Biology: Concepts and Connections Media Update
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|Format:||Mixed media product, 781 pages, United States ed of Edition|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 13 March 2007|
This #1 best-selling non-majors text presents concepts in a modular format that helps students recognize and focus on main ideas, and is flexible enough for any professor's teaching style and syllabus. Biology: Concepts & Connections, Fifth Edition invites students into the world of biology with a new revision of this best-selling text. It is known for scientific accuracy and currency; a modular presentation that helps students to focus on the main concepts; and art that teaches better than any other book. The fifth edition builds upon this success with new features that help students synthesize and connect important topics such as Connecting the Concepts exercises and Key Concepts quizzes; and a variety of tools to help instructors enliven their lectures like our exclusive video clips from Discovery Channel.
Table of Contents
1. Biology: Exploring Life I. THE LIFE OF THE CELL 2. The Chemical Basis of Life 3. The Molecules of Cells 4. A Tour of the Cell 5. The Working Cell 6. How Cells Harvest Chemical Energy 7. Photosynthesis: Using Light to Make Food II. CELLULAR REPRODUCTION AND GENETICS 8. The Cellular Basis of Reproduction and Inheritance 9. Patterns of Inheritance 10. Molecular Biology of the Gene 11. The Control of Gene Expression 12. DNA Technology and the Human Genome III. CONCEPTS OF EVOLUTION 13. How Populations Evolve 14. The Origin of the Species 15. Tracing Evolutionary History IV. THE EVOLUTION OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY 16. The Origin and Evolution of Microbial Life: Prokaryotes and Protists 17. Plants, Fungi, and the Colonization of Land 18. The Evolution of Animal Diversity 19. Human Evolution V. ANIMALS: FORM AND FUNCTION 20. Unifying Concepts of Animal Structure and Function 21. Nutrition and Digestion 22. Gas Exchange 23. Circulation 24. The Body's Defenses 25. Control of the Internal Environment 26. Chemical Regulation 27. Reproduction and Embryonic Development 28. Nervous Systems 29. The Senses 30. How Animals Move VI. PLANTS: FORM AND FUNCTION 31. Plant Structure, Reproduction, & Development 32. Plant Nutrition & Transport 33. Control Systems in Plants VII. ECOLOGY 34. The Biosphere: An Introduction to Earth's Diverse Environments 35. Behavioral Ecology 36. Population Dynamics 37. Communities and Ecosystems 38. Conservation Biology
About the Author
Neil A. Campbell combined the investigative nature of a research scientist with the soul of an experienced and caring teacher. He earned his M.A. in Zoology from UCLA and his Ph.D. in Plant Biology from the University of California, Riverside, where he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2001. Dr. Campbell published numerous research articles on how certain desert plants thrive in salty soil and how sensitive plant (Mimosa) and other legumes move their leaves. His 30 years of teaching in diverse environments included general biology courses at Cornell University, Pomona College, and San Bernardino Valley College, where he received the college's first Outstanding Professor Award in 1986. Most recently Dr. Campbell was a visiting scholar in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at the University of California, Riverside. In addition to his authorship of this book, he coauthored BIOLOGY and Essential Biology with Jane Reece. Each year, over 600,000 students worldwide use Campbell/Reece biology textbooks. 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, 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 post-doctoral 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). As an editor at Benjamin Cummings, Dr. Reece played major roles in a number of successful textbooks. In addition to being a coauthor with Neil Campbell on BIOLOGY and Essential Biology, she coauthored The World of the Cell, Third Edition, with W.M. Becker and M.F. Poenie. Martha R. Taylor has been teaching biology for more than 20 years. She earned her B.A. in Biology from Gettysburg College and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Science Education from Cornell University. She was Assistant Director of the Office of Instructional Support at Cornell for seven years. She has taught introductory biology for both majors and non-majors at Cornell University for many years and is currently a visiting lecturer in Cornell's introductory biology laboratory course. Based on her experiences working with students from high school and community college through university, in both classrooms and tutorials, Dr. Taylor is committed to helping students create their own knowledge of and appreciation for biology. She has been the author of the Student Study Guide for all six editions of BIOLOGY by Drs. Campbell and Reece. Eric J. Simon is an Assistant Professor of Biology at New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire. He teaches introductory biology to both biology majors and no-biology majors, as well as upper-level biology courses in genetics, microbiology, and molecular biology. 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 at Harvard University. Currently, he is working toward an M.S.Ed. in Educational Psychology. Dr. Simon's diverse classroom experience includes teaching both biology majors and non-biology majors at numerous institutions, including St. John's University (Minnesota), Minneapolis Community and Technical College--where he earned an Outstanding Teacher Award--and Fordham College at Lincoln Center in New York City. Dr. Simon's research focuses on innovative ways for using technology to improve teaching and learning in the science classroom, particularly among non-biology major students.
|Publisher: ||Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company, Subs of Addison Wesley Lon|
|Dimensions: ||27.0 x 22.0 x 3.0 centimeters (2.29 kg)|