This best-seller, now in a Media Update, makes chemistry exciting to readers by showing why important concepts are relevant to their lives and future careers. The writing is exceptionally friendly. Sample problems teach readers how to solve chemical problems, and thousands of practice problems help readers develop problem-solving techniques and critical thinking skills. This edition contains more conceptual problems than ever before and has also been redesigned to accommodate new styles of learning and teaching. The Media Update includes The Chemistry Place Special Edition for Timberlake (www.chemplace.com/college), a text-specific web site and two new CD-ROMs: The Chemistry of Life CD-ROM for Introductory Chemistry and the Chemistry Study Pack CD-ROM 2.0. The book is suitable for courses that precede general chemistry and for those with no previous background in chemistry who are preparing for health-related careers in nursing, respiratory therapy, dental technology, dietetics, nuclear technology, agriculture, or teacher education. For college instructors and students.
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Karen Timberlake is professor emeritus at Los Angeles Valley College, where she taught chemistry for allied health and preparatory chemistry for 36 years. She received her bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Washington in 1962 and her master's degree in biochemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1965. She has also taken graduate courses in science education during a sabbatical at the University of Northern Colorado.
Professor Timberlake has been writing chemistry textbooks for general, organic, and biological chemistry for 28 years. During that time, her name has become associated with the strategic use of pedagogical tools that promote student success in chemistry and the application of chemistry in real-life situations in health and medicine. More than one million students have learned chemistry using texts, laboratory manuals, and study guides written by Karen Timberlake. In addition to Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry and the accompanying Study Guide with Solutions for Selected Problems, Laboratory Manual, and Essential Laboratory Manual, she is also the author of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry: Structures of Life.
Professor Timberlake belongs to numerous science and education organizations including the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). In 1987, she was the Western Regional Winner of Excellence in College Chemistry Teaching Award given by the Chemical Manufacturers Association. She has participated in education grants for science teaching, including the Los Angeles Collaborative for Teaching Excellence (LACTE) and the Title III grant at her college. She often speaks at conferences and education meetings on using student-centered teaching methods in chemistry to promote the learning success of students.
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