Campbell Essential Biology: International Edition (5e) : 9780321807298

Campbell Essential Biology: International Edition (5e)

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Campbell Essential Biology, Fifth Edition, makes biology irresistibly interesting for non-majors biology students. This best-selling book, known for its scientific accuracy and currency, makes biology relevant and approachable with increased use of analogies, real world examples, more conversational language, and intriguing questions.  


Campbell Essential Biology… make biology irresistibly interesting.


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  • Campbell Essential Biology, Fifth Edition
Table of contents
1. Introduction: Biology Today
2. Essential Chemistry for Biology
3. The Molecules of Life
4. A Tour of the Cell
5. The Working Cell
6. Cellular Respiration: Obtaining Energy from Food
7. Photosynthesis: Using Light to Make Food
8. Cellular Reproduction: Cells from Cells
9. Patterns of Inheritance
10. The Structure and Function of DNA
11. How Genes Are Controlled
12. DNA Technology
13. How Populations Evolve
14. How Biological Diversity Evolves
15. The Evolution of Microbial Life
16. Plants, Fungi, and the Move onto Land
17. The Evolution of Animals
18. An Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere
19. Population Ecology
20. Communities and Ecosystems
New to this edition
What if you could keep students engaged throughout your non-majors biology course?
  • Intriguing questions throughout each chapter relate core content to questions that will pique the interest of students and prompt them to read.
    • Questions include: Why should college athletes be particularly concerned about contracting antibiotic-resistant bacteria? and Why do we get goose bumps when we’re cold?
    • An increased use of analogies and a more conversational tone throughout make the content more accessible and increase the overall friendliness of the book.
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  • New Issues PowerPoint® presentations help professors deliver lectures on topics like cancer, climate change, infectious disease, athletic cheating, and weight management. The images and content of these slides go beyond what is covered in the text and allow professors to deliver a unique high-impact 50-minute class with minimal preparation time.

Features & benefits
  • Chapter threads weave a single compelling topic throughout each chapter to keep students engaged. High-interest chapter thread topics like cancer, DNA profiling, or Green Energy interlace the Biology and Society, Process of Science, and Evolution Connection features of every chapter.
  • Designed to promote learning. Students never have to search for or flip pages to find the images and figures referenced in the text.
  • Unique Visual Organizers help students see similarities and differences at a glance.
  • Unique Chapter Reviews contain art created specifically for visualizing the main take-home concepts.

Campbell Essential Biology… make biology irresistibly interesting.
Author biography
Eric J. Simon is an associate professor of Department of Biology and Health Science at New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire. He teaches introductory biology to science majors and nonscience majors, as well as upper-level courses in genetics, microbiology, tropical marine biology, 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 from Harvard University. His research focuses on innovative ways to use technology to improve teaching and learning in the science classroom, particularly for nonscience majors. He is the coauthor of Campbell Biology: Concepts and Connections, Seventh 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.
Jean L. Dickey is a professor of biology at Clemson University. She had no idea that science was interesting until her senior year in high school, when a scheduling problem landed her in advanced biology. Abandoning plans to study English or foreign languages, she enrolled in Kent State University as a biology major. After receiving her B.S. in biology, she went on to earn a Ph.D. in ecology and evolution from Purdue University. Since joining the faculty at Clemson in 1984, Dr. Dickey has specialized in teaching nonscience majors, including a course designed for pre-service elementary teachers and workshops for in-service teachers. She also developed an investigative laboratory curriculum for general biology. Dr. Dickey is the author of Laboratory Investigations for Biology, Second Edition, and is a coauthor of Campbell Biology: Concepts & Connections, Seventh Edition.
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