Over seven successful editions, Campbell & Reece’s Biology has been recognised as the world’s leading introductory biology textbook. Biology continues to engage students with its dynamic coverage of the essential elements of this critical discipline. The eighth edition, with an increased Australian focus, ensures students receive the most up-to-date, accurate and relevant information.
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About the Authors
Neil A. Campbell combined the investigative nature of a research scientist with the soul of an experienced and caring teacher. He earned his MA in Zoology from UCLA and his PhD in Plant Biology from the University of California, Riverside, where he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2001. Dr Campbell published numerous research articles on how certain desert plants thrive in salty soil and how sensitive plant (Mimosa) and other legumes move their leaves. His 30 years of teaching in diverse environments included general biology courses at Cornell University, Pomona College, and San Bernardino Valley College, where he received the college's first Outstanding Professor Award in 1986. Most recently Dr Campbell was a visiting scholar in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at the University of California, Riverside. In addition to his authorship of this book, he co-authored Biology: Concepts & Connections and Essential Biology with Jane Reece. Each year, over 600 000 students worldwide use Campbell/Reece biology textbooks.
Jane B. Reece has worked in biology publishing since 1978, when she joined the editorial staff of Benjamin Cummings. Her education includes an A. in Biology from Harvard University, an MS in Microbiology from Rutgers University, and a PhD in Bacteriology from the University of California, Berkeley. At UC Berkeley and later as a post-doctoral fellow in genetics at Stanford University, her research focused on genetic recombination in bacteria. Dr Reece taught biology at Middlesex County College (New Jersey) and Queensborough Community College (New York). As an editor at Benjamin Cummings, Dr Reece played major roles in a number of successful textbooks. In addition to being a co-author with Neil Campbell on Biology, Biology: Concepts & Connections, and Essential Biology, she co-authored The World of the Cell 3e with WM Becker and MF Poenie.
Dr Noel Meyers completed his PhD in plant pollination biology at the University of Queensland. With the CSIRO Division of Plant Industry Noel completed two post-doctoral research fellowships. At the Queensland University of Technology Noel committed himself to guiding his students to high quality learning outcomes. Noel won numerous awards for his teaching, including winning in 2004, one of seven Australian Awards for University Teaching. He also earned the QUT Student Guild Lecturer of the Year and was recognised several times as QUT Gardens Point Campus Lecturer of the Year by his students. Noel received the QUT Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award and a Pearson Uniserve Award for making outstanding contributions to science students’ learning. Most recently he earned a Fellowship of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (FHERDSA). He publishes his research in his dual disciplines - biology and science education. Noel lives in Tasmania, a place he calls a living chunk of Gondwana.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 150
Published: 13th November 2008
Publisher: Pearson Education Australia