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General Biology is a brilliant new text for high school biology that combines up-to-date science with a Christian worldview and the educational philosophy for which Novare is known. The book starts at the atomic level and progresses to ever larger scales: cells, genes, microorganisms, plants, animals, and human organ systems. The final chapters survey ecology and the theory of evolution. Read our FAQ to learn more about how we approach the subject of evolution.
Like all Novare texts, mastery-based learning methods are an essential part of this book, propelling students not only to learn but to substantially retain the content for years after completing the course. General Biology is a pleasure to read, succinctly and lucidly covering a wide array of information in a modest number of pages. We strive to draw students into mature engagement with the content through our use of brilliant and beautiful graphics, which appear on almost every page. Additional standard Novare features include Learning Objectives at the beginning of every chapter, exercises that call for both clear articulation of thoughts and full-sentence answers, and an organization of topics that steadily builds chapter by chapter.
The authors of General Biology are educators at the high school and university levels, parents, and enthusiastic students of God’s amazing world of life. Heather Ayala has her PhD in biological science from the University of Notre Dame and is currently the department chair of biology at Belmont Abbey College. Katie Rogstad is a teacher, homeschooler, science nerd, and follower of Jesus. She earned her master’s in biochemistry is from Loma Linda University and is currently an educator at a private Christian school, where she has been teaching from Novare textbooks for many years.
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