Campbell Essential Biology, Global Edition (6e) : 9781292102610

Campbell Essential Biology, Global Edition (6e)

 
Edition
 
6
ISBN
 
9781292102610
ISBN 10
 
1292102616
Published
 
28/10/2015
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
544
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$129.99
 
 
Title type
 
$60.00
 
 
Description

For non-majors/mixed biology courses.

Helping students understand why biology matters 

Campbell Essential Biology makes biology interesting and understandable for non-majors biology students. This best-selling textbook, known for its scientific accuracy, clear explanations, and intuitive illustrations, has been revised to further emphasize the relevance of biology to everyday life, using memorable analogies, real-world examples, conversational language, engaging new Why Biology Matters photo essays, and more.

 

Table of contents
  • Chapter 1: Introduction: Biology Today
  • Unit 1: Cells
  • Chapter 2: Essential Chemistry for Biology
  • Chapter 3: The Molecules of Life
  • Chapter 4: A Tour of the Cell
  • Chapter 5: The Working Cell
  • Chapter 6: Cellular Respiration: Obtaining Energy from Food
  • Chapter 7: Photosynthesis: Using Light to Make Food
  • Unit 2: Genetics
  • Chapter 8: Cellular Reproduction: Cells from Cells
  • Chapter 9: Patterns of Inheritance
  • Chapter 10: The Structure and Function of DNA
  • Chapter 11: How Genes Are Controlled
  • Chapter 12: DNA Technology
  • Unit 3: Evolution and Diversity
  • Chapter 13: How Populations Evolve
  • Chapter 14: How Biological Diversity Evolves
  • Chapter 15: The Evolution of Microbial Life
  • Chapter 16: The Evolution of Plants and Fungi
  • Chapter 17: The Evolution of Animals
  • Unit 4: Ecology
  • Chapter 18: An Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere
  • Chapter 19: Population Ecology
  • Chapter 20: Communities and Ecosystems
New to this edition

Teach and assess students’ scientific literacy and reasoning skills

  •  Interpreting Data end-of-chapter questions help students learn to use quantitative material by  analyzing graphs and interacting with other data. Interpreting Data activities in MasteringBiology help students continue to practice their graph-analysis skills.

Engage non-science majors by emphasizing the relevance of biology to everyday life

  • Why Biology Matters Photo Essays engage student curiosity about biology through the use of dynamic photographs and intriguing scientific observations. Each intriguing science fact is later revisited in the chapter narrative to help students see the link between the everyday application of biology and the chapter material.
  • Analogies and applications to everyday life have been added throughout the prose and the illustrations, making key concepts easier to visualize and to remember for students who are learning the material for the first time.
  • Chapter threads explore a single high-interest topic throughout each chapter in “Biology and Society” essays, “Process of Science” investigations, and “Evolution Connection” discussions. New topics discussed in chapter threads include

Show students the connections between key biological themes

  •  “Major Themes in Biology” are introduced in Chapter 1 to underscore unifying principles that run throughout biology. These themes–Evolution, Structure/Function, Information Flow, Energy Transformations, and Interconnections within Systems--are highlighted throughout the text (and marked with icons at the start of appropriate headings) to help students see the interconnectedness of concepts and to help instructors focus on the big picture ideas in biology.   

MasteringBiology not included. Students, if MasteringBiology is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MasteringBiology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

  • MasteringBiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature immediate wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience to help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.
  • “Current Topic” Instructor PowerPoint® presentations are enhanced with “active lecture” suggestions.  New topics include BioFuels, Diabetes, and more.
  • Everyday Biology Videos briefly explore interesting and relevant biology topics that relate to concepts that students are learning in class.  These 20 videos, produced by the BBC, can be assigned in MasteringBiology with assessment questions.
  • Evaluating Science in the Media activities teach students to recognize validity, bias, purpose, and authority in everyday sources of information.
  • Scientific Thinking Activities help students develop an understanding of how scientific research is conducted. Featured topics include: 
    • What Is the Role of Peer Review in the Process of Science?
    • How Does “Citizen Science” Affect Scientific Data Collection?
    • Can Scientists Use Gene Expression Data to Personalize Cancer Treatment?
    • Is There a Genetic Basis for Adapting to Life at High Altitudes?
    • Do the Microorganisms in Our Digestive Tract Play a Role in Obesity?
  • “Essential Biology” videos allow students to familiarize themselves with a broad overview of key topics. Instructors can use these videos as a way to efficiently introduce key topics to students outside of class, allowing for more time in class to delve deeper into each topic, explore new topics, or to use class time in other ways.

 

Features & benefits

Teach and assess students’ scientific literacy and reasoning skills

  • NEW! Interpreting Data end-of-chapter questions help students learn to use quantitative material by  analysing graphs and interacting with other data. Interpreting Data activities in MasteringBiology help students continue to practice their graph-analysis skills.
  • Process of Science essays appear in every chapter and walk students through each step of the scientific method as it applies to a specific research question. 

Engage non-science majors by emphasising the relevance of biology to everyday life

  • NEW!  Why Biology Matters Photo Essays engage student curiosity about biology through the use of dynamic photographs and intriguing scientific observations. Each intriguing science fact is later revisited in the chapter narrative to help students see the link between the everyday application of biology and the chapter material.
  • NEW! Analogies and applications to everyday life have been added throughout the prose and the illustrations, making key concepts easier to visualise and to remember for students who are learning the material for the first time.
  • UPDATED! Chapter threads explore a single high-interest topic throughout each chapter in “Biology and Society” essays, “Process of Science” investigations, and “Evolution Connection” discussions. New topics discussed in chapter threads include

Show students the connections between key biological themes

  • NEW! “Major Themes in Biology” are introduced in Chapter 1 to underscore unifying principles that run throughout biology. These themes—Evolution, Structure/Function, Information Flow, Energy Transformations, and Interconnections within Systems--are highlighted throughout the text (and marked with icons at the start of appropriate headings) to help students see the interconnectedness of concepts and to help instructors focus on the big picture ideas in biology.   
  • A Consistent Evolution Theme is further explored in depth in each chapter, in “Evolution Connection” essays.