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Biology for the Informed Citizen

Donna Bozzone and Douglas Green

Biology for the Informed Citizen helps student connect the concepts of biology to the consequences of biology. This text aims to teach the concepts of biology, evolution, and the process of science so students can apply this knowledge in their everyday lives as informed consumers and users of scientific information

This version of the text does not feature Physiology. For more information about Biology for the Informed Citizen with Physiology, please search for ISBN 9780195381993.

Readership : Suitable for students in introductory biology courses offered to non-biology majors.

1. The Nature of Biology and Evolution: Why Does Biology Matter to You?
2. The Nature of Science: How Do We Know How the World Works?
3. Human Development: How Do Cells Make a Person?
4. Inheritance, Genes, and Physical Characteristics: Does Disease Have a Genetic Basis?
5. Cancer: How Can It Be Prevented, Diagnosed, and Treated?
6. Reproduction: What Kind of Baby Is It?
7. Plants, Agriculture, and Genetic Engineering: Can We Create Better Plants and Animals?
8. Health Care and the Human Genome: How Will We Use Our New Medical and Genetic Skills?
9. Evolution: How Do Species Arise and Adapt?
10. The Evolution of Disease: Why Do We Get Sick?
11. Ecology
12. Biodiversity and Human Affairs
13. Human Population Growth

Companion Website
Instructor's Resource Manual
- Chapter learning outcomes
- Chapter outlines and summaries
- Discussion questions and activities
- Animations, movie clips, videotaped lectures, podcasts, and presentations of core concepts covered in the text
- Video and Animation Guide includes a web link to a customized YouTube playlist that includes several relevant videos that highlight, illustrate, and expand upon the concepts covered in the text

Donna M. Bozzone is Professor of Biology at Saint Michael's College. She specializes in cell and developmental biology and has written three books on cancer and is the consulting editor for the nine-volume series Biology of Cancer.

The late Douglas S. Green was Professor of Biology at Saint Michael's College. He specialized in evolution, ecology, and bioinformatics.

Biology for the Informed Citizen - Donna Bozzone and Douglas Green

Special Features

  • Cases, concepts, and consequences approach connects the concepts of biology to the consequences of biology through the text's major themes - the process of science and evolution.
  • Case studies open each chapter to highlight an issue or challenge and demonstrate ways in which a conceptual understanding of biology can be used to make informed decisions about important issues.
  • High-interest essays in every chapter demonstrate the process of science.
  • - How Do We Know? essays look beyond memorizing facts to get students thinking critically about how we know what we know.
  • - Scientist Spotlight essays profile the individuals whose scientific discoveries have made tremendous impacts on all of our lives.
  • - Technology Connection essays describe specific methods and tools of scientific research that are being used to shape the world in which we live.
  • - Life Application essays present specific real-world examples illustrating how biological knowledge can be used to help individuals and society make informed decisions.
  • Engaging pedagogy helps students learn and reinforce biological concepts.
  • - Learning objectives based on Bloom's taxonomy correspond to the main headings and provide a framework for the key concepts to help students focus on what is most important.
  • - Question-based chapter titles and section headings model the spirit of inquiry at the heart of the scientific process.
  • - Simple, clear illustrations help students visualize important concepts.
  • - Marginal glossary defines key terms so students can easily find definitions and explanations when preparing for exams.
  • - Chapter summaries are organized around the chapter learning objectives and highlight and reinforce the main concepts.
  • - Review questions provide multiple choice and short answer questions, asking students to recall core information presented in the chapter. Answers to the multiple choice questions appear at the end of the book.
  • - The Thinking Citizen advanced questions ask students to think critically and analytically about the main chapter concepts.
  • - The Informed Citizen advanced questions ask students to apply biological concepts to relevant cultural and social issues.
  • - Biology in Perspective sections place the chapter concepts in a larger context.