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Campbell Biology

Lisa Urry, Michael Cain, Steven Wasserman

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The Eleventh Edition of the best-selling Campbell BIOLOGY sets students on the path to success in biology through its clear and engaging narrative, superior skills instruction, innovative use of art and photos, and fully integrated media resources to enhance teaching and learning.To engage learners in developing a deeper understanding of biology, the Eleventh Edition challenges them to apply their knowledge and skills to a variety of new hands-on activities and exercises in the text and online. Content updates throughout the text reflect rapidly evolving research, and new learning tools include Problem-Solving Exercises, Visualizing Figures, Visual Skills Questions, and more.
KEY TOPICS: Evolution, the Themes of Biology, and Scientific Inquiry; Inquiring About Life; THE CHEMISTRY OF LIFE; The Chemical Context of Life; A Chemical Connection to Biology; Water and Life; The Molecule That Supports All of Life; Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life; Carbon: The Backbone of Life; The Molecules of Life; THE CELL; A Tour of the Cell; The Fundamental Units of Life; Membrane Structure and Function; Life at the Edge; An Introduction to Metabolism; The Energy of Life; Cellular Respiration and Fermentation; Life Is Work; to many other metabolic pathways; Photosynthesis; The Process That Feeds the Biosphere; Cell Communication; Cellular Messaging; The Cell Cycle; The Key Roles of Cell Division; GENETICS; Meiosis and Sexual Life Cycles; Variations on a Theme; Mendel and the Gene Idea; Drawing from the Deck of Genes; The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance; Locating Genes Along Chromosomes; The Molecular Basis of Inheritance; Life's Operating Instructions; Gene Expression: From Gene to Protein; The Flow of Genetic Information; Regulation of Gene Expression; Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder; Viruses; A Borrowed Life; DNA Tools and Biotechnology; The DNA Toolbox; Genomes and Their Evolution; Reading the Leaves from the Tree of Life; MECHANISMS OF EVOLUTION; Descent with Modification: A Darwinian View of Life; Endless Forms Most Beautiful; The Evolution of Populations; The Smallest Unit of Evolution; The Origin of Species; That "Mystery of Mysteries"; The History of Life on Earth; A Surprise in the Desert; THE EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY; Phylogeny and the Tree of Life; Investigating the Tree of Life; Bacteria and Archaea; Masters of Adaptation; Protists; Living Small; Plant Diversity I: How Plants Colonized Land; The Greening of Earth; Plant Diversity II: The Evolution of Seed Plants; Transforming the World; Fungi; Mighty Mushrooms; An Overview of Animal Diversity; A Kingdom of Consumers; An Introduction to Invertebrates; A Dragon Without a Backbone; The Origin and Evolution of Vertebrates; Half a Billion Years of Backbones; PLANT FORM AND FUNCTION; Vascular Plant Structure, Growth, and Development; Are Plants Computers?; A Whole Lot of Shaking Going On; Soil and Plant Nutrition; The Corkscrew Carnivore; Angiosperm Reproduction and Biotechnology; Flowers of Deceit; Plant Responses to Internal and External Signals; Stimuli and a Stationary Life; ANIMAL FORM AND FUNCTION; Basic Principles of Animal Form and Function; Diverse Forms, Common Challenges; The Need to Feed; Circulation and Gas Exchange; Trading Places; The Immune System; Recognition and Response; Osmoregulation and Excretion; A Balancing Act; Hormones and the Endocrine System; The Body's Long-Distance Regulators; Animal Reproduction; Let Me Count the Ways; Animal Development; A Body-Building Plan; Neurons, Synapses, and Signaling; Lines of Communication; Nervous Systems; Command and Control Center; Sensory and Motor Mechanisms; Sense and Sensibility; Animal Behavior; The How and Why of Animal Activity; ECOLOGY; An Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere; Discovering Ecology; Population Ecology; Turtle Tracks; Community Ecology; Communities in Motion; Ecosystems and Restoration Ecology; Transformed to Tundra; Conservation Biology and Global Change; Psychedelic Treasure
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For anyone interested in general biology.


Pearson, 9780134093413, 1488pp.

Publication Date: October 19, 2016



About the Author

Lisa A. Urry Lisa Urry (Chapter 1 and Units 1, 2, and 3) is Professor of Biology and Chair of the Biology Department at Mills College in Oakland, California, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. After graduating from Tufts University with a double major in biology and French, Lisa completed her Ph.D. in molecular and developmental biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program. She has published a number of research papers, most of them focused on gene expression during embryonic and larval development in sea urchins. Lisa has taught a variety of courses, from introductory biology to developmental biology and senior seminar. As a part of her mission to increase understanding of evolution, Lisa also teaches a nonmajors course called Evolution for Future Presidents and is on the Teacher Advisory Board for the Understanding Evolution website developed by the University of California Museum of Paleontology. Lisa is also deeply committed to promoting opportunities for women and underrepresented minorities in science. Michael L. Cain Michael Cain (Units 4, 5, and 8) is an ecologist and evolutionary biologist who is now writing full-time. Michael earned a joint degree in biology and math at Bowdoin College, an M.Sc. from Brown University, and a Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from Cornell University. As a faculty member at NEW! Mexico State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, he taught a wide range of courses, including introductory biology, ecology, evolution, botany, and conservation biology. Michael is the author of dozens of scientific papers on topics that include foraging behavior in insects and plants, long-distance seed dispersal, and speciation in crickets. Michael is also the lead author of an ecology textbook. Steven A. Wasserman Steve Wasserman (Unit 7) is Professor of Biology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He earned his A.B. in biology from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in biological sciences from MIT. Through his research on regulatory pathway mechanisms in the fruit fly Drosophila, Steve has contributed to the fields of developmental biology, reproduction, and immunity. As a faculty member at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and UCSD, he has taught genetics, development, and physiology to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. He currently focuses on teaching introductory biology. He has also served as the research mentor for more than a dozen doctoral students and more than 50 aspiring scientists at the undergraduate and high school levels. Steve has been the recipient of distinguished scholar awards from both the Markey Charitable Trust and the David and Lucille Packard Foundation. In 2007, he received UCSD's Distinguished Teaching Award for undergraduate teaching. Peter V. Minorsky Peter Minorsky (Unit 6) is Professor of Biology at Mercy College in New York, where he teaches introductory biology, evolution, ecology, and botany. He received his A.B. in biology from Vassar College and his Ph.D. in plant physiology from Cornell University. He is also the science writer for the journal Plant Physiology. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Peter taught at Kenyon College, Union College, Western Connecticut State University, and Vassar College. His research interests concern how plants sense environmental change. Peter received the 2008 Award for Teaching Excellence at Mercy College. Jane B. Reece The head of the author team for recent editions of CAMPBELL BIOLOGY, Jane Reece was Neil Campbell's longtime collaborator. Earlier, Jane taught biology at Middlesex County College and Queensborough Community College. She holds 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. Jane's research as a doctoral student and postdoctoral fellow focused on genetic recombination in bacteria. Besides her work on the Campbell textbooks for biology majors, she has been an author of Campbell Biology: Concepts & Connections, Campbell Essential Biology, and The World of the Cell. Neil A. Campbell Neil Campbell (1946-2004) 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 the University of California, Los Angeles, and his Ph.D. in plant biology from the University of California, Riverside, where he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2001. Neil published numerous research articles on desert and coastal plants and how the sensitive plant (Mimosa) and other legumes move their leaves. His 30 years of teaching in diverse environments included introductory biology courses at Cornell University, Pomona College, and San Bernardino Valley College, where he received the college's first Outstanding Professor Award in 1986. He was a visiting scholar in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at the University of California, Riverside. Neil was the lead author of Campbell Biology: Concepts & Connections, Campbell Essential Biology, and CAMPBELL BIOLOGY.