Campbell Biology, 12th edition

  • Lisa A. Urry, 
  • Michael L. Cain, 
  • Steven A. Wasserman, 
  • Peter V. Minorsky, 
  • Rebecca Orr

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Overview

Campbell Biology guides you to a true understanding of biology by meeting you at your skill level and integrating compelling visuals, resources, and activities.

Published by Pearson (July 13th 2021) - Copyright © 2021

ISBN-13: 9780135988046

Subject: Biology

Category: Biology for Majors

Table of contents

1. Evolution, the Themes of Biology, and Scientific Inquiry

UNIT 1: THE CHEMISTRY OF LIFE
2. The Chemical Context of Life
3. Water and Life
4. Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life
5. The Structure and Function of Large Biological Molecules

UNIT 2: THE CELL
6. A Tour of the Cell
7. Membrane Structure and Function
8. An Introduction to Metabolism
9. Cellular Respiration and Fermentation
10. Photosynthesis
11. Cell Communication
12. The Cell Cycle

UNIT 3: 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. Gene Expression: From Gene to Protein
18. Regulation of Gene Expression
19. Viruses
20. DNA Tools and Biotechnology
21. Genomes and Their Evolution

UNIT 4: MECHANISMS OF EVOLUTION
22. Descent with Modification: A Darwinian View of Life
23. The Evolution of Populations
24. The Origin of Species
25. The History of Life on Earth

UNIT 5: THE EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
26. Phylogeny and the Tree of Life
27. Bacteria and Archaea
28. Protists
29. Plant Diversity I: How Plants Colonized Land
30. Plant Diversity II: The Evolution of Seed Plants
31. Fungi
32. An Overview of Animal Diversity
33. An Introduction to Invertebrates
34. The Origin and Evolution of Vertebrates

UNIT 6: PLANT FORM AND FUNCTION
35. Vascular Plant Structure, Growth, and Development
36. Resource Acquisition and Transport in Vascular Plants
37. Soil and Plant Nutrition
38. Angiosperm Reproduction and Biotechnology
39. Plant Responses to Internal and External Signals

UNIT 7: 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. Osmoregulation and Excretion
45. Hormones and the Endocrine System
46. Animal Reproduction
47. Animal Development
48. Neurons, Synapses, and Signaling
49. Nervous Systems
50. Sensory and Motor Mechanisms
51. Animal Behavior

UNIT 8: ECOLOGY
52. An Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere
53. Population Ecology
54. Community Ecology
55. Ecosystems and Restoration Ecology
56. Conservation Biology and Global Change

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