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Principles of Life : 3rd Edition - Digital Update - David M. Hillis

Principles of Life

3rd Edition - Digital Update

By: David M. Hillis, Mary V. Price, Richard W. Hill, David W. Hall, Marta J. Laskowski

Paperback | 1 March 2022 | Edition Number 3

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Principles of Life is engaging, active, and focused on skills.

Research shows that when students engage with a course, it leads to better outcomes. Principles of Life 3e Digital Update is now supported in Achieve, Macmillan’s new online learning system for biology. Achieve supports PoL’s holistic solution that has been designed from the ground up to actively engage students in mastering concepts and becoming skilled at solving biological problems. Achieve includes thoughtfully curated assignments and activities to support pre-lecture preparation, in-class active learning, and post-lecture study and assessment.

For instructors concerned that the practical skills of biology are lost when the student moves on to the next course or takes their first step into the “real world,” Principles of Life 3e Digital Update lays the foundation for later courses and for students’ careers. PoL’s pioneering concept-driven approach (it was the first book of its kind available), experimental data-driven exercises, and active learning focus, includes features designed to involve students in mastering concepts and becoming skillful at solving biological problems.

With its focus on key competencies foundational to biology education and careers, self-guided adaptive learning, and unparalleled instructor resources for active classrooms, Principles of Life with Achieve is the resource students need to succeed.

  • Skills focused throughout to support teaching and learning in biology through asking questions. ‘Think Like A Scientist’ features have been designed specifically to teach students the skills needed to become functional, practical, effective scientists. These are high level and try to have students integrate concepts across the chapter or across chapters, and ask students to do something.
  • Engaging content helps students take the learning into their own hands. ‘Investigating Life’ narrative thread weaves through the chapter from the initial story at the beginning to the question sets at the end that reinforce the concepts and the synthesis and future directions.
  • ‘Visual Summaries’ conclude every chapter, providing students with a visually-compelling checklist, emphasising 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.
  • Taking an active learning approach throughout, Principles of Life helps students learn by doing with a wealth of pedagogy that ensures they master key concepts and instructors benefit from an active learning guide providing invaluable resources and support for implementing active learning in the classroom.
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New in this Edition
  • New assessment content added to the Testbank and Learning Curve adaptive quizzing.
  • Chapter content updated as necessary including new content related to COVID-19 throughout the text.
  • Improvements to the figures throughout the text.
  • A new online chapter on Water and Salt Balance.
  • New ‘Big Biology’ podcasts available in Achieve representing a diverse selection of scientists and research topics.

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