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Modified Mastering Biology with Pearson eText -- Standalone Access Card -- for Campbell Biology in Focus

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2019-01-07
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Campbell Biology in Focus is designed to help you master the fundamental content and scientific skills you need as a college biology major. Streamlined content guides you in prioritizing essential biology concepts and scientific skills needed to develop conceptual understanding. Built unit-by-unit, the textachieves a balance between breadth and depth of concepts that moves you away from memorization and helps you build a solid foundation you'll apply in future biology courses.

The 3rd Edition guides you in exploring the key questions, approaches and ideas of modern biology. The new edition builds on the Campbell hallmark standards of accuracy, clarity and innovative pedagogy to help you make connections, interpret real data and synthesize knowledge. New key scientific findings and new interactive resources promote active learning and help you retain tough course concepts.

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Author Biography

Lisa A. Urry (Units 1 and 2) is Gibbons Young Professor of Biology at Mills College. After earning a B.A. at Tufts University, she completed her Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Lisa has conducted research on gene expression during embryonic and larval development in sea urchins. Deeply committed to promoting opportunities in science for women and underrepresented minorities, she has taught courses ranging from introductory and developmental biology to a nonmajors course called Evolution for Future Presidents.

 

Michael L. Cain (Chapter 1 and Units 3, 4, and 7) is an ecologist and evolutionary biologist who is now writing full-time. Michael earned an A.B. from Bowdoin College, an M.Sc. from Brown University, and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. As a faculty member at New Mexico State University, he taught introductory biology, ecology, evolution, botany, and conservation biology. Michael is the author of dozens of scientific papers on topics that include foraging behavior in insects and plants, long-distance seed dispersal, and speciation in crickets. He is also a coauthor of an ecology textbook.

 

Steven A. Wasserman (Unit 6) is Professor of Biology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He earned an A.B. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from MIT. Working on the fruit fly Drosophila, Steve has done research on developmental biology, reproduction, and immunity. Having taught genetics, development, and physiology to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, he now focuses on introductory biology, for which he has been honored with UCSD’s Distinguished Teaching Award.

 

Peter V. Minorsky (Unit 5) is Professor of Biology at Mercy College in New York, where he teaches introductory biology, ecology, and botany. He received his A.B. from Vassar College and his Ph.D. from Cornell University. Peter taught at Kenyon College, Union College, Western Connecticut State University, and Vassar College; he is also the science writer for the journal Plant Physiology. His research interests concern how plants sense environmental change. Peter received the 2008 Award for Teaching Excellence at Mercy College.

 

Rebecca B. Orr (Ready-to-Go Teaching Modules, eText Media Integration) is Professor of Biology at Collin College in Plano, Texas, where she teaches introductory biology. She earned her B.S. from Texas A&M University and her Ph.D. from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Rebecca has a passion for investigating strategies that result in more effective learning and retention, and she is a certified Team-Based Learning Collaborative Trainer Consultant. She enjoys focusing on the creation of learning opportunities that both engage and challenge students.

 

Neil A. Campbell (1946—2004) earned his M.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside. His research focused on desert and coastal plants. Neil’s 30 years of teaching included introductory biology courses at Cornell University, Pomona College, and San Bernardino Valley College, where he received the college’s first Outstanding Professor Award. He was also a visiting scholar at the University of California, Riverside. Neil was the founding author of Campbell Biology, upon which this book is based.

 

 

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 Vascular 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 Ecological Communities  

42 Ecosystems and Energy  

43 Conservation Biology and Global Change

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