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Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology (4th Edition) [Print Replica] [Kindle Edition]

Eric J. Simon
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

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  • Print ISBN-10: 0321772601
  • Print ISBN-13: 978-0321772602
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book.

Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology, Fourth Edition, makes biology irresistibly interesting for non-majors biology students. This best-selling text, 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 with Physiology… 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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 152521 KB
  • Print Length: 752 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 2 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings; 4 edition (June 20, 2012)
  • Publication Date: June 20, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009F1D1D8
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #189,221 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It was half of what I ordered September 12, 2012
I ordered this book but WITH the lab codes and guess what? They did not work. If you need the lab codes for your class DO NOT buy from amazon, they are charging you for something that doesn't even work! The book was fine but I ordered it for the lab codes and was more than upset when I had to rebuy the codes for $50.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Floppin' all over the place April 28, 2013
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Whoever thought it was a good idea to make this thick book a softcover, I tell you: it was not. The shear weight of this book, combined with the thin, slippery cover, makes it difficult to hold onto the book. Additionally, for whatever reason, whenever I put this textbook into my messenger bag (a regular messenger bag, nothing special), it always ends up bent and wedged under my other books. It's hard to even pull it out because there's no friction. I try to keep my things nice, but this book was the only one in my possession with dog ears and crinkles after merely one semester of use.

Asides from the obvious issue, this book was very informational and to the point, and it explained difficult aspects of biology in such a simple, succinct manner that I learned more from it than I did in many of my previous textbooks. I know I might be unfair if there is a hardcover available, but if there is not, this book can be a hassle. Get the hardcover.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book but did not come with Mastering Biology February 22, 2013
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Good book that was easy to understand, but Mastering Biology was no included. I had to buy it on my own which I fully expected would happen when renting a used book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mastering Biology September 15, 2013
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it came wrapped in plastic and looking brand new. I read that other peoples Mastering Biology codes didnt work, and ive been warned specifically not to buy from Amazon. But mine did work. overall happy with this transaction
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars no accès code, August 30, 2013
By laal
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i bought this thinking it included the access code , but it didn't have it i had to purchace the loose leaf that it did indicated in the title that it came with access code. great condition but sadly sending it back.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Epitome of College Textbooks March 13, 2015
By Jess
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As most college level Science books go ((at least for my area)) this one is largely cut and dry. While there are plenty of colorful images spread throughout the book, the author goes on and on and reading it gets really old, really fast. But most people are not going to be purchasing this book unless they are taking the course that goes along with it. Good luck reading it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ebook September 7, 2013
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I bought this as an ebook for school, I read different opinions on some other options like the Cengage reader but the app on iOS was really crappy. I bought this as a kindle edition and I didn't realize that you can only open it on a macbook , I guess you can open it on a PC too. Other than that you need a kindle fire to open this book because it is a page by page scan or something like that. Which means you need to zoom and stuff like that, think of it as a PDF

I guess it's fine for school
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great new book August 26, 2013
By rhamza
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So, it is a college bio 100 book. That is essentially all I can say about it.

It is in brand new condition
The price was $140 less than my school bookstore (the book store rental price was the price I paid for it here)

Only con would be that it is paperback. Whoever said "Lets cut corners and get this book made with a paper cover needs to be examined. With over 650 pages it needs something to keep it sturdy...

Over all: Great new book.
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More About the Author

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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