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Discover Biology: Core Topics, 5th Edition Paperback – December 21, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0393918144 ISBN-10: 0393918149 Edition: 5th

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  • Paperback: 654 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 5th edition (December 21, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393918149
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393918144
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.9 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,458 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Anu Singh-Cundy received her PhD from Cornell University and did post-doctoral research in cell and molecular biology at Penn State. She is an associate professor at Western Washington University, where she teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, including organismal biology, cell biology, plant developmental biology, and plant biochemistry. She has taught introductory biology to non-majors for over 15 years and is recognized for pedagogical innovations that communicate biological principles in a manner that engages the non-science student and emphasizes the relevance of biology in everyday life. Her research focuses on cell-cell communication in plants, especially self-incompatibility and other pollen-pistil interactions. She has published over a dozen research articles and has received several awards and grants, including a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Michael L. Cain taught introductory biology and a broad range of other biology courses at New Mexico State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology for thirteen years. He is now writing full time and is affiliated with Bowdoin College in Maine. Dr. Cain has published dozens of scientific articles on topics such as genetic variation in plants, insect foraging behavior, long-distance seed dispersal, and factors that promote speciation in crickets. Dr. Cain is the recipient of numerous fellowships, grants, and awards, including the Pew Charitable Trust Teacher-Scholar Fellowship and research grants from the National Science Foundation.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Henry Floyd on May 31, 2014
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First of all, this is incredibly misleading. This isn't the full textbook, just a collection of the core topics. You have to really be an eagle-eyed shopper to pick out that thin green "Core Topics" bar at the top. You're wasting your money if you're getting this for college, you need to buy the full version, not this.

Secondly, they ship at least half of these as non-bound, hole-punched stacks of paper. Absolutely unacceptable. I was lucky enough to be shipped a bound version, but my friend who ordered the SAME EXACT PRODUCT just got a stack of hole-punched papers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Never Again on May 23, 2013
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I received the book in the mail, the Biology book was unbound, no cover, together by three loose rings. The front and back pages are messed up and crinkled. The description read paper back and in Like New Condition. I paid $70.00 for the book, I thought the book was in decent condition. I would never buy from this person again I was deceived and ripped off.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By kali stanton on February 19, 2013
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The book is literally falling apart. As I'm reading pages they are falling out.... Text books are expensive and this book isn't even worth 5$ in its current condition.
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By Qinfang Li on January 10, 2015
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All pages of the book are clear and clean. The book is the correct one for my course.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Ramp on July 9, 2013
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This "textbook" was not bound. It was shipped to me with holed punched pages which was not part of the description for this product. The only reason I would give this any stars is because the info I needed was all there and in order but for $53 this was not at all what I expected to get.
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By Shannon on January 12, 2015
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Great rental, got what was advertised.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Beymer on October 2, 2013
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Worst product I've every bought off Amazon. The book didn't even have a binding. It said it was paperback, but it was a three ring binder book.... So ridiculous!
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By Glenna McCarthy on August 3, 2014
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Informative and well displayed
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