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Biological Science (4th Edition) [Hardcover]

Scott Freeman
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February 12, 2010 0321598202 978-0321598202 4

Supports and motivates you as you learn to think like a biologist.


Building upon Scott Freeman’s unique narrative style that incorporates the Socratic approach and draws you into thinking like a biologist, the Fourth Edition has been carefully refined to motivate and support a broader range of learners as they are introduced to new concepts and encouraged to develop and practice new skills. Each page of the book is designed in the spirit of active learning and instructional reinforcement, equipping novice learners with tools that help them advance in the course—from recognizing essential information in highlighted sections to demonstrating and applying their understanding of concepts in practice exercises that gradually build in difficulty.    

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  • Hardcover: 1320 pages
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings; 4 edition (February 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321598202
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321598202
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 9.2 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,359 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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I just took BIO 180 at the University of Washington for which this book was required. I have to say that although this was an expensive book, it is more than worth the money dropped. You can use it for all of the introductory Biology courses (180, 200, 220) and it's also a great book for satisfying personal curiosities about other topics in biology.

The best part about this book is that it is impeccably organized and thorough. You will not get lost in dry, confusing blocks of text and there are chapter summaries which are great to include in your notes. I used the book extensively for the course that I took. As I continue through the series I will definitely hold onto this book.

One quick note: the study guide is virtually a repetition of the chapter summaries and was not that helpful, so don't waste money on that. :o)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great text book June 16, 2012
By Mosgirl
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I got this text book for my Biology Majors class and I absolutely loved it! Very detailed explanations, great and easy to understand graphs, check your understanding sections helped me to prepare for my actual tests at the school. Also mastering biology website is another amazing source to use while learning this subject. Highly recommend this book to anyone who is taking biology as premed or professional level.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Intro Genetics Book September 18, 2011
By Jackie
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I am taking an introductory genetics class and this book is great. It has very easy to understand examples and explanations. It really does not read like a textbook - they write it so that it almost sounds like a story. Recommended also for anyone taking the MCAT or any other introductory biology course.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Used it for Introductory Biology - UW Seattle August 29, 2013
By Julia
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Great book. Really enjoyed it. For a science textbook, it's not that "word-y." I actually had the Professor who is the author, and how he teaches is kind of like what this book does: it seeks to clarify, not muddle; brevity and concise for maximum understanding. Also has great illustrations. I wouldn't completely rely on only this textbook to learn everything about Biology, but this is a great start.

Also for future UW students: No, I did not have to buy MasteringBiology. That was completely optional. Clickers were more important than MasteringBiology. MasteringBiology is not Alex/Connect Plus.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really detailed book July 11, 2013
By T.S.
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You have to take a bio class that requires this book and outlining to really appreciate the thoroughness and consistency of the pictures and text in the books.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good Biology text book May 6, 2013
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I don't enjoy reading too much, but i think the way this book is organized makes you read more and test yourself through lot's conceptual exercise under end of sub topics. Some chapters appear to be longer than the others, explanation of main points really good thing in this book
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this text! January 19, 2013
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I've only been using this book for 2 weeks and I already enjoy it, which is a big thing to say for a textbook. The last general bio book I had was full of information that drowned out the overall point each section within the chapter was trying to bring. It was full of biochem and technical talk that wasn't needed for this level of class.

Freeman's book brings a refreshing approach to writing about biology. Each chapter and section within each chapter, provides the student with the "meat and bones" of what they need to know. It's not hard to comprehend the take home message and to see how each little component adds up to make a larger component. This book has made me love biology again and understand why I returned to school. Good job Scott Freeman!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brand new bio book March 12, 2013
By Jose
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A bit more than is required (my school break it down to volumes), but I reference the other section as I prep for class. Suddenly I grasp the whole picture (hah).
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