By Michèle Shuster, Janet Vigna, Gunjan Sinha, Matthew Tontonoz
From the groundbreaking partnership of W. H. Freeman and medical American comes this exceptional creation to the technology of biology and its influence at the approach we are living. In Biology for a altering international, skilled educators and a technology journalist discover the middle principles of biology via a chain of chapters written and illustrated within the type of a systematic American article. Chapters don’t simply function compelling tales of genuine people—each bankruptcy is a newsworthy tale that serves as a context for overlaying the normal curriculum for the non-majors biology path. up to date all through, the recent version deals new tales, extra body structure chapters, a brand new digital Instructor's advisor, and new pedagogy.
About the Author
Michèle Shuster, Ph.D., is an affiliate professor within the biology division at New Mexico country college in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She specializes in the scholarship of educating and studying, learning introductory biology, microbiology, and melanoma biology sessions on the undergraduate point, in addition to engaged on numerous K–12 technological know-how education schemes. Michèle is an lively player in courses that offer mentoring in medical instructing to postdoctoral fellows, getting ready the subsequent iteration of undergraduate educators. She is the recipient of diverse instructing awards, together with a the Westhafer award for instructing Excellence at NMSU. Michèle acquired her Ph.D. from the Sackler university of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts collage institution of medication, the place she studied meiotic chromosome segregation in yeast.
Janet Vigna, Ph.D., is an affiliate professor within the biology division at Grand Valley nation collage in Allendale, Michigan. She is a technological know-how schooling professional in
the built-in technological know-how application, education and mentoring K–12 technology lecturers. Janet has 18 years of undergraduate educating adventure, with a distinct curiosity in successfully educating biology to nonmajors. She has lately been famous with the GVSU striking instructor Award. Her scholarly pursuits comprise biology curriculum improvement, the potent use of electronic media in technology schooling, and examine at the results of organic insecticides on amphibian communities.She acquired her Ph.D. in microbiology from the collage of Iowa.
Matthew Tontonoz has been a improvement editor for textbooks in introductory biology, mobile biology, biochemistry, evolution, and environmental technology. After a quick stint in clinical college in California, he learned he was once larger fitted to saving sentences than saving lives. He got his B.A. in biology from Wesleyan collage and his M.A. within the historical past and sociology of technology from the collage of Pennsylvania. he's at the moment employees technology author on the melanoma learn Institute, the place he covers advances in melanoma immunology and blogs concerning the historical past of medicine.
Gunjan Sinha has been writing approximately technology for over a decade. Her articles were released in technological know-how, Nature drugs, Nature Biotechnology, clinical American, and several magazines and journals. She holds a graduate measure in molecular genetics from the collage of Glasgow, Scotland and a graduate measure in journalism from big apple college. She at the moment works as a contract technological know-how journalist and lives in Berlin, Germany.
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