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Campbell biology / Jane B. Reece ... [et al.].

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9th ed.
Boston : Benjamin Cummings : imprint of Pearson, c2011.
xlvi, 1263, [155] p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Campbell Biology is the unsurpassed leader in introductory biology. The text's hallmark values - accuracy, currency, and passion for teaching and learning - have made it the most successful college introductory biology book for eight consecutive editions.
Themes in the study of life.
Unit 1. The chemistry of life.
2. The chemical context of life.
3. Water and life.
4. Carbon and the molecular diversity of life.
5. The structure and function of large biological molecules.
Unit 2. The cell.
6. A tour of the cell.
7. Membrane structure and function.
8. An introduction to metabolism.
9. Cellular respiration and fermentation.
10. Photosynthesis.
11. Cell communication.
12. The cell cycle.
Unit 3. 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. Regulation of gene expression.
19. Viruses.
20. Biotechnology.
21. Genomes and their evolution.
Unit 4. 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 5. The evolutionary history of biological diversity
26.Phylogeny and the tree of life
27. Bacteria and archaea
28. Protists.
29. Plant diversity 1: How plants colonized land.
30. Plant diversity 2: The evolution of seed plants
31. Fungi.
32. An overview of animal diversity
33. An introduction to invertebrates
34. The origin and evolution of vertebrates
Unit 6. Plant form and function.
35. Plant structure, growth, and development
36. Resource acquisition and transport in vascular plants
37. Soil and plant nutrition
38. Angiosperm reproduction and biotechnology
39. Plant responses to internal and external signals.
Unit 7. 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 8. Ecology.
52. An introduction to ecology and the biosphere.
53. Population ecology.
54. Community ecology.
55. Ecosystems and restoration ecology.
56. Conservation biology and global change.
Rev. ed. of: Biology / Neil A. Campbell, Jane B. Reece. 8th ed. c2009.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Rudolph G. Schmieder Fund.
Reece, Jane B.
Rudolph G. Schmieder Fund.
Campbell, Neil A., 1946-2004. Biology. c2009. 8th ed.
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