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General Biology II:

Investigating Organisms and Ecology 2e

Dennis Holley

eBook: $39.95  eBook + Print Bundles start at:  $59.95        

Instructor Supplements: Test Bank, Image Bank

About Holley General Biology II (2e):


GENERAL BIOLOGY II (2e), is the second volume of a two-volume set designed and written

for a two-semester course for majors. This text is research-based, content-driven,

and written at an appropriate level for incoming freshmen with an average to fair

background in biology.

Research-based: All too often General Biology is taught as isolated terms

and terminology to be memorized for testing and then quickly forgotten.

GENERAL BIOLOGY II is based on research and best practices, and is driven

by content (ideas). In contrast, competing titles in the market are tradition-based

and terminology driven (terms and definitions).


Understandable: For ease of reading, GENERAL BIOLOGY II is presented in a single-column format. The chapters of this book are written in a conversational tone and read more like an interesting magazine article than an encyclopedia. The ease of readability increases student interest and understanding. Students should not have to reread passages to understand what they just read. GENERAL BIOLOGY II is designed to avoid that.

Appropriate Level:  Most general biology textbooks on the market are huge tomes crammed with highly detailed and technical content and nearly incomprehensible to an incoming freshman. GENERAL BIOLOGY II is written at an appropriate level with an appropriate amount of content. It is designed for incoming freshmen with average biology backgrounds and perhaps weak reading skills,

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