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    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

    Unique Introductory Microbiology Text Scores Big with Reviewers

    Posted by Lindsay White on Dec 23, 2015 1:36:31 PM

    Last spring we conducted a review of our unique microbiology textbook, The Microbial Challenge: A Public Health Perspective, Third Edition by (the late) Robert Krasner and Teri Shors. The text is unique in that it covers the core microbiology concepts for an introductory microbiology course through a public health lens. This makes it perfect for students already in or considering a pre-health professions major, students interested in public health, non-majors who would benefit from a focus on how microbiology impacts everyday life, and students at schools that push an interdisciplinary focus.

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    Topics: microbiology, New Edition, Higher Education, Public Health, Review, review, Science

    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

    Instructors Say Our Non-Majors Astronomy Textbook is Student-Friendly

    Posted by Lindsay White on Nov 10, 2015 1:55:20 PM

    In planning for an eighth edition of our best-selling introductory astronomy text for the non-science major, 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 Seventh Edition. Of the instructors surveyed:

    • 100% of reviewers who are currently using the seventh edition plan to continue using the book and would anticipate adopting a revised edition once it’s available.
    • 3 of 4 reviewers who are not currently using the seventh edition would strongly consider adopting a revised edition once it’s available.
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    Topics: Astronomy, New Edition, In Quest of the Universe, reviews, Science

    A Unique and Timely Resource on Ebola Virus and Emerging Infectious Diseases - Download a Chapter for FREE Today

    Posted by Lindsay White on Sep 8, 2015 11:40:49 AM

    What do we know about Ebola?  Authored by two professionals in the medical and science fields, the recently published Ebola: An Emerging Infectious Disease Case Study analyzes the recent outbreak of the virus from a variety of angles and provides context for our understanding of emerging infectious diseases, how they are treated, and how agencies and governments respond to them.

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    Topics: EID, Health, microbiology, Biology, Ebola, Emerging Infectious Diseases, New Text, New text, Science

    Dan Chiras Encourages Critical Thinking About Sustainable Solutions to Environmental Issues in Best-Selling Environmental Science Text

    Posted by Lindsay White on Apr 22, 2015 2:32:32 PM

    Happy Earth Day from Jones & Bartlett Learning!

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    Topics: New Edition, Author, Dan Chiras, Earth Day, Environmental Science, New Text, Science, Sustainability

    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

    An Exciting, New Text and Animations for Future Biological Technicians

    Posted by Lindsay White on Mar 18, 2015 11:54:56 AM

    Employment of biological technicians is projected to grow 10% from 2012 to 2022 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition).  The recently published Molecular Biotechnology by Carolyn Dehlinger, emphasizes careers in molecular biotechnology, profiles of major projects and researchers, and expansive discussions of bioethical concerns and current research, making it the ideal starting point for students pursuing a career as a biological technician.

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    Topics: Biological Science, lab exericises, New Edition, animations, Biology, molecular science, New Text, Science

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