Lisa A. Urry, Michael L. Cain, Peter V. Minorsky, Rebecca Orr, Steven A. Wasserman
Students are encouraged to move away from memorization by using the unit-by-unit structure of Campbell Biology in Focus because it strikes a balance between the breadth and depth of concepts. Students are given the opportunity to prioritize essential biology content, concepts, and scientific skills through the use of streamlined content. These are the skills that are required to develop conceptual understanding as well as the ability to apply their knowledge in subsequent courses. Based on reviews of over one thousand syllabi from across the country, surveys, curriculum initiatives, reviews, discussions with hundreds of biology professors, and the Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education report, each unit takes an approach to streamlining the material in order to best fit the needs of instructors and students. This is done in order to make the material as efficient as possible.
This foundation is built upon in the third edition to assist students in making connections across chapters, interpreting real data, and synthesizing their acquired knowledge. The Campbell hallmark standards of accuracy, clarity, and pedagogical innovation are maintained throughout.