Connect with biology. Life Matters explores the biology that affects all of us every day. The text presents fundamental biological concepts with a unique conceptual, hands-on approach. By investigating the importance of biology and its relation to other academic disciplines beyond the basic scientific facts, students will better navigate difficult decisions involving health, the environment, business, and society. The text explores the subject from a global perspective, highlighting engaging Canadian examples wherever relevant. Using an approach that helps students relate biology to their own fields of study and to their lives, Life Matters will engage students in the diverse field of biology.