Our objective in creating Campbell BIOLOGY IN FOCUS was to produce a shorter text by streamlining selected material, while emphasizing conceptual understanding and maintaining clarity, proper pacing, and rigor.
We developed this text to help students master the fundamental content and scientific skills they need as college biology majors. In structuring the text, we were guided by discussions with many biology professors, analysis of hundreds of syllabi, study of the debates in the literature of scientific pedagogy, and our experience as instructors at a range of institutions. The result is a briefer book for biology majors that is designed to inform, engage, and inspire. (Campbell Biology in Focus;Jane B Reece, Lisa A Urry, Michael L Cain, Peter V Minorsky, Robert B. Jackson, Steven A Wasserman; Pearson Education, Inc. ; Preface: Page 4)