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Biology - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-0321543257

Cover of Biology 8TH 08 (ISBN 978-0321543257)
ISBN13: 978-0321543257
ISBN10: 0321543254

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 8TH 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Co.
Published: 2008
International: No

List price: $216.00

Biology - 8TH 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0321543257

Neil A. Campbell

ISBN13: 978-0321543257
ISBN10: 0321543254

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 8TH 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Co.
Published: 2008
International: No

Building upon the earlier versions, Biology by Neil Campbell and Jane Reece has been written to help readers develop a conceptual appreciation of life within the context of integrating themes, and inspiring readers to develop more positive and realistic impressions of science as a human activity. From molecules to ecosystems, this 8th edition text is thoroughly updated throughout the books 8 units to reflect the existing progress in our understanding of life at its many levels. Examples of updated content include the Human Genome Project, the revolution in systematics, HIV as a research model in evolutionary biology, the role of cell-signaling pathways in plant responses, new frontiers in neurobiology, and experimental approaches that are advancing ecology. To assure accurate representation of each field of biology, a team of stellar specialists has worked with the authors in updating every unit. An innovative design breakthrough ensures that the art is as current as the content. Guided Tour diagrams explicitly guide readers through the more challenging figures, succinctly explaining key structures, functions, and steps of processes within the figure, reducing the need to look back and forth between legend and art. It's as if an instructor were looking over the reader's shoulder and clarifying each part of a figure! Guided Tour commentary is set in blue, making it easy to differentiate these explanations from ordinary labels and keeping the figure itself clear and uncluttered.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1 Introduction: Themes in the Study of Life 2
2 The Chemical Context of Life 25
3 Water and the Fitness of the Environment 41
4 Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life 53
5 The Structure and Function of Macromolecules 63
6 An Introduction to Metabolism 89
7 A Tour of the Cell 110
8 Membrane Structure and Function 140
9 Cellular Respiration: Harvesting Chemical Energy 159
10 Photosynthesis 182
11 The Reproduction of Cells 204
12 Meiosis and Sexual Life Cycles 225
13 Mendel and the Gene Idea 238
14 The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance 262
15 The Molecular Basis of Inheritance 281
16 From Gene to Protein 297
17 Microbial Models: The Genetics of Viruses and Bacteria 324
18 Genome Organization and Expression in Eukaryotes 351
19 DNA Technology 369
20 Descent with Modification: A Darwinian View of Life 399
21 The Evolution of Populations 416
22 The Origin of Species 436
23 Tracing Phylogeny: Macroevolution, the Fossil Record, and Systematics 454
24 Early Earth and the Origin of Life 486
25 Prokaryotes and the Origins of Metabolic Diversity 498
26 The Origins of Eukaryotic Diversity 518
27 Plants and the Colonization of Land 547
28 Fungi 573
29 Invertebrates and the Origin of Animal Diversity 589
30 The Vertebrate Genealogy 628
31 Plant Structure and Growth 668
32 Transport in Plants 692
33 Plant Nutrition 711
34 Plant Reproduction and Development 727
35 Control Systems in Plants 750
36 An Introduction to Animal Structure and Function 779
37 Animal Nutrition 796
38 Circulation and Gas Exchange 819
39 The Body's Defenses 852
40 Controlling the Internal Environment 879
41 Chemical Signals in Animals 912
42 Animal Reproduction 937
43 Animal Development 963
44 Nervous Systems 993
45 Sensory and Motor Mechanisms 1026
46 An Introduction to Ecology: Distribution and Adaptations of Organisms 1061
47 Population Ecology 1093
48 Community Ecology 1118
49 Ecosystems 1145
50 Behavior 1172