Jones & Bartlett Learning Science Blog

    Q&A with Paul Pinet: What is Complexity Theory?

    Posted by Suzy Balk on Oct 14, 2019 9:30:00 AM

    Now in its eighth edition, Invitation to Oceanography is known as a modern, comprehensive, and student-friendly introduction to the field. One of the key updates to the Eighth Edition is the incorporation of Complexity Theory. Invitation to Oceanography, Eighth Edition is the first oceanography textbook to incorporate Complexity Theory, a scientific breakthrough for understanding and managing Earth’s systems. Below, author Paul Pinet walks through the “what,” “why,” and “how,” of Complexity Theory.

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    Topics: Environmental Science

    Take Note: Tips for Success in Genetics and Genomics

    Posted by Suzy Balk on Sep 19, 2019 2:40:33 PM

    Dr. Daniel Hartl, Higgins Professor of Biology at Harvard University and author of best-selling textbook Essential Genetics and Genomics, Seventh Edition shares tips for students to improve their study and problem-solving skills.

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    Topics: Biological Science, Genetics

    5 Reasons to Adopt Krasner's Microbial Challenge

    Posted by Suzy Balk on May 7, 2019 8:06:25 AM

     

    1. Text Format

    The number of parts in this edition have been updated to five and are sequentially presented to assist the student in following the logic of the narrative. All of the examples that illustrate key principles in the chapters have been updated. The art, photos, and overall design have been improved throughout the text.

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    Topics: Biological Science, microbiology, Teri Shors

    Hear What Instructors Are Saying About  Krasner's Microbial Challenge: A Public Health Perspective, Now in a New Fourth Edition

    Posted by Lindsay White on Apr 19, 2019 11:03:24 AM

    What Instructors are Saying...

    “[The Microbial Challenge] is perfect for community/public health majors. I like how the author has linked in comparisons that the students can relate to, and how everyday items/activities have been used to build greater understanding of materials…The key strength of the book, for my class, is that a non-biology major can learn epidemiology concepts successfully. In today’s world of prevention this book is well structured and written.

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    Topics: Biological Science, microbiology, Reviews

    Author, Daniel L. Hartl, PhD Awarded Genetics Society of America 2019 Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal

    Posted by Lindsay White on Apr 5, 2019 1:05:33 PM

    Congratulations to Jones & Bartlett Learning Author and Higgins Professor of Biology at Harvard University, Dr. Daniel L. Hartl for the esteemed honor of being awarded the Genetics Society of America (GSA) 2019 Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal!

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    Topics: Biological Science, Author, Awards, Genetics

    Watch Dr. Daniel L. Hartl, Higgins Professor of Biology at Harvard University, as He Discusses New Edition of Essential Genetics and Genomics

    Posted by Lindsay White on Feb 22, 2019 2:32:41 PM

    We recently sat down with Dr. Hartl at his Harvard University office to discuss his latest textbook, Essential Genetics and Genomics, Seventh Edition. At the end of a long hallway with working research laboratories on either side is Dan's comfortable corner office. Surrounded by DNA models and floor-to-ceiling shelves packed with genetics textbooks and other biological science references, he explained to us why he wrote the textbook.

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    Topics: Biological Science, New Edition, Science, Authors

    Jones & Bartlett Learning Exhibited at American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE) in Austin, Texas

    Posted by Lindsay White on Aug 14, 2018 12:28:24 PM

    We were happy to once again showcase our bestselling microbiology and biological sciences textbooks at the 2018 American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE) held in Austin, Texas. Account Manager, Ashley Caissie, Education Technology Consultant, Liam Butler, and Matt Kane, Director of Product Management (not pictured), enjoyed speaking with the 350 higher ed. instructors who traveled from all over the US and as far as Australia, to gather, discuss, and share ideas on how they can "improve teaching and learning in the biological sciences."

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    Topics: Biological Science, lab videos, microbiology, Pommerville, Science, videos, Conference

    Save Students Money With a Customized Text or eBook

    Posted by Lindsay White on May 8, 2018 1:16:17 PM

    Did You Know You Can Create a Unique Textbook Aligned with Your Syllabus?

    With PUBLISH, our online platform for building custom textbooks, you can pull chapters from across our content library to prepare your printed text or eBook.

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    Topics: custom learning solutions, PUBLISH, Science

    Check Out the 2018 Biological Sciences Academic Catalog

    Posted by Lindsay White on Apr 20, 2018 12:33:57 PM

    See What's New for 2018

    Check out our 2018 Biological Sciences Catalog for new outstanding textbooks, engaging student and instructor resources, and our new Custom Learning Solutions offerings.

    With authoritative content from subject matter experts and robust digital teaching and learning resources, Jones & Bartlett Learning offers products that meet the needs of today's student and instructor. Contact your Account Manager to let us match the perfect resources to your course.
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    Topics: Biological Science, Catalogs, custom learning solutions

    Fostering a Sense of Stewardship for the Marine Environment

    Posted by Lindsay White on Apr 17, 2018 12:16:38 PM

    By Deanna R. Pinkard-Meier

    Author of Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life, Eleventh Edition

    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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    Topics: Author, marine biology, marine science, Deanna Pinkard-Meier