Features and Benefits

  • Visualizing Figures and Visual Skills Questions give students practice in interpreting and creating visual representations in biology. The Visualizing Figures have overarching questions that draw connections to the AP Curriculum Framework, and they 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 MasteringBiology.
  • Problem-Solving Exercises challenge students to apply scientific skills and interpret data in solving realworld problems. These activities will help prepare students for the AP Exam, where they will be asked to interpret graphs, decipher research results, and work with data. Problem-Solving Exercises have assignable versions in MasteringBiology. 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 eText 2.0, these resources will also be integrated directly into the eText. The new online learning tools include:
    • Get Ready for This Chapter questions provide a quick check of student understanding of the background information needed to learn a new chapter’s content, with feedback to bolster their preparation.
    • Figure Walkthroughs guide students through key figures with narrated explanations, figure markups, and questions that reinforce important points. Additional questions can be assigned in Mastering Biology.
    • More than 450 animations and videos bring biology to life. These include resources from HHMI BioInteractive that engage students in topics from the discovery of the double helix to evolution.
    • QR codes and URLs within the Chapter Review provide easy access to Vocabulary Self-Quizzes and Practice Tests for each chapter that can be used on smartphones, tablets, and computers.
    • Interviews from the First Edition through the Eleventh 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 Make Connections Figure (Figure 56.30) and expanded coverage on causes and effects of climate change in Chapter 56.
  • As in each new edition of Campbell BIOLOGY, the Eleventh Edition incorporates new content and pedagogical improvements. These are summarized on pp. x–xii, 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.