Biology Everywhere takes a unique approach to connecting biology content with common experiences most people will likely share. The content is easy to understand and takes the reader on a fascinating personal journey into the sometimes unexpected ways we interact with biology on a daily basis
Dr. Kristy Daniel, Associate Professor, Department of Biology Texas State University
I love how Dr. Peffer integrates science with common, every day topics of interest to the average person. She really accomplishes her goal of making science less academic and scary and much more approachable and digestible. Scientific literacy is one of the most important issues for our society, and this book will go a long way in addressing that important topic. I will absolutely be recommending this book for my students and their families.
Mandy Revak, KidScience and ZooU Coordinator, Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
Biology Everywhere shows the reader that biology is quite the opposite of difficult to understand. Filled with relatable stories from the history of biology, along with personal and funny anecdotes, the book makes biology easy, directly relevant, and accessible to anyone. Packed with information, Dr. Peffer takes questions and scenarios we encounter in daily life and turns them into the fodder for biological explanations, never failing to draw the reader in. Anyone can read and learn from this book, from young adults to experts in biology.
Dr. Jennifer Knight, Associate Professor, University of Colorado
News & Updates
Biology Everywhere Course
Dr. Peffer is currently working with University of Colorado's Office of Academic Innovation to create a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) based on the biology everywhere content. Continuing education units and/or graduate credit from the University of Colorado will be available for participants. The course is scheduled to launch in July 2020. Please sign up for the mailing list/follow Dr. Peffer on social media for updates on when enrollment will be available.
Upcoming Book Signing @ Firehouse Books
Old Firehouse Books will be hosting me for a signing on 5/12/2020. Please RSVP below under the Upcoming Events tab. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Read Dr. Peffer's Guest Commentary
Dr. Peffer's guest commentary in the American Biology Teacher was just published! In the article, she talks about the motivation and philosophy behind writing biology everywhere. Read it for free here: https://abt.ucpress.edu/content/82/3/137
About Biology Everywhere
Biology Everywhere is an overview of biology through the lens of our everyday experience. It is written for the general public, but could be a good alternative text in the biology classroom. Biology Everywhere covers many of the topics in an introductory biology course, in addition to several unique interdisciplinary topics including psychology and biology, biology and the arts, and business and biology. Where have you experienced biology today? Dive in and take a look! What you find may surprise you.