Campbell Biology in Focus plus Pearson Modified Mastering Biology with Pearson eText, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Lisa A Urry / Michael L. Cain / Steven A. Wasserman / Peter V. Minorsky / Rebecca Orr  
Publisher
Pearson
Edition
3
Language
English
Pub.-date
May 2020
ISBN13
9781292325194
ISBN
1292325194
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Campbell Biology in Focus plus Pearson Modified Mastering Biology with Pearson eText, Global Edition
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Description

For introductory biology course for science majors

 

Focus. Practice. Engage.

Built unit-by-unit, Campbell Biology in Focus achieves a balance between breadth and depth of concepts to move students away from memorization. Streamlined content enables students to prioritize essential biology content, concepts, and scientific skills that are needed to develop conceptual understanding and an ability to apply their knowledge in future courses. Every unit takes an approach to streamlining the material to best fit the needs of instructors and students, based on reviews of over 1,000 syllabi from across the country, surveys, curriculum initiatives, reviews, discussions with hundreds of biology professors, and the Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education report.

 

Maintaining the Campbell hallmark standards of accuracy, clarity, and pedagogical innovation, the 3rd Edition builds on this foundation to help students make connections across chapters, interpret real data, and synthesize their knowledge. The new edition integrates new, key scientific findings throughout and offers more than 450 videos and animations in Modified Mastering Biology to help students actively learn, retain tough course concepts, and successfully engage with their studies and assessments.

 

Also available with Modified Mastering Biology

Mastering™ is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools developed to engage students and emulate the office-hour experience, Mastering personalizes learning and improves results for each student. Built for, and directly tied to the text, Modified Mastering Biology enables an extension of learning allowing students a platform to practice, learn, and apply outside of the classroom. Learn more about Modified Mastering Biology.

Features

Build visual skills to increase visual literacy and understanding

·    New - Figure Walkthroughs guide students through key figures with narrated explanations, figure markups, and questions that reinforce important points.

·    Visualizing Figures help guide students to a deeper understanding of the ways in which figures represent biological structures, processes, and functions in one- to two-page visual spreads.

·    Visualizing questions ask students to create visuals themselves and appear in every chapter.

·    Inquiry Figures highlight how researchers designed an experiment, interpreted their results, and drew conclusions.

 

Build key scientific skills students need for biology using real data

·    Problem-Solving Exercises challenge students to apply scientific skills and interpret data in solving real-world problems. These exercises are designed to maximize student engagement through compelling case studies, provide practice with data analysis skills, and highlight the interrelationship and interdependence of topics across introductory biology.

·    Scientific Skills Exercises use real data to build key skills students need for biology, including data analysis, graphing, experimental design, and math skills and appear in every chapter of the text. Each Scientific Skills Exercise is also available as an automatically graded assignment in MasteringBiology with answer-specific feedback for students.

·    Interpret the Data questions throughout the text ask students to analyze a graph, figure, or table and can be assigned in MasteringBiology.

 

Help students see conceptual connections throughout biology

·    Make Connections Figures pull together content from different chapters and provide a visual representation of “big picture” relationships.

·    Make Connections Questions ask students to relate content in a chapter to material presented earlier in the course to help them see how the different areas of biology are connected, from molecules to organisms to ecosystems.

·    Make Connections Tutorials connect content from two different chapters using art from the book. These are assignable in MasteringBiology.

 

Also available with Modified Mastering Biology

Mastering™ is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools developed to engage students and emulate the office-hour experience, Mastering personalizes learning and improves results for each student. Built for, and directly tied to the text, Modified Mastering Biology enables an extension of learning allowing students a platform to practice, learn, and apply outside of the classroom.  Learn more about Modified Mastering Biology.

 

Reach every student with Mastering

·    Teach your course your way: Your course is unique. So whether you’d like to build your own auto-graded assignments, foster student engagement during class, or give students anytime, anywhere access, Mastering gives you the flexibility to easily create your course to fit your needs.

·    New - Five Ready-to-Go Teaching Modules expand the number of modules designed to make use of teaching tools before, during, and after class, including new ideas for in-class activities. The modules incorporate the best that the text, Modified Mastering Biology, and Learning Catalytics have to offer and can be accessed through the Instructor Resources area of Modified Mastering Biology.

·    With Learning Catalytics, you’ll hear from every student when it matters most. You pose a variety of questions that help students recall ideas, apply concepts, and develop critical-thinking skills. Your students respond using their own smartphones, tablets, or laptops.  You can monitor responses with real-time analytics and find out what your students do — and don’t — understand. Then, you can adjust your teaching accordingly, and even facilitate peer-to-peer learning, helping students stay motivated and engaged. Instructors can create their own questions, draw from community content, or access the Learning Catalytics library of question clusters. Focused on key topics, the clusters consist of 2-5 questions about a single data set or scenario.

·    New - Early Alerts in Modified Mastering Biology help instructors know when students may be struggling early in the course. This insight enables instructors to provide personalized feedback and support at the moment students need it so they can stay—and succeed—in the course.

 

Empower each learner: Each student learns at a different pace. Personalized learning, including adaptive tools and wrong-answer feedback, pinpoints the precise areas where each student needs practice and gives all students the support they need — when and where they need it — to be successful.

·    New - Figure Walkthroughs guide students through key figures with narrated explanations, figure markups, and questions that reinforce important points.

·    New - Visualizing Figure Tutorials guide students in practicing visual skills and include coaching feedback.

·    New - Visualizing the Data coaching activities encourage students to practice their data interpretation skills.

·    Updated - GraphIt! Coaching activities help students read, interpret, and create graphs that explore real environmental issues using real data. All 10 activities explore current topics such as the carbon footprint of food, fresh water availability, and ocean acidification in an entirely new mobile experience with accessible design.

·    New - Pearson eText is a simple-to-use, mobile-optimized, personalized reading experience available within Mastering. It allows students to easily highlight, take notes, and review key vocabulary all in one place—even when offline. Pearson eText for Campbell Biology in Focus presents over 450 carefully chosen and edited videos and animations that bring biology to life. Resources include Get Ready for This Chapter questions, New Figure Walkthroughs, and HHMI Biointeractive videos and animations.

 

Deliver trusted content: We partner with highly respected authors to develop interactive content and course-specific resources that keep students on track and engaged.

·    New - Galapagos Evolution Video Activities, filmed on the Galapagos Islands by Peter and Rosemary Grant, bring to life the dynamic evolutionary processes that impact Darwin’s finches on Daphne Major Island. Six videos explore important concepts and data from the Grants’ field research, with assignable activities.

·    New - LabBench pre-lab materials provide the perfect combination of technique, content, and skill development to help your students move toward inquiry and understanding. These take students step-by-step through the concepts and techniques necessary to understand and conduct biological investigations, and ask them to make predictions, justify conclusions, evaluate data, apply mathematical techniques, and analyze the results of their investigation. Each section ends with formative assessment questions that test student comprehension and implement answer-specific feedback for each question.

o LabBench topics are:  Cellular Respiration, Biotechnology–Bacterial Transformation, Biotechnology–Restriction Enzyme Analysis of DNA, Energy Dynamics, Cell Division–Mitosis and Meiosis, Transpiration, Fruit Fly Behavior, Enzymes, Diffusion and Osmosis, Photosynthesis, Artificial Selection, Hardy-Weinberg Modeling, Blast and Phylogeny

·    Evaluating Science in the Media coaching activities guide students through a step-by-step process for evaluating the authority, motivation, and reliability of online sources of scientific information.  Topics include genetically modified organisms, head injuries, tanning and skin cancer, and more.

·    Scientific Thinking Activities help students develop an understanding of how scientific research is conducted. Topics include research questions such as “Can Scientists Use Gene Expression Data to Personalize Cancer Treatment?” and “Do the Microorganisms in Our Digestive Tract Play a Role in Obesity?”

·    HHMI Short Films are documentary-quality movies from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute that explore topics from the discovery of the double helix to evolution, with assignable questions.

 

Improve student results: When you teach with Mastering, student performance often improves. That’s why instructors have chosen Mastering for over 15 years, touching the lives of over 20 million students. Learn more in this learner success story.

New to this Edition

Build visual skills to increase visual literacy and understanding

·    Figure Walkthroughs guide students through key figures with narrated explanations, figure markups, and questions that reinforce important points.

 

Also available with Modified Mastering Biology

·    Five Ready-to-Go Teaching Modules expand the number of modules designed to make use of teaching tools before, during, and after class, including new ideas for in-class activities. The modules incorporate the best that the text, Modified Mastering Biology, and Learning Catalytics have to offer and can be accessed through the Instructor Resources area of Modified Mastering Biology.

·    Early Alerts in Modified Mastering Biology help instructors know when students may be struggling early in the course. This insight enables instructors to provide personalized feedback and support at the moment students need it so they can stay–and succeed–in the course.

·    Figure Walkthroughs guide students through key figures with narrated explanations, figure markups, and questions that reinforce important points.

·    Visualizing Figure Tutorials guide students in practicing visual skills and include coaching feedback.

·    Visualizing the Data coaching activities encourage students to practice their data interpretation skills.

·    Updated - GraphIt! Coaching activities help students read, interpret, and create graphs that explore real environmental issues using real data. All 10 activities explore current topics such as the carbon footprint of food, fresh water availability, and ocean acidification in an entirely new mobile experience with accessible design.

·    Pearson eText is a simple-to-use, mobile-optimized, personalized reading experience available within Mastering. It allows students to easily highlight, take notes, and review key vocabulary all in one place–even when offline. Pearson eText for Campbell Biology in Focus presents over 450 carefully chosen and edited videos and animations that bring biology to life. Resources include Get Ready for This Chapter questions, New Figure Walkthroughs, and HHMI Biointeractive videos and animations.

·    Galapagos Evolution Video Activities, filmed on the Galapagos Islands by Peter and Rosemary Grant, bring to life the dynamic evolutionary processes that impact Darwin’s finches on Daphne Major Island. Six videos explore important concepts and data from the Grants’ field research, with assignable activities.

·    LabBench pre-lab materials provide the perfect combination of technique, content, and skill development to help your students move toward inquiry and understanding. These take students step-by-step through the concepts and techniques necessary to understand and conduct biological investigations, and ask them to make predictions, justify conclusions, evaluate data, apply mathematical techniques, and analyze the results of their investigation. Each section ends with formative assessment questions that test student comprehension and implement answer-specific feedback for each question.

LabBench topics are:  Cellular Respiration, Biotechnology–Bacterial Transformation, Biotechnology–Restriction Enzyme Analysis of DNA, Energy Dynamics, Cell Division–Mitosis and Meiosis, Transpiration  Fruit Fly Behavior, Enzymes, Diffusion and Osmosis, Photosynthesis, Artificial Selection, Hardy-Weinberg Modeling, Blast and Phylogeny

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Evolution and the Foundations of Biology

 

UNIT 1 Chemistry and Cells

2 The Chemical Context of Life

3 Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life

4 A Tour of the Cell

5 Membrane Transport and Cell Signaling

6 An Introduction to Metabolism

7 Cellular Respiration and Fermentation

8 Photosynthesis

9 The Cell Cycle

 

UNIT 2 Genetics

10 Meiosis and Sexual Life Cycles  

11 Mendel and the Gene Idea  

12 The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance  

13 The Molecular Basis of Inheritance  

14 Gene Expression: From Gene to Protein  

15 Regulation of Gene Expression  

16 Development, Stem Cells, and Cancer  

17 Viruses

18 Genomes and Their Evolution

 

UNIT 3 Evolution

19 Descent with Modification  

20 Phylogeny  

21 The Evolution of Populations  

22 The Origin of Species  

23 Broad Patterns of Evolution

 

UNIT 4 The Evolutionary History of Life

24 Early Life and the Diversification of Prokaryotes  

25 The Origin and Diversification of Eukaryotes  

26 The Colonization of Land  

27 The Rise of Animal Diversity

UNIT 5 Plant Form and Function

28 Vascular Plant Structure and Growth  

29 Resource Acquisition, Nutrition, and Transport in Vascular Plants  

30 Reproduction and Domestication of Flowering Plants  

31 Plant Responses to Internal and External Signals

 

UNIT 6 Animal Form and Function

32 The Internal Environment of Animals: Organization and Regulation  

33 Animal Nutrition  

34 Circulation and Gas Exchange  

35 The Immune System  

36 Reproduction and Development  

37 Neurons, Synapses, and Signaling  

38 Nervous and Sensory Systems  

39 Motor Mechanisms and Behavior

 

UNIT 7 Ecology

40 Population Ecology and the Distribution of Organisms  

41 Ecological Communities  

42 Ecosystems and Energy  

43 Conservation Biology and Global Change

Author

Lisa A. Urry (Units 1 and 2) is Gibbons Young Professor of Biology at Mills College. After earning a B.A. at Tufts University, she completed her Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Lisa has conducted research on gene expression during embryonic and larval development in sea urchins. Deeply committed to promoting opportunities in science for women and underrepresented minorities, she has taught courses ranging from introductory and developmental biology to a nonmajors course called Evolution for Future Presidents.

 

Michael L. Cain (Chapter 1 and Units 3, 4, and 7) is an ecologist and evolutionary biologist who is now writing full-time. Michael earned an A.B. from Bowdoin College, an M.Sc. from Brown University, and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. As a faculty member at New Mexico State University, he taught introductory biology, ecology, evolution, botany, and conservation biology. Michael is the author of dozens of scientific papers on topics that include foraging behavior in insects and plants, long-distance seed dispersal, and speciation in crickets. He is also a coauthor of an ecology textbook.

 

Steven A. Wasserman (Unit 6) is Professor of Biology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He earned an A.B. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from MIT. Working on the fruit fly Drosophila, Steve has done research on developmental biology, reproduction, and immunity. Having taught genetics, development, and physiology to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, he now focuses on introductory biology, for which he has been honored with UCSD’s Distinguished Teaching Award.

 

Peter V. Minorsky (Unit 5) is Professor of Biology at Mercy College in New York, where he teaches introductory biology, ecology, and botany. He received his A.B. from Vassar College and his Ph.D. from Cornell University. Peter taught at Kenyon College, Union College, Western Connecticut State University, and Vassar College; he is also the science writer for the journal Plant Physiology. His research interests concern how plants sense environmental change. Peter received the 2008 Award for Teaching Excellence at Mercy College.

 

Rebecca B. Orr (Ready-to-Go Teaching Modules, eText Media Integration) is Professor of Biology at Collin College in Plano, Texas, where she teaches introductory biology. She earned her B.S. from Texas A&M University and her Ph.D. from University of Texas South-western Medical Center at Dallas. Rebecca has a passion for investigating strategies that result in more effective learning and retention, and she is a certified Team-Based Learning Collaborative Trainer Consultant. She enjoys focusing on the creation of learning opportunities that both engage and challenge students.

 

Neil A. Campbell (1946–2004) earned his M.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside. His research focused on desert and coastal plants. Neil’s 30 years of teaching included introductory biology courses at Cornell University, Pomona College, and San Bernardino Valley College, where he received the college’s first Outstanding Professor Award. He was also a visiting scholar at the University of California, Riverside. Neil was the founding author of Campbell Biology, upon which this book is based.