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Campbell Essential Biology (5th Edition) [Print Replica] [Kindle Edition]

Jean L. Dickey , Jane B. Reece Eric J. Simon
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Campbell Essential Biology, Fifth Edition, makes biology irresistibly interesting for non-majors biology students. This best-selling book, known for its scientific accuracy and currency, makes biology relevant and approachable with increased use of analogies, real world examples, more conversational language, and intriguing questions.  


Campbell Essential Biology… make biology irresistibly interesting.

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About the Author

Eric J. Simon is an associate professor of Department of Biology and Health Science at New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire. He teaches introductory biology to science majors and nonscience majors, as well as upper-level courses in genetics, microbiology, tropical marine biology, and molecular biology. Dr. Simon received a B.A. in biology and computer science and an M.A. in biology from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Harvard University. His research focuses on innovative ways to use technology to improve teaching and learning in the science classroom, particularly for nonscience majors. He is the coauthor of Campbell Biology: Concepts and Connections, Seventh Edition.
Jane B. Reece has worked in biology publishing since 1978, when she joined the editorial staff of Benjamin Cummings. Her education includes an A.B. in biology from Harvard University (where she was initially a philosophy major), an M.S. in microbiology from Rutgers University, and a Ph.D. in bacteriology from the University of California, Berkeley. At UC Berkeley and later as a postdoctoral 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). During her twelve years as an editor, she played a major role in a number of successful textbooks. She is the lead author of Campbell Biology, Ninth Edition and Campbell Biology: Concepts & Connections, Seventh Edition.
Jean L. Dickey is a professor of biology at Clemson University. She had no idea that science was interesting until her senior year in high school, when a scheduling problem landed her in advanced biology. Abandoning plans to study English or foreign languages, she enrolled in Kent State University as a biology major. After receiving her B.S. in biology, she went on to earn a Ph.D. in ecology and evolution from Purdue University. Since joining the faculty at Clemson in 1984, Dr. Dickey has specialized in teaching nonscience majors, including a course designed for pre-service elementary teachers and workshops for in-service teachers. She also developed an investigative laboratory curriculum for general biology. Dr. Dickey is the author of Laboratory Investigations for Biology, Second Edition, and is a coauthor of Campbell Biology: Concepts & Connections, Seventh Edition.

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  • File Size: 104089 KB
  • Print Length: 544 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 2 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings; 5 edition (February 8, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007HDTYF0
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't come with online access code January 8, 2014
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I bought this book thinking it would come with the required online access code since I thought all new textbooks come with one, but when I opened it turns out it doesn't! So now I have to spend $60 more for the online access code. So just beware when you're buying it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great bio textbook May 23, 2014
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As you might guess, I bought this for a college biology course. I think it is one of the better science textbooks I have come across so far; everything is explained in easy to understand language, there are tons of illustrations and diagrams, and the text even repeats some of the more complex information more than once in a chapter (in case you didn't understand it the first time). It is well organized. Rarely do I read the supplemental "fun fact" type stories in textbooks but the ones in here are very interesting and actually add to the rest of the material.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Kindle version available on PC December 14, 2013
By Steven
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Using a kindle for textbooks may seem like a weird choice, but I happened to get a great amount of use out of it. The kindle reader program is available on your home computer, so you're not stuck reading it on a tiny screen or anything. The ability to search the document for keywords, or quickly swap between chapters made my time using it a lot easier.

As for disadvantages, the price is one. Paying $70+ on a digital file seems a little high, even if it is cheaper than most other versions of the book. Secondly, the kindle app is a little touchy when it comes to swapping pages. Often trying to read the text at the bottom of the page resulted in swapping to the next one on accident.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware August 13, 2014
I bought the book in "Used-Good" condition, I would love to see their scale as to what is "Good" or not. I am all for saving a bit of money on my book by buying a used version, I expect highlighting and marking. I cannot stress how awful this book looks. I attached pictures of the book from when I first bought it. I lost the pages where it looks like someone got highlighter happy.

Since I did not post this back when I bought it, I would like to add that today, four pages have fallen out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Basic Biology book March 1, 2014
By flygirl
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This biology textbook for a Survey of Biology course is a great way to start into the journey of exploring life at all levels. It has an overview of all topics essential to the beginning biologist; Photosynthesis, The Cell and just enough chemistry to make the concepts understandable. Though not a student of the class, this book is helping me prepare for 200 level college biology classes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book to review for Biology!!! June 12, 2014
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This book provided information that helped me to understand Biology from a scientific perspective!!! The pictures in the book helps the reader have a visual understanding of the nature of natural selection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! June 7, 2014
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This textbook was exactly as described and very easy to read.
The book arrived sooner than expected.
The book has completely met my educational needs.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Textbook October 30, 2013
By hflah
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This is a very good formatted textbook for the kindle. It is very easy to navigate and the book has all the information the regular paper copy does.
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Eric J. Simon, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology and Health science at New England College in Henniker, NH. There, he teaches introductory biology to both science majors and non-science majors, as well as genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, and careers in science. He received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Harvard University and M.A. and B.A. degrees in biology from Wesleyan University. Dr. Simon is the lead author on "Campbell Essentital Biology" (4th Ed.) and "Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology" (3rd Ed.), bith with Jane Reece and Jean Dickey, and is a co-author (along with Neil Campell, Jane Reece, Marty Taylor, and Jean Dickey) on "Biology: Concepts and Connections" (5th Ed.). Eric lives in rural New Hampshire with his wife, 2 boys, Jack the dog, and a few dozen chickens.

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