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)
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A FOCUS ON SKILLS AND KEY COMPETENCIESNew 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 thetext and explicitly in a new key feature, Think Like a Scientist.TLAS boxes explicitly develop these core competencies, andhave been designed specifically to teach students the skillsneeded to become functional, practical, effective scientists.
A FOCUS ON DATAPrinciples of Life has always emphasized the role of researchand experimentation in the introductory biology curriculum.Students are taught to understand the scientific method andexperimental design, and to understand how real researchcontinues to drive our understanding of life on Earth.
A FOCUS ON ACTIVE LEARNINGWhere other texts give lip service to active learning, PoL delivers,with an Active Learning Guide and 30 Active Learning Modulesready for classroom delivery. Built around key concepts, the ALMsprovide a roadmap for pre-class work and in-class activities,including Apply the Data exercises, animations, videos, and quizzingdirectly mapped to in-text concepts and learning objectives.
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