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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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ISBN-13: 9780134203058

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In 930 text pages, Campbell Biology in Focus, Second Edition, emphasizes the essential content, concepts, and scientific skills needed for success in the college introductory course for biology majors.


Focus.  Practice.  Engage. 

Campbell Biology in Focus is the best-selling “short” textbook for the introductory college biology course for science majors. Every unit takes an approach to streamlining the material that best fits the needs of instructors, based on surveys, curriculum initiatives, reviews, discussions with hundreds of biology professors, careful analyses of course syllabi, and the report Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education. The Second Edition builds on the Campbell hallmark standards of accuracy, clarity, and pedagogical innovation, going beyond this foundation to help students make connections visually across chapters, interpret real data from research, and synthesize their knowledge.The accompanying digital resources include new, mobile-friendly tools that help instructors teach challenging topics better than ever before; integrate the eText with videos and animations; and allow students to test, learn, and retest until they achieve mastery of the content.


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Table of contents

1. Introduction: Evolution and the Foundations of Biology  


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



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



19. Descent with Modification

20. Phylogeny

21. The Evolution of Populations 

22. The Origin of Species

23. Broad Patterns of Evolution



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 



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



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



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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