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

NEW! THINK LIKE A SCIENTIST
A major goal of the new edition is to align the text with
the Vision and Change recommendations, especially as
they relate to the students’ acquisition of the six core
competencies. TLAS boxes explicitly develop these core
competencies, and have been designed specifically to teach
students the skills needed to become functional, practical,
effective scientists. TLAS questions are high level and aim
to have students integrate concepts across the chapter or
across chapters, and ask students to do something.

NEW! LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Learning Objectives are provided at the start of each Key Concept.
The goal of Learning Objectives is to help students focus their
attention as they read each section. At the end of each section, we
reinforce the Learning Objectives with exercises/questions in Review
& Apply. Learning Objectives encourage active learning, and student
focus on mastering concepts and skills.

NEW! ACTIVE LEARNING GUIDE
The Active Learning Guide provides extensive resources and support
for implementing active learning techniques in any classroom, large
or small. This all-new guide provides instructors with a thorough
introduction to the concepts, techniques, and benefits of active
learning. Chapter-by-chapter guidance provides strategies for how to
best utilize learning resources in Principles of Life to teach in a more
active format.

NEW! CHAPTER OPENER WITH QUESTION
A short introduction with an attention-grabbing photo and compelling
question gives students something to ponder while reading and
studying the chapter. The chapter ends with a return to the question
and some discussion of the answer.

NEW! VISUAL SUMMARIES
Visual Summaries conclude every chapter,
providing students with a visually-compelling
checklist, emphasizing major chapter
concepts through key figures, bullets, and
lower-level Bloom’s questions. The Visual
Summary ensures students have mastered the
major points of the chapter. The content is laid
out so as to facilitate referencing back to the
original chapter text and figures, and directing
students to relevant animations and activities.

NEW! IN-FIGURE QUESTIONS
Incorporated into figures, these questions are designed to engage
students and help them think about the implications of the figure/
diagram. In-figure questions tend to be lower level Bloom’s, and are
often amenable to in-class discussion.

NEW! REVIEW & APPLY
This new feature is designed to briefly summarize the
previous section, and to help students master concepts and
competencies through questions. R&A questions are conceptspecific,
aligning with the Learning Objectives. With the
exception of introductory concepts, R&A questions tend to be
higher level Bloom’s, and when possible, ask students to engage
in an activity-based answer.