With Biology, Sixth Edition, authors Neil Campbell and Jane Reece have once again crafted a synthesis of modern biology that you and your students can depend on for clear explanations, innovative illustrations, and scientific accuracy. Here are just a few of the improvements that make the most widely-adopted science textbook better than ever.
The Campbell/Reece brand of current content
The authors have thoroughly updated each of the book's eight units to reflect our evolving understanding of life at its many levels, from molecules to ecosystems. You can count on Campbell and Reece to make topics as diverse as the Human Genome Project and the revolution in systematics accessible to your students without oversimplification. Other examples of updated content include 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.
The added expertise of leading scientists
To assure accurate representation of each field of biology, a team of stellar specialists worked with the authors in updating selected chapters. These contributors include ecologist Charles Krebs (University of British Columbia), science historian Garland Allen (Washington University, St. Louis), neuroscientist Deric Bownds (University of Wisconsin), physiological ecologist Mark Chappell (University of California, Riverside), plant biologist Linda Graham (University of Wisconsin), plant physiologist Peter Minorsky (Vassar College), immunologist Mary Jane Niles (University of San Francisco), and evolutionary biologist Mark Ridley (Oxford University).
New "Guided Tour" diagrams
New to Biology, Sixth Edition is an innovative design breakthrough that explicitly guides students through the more challenging figures. Guided Tour diagrams succinctly explain 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 student'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.
An even greater emphasis on the process of science
The authors have created a new Chapter 1 that uses fresh examples to introduce students to science as a way of knowing the world of life. Examples of the process of science are highlighted throughout the book, and each chapter includes a "Process of Science" question that encourages students to experience science. Media activities give students additional practice with analysis of data and other science skills. And eight new interviews with renowned researchers humanize science as a social activity.
An evolution theme more pervasive than ever
Greater emphasis on evolution in Chapter 1, many new sections throughout the book that provide an evolutionary perspective for diverse topics, and evolution questions for students to answer at the ends of all chapters are examples of how the authors have strengthened evolution as the theme that integrates Biology, Sixth Edition.
Enriched chapter reviews
Countering the trend to make textbooks lighter by reducing the learning tools available to students at the ends of chapters, the authors have made the chapter reviews in Biology, Sixth Edition more robust and effective than ever. In addition to the excellent chapter summaries and thoughtful multiple choice questions of earlier editions, the chapter reviews now include short-answer questions and several categories of questions designed to catalyze student inquiry.
Campbell Image Presentation Library
Just one example of a media package that's better than ever, the new Campbell Image Presentation Library is a chapter-by-chapter visual archive that includes approximately 1600 photos (from both the text and additional sources), all of the textbook's art and tables with and without labels in several convenient formats (pdf and jpeg or gif), over 100 animations, and 60 video clips. All of the diverse images
art, animations, photos, and videos
are organized by chapter. File names include figure numbers and a brief description. The art, photos, and tables are also provided as PowerPoint slides. In addition, a prepared PowerPoint lecture with art, photos, and text is available.
Integrated media for students
Media references at the end of each chapter direct students to a wealth of additional learning opportunities. The CD-ROM and web site included with each book contain over 300 activities and videos, a Process of Science investigation for each chapter, applications, case studies, interactive chapter reviews, objectives, word roots, key terms, several forms of assessment for each chapter (Pre-Test, Activities Quiz, Chapter Quiz, Essay Questions), a glossary with pronunciations, and the Campbell Biology interviews. In addition, the web site provides access to the Biology Tutor Center, web links, news, Syllabus Manager, and the Image Library. These materials are also included in the following course management systems: CourseCompass, BlackBoard, and WebCT.