This seventh edition of a long-established introductory text prepared by the team of Campbell (deceased; formerly of U. of California, Riverside) and Reece (who has a PhD from UC Berkeley)--along with numerous contributors and reviewers--continues in its mission to cover concepts in a way that engages students in scientific inquiry through examples and research opportunities. Web access and a CD-ROM are part of this package; students trying to use a previously-owned text may find that web access must be purchased again. Annotation © 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
New edition of a text designed to help students construct a conceptual appreciation of life within the context of integrating themes and to inspire a more positive and realistic impression of science as a human activity. The core theme is evolution, the thread that ties all of biology together. Fifty-five chapters discuss the chemistry of life, the cell, genetics, mechanisms of evolution, the evolutionary history of biological diversity, plant and animal form and function, and ecology. Illustrated in color. The included CD-ROM contains 120 interactive exercises, animations, and lab simulations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.