Endorsements for iThink Biology

Recommendations and support for this book

“Combining case studies and examples relevant to India and a pedagogical approach that develops analytical and interpretive skills, iThink Biology is a valuable resource for biology and ecology educators and students. The Ebook format allows access to readings and activities on a laptop, tablet, or mobile phone, and is easy for readers to follow. I’m already excited to use iThink Biology in my future courses.” — Andrea D. Phillot, Professor of Environmental Studies, FLAME University, India

“How can one present the ideas of biology to a young Indian audience, finding examples from what they might see around them? Ithinkbio’s integrative and India-centred approach fills this gap. Its attractive web-site, with beautiful illustrations and uncomplicated text, is an absolute pleasure to read. Far from being divorced from the societal implications of science, it describes challenges that lie at the interface of biology and society, agriculture and disease being just two such topics. I look forward to using this resource in the undergraduate class I teach and expect that it will provide teachers like me a way of reaching out to students in India in ways that traditional western textbooks are simply unable to.” — Gautam I. Menon, Professor of Physics and Biology, Ashoka University, India

This is the kind of exploratory learning that we should encourage our students to undertake. Coming to think of it, in the absence of formal instruction, both students and adults would learn what they want exactly in this way, going from topic to topic as it interests them. — Raghavendra Gadagkar, Founder President, Indian Society of Evolutionary Biologists and DST Year of Science Chair Professor, Centre for Ecological Studies, Indian Institute of Science, India