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Campbell Biology in Focus, 2nd edition

  • Lisa A. Urry
  • Michael L. Cain
  • Steven A. Wasserman
  • Peter V. Minorsky
  • Jane B. Reece

Published by Pearson (October 19th 2015) - Copyright © 2016

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Overview

This edition of Campbell Biology in Focus includes a clear and engaging narrative, superior skills instruction, innovative use of art and photos, and fully integrated media resources to enhance teaching and learning.

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: Evolution and the Foundations of Biology  

UNIT 1: CHEMISTRY AND CELLS

2. The Chemical Context of Life  

3. Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life

4. A Tour of the Cell

5. Membrane Transport and Cell Signaling

6. An Introduction to Metabolism

7. Cellular Respiration and Fermentation

8. Photosynthesis

9. The Cell Cycle

 

UNIT 2: GENETICS

10. Meiosis and Sexual Life Cycles

11. Mendel and the Gene Idea

12. The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance

13. The Molecular Basis of Inheritance

14. Gene Expression: From Gene to Protein

15. Regulation of Gene Expression

16. Development, Stem Cells, and Cancer

17. Viruses

18. Genomes and Their Evolution

 

UNIT 3: EVOLUTION

19. Descent with Modification

20. Phylogeny

21. The Evolution of Populations 

22. The Origin of Species

23. Broad Patterns of Evolution

 

UNIT 4: THE EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF LIFE

24. Early Life and the Diversification of Prokaryotes

25. The Origin and Diversification of Eukaryotes

26. The Colonization of Land

27. The Rise of Animal Diversity 

 

UNIT 5: PLANT FORM AND FUNCTION

28. Plant Structure and Growth

29. Resource Acquisition, Nutrition, and Transport in Vascular Plants

30. Reproduction and Domestication of Flowering Plants

31. Plant Responses to Internal and External Signals

 

UNIT 6: ANIMAL FORM AND FUNCTION

32. The Internal Environment of Animals: Organization and Regulation

33. Animal Nutrition

34. Circulation and Gas Exchange

35. The Immune System

36. Reproduction and Development

37. Neurons, Synapses, and Signaling

38. Nervous and Sensory Systems

39. Motor Mechanisms and Behavior

 

UNIT 7: ECOLOGY

40. Population Ecology and the Distribution of Organisms

41. Species Interactions

42. Ecosystems and Energy

43. Global Ecology and Conservation Biology

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