Harvard University) , Robert Lue (Harvard University) , Melissa Michael (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) , Andrew Berry (Harvard University) , Andrew Biewener (Harvard University) , Brian Farrell (Harvard University) , N. Michele Holbrook (Harvard University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-04882-X; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-04882-2; Format: Paper Text, 700 pages

Biology: How Life Works was written in response to recent and exciting changes in biology, education, and technology with the goal of helping students to think like biologists. The text, visual program, and assessments were developed together to provide students with the best resources to gain an understanding of modern biology.

Content is selected carefully, is integrated to illustrate the connections between concepts, and follows six themes that are crucial to biology: the scientific method, chemical and physical processes, cells, evolution, ecological interactions, and human impact.

The second edition continues this approach, but includes expanded coverage of ecology, new in-class activities to assist instructors in active teaching, new pedagogical support for visual synthesis maps, and expanded and improved assessment.