Essential Biology with Physiology: International Edition

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9780321486493: Essential Biology with Physiology: International Edition

This brief text consistently relates core course material to students’ lives, clarifies the process of science and demonstrates how the theme of evolution integrates all of biology.


Hailed for its clear writing, scientific accuracy, and real-world examples, Essential Biology with Physiology is a brief non-majors biology text that focuses on the core concepts students need to make scientifically informed decisions throughout their lives. The book covers four major topics–cells, genetics, evolution/diversity, and ecology–followed by nine chapters on animal and plant physiology for instructors who want to cover any or all of these topics in their courses. Human applications and the most up-to-date information on important issues show students how biology relates to their own lives. New Process of Science sections within the text draw students into the material and provide real-world examples of how the scientific method is applied.


The Second Edition features dynamic new resources designed to focus students’ study time and help them master the most challenging topics in the course. New state-of-the-art eTutor animations and audio MP3 Tutor Sessions guide students through the most challenging topics in biology. A customized Study Plan on the accompanying website pinpoints exactly where students have trouble, and directs them to relevant sections of the text and media for help.


For instructors, the Second Edition also includes the new Media Manager, which organizes all the instructor and student media in one convenient location, allowing instructors to easily and efficiently create engaging lectures. Three new types of assessment questions that test visual, quantitative and critical-thinking skills offer new and creative ways to test student understanding.

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Practical Skills in Biomolecular Sciences

Laboratory and field studies are essential components of undergraduate training in the life sciences. Practical work must be fully understood and effectively presented, but many students under-perform because they lack basic laboratory skills. This book, now in its second edition, continues to provide students with easy-to-use guidance for laboratory and field studies, but in addition it now covers broader transferable skills. As a result the new edition provides guidance and support over the entire range of a typical undergraduate courses in biomolecular sciences.

New features for the second edition

  • A new section at the front of the book on Study and Examination skills, including new chapters on time management, working with others, note taking, revising, assessment and exams, and preparing a cv.
  • New chapters on bioinformatics and on the preparation and use of calibration curves.
  • Updated material on the use of the Internet and World Wide Web.
  • New material on evaluating information – a vital skill for today’s students.
  • New material in the numeracy and statistics chapters to provide greater support and guidance.
  • Every chapter has study exercises to reinforce learning with problems and practical exercises. Answers are given at the back of the book for all exercises.
  • Every chapter is supported by a section giving printed and electronic sources for further study.

Retained features from previous edition

  • Worked examples and "how to" boxes that set out the essential procedures in a step-by-step manner.
  • Key points highlighting critical features of methodology.
  • Use of margin tips, definitions and illustrations.
  • Use of two-colour text throughout the book.
Practical Skills in Biomolecular Sciences is an indispensable book for undergraduate students in a range of subjects including biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology and biomedical sciences. It is also a valuable resource for teachers of these subjects in colleges and secondary schools.

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Neil A. Campbell, Jane B. Reece, Eric J. Simon
ISBN 10: 0321486498 ISBN 13: 9780321486493
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Book Description Softcover. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Book Condition: INTERNATIONAL EDITION, brand New, International/Global Edition, NOT LOOSE LEAF VERSION,NO SOLUTION MANUAL, NO CD, NO ACCESS CARD, Soft Cover/ Paper Back written in English, Different ISBN and Cover Image from US Edition; Sometimes, the title is different from US Edition, and the exercises and homework problem are in different orders or maybe completely different than the US edition, Please email us for confirmation. Some books may show some word such as Not for Sale or Restricted in US on the cover page. However, it is absolutely legal to use in USA. Bookseller Inventory # 9780321486493

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