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Biology / With CD-ROM

Biology / With CD-ROM - 5th edition

Biology / With CD-ROM - 5th edition

ISBN13: 9780805330441

ISBN10: 0805330445

Biology / With CD-ROM by Neil A. Campbell, Jane B. Reece and Lawrence G. Mitchell - ISBN 9780805330441
Edition: 5TH 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Co.
International: No
Biology / With CD-ROM by Neil A. Campbell, Jane B. Reece and Lawrence G. Mitchell - ISBN 9780805330441

ISBN13: 9780805330441

ISBN10: 0805330445

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With an extraordinary reputation for authority and accuracy, this landmark biology text continues to be an invaluable learning partner for students and teachers. The authors focus on the "big ideas" of biology: each chapter is organized around key concepts that build in a logical way, and are clearly explained and reinforced by the text discussion and illustration. The straightforward writing style, appropriate level of depth, and judiciously-selected coverage are other hallmarks.

A comprehensive new supplements package includes instructor's presentation software, a Web-based classroom management system, a highly-interactive student learning CD-ROM, an instructor's guide to media, nearly all text art on acetates, and more. The Special Edition of The Biology Place allows students to explore animations, take quizzes, and access the most up-to-date biology resources on the web.


  • Thoroughly updated content includes a new Chapter 11 on cell-to-cell communication, a new Chapter 21 on the genetic basis of development, and a new Chapter 55 on conservation biology.
  • Icons incorporated throughout the text direct students to CD-ROM activities.
  • Improved illustrations throughout the text work hand in hand with text discussions to help students visualize concepts.
  • The student CD-ROM includes twice as many animations as the prior version, expanded interactivity, and an Internet gateway.
  • A web-based classroom management system allows instructors to test on-line, access teaching resources, store grading information, communicate with students, and create a course web page.
  • Unifying themes are introduced in Chapter 1 and revisited throughout the text. Evolution is stressed throughout as the core theme that applies to all biological concepts.
  • The process of science is emphasized through chapter concepts, interviews, and Methods boxes.
  • A cohesive pedagogical structure helps students tackle complex concepts. Topics are introduced with a panoramic view of what the overall process accomplishes, then followed with text and figures that invite students inside the process for a closer look.
  • Chapter-specific web links direct students to relevant on-line sites.

Author Bio

Campbell, Neil A. :

Neil A. Campbell combines the instincts of a research scientist with the heart of an experienced and caring teacher. Holding an M.A. in Zoology from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Ph.D. in Plant Biology from the University of California, Riverside, his research has ranged from the control of protein synthesis during animal development to the cellular basis of plant movements.

Reece, Jane B. :

Jane B. Reece is known for her ability to explain and illustrate difficult concepts in simple, readily understandable terms. She earned her Ph.D. in Bacteriology from the University of California, Berkeley and has taught biology at community colleges in New Jersey and New York. Her research at Berkeley, and as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, focused on genetic recombination in bacteria.

Mitchell, Lawrence G. : Iowa State University / University of Montana

Lawrence G. Mitchell has taught biology and zoology for 21 years at Iowa State University and the University of Montana, where he is currently an affiliate professor in the Division of Biological Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Zoology and Microbiology from the University of Montana and devotes much of his time to writing and to grassroots environmental activism. He has also developed television courses in general biology and has written, produced, and narrated programs on wildlife biology for public television.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Introduction : Themes in the Study of Life.


2. The Chemical Context of Life.
3. Water and the Fitness of the Environment.
4. Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life.
5. The Structure and Function of Macromolecules.
6. An Introduction to Metabolism.


7. A Tour of the Cell.
8. Membrane Structure and Function.
9. Cellular Respiration : Harvesting Chemical Energy.
10. Photosynthesis.
11. Cell Communication.
12. The Cell Cycle.


13. Meiosis and Sexual Life Cycles.
14. Mendel and the Gene Idea.
15. The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance.
16. The Molecular Basis of Inheritance.
17. From Gene to Protein.
18. Microbial Models : The Genetics of Viruses and Bacteria.
19. The Organization and Control of Eukaryotic Genomes.
20. DNA Technology.
21. The Genetic Basis of Development.


22. Descent with Modification : A Darwinian View of Life.
23. The Evolution of Populations.
24. The Origin of Species.
25. Tracing Phylogeny.


26. Early Earth and the Origin of Life.
27. Prokaryotes and the Origins of Metabolic Diversity.
28. The Origins of Eukaryotic Diversity.
29. Plant Diversity I : The Colonization of Land.
30. Plant Diversity II : The Evolution of Seed Plants.
31. Fungi.
32. Introduction to Animal Evolution.
33. Invertebrates.
34. Vertebrate Evolution and Diversity.


35. Plant Structure and Growth.
36. Transport in Plants.
37. Plant Nutrition.
38. Plant Reproduction and Development.
39. Control Systems in Plants.


40. An Introduction to Animal Structure and Function.
41. Animal Nutrition.
42. Circulation and Gas Exchange.
43. The Body's Defenses.
44. Controlling the Internal Environment.
45. Chemical Signals in Animals.
46. Animal Reproduction.
47. Animal Development.
48. Nervous Systems.
49. Sensory and Motor Mechanisms.


50. An Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere.
51. Behavioral Biology.
52. Population Ecology.
53. Community Ecology.
54. Ecosystems.
55. Conservation Biology.