Author Ben Pierce draws on more than twenty years of teaching experience to present students with an unobstructed view of the major concepts of genetics . Acting more as a mentor than an instructor, he doesn't lecture students but rather discusses the important ideas of genetics with them, making this often complex subject seem clear and accessible.
A superior art program enhances the view with innovative figures and photographs that are pedagogically rich. For example, many pieces contain a statement of the take-home message in the form of a conclusion.
Adding depth to the picture is the fully integrated companion web site. Each chapter in the text contains several web icons that point students to the web site, which features interactive exercises, colorful animations, and additional information.