Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology with MasteringBiology / Edition 4

Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology with MasteringBiology / Edition 4

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by Eric J. Simon, Jean L. Dickey, Jane B. Reece
     
 

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Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology with MasteringBiology®, Fourth Edition, makes biology irresistibly interesting for non-majors biology students. This best-selling text, known for its scientific accuracy and currency, makes biology relevant and approachable with increased use of analogies, real world examples, more conversational language, and intriguing questions. Over 100 new MasteringBiology activities engage students outside of the classroom, plus new PowerPoint® presentations on issues like infectious disease and climate change offer a springboard for high-impact lectures.

Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology… make biology irresistibly interesting.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321763327
Publisher:
Benjamin Cummings
Publication date:
02/28/2012
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
752
Sales rank:
119,869
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Eric J. Simon is an associate professor of Department of Biology and Health Science at New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire. He teaches introductory biology to science majors and nonscience majors, as well as upper-level courses in genetics, microbiology, tropical marine biology, 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 nonscience majors. He is the coauthor of Campbell Biology: Concepts and Connections, Seventh Edition.

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 twelve years as an editor, she played a major role in a number of successful textbooks. She is the lead author of Campbell Biology, Ninth Edition and Campbell Biology: Concepts & Connections, Seventh Edition.

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 nonscience 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. Dr. Dickey is the author of Laboratory Investigations for Biology, Second Edition, and is a coauthor of Campbell Biology: Concepts & Connections, Seventh Edition.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Biology Today

I. CELLS

2. Essential Chemistry for Biology

3. The Molecules of Life

4. A Tour of the Cell

5. The Working Cell

6. Cellular Respiration: Obtaining Energy from Food

7. Photosynthesis: Using Light to Make Food

II. GENETICS

8. Cellular Reproduction: Cells from Cells

9. Patterns of Inheritance

10. The Structure and Function of DNA

11. How Genes Are Controlled

12. DNA Technology

III. EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY

13. How Populations Evolve

14. How Biological Diversity Evolves

15. The Evolution of Microbial Life

16. Plants, Fungi, and the Move onto Land

17. The Evolution of Animals

IV. ECOLOGY

18. An Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere

19. Population Ecology

20. Communities and Ecosystems

V. ANIMAL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

21. Unifying Concepts of Animal Structure and Function

22. Nutrition and Digestion

23. Circulation and Respiration

24. The Body’s Defenses

25. Hormones

26. Reproduction and Development

27. Nervous, Sensory, and Motor Systems

VI. PLANT STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

28. The Life of a Flowering Plant

29. The Working Plant

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