This updated Fifth Edition of BIOLOGY: THE DYNAMIC SCIENCE empowers instructors to teach biology the way scientists practice it by emphasizing and applying science as a process. Students not only learn what scientists know, but also how they know it and what they still need to learn. Authors Russell, Hertz, McMillan and Benington have applied their collective experience as teachers, researchers, and writers to create a readable and understandable foundation for introductory biology students. By focusing on research to help students engage the living world as scientists, this powerful resource encourages students to view biology as a dynamic intellectual enterprise, not just a collection of facts and generalities to be memorized. This edition works seamlessly with MindTap, a complete digital course solution. Offering an online version of the text as well as assignable exercises dawn from the book, MindTap also features new Critical Thinking Cases, Active Learning Resources and Visualizations.