Campbell Biology, Third Canadian Edition
We are honoured to present the Third Canadian Edition of CAMPBELL BIOLOGY. For the last three decades, CAMPBELL BIOLOGY has been the leading university text in the biological sciences. It has been translated into 19 languages and has provided millions of students with a solid foundation in university-level biology. This success is a testament not only to Neil Campbell’s original vision but also to the dedication of thousands of reviewers, who, together with editors, artists, and contributors, have shaped and inspired this work.
Our goals for the Third Canadian Edition include:
increasing visual literacy through new figures, questions, and exercises that build students’ skills in understanding and creating visual representations of biological structures and processes
asking students to practise scientific skills by applying scientific skills to real-world problems
supporting instructors by providing teaching modules with tools and materials for introducing, teaching, and assessing important and often challenging topics integrating text and media to engage, guide, and inform students in an active process of inquiry and learning
Our starting point, as always, is our commitment to craft-ing text and visuals that are accurate, current, and reflect our passion for teaching biology.
New to This Edition
Here we provide an overview of the new features that we have developed for the Third Canadian Edition; we invite you to explore pages xxvi–xxix for more information and examples.
Visualizing Figures and Visual Skills Questions give students practice in interpreting and creating visual representations in biology. The Visualizing Figures have embedded questions that guide students in exploring how diagrams, photographs, and models represent and reflect biological systems and processes. Assignable questions are also available in Mastering Biology to give students practice with the visual skills addressed in the figures.
Numeracy Questions and Problem-Solving Exercises challenge students to apply scientific skills and interpret data in solving real-world problems. These exercises are designed to engage students through compelling case studies and provide practice with data analysis skills. Problem-Solving Exercises have assignable versions in Mastering Biology. Some also have more extensive “Solve It” investigations to further explore a given topic.
Ready-to-Go Teaching Modules on key topics provide instructors with assignments to use before and after class, as well as in-class activities that use clickers or Learning Catalytics™ for assessment. Integrated text and media: Media references in the printed book direct students to the wealth of online self-study resources available to them in the Study Area section of Mastering Biology. In the eText, these resources are integrated directly into the eText. The new online learning tools include:
Figure Walkthroughs that guide students through key figures with narrated explanations, figure markups, and questions that reinforce important points. Additional questions can be assigned in Mastering Biology. Animations and videos that bring biology to life. These include resources from HHMI BioInteractive that engage students in topics from the discovery of the double helix to evolution.
Interviews from the First Edition through the Third Canadian Edition of Campbell BIOLOGY are referenced in the chapter where they are most relevant. The interviews show students the human side of science by featuring diverse scientists talking about how they became interested in what they study, how they began, and what inspires them.
The impact of climate change at all levels of the biological hierarchy is explored throughout the text, starting with a new figure (Figure 1.12) and discussion in Chapter 1 and concluding with a new Unit 8 Make Connections Figure and expanded coverage on causes and effects of climate change in Chapter 56.
As in each new edition of Campbell BIOLOGY, the Third Canadian Edition incorporates new content and pedagogical improvements. These are summarized on pp. vi–viii, following this Preface. Content updates reflect rapid, ongoing changes in technology and knowledge in the fields of genomics, gene editing technology (CRISPR), evolutionary biology, microbiology, and more. In addition, significant revisions to Unit 8, Ecology, improve the conceptual framework for core ecological topics (such as population growth, species interactions, and community dynamics) and more deeply integrate evolutionary principles.
Our Hallmark Features
Teachers of general biology face a daunting challenge: to help students acquire a conceptual framework for organizing an ever-expanding amount of information. The hallmark features of CAMPBELL BIOLOGY provide such a framework while promoting a deeper understanding of biology and the process of science. Chief among the themes of CAMPBELL BIOLOGY is evolution. Chapters throughout the text include at least one Evolution section that explicitly focuses on evolutionary aspects of the chapter material, and chapters end with an Evolution Connec-tion Question and a Write about a Theme Question.
To help students distinguish the “forest from the trees,” each chapter is organized around a framework of three to seven carefully chosen Key Concepts. The text, Concept Check Questions, Summary of Key Concepts, and Mastering Biology all reinforce these main ideas and essential facts.
In an effort to act on the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commissioners’ Report (2012) , the Cana-dian authors were committed to including more Indigenous content in this text. Pearson’s fist step in this third Canadian edition is to acknowledge and highlight terminologies that come from Indigenous origins and include references to how Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) is being used in Chapter 21 and 54. The authors recognize this is just the be-ginning in a long process of responding to Truth and Recon-ciliation with Indigenous Peoples of this land.
Because text and illustrations are equally important for learn-ing biology, integration of text and figures has been a hall-mark of this text since the first edition. In addition to the new Visualizing Figures, our popular Exploring Figures and Make Connections Figures epitomize this approach. Each Exploring Figure is a learning unit of core content that brings together related illustrations and text. Make Connections Figures reinforce fundamental conceptual connections throughout biology, helping students overcome tendencies to compartmentalize in-formation. The Third Canadian Edition features two new Make Connections Figures. There are also Guided Tour Figures that walk students through complex figures as an instructor would.
To encourage active reading of the text, CAMPBELL BIOLOGY includes numerous opportunities for students to stop and think about what they are reading, often by putting pencil to paper to draw a sketch, annotate a figure, or graph data. Active reading questions include Make Connections Questions, What If? Questions, Figure Legend Questions, Draw It Questions, Summary Questions, and the new Synthesize Your Knowledge and Interpret the Data Questions. The answers to most of these questions require students to write as well as think and thus help develop the core competency of commu-nicating science.
Finally, CAMPBELL BIOLOGY has always featured scientific inquiry, an essential component of any biology course. Complementing stories of scientific discovery in the text narrative, the unit-opening interviews, and our standard-setting Inquiry Figures all deepen the ability of students to understand how we know what we know. Scientific Inquiry Questions give students opportunities to practise scientific thinking, along with the Problem-Solving Exercises, Scientific Skills Exercises, and Interpret the Data Questions. Together, these activities provide students practice both in applying the process of science and in using quantitative reasoning.
Mastering Biology, the most widely used online assessment and tutorial program for biology, provides an extensive library of homework assignments that are graded automatically. In addition to the new Figure Walkthroughs, Problem-Solving Exercises, and Visualizing Figures, Mastering Biology offers Dynamic Study Modules, Adaptive Follow-Up Assignments, Scientific Skills Exercises, Interpret the Data Questions, Solve It Tutorials, HHMI Bio-Interactive Short Films, BioFlix. Tutorials with 3-D Animations, Experimental Inquiry Tutorials, Interpreting Data Tutorials, BLAST Tutorials, Make Connections Tutorials, Get Ready for Biology, Activities, Read-ing Quiz Questions, Student Misconception Questions, and 4500 Test Bank Questions. Mastering Biology also includes the CAMPBELL BIOLOGY eText, Study Area, and Instructor Resources. Go to www.masteringbiology.com for more details.
Our Partnership with Instructors and Students
A core value underlying our work is our belief in the importance of a partnership with instructors and students. One primary way of serving instructors and students, of course, is providing a text that teaches biology well. In addition, Pearson Education offers a rich variety of instructor and student resources, in both print and electronic form. In our continuing efforts to improve the book and its supplements, we benefit tremendously from instructor and student feedback, not only in formal reviews from hundreds of scientists, but also via e-mail and other forms of informal communication.
The real test of any textbook is how well it helps instructors teach and students learn. We welcome comments from both students and instructors. Please address your suggestions to Fiona Rawle, Lead Author, at [email protected], and Cathleen Sullivan, Executive Acquisitions Editor, cathleen. [email protected]
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