Oxford University Press is proud to announce the first edition of Biology for the Informed Citizen by Donna M. Bozzone and Douglas S. Green. Biology for the Informed Citizen is designed to help students connect the concepts of biology to the consequences of biology the consequences that each individual can and should see in every facet of his or her life. As they learn to see these connections, students will enhance their abilities to make informed decisions about issues where biology intersects with personal lives, communities, and society at large.
One of the principal ways Biology for the Informed Citizen accomplishes this goal is that each chapter begins with a rich case study an interesting issue, question, or problem that provides context for the biological concepts that follow. These cases motivate the material in each chapter and demonstrate the ways in which an understanding of biology can be used to make informed decisions about important issues.
Biology for the Informed Citizen covers the foundational concepts that comprise a standard non-science majors introductory biology course, but does so on a “need-to-know” basis, placing biological topics within the context of important cultural and social issues, but without excessive detail. The text aims to teach non-science majors the concepts of biology, evolution, and the process of science so they can apply their knowledge as informed consumers and users of scientific information.
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