Available 12.01.2018
Principles of Life
Third Edition   ©2019

Principles of Life

David M. Hillis (University of Texas at Austin) , David E. Sadava (The Claremont Colleges) , Richard W. Hill (Michigan State University) , Mary V. Price (University of California, Riverside)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-01771-1; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-01771-2; Format: Cloth Text, 915 pages

A FOCUS ON SKILLS AND KEY COMPETENCIES
New to this edition, the AAAS Vision and Change report’s six
“core competencies” related to quantitative reasoning, simulation,
and communication, are integrated both implicitly throughout the
text and explicitly in a new key feature, Think Like a Scientist.
TLAS boxes explicitly develop these core competencies, and
have been designed specifically to teach students the skills
needed to become functional, practical, effective scientists.

A FOCUS ON DATA
Principles of Life has always emphasized the role of research
and experimentation in the introductory biology curriculum.
Students are taught to understand the scientific method and
experimental design, and to understand how real research
continues to drive our understanding of life on Earth.

A FOCUS ON ACTIVE LEARNING
Where other texts give lip service to active learning, PoL delivers,
with an Active Learning Guide and 30 Active Learning Modules
ready for classroom delivery. Built around key concepts, the ALMs
provide a roadmap for pre-class work and in-class activities,
including Apply the Data exercises, animations, videos, and quizzing
directly mapped to in-text concepts and learning objectives.