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Crafted from the authors’ 20 plus years experience teaching biology to students of all majors and all levels, Life on this Rock: Form and Function of Living Things is written for students majoring in fields other than health sciences. Rather than follow the typical sequence of simple to complex organisms (i.e., bacteria, plants, animals and finally, humans), Life on this Rock: Form and Function presents comparative physiology with emphasis on humans. The differences among animals are presented in a manner that further helps understand human physiology.
The Life on this Rock series succeeds by taking students, in a narrative documentary style, through a step-by-step journey of discovery that accelerates learning and enables any student to fully grasp even complex biological topics. Students receive a solid foundation in science that they can draw from throughout their academic and professional careers, and a desirable base of understanding to advance from for those enticed to switch to a life sciences track.