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Biology Now (Core Edition) – eBook

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  • Authors: Anne Houtman, Megan Scudellari, Cindy Malone, Anu Singh-Cundy
  • File Size: 185 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 456 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Core edition
  • Publication Date: January 23, 2015
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393938344, 0393644154
  • ISBN-13: 9780393938340, 9780393644159

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About The Author

Anne Houtman

Anne Houtman

Dr. Anne Houtman is Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, where she is also a full professor of biology. She has over twenty years of experience teaching non-biology majors at a variety of public and private institutions, which gives Anne a broad perspective of the education landscape. She is strongly committed to evidence-based, experiential education and has been an active participant in the national dialogue on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education for over twenty years. Dr. Houtmans research interests are in the ecology and evolution of hummingbirds. Anne grew up in Hawaii, received her doctorate in zoology from the University of Oxford, and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Toronto.

Anu Singh-Cundy

Cindy Malone

Cindy Malone

Dr. Cindy Malone began her scientific career wearing hip-waders in a swamp behind her home in Illinois. She earned her BS in Biology at Illinois State University and her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology at UCLA. Cindy continued her post-doctoral work at UCLA in Molecular Genetics. She is currently a distinguished educator and an Associate Professor at California State University, Northridge, where she is the Director of the CSUN-UCLA Bridges to Stem Cell Research Program funded by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Cindy’s research is aimed at training masters and undergraduate degree candidates to understand how genes are regulated through epigenetic and genetic mechanisms that alter gene expression.

Dr. Malone has been teaching non-biology majors for over fifteen years and has won curriculum enhancement and teaching awards at CSUN.

Megan Scudellari

Megan Scudellari

Megan Scudellari is an award-winning freelance journalist and science writer based in Boston, Massachusetts, specializing in the life and environmental sciences. She has contributed to many magaziens including, but not limited to, Scientific American, Newsweek, Nature, Technology Review, and Discover. For 5 years Megan worked as a correspondent and later as a contributing editor for The Scientist magazine. In 2013, she was awarded the prestigious Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award in recognition of outstanding writing and reporting in science. Megan has also received accolades for investigative reporting on traumatic brain injury and a feature story on prosthetics that mimic a sense of touch.

She received an MS from the Graduate Program in Science Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a BA from Boston College, and she has worked as an educator at the Museum of Science, Boston.

A balance of science and story, with a focus on the people doing biology now.

Written by a science journalist and teachers with more than thirty years experience in the classroom, Biology Now (PDF) skillfully combines core biology concepts with popular science stories of real people doing science today. These stories capture the human face of biology, highlighting the work of researchers and medical professionals who are making new findings every day. The textbook Biology Now Core Edition is accompanied by a number of carefully crafted pedagogy that teaches students how to evaluate science in the news, interpret data, ask questions, and differentiate between science and pseudoscience.

NOTE: The product includes the ebook, Biology Now (Core Edition) in PDF. No access codes are included.

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