Learning is much more than reading in a textbook. That's why the tenth edition of this book is integrated closely with an Online Learning Centre where students and professors alike will benefit. The OLC provides animations, virtual labs, online quizzing, Power Point lecture outlines, text images for presentations, and other tools that will help make teaching a little easier and learning a lot more fun. Inquiry into Life covers the whole field of basic biology, and emphasises the application of this knowledge to human concerns. Along with this approach, concepts and principles are stressed, rather than detailed, high level scientific data and terminology. New Chapter One: The Study of Life has been updated to strengthen the presentation of the characteristics of life, the organization of the biosphere and the scientific process. New Conservation of Biodiversity chapter. This new chapter discusses the current biodiversity crisis including why we should care, the root causes, and how to preserve species and prevent extinctions. Each chapter ends with an e Learning Connection page, which organises the relevant online study material by major sections, helping to create a stronger association between available study activities and text material.