Biology (with Mastering Biology) - 9th Edition

Neil Campbell, Jane Reece 
Pearson Education  February 2011  

Softcover with CD  1175 pages  ISBN 9781408277379      £50.00

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The best-selling biology textbook in the world just got better!

Neil Campbell and Jane Reece's BIOLOGY is the unsurpassed leader in introductory biology. The text's hallmark values (accuracy, currency, and passion for teaching and learning) have made Campbell/Reece the most successful book for students and instructors for seven consecutive editions.

Campbell/Reece is used in 2 out of 3 introductory biology courses for majors. More than 6 million students have benefitted from BIOLOGY's clear explanations, carefully crafted artwork, and student-friendly narrative style.

For the Eighth Edition, new coauthors have joined with those from previous editions to infuse this proven text with new ideas while upholding its hallmark values. Their collaboration has produced the authoritative introduction to biology, told with a unified voice and vision.

Each chapter is organized around a framework of four to six Key Concepts that provide the context for supporting details, helping students to distinguish the forest from the trees.

Key Concepts (3-6) are presented at the beginning of the chapter to orient students to the chapter content and introduce the central concepts of the chapter. These provide an engaging Overview and new chapter opening questions that set the stage for exploring the main ideas in the chapter.

Numbered Concept Heads help students keep the big picture in mind as they begin each section of the chapter and make it easy for instructors to assign only certain sections.

Concept Check questions at the end of each concept section now have a built-in hierarchical framework for self-assessment that builds students' confidence and then challenges them to push the limits of their understanding with a new 'What if?' question.

The Summary of Key Concepts refocuses students on the main points of the chapter, restating the Key Concepts and emphasizing the chapter's organizational structure. Summary diagrams provide a visual review of the material.

The text engages students in scientific inquiry, revealing 'how we know what we know' and helping students develop their critical thinking and inquiry skills.

New and revised Inquiry figures - at least one in each chapter - help students understand the experimental basis of biological knowledge and model scientific thinking.

Each Inquiry figure now references the Source of the article, encouraging students to extend their learning by exploring the primary literature. Each Inquiry figure now concludes with a new 'What if?' question that asks students to consider alternative scenarios.

Research Method Figures illustrate important techniques in biology. Scientific Inquiry Questions at the end of each chapter give students more opportunities to practice critical thinking by developing hypotheses, designing experiments, and analyzing real research data.

Eight interviews with renowned researchers will inspire students and show them the human side of science. New to the

The Eighth Edition improves upon the Campbell tradition of providing carefully crafted art that teaches difficult topics, along with a wealth of time-saving tools for instructors and students.

Exploring Figures help students access information efficiently by integrating text and visuals.

Guided Tour diagrams explain key structures, functions, and steps of processes within the figure, reducing the need to look back and forth between legend and art.

The art in theEighth Edition has been revised and updated. For selected figures, a new, more 3-dimensional art style gives students the sense of looking at real biological structures, while avoiding excess detail that can obscure the main point of the figure.

Superb instructor and student supplements include an improved Campbell Media Manager that combines all instructor media resources into one chapter-by-chapter resource and an enhanced student website.


1. INTRODUCTION: Themes in the Study of Life

Unit One: The Chemistry 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 Large Biological Molecules

Unit Two: The Cell
6. A Tour of the Cell
7. Membrane Structure and Function
8. An Introduction to Metabolism
9. Cellular Respiration: Harvesting Chemical Energy
10. Photosynthesis
11. Cell Communication
12. The Cell Cycle

Unit Three: Genetics
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. Control of Gene Expression
19. Viruses
20. Biotechnology
21. Genomes and Their Evolution

Unit Four: Mechanisms of Evolution
22. Descent with Modification: A Darwinian View of Life
23. The Evolution of Populations
24. The Origin of Species
25. The History of Life on Earth

Unit Five: The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity
26. Phylogeny and the Tree of Life
27. Bacteria and Archaea
28. Protists
29. Plant Diversity I: How Plants Colonized Land
30. Plant Diversity II: The Evolution of Seed Plants
31. Fungi
32. An Introduction to Animal Diversity
33. Invertebrates
34. Vertebrates

Unit Six: Plant Form and Function
35. Plant Structure, Growth, and Development
36. Transport in Vascular Plants
37. Soil and Plant Nutrition
38. Angiosperm Reproduction and Biotechnology
39. Plant Responses to Internal and External Signals

Unit Seven: Animal Form and Function
40. Basic Principles of Animal Form and Function
41. Animal Nutrition
42. Circulation and Gas Exchange
43. The Immune System
44. Osmoregulation and Excretion
45. Hormones and the Endocrine System
46. Animal Reproduction
47. Animal Development
48. Neurons, Synapses, and Signaling
49. Nervous Systems
50. Sensory and Motor Mechanisms
51. Animal Behavior

Unit Eight: Ecology
52. An Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere
53. Population Ecology
54. Community Ecology
55. Ecosystems
56. Conservation Biology and Restoration Ecology

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