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By Deanna R. Pinkard-Meier
In recent decades there has been mounting evidence that humans are negatively affecting the marine environment on many levels. Although seemingly depressing to learn about, I find that many students are truly concerned about humans’ impacts on the Earth, and particularly the ocean. After learning about some of the changes occurring as a result of human activities, students often make insightful observations and ask important questions. Examples of students’ questions are the following: “What can I do?”, “What is our government doing?”, “How is ‘x’, ‘y’, or ‘z’ not illegal?!”, and in some cases “How has it come to this?”. (Figure 1: Students voluntarily participating in surveys to assess the biodiversity of the intertidal zone in La Jolla, California. No extra credit points necessary. Credit: Deanna Pinkard-Meier.).
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By Thais Miller
Before joining the Rights and Media team at Jones & Bartlett Learning, I worked as an admissions counselor for three years. Though I was definitely ready to say goodbye to making 100 phone calls per week, assuring parents that their child would definitely get an internship, and having conversations about financial aid which were far above my pay grade, I have missed the facetime with one’s customer that comes with a sales position. Thus, when presented with the opportunity to represent Jones & Bartlett Learning along with Matt Kane, Director of Product Management and Lindsay White, Marketing Manager at the NSTA 2018 National Conference on Science Education in Atlanta, I was thrilled to dust off the old college fair skills and learn about marketing the text books I work on behind the scenes.
Dan Chiras once again offers a refreshing and student-friendly introduction to the structure, function, health, and homeostasis of the human body in a modernized ninth edition of Human Biology. This acclaimed text features a new chapter dedicated to the integumentary system as well as new sections covering evolution, injuries and diseases of the muscles, the pineal gland, and more.
Long considered the quintessential molecular biology textbook, for decades Lewin's GENES has provided the most modern presentation to this transformative and dynamic science. Now in its twelfth edition, this classic text continues to lead with new information and cutting-edge developments, covering gene structure, sequencing, organization, and expression. No other text offers a broader understanding of this exciting and vital science or does so with higher quality art and illustrations. Lewin's GENES XII continues to be the clear choice for molecular biology and genetics.
The long anticipated ninth edition of Genetics: Analysis of Genes and Genomes by Dan Hartl, Higgins Professor of Biology at Harvard University, is here! Genetics is a resource uniquely suited for learning and applying genetics to our world. Its DNA first presentation frames the discussion of genetics in modern terms, which provides students the context to then understand its Mendelian history.
What is the “big picture” in environmental science? Our authors know and effectively communicate it in Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions, Sixth Edition. Whether you view the subject through a scientific, social, political, or historical lens, you’ll find the concrete foundations here that work for courses in both environmental science and environmental studies.