Want a highly illustrated biology book that gives you the basics you need to understand many of the most pressing problems we face in the 21st century? Starr's issues-oriented ECOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR helps you build a foundational understanding of population ecology, communities, ecosystems, biosphere, human impact on the biosphere, and animal behavior and shows you why it matters. Read essays on hot issues, research further, vote your position in an online poll, and then compare your votes to those of your classmates.
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For the past two decades, Cecie Starr has been known as one of the best-selling biology textbook authors. Her texts, appreciated for their clarity in both the written word and the visual representation of biological concepts, include multiple editions of BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, and BIOLOGY TODAY AND TOMORROW. Her original dream was to become an architect. Instead of building houses, she now builds, with care and attention to detail, incredible texts based on this philosophy: "I invite students into a chapter through an intriguing story. Once inside, they get the great windows that biologists construct on the world of life. Biology is not just another house. It is a conceptual mansion. I hope to do it justice."
Ralph Taggart, Former Chair of Biological Sciences at Michigan State University, Ralph Taggert is now the chair of Geological Sciences. Professor Taggart, known for his outstanding research in Paleobotany, has taught the general biology course for over 20 years.
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Book Description Thomson Brooks/Cole, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-027-14-4049404