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Biology: Concepts & Connections, 6/e continues to be the most accurate, current, and pedagogically effective book on the market. This extensive revision builds upon the book’s best-selling success with exciting new and updated features. KEY TOPICS: THE LIFE OF THE CELL, The Chemical Basis of Life, The Molecules of Cells, A Tour of the Cell, The Working Cell, How Cells Harvest Chemical Energy, Photosynthesis: Using Light to Make Food, The Cellular Basis of Reproduction and Inheritance, Patterns of Inheritance, Molecular Biology of the Gene, How Genes Are Controlled, DNA Technology and Genomics, How Populations Evolve, The Origin of Species, Tracing Evolutionary History, The Origin and Evolution of Microbial Life: Prokaryotes and Protists, Plants, Fungi, and the Colonization of Land, The Evolution of Invertebrate Diversity,The Evolution of Vertebrate Diversity, Unifying Concepts of Animal Structure and Function, Nutrition and Digestion, Gas Exchange, Circulation, The Immune System, Control of Body Temperature and Water Balance, Hormones and the Endocrine System, Reproduction and Embryonic Development, Nervous Systems, The Senses, How Animals Move, Plant Structure, Reproduction, and Development, Plant Nutrition and Transport, Control Systems in Plants, The Biosphere: An Introduction to Earth's Diverse Environments, Behavioral Adaptations to the Environment, Population Ecology, Communities and Ecosystems, Conservation and Restoration Biology. For all readers interested in learning the basics of biology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805365870
  • Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/1/1999
  • Edition description: Study Guide
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Neil A. Campbell taught general biology for over 30 years and with Dr. Reece coauthored Biology, now in its eighth edition and the most widely used text for biology majors. His enthusiasm for sharing the fun of science with students stemmed from his own undergraduate experience. He began at Long Beach State College as a history major, but switched to zoology after general education requirements “forced” him to take a science course. Following a B.S. from Long Beach, he earned an M.A. in zoology from UCLA and a Ph.D. in plant biology from the University of California, Riverside. He published numerous articles on how certain desert plants thrive in salty soil and how the sensitive plant (Mimosa) and other legumes move their leaves. His diverse teaching experiences included courses for non-biology majors at Cornell University, Pomona College, and San Bernardino Valley College, where he received the first Outstanding Professor Award in 1986. For many years, Dr. Campbell was a visiting scholar in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at UC Riverside, which recognized him as the university’s Distinguished Alumnus for 2001. In addition to Biology, Dr. Campbell coauthored Essential Biology and Essential Biology with Physiology. Neil Campbell died shortly after the initial planning of this revision. While he is greatly missed by his many friends throughout the biology community, his coauthors remain inspired by his visionary dedication to education and committed to searching for ever better ways to engage students in the wonders of biology.

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 (where she was initially a philosophy major), 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 postdoctoral 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). During her 12 years as an editor at Benjamin Cummings, she played a major role in a number of successful textbooks. She is a coauthor of Biology, Essential Biology, and Essential Biology with Physiology.

Martha R. Taylor has been teaching biology for over 30 years. She earned her B.A. in biology from Gettysburg College. After teaching biology in high school and community college, she went on to earn her M.S. and Ph.D. in science education from Cornell University. She was assistant director of the Office of Instructional Support at Cornell for seven years. She has taught introductory biology for both majors and nonmajors at Cornell University for many years. Based on her experiences working with students in classrooms, laboratories, and tutorials, Dr. Taylor is committed to helping students create their own knowledge of and appreciation for biology. She has been the author of the Student Study Guide for all eight editions of Biology, by Drs. Campbell and Reece.

Eric J. Simon is an associate professor of biology at New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire. He teaches introductory biology to both science majors and non-science majors, as well as upper-level courses in genetics, microbiology, and molecular biology. Dr. Simon received a B.A. in biology and computer science and an M.A. in biology from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Harvard University. His research focuses on innovative ways to use technology to improve teaching and learning in the science classroom, particularly for non-science majors. Eric is the lead author of the introductory biology textbooks "Essential Biology" and "Essential Biology with Physiology" and is a co-author on "Biology: Concepts and Connections."

Jean L. Dickey is a professor of biology at Clemson University. She had no idea that science was interesting until her senior year in high school, when a scheduling problem landed her in advanced biology. Abandoning plans to study English or foreign languages, she enrolled in Kent State University as a biology major. After receiving her B.S. in biology, she went on to earn a Ph.D. in ecology and evolution from Purdue University. Since joining the faculty at Clemson in 1984, Dr. Dickey has specialized in teaching non-science majors, including a course designed for pre-service elementary teachers and workshops for in-service teachers. She also developed an investigative laboratory curriculum for general biology and is the author of Laboratory Investigations for Biology.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Themes in the Study of Life 2
2 The Chemical Context of Life 25
3 Water and the Fitness of the Environment 41
4 Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life 53
5 The Structure and Function of Macromolecules 63
6 An Introduction to Metabolism 89
7 A Tour of the Cell 110
8 Membrane Structure and Function 140
9 Cellular Respiration: Harvesting Chemical Energy 159
10 Photosynthesis 182
11 The Reproduction of Cells 204
12 Meiosis and Sexual Life Cycles 225
13 Mendel and the Gene Idea 238
14 The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance 262
15 The Molecular Basis of Inheritance 281
16 From Gene to Protein 297
17 Microbial Models: The Genetics of Viruses and Bacteria 324
18 Genome Organization and Expression in Eukaryotes 351
19 DNA Technology 369
20 Descent with Modification: A Darwinian View of Life 399
21 The Evolution of Populations 416
22 The Origin of Species 436
23 Tracing Phylogeny: Macroevolution, the Fossil Record, and Systematics 454
24 Early Earth and the Origin of Life 486
25 Prokaryotes and the Origins of Metabolic Diversity 498
26 The Origins of Eukaryotic Diversity 518
27 Plants and the Colonization of Land 547
28 Fungi 573
29 Invertebrates and the Origin of Animal Diversity 589
30 The Vertebrate Genealogy 628
31 Plant Structure and Growth 668
32 Transport in Plants 692
33 Plant Nutrition 711
34 Plant Reproduction and Development 727
35 Control Systems in Plants 750
36 An Introduction to Animal Structure and Function 779
37 Animal Nutrition 796
38 Circulation and Gas Exchange 819
39 The Body's Defenses 852
40 Controlling the Internal Environment 879
41 Chemical Signals in Animals 912
42 Animal Reproduction 937
43 Animal Development 963
44 Nervous Systems 993
45 Sensory and Motor Mechanisms 1026
46 An Introduction to Ecology: Distribution and Adaptations of Organisms 1061
47 Population Ecology 1093
48 Community Ecology 1118
49 Ecosystems 1145
50 Behavior 1172
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    I have used this text in a dual credit high school/community college class for two semesters. I strongly disagree that it needs accompanying CD/ web access to "sink in " as previous evaluator stated.

    This is a clear, beautifully illustrated entry-level college text. No literate adult or near-adult should have difficulty following it.
    It is better than some others at presenting a balanced approach: many Bio 101 texts seem directed towards human form and function. The many pre-vet or animal science or wildlife biology types will appreciate the "coverage" of other animals. Since most college freshmen dissect a pig or cat or rat, it would be nice if their texts did not focus on the human. As a lab animal, humans are really only of interest to the human health professionals who will work on them!
    The teacher's package of power point slides, test banks, and web links is great.

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