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    Teaching and Learning Geology Just Got Easier with Earth's Evolving Systems, Second Edition

    Posted by Lindsay White on Jan 24, 2017 12:55:32 PM

    The recently published second edition of Earth's Evolving Systems: The History of Planet Earth makes teaching and learning geology easier. It explores the complex processes and interactions that have shaped our planet. Employing a systems perspective, this introductory text covers topics such as the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere, and discusses how these systems, plate tectonics, and life have interacted with each other and evolved through geologic time. This approach to Earth’s history integrates the study of modern Earth systems with past ones piquing students’ interest in the process. No other text bridges the gap between traditional historical geology and the behavior of Earth systems, and does so with higher quality art and illustrations. Capturing the dynamism of our planet’s fascinating history, Earth’s Evolving Systems: The History of Planet Earth, Second Edition provides the bedrock to understanding this exciting science.

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    Topics: higher education, New Edition, earth science, geology, Navigate 2, Navigate 2, New Text, Physical Science, Science, science

    The Ideal Marine Biology Text is Here!

    Posted by Lindsay White on Jan 20, 2017 10:23:28 AM

    The best and most affordable marine biology text is here!  The Eleventh Edition of Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life inspires students to appreciate marine life and ocean ecosystems and elucidates the importance of learning about marine biology. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, this entertaining text covers the essentials to a foundational understanding of marine organisms and their environments. The conversational writing style, latest research, and engaging features are designed to intrigue students, while the new Case Studies encourage them to apply their knowledge to current and real-life situations. Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life is the clear choice for students diving into this exciting science.

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    Topics: Lab Manual, New Edition, Biology, marine biology, marine science, Morrissey, Navigate 2, New Text, Science, science

    10 Reasons Why You Should Adopt Understanding Viruses, Third Edition

    Posted by Lindsay White on Sep 30, 2016 10:57:08 AM

    The classic textbook Understanding Viruses, combines molecular, clinical, and historical aspects of human viral diseases in a new stunning interior design featuring high quality art that will engage readers. Preparing students for their careers, the Third Edition greatly expands on molecular virology and virus families. This practical text also includes the latest information on influenza, global epidemiology statistics, and the recent outbreaks of Zika and Ebola viruses to keep students on the forefront of cutting-edge virology information. Numerous case studies and feature boxes illuminate fascinating research and historical cases stimulate student interest, making the best-selling Understanding Viruses the clear choice in virology.

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    Topics: higher education, New Edition, Biology, eBooks, Navigate 2, Navigate 2, Online Learning, Science, science, Virology

    10 Reasons Why You Should Adopt Botany, Sixth Edition by Jim Mauseth

    Posted by Lindsay White on Sep 15, 2016 2:55:04 PM

    The best-selling Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology by Jim Mauseth continues to set the standard for the fundamentals of plant science in an updated sixth edition. No botany text better connects structure to function and does so with higher quality art and imagery. Combining strong scientific grounding with an approachable writing style, Botany teaches and engages.

    See why you should adopt Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology, Sixth Edition for your plant biology course.

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    Topics: botany, Lab Manual, Mauseth, New Edition, animations, Biology, eBooks, Navigate 2, New Text, plant biology, plant science, Science, science

    New Edition of Best-Selling Botany Text Features NEW Animations that Educate and Entertain

    Posted by Lindsay White on Aug 11, 2016 2:21:02 PM

    The best-selling Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology by Jim Mauseth continues to set the standard for the fundamentals of plant science in an updated sixth edition. No botany text better connects structure to function and does so with higher quality art and imagery. Combining strong scientific grounding with an approachable writing style, Botany teaches and engages.

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    Topics: botany, higher education, Mauseth, New Edition, animations, Biology, Higher Education, Science, science

    New Edition of Best-Selling Understanding Viruses Features NEW Virology Animations that Educate and Entertain

    Posted by Lindsay White on Jul 21, 2016 9:48:42 AM

    The highly anticipated Third Edition of Understanding Viruses by Teri Shors of University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh will publish July 29th.  Understanding Viruses continues to set the standard for the fundamentals of virology. This classic textbook combines molecular, clinical, and historical aspects of human viral diseases in a new stunning interior design featuring high quality art that will engage readers. Preparing students for their careers, the Third Edition greatly expands on molecular virology and virus families.

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    Topics: higher education, New Edition, animations, Biology, Higher Education, Navigate 2, New Text, Science, science, Virology

    Review: “Lewin’s GENES XI is the best molecular biology textbook with a high reputation."

    Posted by Lindsay White on Dec 23, 2015 12:23:58 PM

    We recently conducted a review of our best-selling and highly regarded, GENES XI textbook. We sought feedback from instructors who are currently or have very recently used the text in their molecular biology course and instructors who have not adopted the current Eleventh Edition.

    Specifically, instructors had this to say about the text’s organization and comprehensive coverage of content:

    “For the level of class I teach [the course is open to both upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students], the topic depth is excellent. In some cases, there is more depth than I will need/use, but topics are presented in a way that this extra depth does not preclude the student/reader from gaining the knowledge and level of depth the instructor is targeting.”

    – Dr. Matthew Stern, Winthrop University

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    Topics: higher education, New Edition, Biology, GENES, Higher Education, Lewin, Molecular Biology, molecular science, Review, Science, science

    Review of Climatology, Third Edition: "it is the best text on the market for my course."

    Posted by Lindsay White on Dec 23, 2015 11:58:27 AM

    In planning for a fourth edition of our comprehensive climatology text for the upper-level undergraduate or introductory-level graduate course, we conducted a revision survey with instructors who are currently or have very recently used the text in their course and instructors who have not adopted the current Third Edition.

    Specifically, instructors had this to say about the text’s depth of coverage and student-readability:

    …it is one of the most comprehensive treatments of the science of climatology that I have encountered…This is a solid textbook and is worthy of use in climatology courses.”

    – Timothy J. Wallace, Mississippi State University

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    Topics: Climatology, higher education, New Edition, atmospheric science, Higher Education, Physical Science, Review, review, Science, science

    November 24th is Evolution Day!

    Posted by Lindsay White on Nov 24, 2015 2:10:07 PM

    Today marks the 156th anniversary since the publication of Charles Darwin's On The Origin of Species. Every year scientists celebrate Evolution Day to commemorate Darwin's contributions to science and to focus on and educate the public about evolutionary biology.

    Today, Evolution is a core undergraduate course for any young biologist working through their academic career. We like to celebrate our prolific science forefathers by highlighting our quality textbooks written by leading scientists and educators.

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    Topics: Charles Darwin, Author, Biology, Evolution, Evolution Day, Higher Education, Science, science, Strickberger

    Webinar: See How Navigate 2 Can Engage Students and Enhance Your Microbiology Course

    Posted by Lindsay White on Apr 6, 2015 3:30:20 PM

    With Navigate 2, learning is no longer confined to the four walls of the classroom. Navigate 2 allows you to provide content that keeps your students interested and benefits multiple learning styles while saving valuable time.

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    Topics: microbiology, eBooks, Navigate 2, Navigate 2, Online Learning, Science, science, Webinar

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