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Biology 6TH Editionby Neil A Campbell
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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.
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.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. 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.
About the 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 Bernardino 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 & Connections and Essential Biology with Jane Reece. Each year, over 600,000 students worldwide use Campbell/Reece biology 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 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 & Connections, and Essential Biology, she coauthored The World of the Cell, Third Edition, with W.M. Becker and M.F. Poenie.
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.
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.
28. The Origins of Eukaryotic Diversity.
29. Plant Diversity I: How Plants Colonized Land.
30. Plant Diversity II: The Evolution of Seed Plants.
32. An Introduction to Animal Evolution.
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.
55. Conservation Biology and Restoration Ecology.
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