Biology:International Edition

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Neil A. Campbell / Jane B. Reece / Manuel Molles / Lisa A Urry / Robin Heyden  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
7
Language
English
Total pages
1312
Pub.-date
January 2005
ISBN13
9780321269843
ISBN
0321269845
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Description

Neil Campbell and Jane Reece's BIOLOGY remains unsurpassed as the most successful majors biology textbook in the world. This text has invited more than 4 million students into the study of this dynamic and essential discipline.

Features

  • Each chapter focuses on five or six key concepts. The authors have restructured each chapter around a conceptual framework of five or six big ideas. An Overview draws students in and sets the stage for the rest of the chapter, each numbered Concept Head announces the beginning of a new concept, and Concept Check questions at the end of each chapter encourage students to assess their mastery of a given concept.
  • The text's content engages students in scientific inquiry. New Inquiry Figures focus students on the experimental process, and new Research Method Figures illustrate important techniques in biology. Each chapter ends with a Scientific Inquiry Question that asks students to apply scientific investigation skills to the content of the chapter.
  • Exploring Figures help students study efficiently and emphasize the big picture.
  • A team of seven stellar contributors brings current research perspectives to the Seventh Edition, including Lisa Urry (Mills College), Manuel Molles (University of New Mexico), Peter Minorsky (Mercy College), Chris Wills (University of California, San Diego), and Carl Zimmer.
  • Exceptionally well-integrated, cross-referenced supplements provide a wealth of timesaving tools for instructors, and opportunities for students to practice and master biology.

New to this Edition

  • A new Chapter 1 introduces students to systems biology and to science as a process of discovery and inquiry.
  • The chapter that introduces metabolism is now in the Cell Unit, just before the chapters on cellular respiration and photosynthesis, providing students with a cohesive view of energy transformations.
  • The updated Genetics Unit incorporates the theme of systems biology and offers new sections on molecular evolution and genomics.
  • The Evolution Unit features new examples that highlight experimental approaches to the study of evolution.
  • A new chapter, “The Tree of Life,” provides an overview of major episodes in the history of life as a transition from the chapters on evolution to the chapters on biological diversity.
  • The revised Diversity Unit conveys the dynamic and exciting research across organismal biology resulting from advances in genomics.
  • The unit on Plant Form and Function incorporates recent developments in molecular plant biology, such as “smart” plants, and highlights potential applications of systems biology to the study of plants.
  • The physiology of diverse animals is examined in a more ecological context in the unit on Animal Form and Function, which also includes a new section on the vertebrate brain.
  • A new animal behavior chapter in the Ecology Unit provides a modern approach to the field, with expanded coverage of game theory, mate choice, and animal cognition. The capstone chapter highlights restoration ecology throughout.
  • Eight new interviews with renowned researchers will inspire students and show them the human side of science.

Table of Contents



 1. Introduction: Exploring Life.

UNIT ONE: THE CHEMISTRY OF LIFE.

 2. The Chemical Context of Life.
 3. Water and the Fitness of the Environment.
 4. Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life.
 5. The Structure and Function of Macromolecules.

UNIT TWO: THE CELL.

 6. A Tour of the Cell.
 7. Membrane Structure and Function.
 8. An Introduction to Metabolism.
 9. Cellular Respiration: Harvesting Chemical Energy.
10. Photosynthesis.
11. Cell Communication.
12. The Cell Cycle.

UNIT THREE: GENETICS.

13. Meiosis and Sexual Life Cycles.
14. Mendel and the Gene Idea.
15. The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance.
16. The Molecular Basis of Inheritance.
17. From Gene to Protein.
18. The Genetics of Viruses and Bacteria.
19. Eukaryotic Genomes: Organization, Regulation, and Evolution.
20. DNA Technology and Genomics.
21. The Genetic Basis of Development.

UNIT FOUR: MECHANISMS OF EVOLUTION.

22. Descent with Modification: A Darwinian View of Life.
23. The Evolution of Populations.
24. The Origin of Species.
25. Phylogeny and Systematics.
26. The Tree of Life: An Introduction to Biological Diversity.

UNIT FIVE: THE EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY.

27. Prokaryotes.
28. The Origins of Eukaryotic Diversity.
29. Plant Diversity I: How Plants Colonized Land.
30. Plant Diversity II: The Evolution of Seed Plants.
31. Fungi.
32. An Introduction to Animal Evolution.
33. Invertebrates.
34. Vertebrate Evolution and Diversity.

UNIT SIX: PLANT FORM AND FUNCTION.

35. Plant Structure, Growth, and Development
36. Transport in Vascular Plants
37. Plant Nutrition
38. Angiosperm Reproduction and Biotechnology.
39. Plant Responses to Internal and External Signals

UNIT SEVEN: ANIMAL FORM AND FUNCTION

40. Basic Principles of Animal Form and Function.
41. Animal Nutrition.
42. Circulation and Gas Exchange.
43. The Immune System.
44. Regulating the Internal Environment.
45. Chemical Signals in Animals.
46. Animal Reproduction.
47. Animal Development.
48. Nervous Systems.
49. Sensory and Motor Mechanisms.

UNIT EIGHT: ECOLOGY.

50. An Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere.
51. Animal Behavior and Behavioral Ecology.
52. Population Ecology.
53. Community Ecology.
54. Ecosystems.
55. Conservation Biology and Restoration Ecology.

Author

Neil A. Campbell combined the investigative nature of a research scientist with the soul of an experienced and caring teacher. He earned his M.A. in Zoology from UCLA and his Ph.D. in Plant Biology from the University of California, Riverside, where he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2001. Dr. Campbell published numerous research articles on how certain desert plants thrive in salty soil and how sensitive plant (Mimosa) and other legumes move their leaves. His 30 years of teaching in diverse environments included general biology courses at Cornell University, Pomona College, and San Bernadino Valley College, where he received the college's first Outstanding Professor Award in 1986. Most recently Dr. Campbell was a visiting scholar in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at the University of California, Riverside. In addition to his authorship of this book, he coauthored Biology: Concepts and Connections and Essential Biology with Jane Reece. Each year, over 600,000 students worldwide use Campbell/Reece bioloogy textbooks.

Jane B. Reece has worked in biology publishing since 1978, when she joined the editorial staff of Benjamin Cummings. Her education includes an A.B. in Biology from Harvard University, an M.S. in Microbiology from Rutgers University, and a Ph.D. in Bacteriology from the University of California, Berkeley. At UC Berkeley and later as a post-doctoral fellow in genetics at Stanford University, her research focused on genetic recombination in bacteria. Dr. Reece taught biology at Middlesex County College (New Jersey) and Queensborough Community College (New York). As as an editor at Benjamin Cummings, Dr. Reece played major roles in a number of successful textbooks. In addition to being a coauthor with Neil Campbell on BIOLOGY, Biology: Concepts and Connections and Essential Biology, she coauthored The World of the Cell, Third Edition, with W.M. Becker and M.F. Poenie.



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