Campbell biology : concepts and connections / Jane B. Reece, Berkeley, California, Martha R. Taylor, Ithaca, New York, Eric J. Simon, New England College, Jean L. Dickey, Clemson Unversity, Kelly Hogan, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Campbell Biology: Concepts & Connections continues to introduce pedagogical innovations, which motivate students not only to learn, but also engage with biology. The Eighth Edition of this market-leading book builds on its hallmarks of accuracy, currency, and a dedication to revolutionizing teac...

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Main Author: Reece, Jane B.
Format: Book
Published: Boston : Pearson, [2015]
Edition:Eighth edition.
Table of Contents:
  • Biology : exploring life
  • Unit I. The life of the cell. The chemical basis of life ; The molecules of cells ; A tour of the cell ; The working cell ; How cells harvest chemical energy ; Photosynthesis : using light to make food
  • Unit II. Cellular reproduction and genetics. The cellular basis of reproduction and inheritance ; Patterns of inheritance ; Molecular biology of the gene ; How genes are controlled ; DNA technology and genomics
  • Unit III. Concepts of evolution. How populations evolve ; The origin of species ; Tracing evolutionary history
  • Unit IV. The evolution of biological diversity. Microbial life : prokaryotes and protists ; The evolution of plant and fungal diversity ; The evolution of invertebrate diversity ; The evolution of vertebrate diversity
  • Unit V. Animals : form and function. Unifying concepts of animal structure and function ; Nutrition and digestion ; Gas exchange ; Circulation ; The immune system ; Control of body temperature and water balance ; Hormones and the endocrine system ; Reproduction and embryonic development ; Nervous systems ; The senses ; How animals move
  • Unit VI. Plants : form and function. Plant structure, growth, and reproduction ; Plant nutrition and transport ; Control systems in plants
  • Unit VII. Ecology. The biosphere : an introduction to earth's diverse environments ; Behavioral adaptations to the environment ; Population ecology ; Communities and ecosystems ; Conservation biology.