Campbell Essential Biology: with Physiology, 5/e (IE-Paperback)






Show students the connections between key biological themes
“Major Themes in Biology” are introduced in Chapter 1 to underscore unifying principles that run throughout biology. These themes–Evolution, Structure/Function, Information Flow, Energy Transformations, and Interconnections within Systems--are highlighted throughout the text (and marked with icons at the start of appropriate headings) to help students see the interconnectedness of concepts and to help instructors focus on the big picture ideas in biology.  

MasteringBiology not included. Students, if MasteringBiology is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MasteringBiology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.
MasteringBiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature immediate wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience to help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. “Current Topic” Instructor PowerPoint® presentations are enhanced with “active lecture” suggestions.  New topics include BioFuels, Diabetes, and more.
 Everyday Biology Videos briefly explore interesting and relevant biology topics that relate to concepts that students are learning in class.  These 20 videos, produced by the BBC, can be assigned in MasteringBiology with assessment questions.
Evaluating Science in the Media activities teach students to recognize validity, bias, purpose, and authority in everyday sources of information.
Scientific Thinking Activities help students develop an understanding of how scientific research is conducted. Featured topics include:  What Is the Role of Peer Review in the Process of Science?
How Does “Citizen Science” Affect Scientific Data Collection?
Can Scientists Use Gene Expression Data to Personalize Cancer Treatment?
Is There a Genetic Basis for Adapting to Life at High Altitudes?
Do the Microorganisms in Our Digestive Tract Play a Role in Obesity?

 “Essential Biology” videos allow students to familiarize themselves with a broad overview of key topics. Instructors can use these videos as a way to efficiently introduce key topics to students outside of class, allowing for more time in class to delve deeper into each topic, explore new topics, or to use class time in other ways.


Chapter 1: Introduction: Biology Today
Unit 1: Cells
Chapter 2: Essential Chemistry for Biology
Chapter 3: The Molecules of Life
Chapter 4: A Tour of the Cell
Chapter 5: The Working Cell
Chapter 6: Cellular Respiration: Obtaining Energy from Food
Chapter 7: Photosynthesis: Using Light to Make Food
Unit 2: Genetics
Chapter 8: Cellular Reproduction: Cells from Cells
Chapter 9: Patterns of Inheritance
Chapter 10: The Structure and Function of DNA
Chapter 11: How Genes Are Controlled
Chapter 12: DNA Technology
Unit 3: Evolution and Diversity
Chapter 13: How Populations Evolve
Chapter 14: How Biological Diversity Evolves
Chapter 15: The Evolution of Microbial Life
Chapter 16: The Evolution of Plants and Fungi
Chapter 17: The Evolution of Animals
Unit 4: Ecology
Chapter 18: An Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere
Chapter 19: Population Ecology
Chapter 20: Communities and Ecosystems
Unit 5: Animal Structure and Function
Chapter 21: Unifying Concepts of Animal Structure and Function
Chapter 22: Nutrition and Digestion
Chapter 23: Circulation and Respiration
Chapter 24: The Body’s Defenses
Chapter 25: Hormones
Chapter 26: Reproduction and Development
Chapter 27: Nervous, Sensory, and Locomotor Systems
Unit 6: Plant Structure and Function
Chapter 28: The Life of a Flowering Plant
Chapter 29: The Working Plant