Campbell Biology in Focus, Global Edition Pearson eText, 3rd Edition

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Campbell Biology in Focus, Global Edition Pearson eText, 3rd Edition

By Lisa A. Urry, Michael L. Cain, Steven A. Wasserman, Peter V. Minorsky, Rebecca Orr
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For introductory biology course for science majors

Focus. Practice. Engage.

Built unit-by-unit, Campbell Biology in Focus achieves a balance between breadth and depth of concepts to move students away from memorisation. Streamlined content enables students to prioritise essential biology content, concepts, and scientific skills that are needed to develop conceptual understanding and an ability to apply their knowledge in future courses. Every unit takes an approach to streamlining the material to best fit the needs of instructors and students, based on reviews of over 1,000 syllabi from across the country, surveys, curriculum initiatives, reviews, discussions with hundreds of biology professors, and the Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education report.

Maintaining the Campbell hallmark standards of accuracy, clarity, and pedagogical innovation, the 3rd Edition builds on this foundation to help students make connections across chapters, interpret real data, and synthesise their knowledge.
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  • Build visual skills to increase visual literacy and understanding
  • Figure Walkthroughs guide students through key figures with narrated explanations, figure markups, and questions that reinforce important points.
  • Visualising Figures help guide students to a deeper understanding of the ways in which figures represent biological structures, processes, and functions in one- to two-page visual spreads.
  • Visualising questions ask students to create visuals themselves and appear in every chapter.
  • Inquiry Figures highlight how researchers designed an experiment, interpreted their results, and drew conclusions.
  • Problem-Solving Exercises challenge students to apply scientific skills and interpret data in solving real-world problems. These exercises are designed to maximise student engagement through compelling case studies, provide practice with data analysis skills, and highlight the interrelationship and interdependence of topics across introductory biology.
  • Scientific Skills Exercises use real data to build key skills students need for biology, including data analysis, graphing, experimental design, and math skills and appear in every chapter of the text. Each Scientific Skills .
  • Interpret the Data questions throughout the text ask students to analyse a graph, figure, or table.
  • Make Connections Figures pull together content from different chapters and provide a visual representation of “big picture” relationships.
  • Make Connections Questions ask students to relate content in a chapter to material presented earlier in the course to help them see how the different areas of biology are connected, from molecules to organisms to ecosystems.
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