Campbell Essential Biology Plus MasteringBiology with eText -- Access Card Package, 6/e

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  • Copyright: 2/27/2015
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Helping students understand why biology matters                 

Campbell Essential Biology makes biology interesting and understandable for non-majors biology students. This best-selling textbook, known for its scientific accuracy, clear explanations, and intuitive illustrations, has been revised to further emphasize the relevance of biology to everyday life, using memorable analogies, real-world examples, conversational language, engaging new Why Biology Matters photo essays, and more. New MasteringBiology activities engage students outside of the classroom and help students develop scientific literacy skills.


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MasteringBiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product that improves results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature immediate wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience to help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, many of them contributed by Essential Biology authors, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. New MasteringBiology activities for this edition include “Essential Biology” videos that help students efficiently review key topics outside of class, “Evaluating Science in the Media” activities that help students to build science literacy skills, and “Scientific Thinking” coaching activities that guide students in understanding the scientific method.

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Author Biography

Neil A. Campbell (1946-2004) combined the inquiring nature of a research scientist with the soul of a caring teacher.  Ove his 30 years of teaching introductory biology to both science majors and nonscience majors, many thousands of students had the opportunity to learn from him and be stimulated by his enthusiasm for the study of life.  While he is greatly missed by his many friends in the biology community, his coauthors remain inspired by his visionary dedication to education and are committed to searching for ever-better ways to engage students in the wonders of biology.


Eric J. Simon is a professor in the Department of Biology and Health Science at New England College (Henniker, New Hampshire). He teaches introductory biology to science majors and nonscience majors, as well as upper-level courses in tropical marine biology and careers in science. Dr. Simon received a B.A. in biology and computer science and an M.A. in biology from Wesleyan University, and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Harvard University. His research focuses on innovative ways to use technology to increase active learning in the science classroom, particularly for nonscience majors. Dr. Simon is also the author of the introductory biology textbook Biology: The Core and a coauthor of Campbell Biology: Concepts & Connections, 8th Edition.


Jean L. Dickey is Professor Emerita of Biological Sciences at Clemson University (Clemson, South Carolina). After receiving her B.S. in biology from Kent State University, she went on to earn a Ph.D. in ecology and evolution from Purdue University. In 1984, Dr. Dickey joined the faculty at Clemson, where she devoted her career to teaching biology to nonscience majors in a variety of courses. In addition to creating content-based instructional materials, she developed many activities to engage lecture and laboratory students in discussion, critical thinking, and writing, and implemented an investigative laboratory curriculum in general biology. Dr. Dickey is the author of Laboratory Investigations for Biology, 2nd Edition, and is a coauthor of Campbell Biology: Concepts & Connections, 8th Edition.


Kelly Hogan is a faculty member in the Department of Biology and the director of instructional innovation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, teaching introductory biology and introductory genetics to science majors. Dr. Hogan teaches hundreds of students at a time, using active-learning methods that incorporate technology such as cell phones as clickers, online homework, and peer-evaluation tools. Dr. Hogan received her B.S. in biology at the College of New Jersey and her Ph.D. in pathology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her research interests relate to how large classes can be more inclusive through evidence-based teaching methods and technology. She provides faculty development to other instructors through peer coaching, workshops, and mentoring. Dr. Hogan is the author of Stem Cells and Cloning, Second Edition, and is lead moderator of the Instructor Exchange, a site within MasteringBiology® for instructors to exchange classroom materials and ideas. She is also a coauthor of Campbell Biology: Concepts & Connections, 8th Edition.


Jane B. Reece has worked in biology publishing since 1978, when she joined the editorial staff of Benjamin Cummings. Her education includes an A.B. in biology from Harvard University (where she was initially a philosophy major), an M.S. in microbiology from Rutgers University, and a Ph.D. in bacteriology from the University of California, Berkeley. At UC Berkeley and later as a postdoctoral fellow in genetics at Stanford University, her research focused on genetic recombination in bacteria. Dr. Reece taught biology at Middlesex County College (New Jersey) and Queensborough Community College (New York). During her twelve years as an editor, she played a major role in a number of successful textbooks. She is the lead author of Campbell Biology, Ninth Edition and Campbell Biology: Concepts & Connections, Seventh Edition.




Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction: Biology Today

Unit 1: Cells

Chapter 2: Essential Chemistry for Biology

Chapter 3: The Molecules of Life

Chapter 4: A Tour of the Cell

Chapter 5: The Working Cell

Chapter 6: Cellular Respiration: Obtaining Energy from Food

Chapter 7: Photosynthesis: Using Light to Make Food

Unit 2: Genetics

Chapter 8: Cellular Reproduction: Cells from Cells

Chapter 9: Patterns of Inheritance

Chapter 10: The Structure and Function of DNA

Chapter 11: How Genes Are Controlled

Chapter 12: DNA Technology

Unit 3: Evolution and Diversity

Chapter 13: How Populations Evolve

Chapter 14: How Biological Diversity Evolves

Chapter 15: The Evolution of Microbial Life

Chapter 16: The Evolution of Plants and Fungi

Chapter 17: The Evolution of Animals

Unit 4: Ecology

Chapter 18: An Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere

Chapter 19: Population Ecology

Chapter 20: Communities and Ecosystems

Unit 5: Animal Structure and Function

Chapter 21: Unifying Concepts of Animal Structure and Function

Chapter 22: Nutrition and Digestion

Chapter 23: Circulation and Respiration

Chapter 24: The Body’s Defenses

Chapter 25: Hormones

Chapter 26: Reproduction and Development

Chapter 27: Nervous, Sensory, and Locomotor Systems

Unit 6: Plant Structure and Function

Chapter 28: The Life of a Flowering Plant

Chapter 29: The Working Plant

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