Biology

Biology

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by Neil A. Campbell
     
 

The Sixth Edition of BIOLOGY by Neil Campbell and Jane Reece builds upon the earlier versions' dual goals to both help readers develop a conceptual appreciation of life within the context of integrating themes, and to inspire readers to develop more positive and realistic impressions of science as a human activity. <P>The authorsSee more details below

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The Sixth Edition of BIOLOGY by Neil Campbell and Jane Reece builds upon the earlier versions' dual goals to both help readers develop a conceptual appreciation of life within the context of integrating themes, and to inspire readers to develop more positive and realistic impressions of science as a human activity. <P>The authors have thoroughly updated each of the book's eight units to reflect the existing progress in our understanding of life at its many levels, from molecules to ecosystems. Examples of updated content include the Human Genome Project, the revolution in systematics, HIV as a research model in evolutionary biology, the role of cell-signaling pathways in plant responses, new frontiers in neurobiology, and experimental approaches that are advancing ecology. To assure accurate representation of each field of biology, a team of stellar specialists has worked with the authors in updating every unit. <P>An innovative design breakthrough ensures that the art is as current as the content. Guided Tour diagrams explicitly guide readers through the more challenging figures, succinctly explaining key structures, functions, and steps of processes within the figure, reducing the need to look back and forth between legend and art. It's as if an instructor were looking over the reader's shoulder and clarifying each part of a figure! Guided Tour commentary is set in blue, making it easy to differentiate these explanations from ordinary labels and keeping the figure itself clear and uncluttered. For college instructors and students.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201394658
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Edition description:
4TH PACKAG

Table of Contents

1Introduction: Themes in the Study of Life2
2The Chemical Context of Life25
3Water and the Fitness of the Environment41
4Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life53
5The Structure and Function of Macromolecules63
6An Introduction to Metabolism89
7A Tour of the Cell110
8Membrane Structure and Function140
9Cellular Respiration: Harvesting Chemical Energy159
10Photosynthesis182
11The Reproduction of Cells204
12Meiosis and Sexual Life Cycles225
13Mendel and the Gene Idea238
14The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance262
15The Molecular Basis of Inheritance281
16From Gene to Protein297
17Microbial Models: The Genetics of Viruses and Bacteria324
18Genome Organization and Expression in Eukaryotes351
19DNA Technology369
20Descent with Modification: A Darwinian View of Life399
21The Evolution of Populations416
22The Origin of Species436
23Tracing Phylogeny: Macroevolution, the Fossil Record, and Systematics454
24Early Earth and the Origin of Life486
25Prokaryotes and the Origins of Metabolic Diversity498
26The Origins of Eukaryotic Diversity518
27Plants and the Colonization of Land547
28Fungi573
29Invertebrates and the Origin of Animal Diversity589
30The Vertebrate Genealogy628
31Plant Structure and Growth668
32Transport in Plants692
33Plant Nutrition711
34Plant Reproduction and Development727
35Control Systems in Plants750
36An Introduction to Animal Structure and Function779
37Animal Nutrition796
38Circulation and Gas Exchange819
39The Body's Defenses852
40Controlling the Internal Environment879
41Chemical Signals in Animals912
42Animal Reproduction937
43Animal Development963
44Nervous Systems993
45Sensory and Motor Mechanisms1026
46An Introduction to Ecology: Distribution and Adaptations of Organisms1061
47Population Ecology1093
48Community Ecology1118
49Ecosystems1145
50Behavior1172

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