It's a good book for me April 11, 2014
I got the book on time and I was happy with the order. I needed this book for class and so far it’s been great. The text is spaced large enough, I just hate studying from books written in small print, but this book is written in a good size. It’s spaced well and the sections and headings are pretty clear. It doesn’t look crowded or anything, and there are lots of diagrams and pictures for people who are visual learners. I think that you have to have lots of stuff like pictures for a biology text book anyway.
The book has lots of charts and extra information on each topic, so researching and doing homework is much easier. It also has additional information on scientific methods for data analysis and gathering that are helping me a lot with the more difficult chapters.
One thing I always check when buying a new book is the appendix. No matter how glossy the pages are or how informative the book looks at first glance, never make a purchase without looking at the appendix. The appendix for the 10th edition of Campbell Biology is well done and has just about every topic listed. I hate having to look something up, only to find that the book doesn’t have any info on the subject, but that won’t happen with this book!
It’s a pretty technical book, so I wouldn’t suggest it for casual biologists, but it’s the book recommended by our instructors.
I got the hardcover version and boy is it heavy! But I guess that it will last longer than other versions.
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The Tenth Edition of the best-selling text Campbell BIOLOGY helps launch you to success in biology through its clear and engaging narrative, superior pedagogy, and innovative use of art and photos to promote student learning.
The Tenth Edition helps you develop a deeper understanding of biology by making connections visually across chapters and building the scientific skills needed for success in upper-level courses.
- New Make Connections Figures pull together content from different chapters visually, helping you see “big picture” relationships.
- New Scientific Skills Exercises in every chapter use real data to build key skills needed for biology, including data analysis, graphing, experimental design, and math skills.
- New examples show you how our ability to sequence DNA and proteins rapidly and inexpensively is transforming every subfield of biology.
1. The Themes of Biology and Scientific Inquiry
I. 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
II. THE CELL
6. A Tour of the Cell
7. Membrane Structure and Function
8. An Introduction to Metabolism
9. Cellular Respiration and Fermentation
11. Cell Communication
12. The Cell Cycle
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
20. DNA Tools and Biotechnology
21. Genomes and Their Evolution
IV. 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
V. THE EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
26. Phylogeny and the Tree of Life
27. Bacteria and Archaea
29. Plant Diversity I: How Plants Colonized Land
30. Plant Diversity II: The Evolution of Seed Plants
32. An Overview of Animal Diversity
33. An Introduction to Invertebrates
34. The Origin and Evolution of Vertebrates
VI. PLANT FORM AND FUNCTION
35. 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
VII. 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
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