For non-majors/mixed biology courses.
Help students see biology’s relevance by focusing on core concepts
Eric Simon’s Biology: The Core presents essential biological concepts, using a unique visual and hybrid approach. The succinct 12-chapter textbook uses dynamic figures and illustrations organized into concise, self-contained 2-page modules that focus students’ attention to what is most relevant.
Biology: The Core pairs with Mastering Biology to offer extensive assignment options and support materials that provide instructors with maximum flexibility. For every concept in the text, Mastering Biology provides assignments and activities instructors can use to layer detail and tailor content to their course and the way they teach, including new Guided Video Tours of key modules and new Coaching Activities on scientific literacy–all developed by author Eric Simon. Instructors can engage students in current issues and easily build active and relevant lectures with the unique set of “Current Topic” instructor resources that Biology: The Core offers, including Current Topic PowerPoint lectures, Mastering assignments, instructor topic guides, and Ready-to-Go Teaching Modules. Ready-to-Go Teaching Modules offer the best classroom tested activities and recommended assignments that the Biology: The Core, Mastering Biology, and Learning Catalytics have to offer.
The 3rd Edition focuses on current issues and presents active learning and flipped classroom strategies that encourage students to think and actively participate in the non-majors biology course. Ten new Core Issues modules engage students and help them see the relationship between key concepts and current issues they are familiar with such as nutrition, antiobiotic resistance, diabetes, cancer, vaccinations, and more. Each of these ten beautifully illustrated modules conveys relevant topics and core biological concepts, and are accompanied by a full suite of supplementary resources in Mastering Biology.
Also available as a Pearson eText or packaged with Mastering Biology:
Pearson eText is a simple-to-use, mobile-optimized, personalized reading experience that can be adopted on its own as the main course material. It lets students highlight, take notes, and review key vocabulary all in one place, even when offline. Seamlessly integrated videos and other rich media engage students and give them access to the help they need, when they need it. Educators can easily share their own notes with students so they see the connection between their eText and what they learn in class – motivating them to keep reading, and keep learning. If your instructor has assigned Pearson eText as your main course material, search for:
Pearson eText Biology: The Core — Access Card, 3/e
Pearson eText Biology: The Core — Instant Access, 3/e
Also available with Mastering Biology
Mastering combines trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform to personalize the learning experience and improve results for each student. Built for, and directly tied to the text, Mastering Biology enables an extension of learning, allowing students a platform to practice, learn, and apply outside of the classroom.
If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Biology, search for:
0135205875 / 9780135205877 Biology: The Core Plus Mastering Biology with Pearson eText — Access Card Package
Package consists of:
- 0134891511 / 9780134891514 Biology: The Core
- 0135204321 / 9780135204320 Mastering Biology with Pearson eText — ValuePack Access Card — for Biology: The Core
Note: You are purchasing a standalone book; Pearson eText and Mastering A&P do not come packaged with this content. Students, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.