Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology, Global Edition Pearson eText, 6th Edition

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Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology, Global Edition Pearson eText, 6th Edition

By Eric J. Simon, Jean L. Dickey, Jane B. Reece
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Teach students to view their world using scientific reasoning with Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology. The authors’ approach equips your students to become better informed citizens, relate concepts from class to their everyday lives, and understand and apply real data, making biology relevant and meaningful to their world and futures.

The new edition incorporates instructor feedback on what key skills to highlight in new Process of Science essays and uses striking infographic figures in conveying real data to help students see and better understand how science actually works. New author-narrated Figure Walkthrough Videos guide students through key biology concepts and processes.

  • Process of Science essays present the material in a non-linear and highly visual format, aligning with widely accepted models of how science actually works.
  • Heavily revised Chapter 1 focuses on science literacy skills to introduce students to the process of science right from the start.
  • Visualising the Data figures illustrate data in an infographic format and provide students with a fresh approach to understanding concepts. These 14 figures appear throughout the text with icons flagging where they appear.
  • Figure Walkthroughs, written and narrated by the author team, appear in the chapters and include a QR Code to an accompanying short video that explains the concept or process.
  • “Why It Matters” photo collages have been updated to increase student curiosity about biology and give students real-world examples to convey why abstract concepts like cell respiration or photosynthesis matter. The authors have made improvements and updates based on reviewer feedback.
  • Select chapters have new Chapter Threads, and all Chapter Thread essays have been updated for currency and relevancy. Each Chapter Thread weaves a compelling topic throughout the chapter, highlighted in the Biology and Society, The Process of Science, and Evolution Connection essays.
  • Two Biology and Society essays have been added, and the Biology and Society essays relating biology to students’ lives are either new or updated.
  • “Major Themes in Biology” — Evolution, Structure/Function, Information Flow, Energy
  • Transformations, and Interconnections within Systems — help students see the interconnectedness of concepts and help instructors focus on the big picture ideas in biology. Introduced in Chapter 1, themes appear throughout the text with icons flagging headings where they appear.
  • Assessment questions reinforce the five major biological themes, are located at the end of each chapter.
  • Evolution Connection essays further explore a consistent evolution theme in depth in each chapter.
  • Interpreting Data end-of-chapter questions help students learn to use quantitative material by analysing graphs and interacting with other data.
Table of contents
  • 1 Learning About Life
  • 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 The Evolution of Plants and Fungi  
  • 17 The Evolution of Animals   18 An Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere
  • 19 Population Ecology
  • 20 Communities and Ecosystems
  • 21 Unifying Concepts of Animal Structure and Function
  • 22 Nutrition and Digestion
  • 23 Circulation and Respiration
  • 24 The Body’s Defenses
  • 25 Hormones
  • 26 Reproduction and Development
  • 27 Nervous, Sensory, and Locomotor Systems
  • 28 The Life of a Flowering Plant
  • 29 The Working Plant