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Principles of Genetics Hardcover – November 4, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0471699392 ISBN-10: 047169939X Edition: 4th

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 888 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 4 edition (November 4, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047169939X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471699392
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 9.6 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,191,227 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Cultivating Today's Student's for Tomorrow's Science.

The new edition of this landmark text prepares students to be the innovators and pacesetter of tomorrow. It opens a window on the rapidly advancing science of genetics by showing how genetics is done, incorporating a human emphasis, and highlighting the roles of individual geneticists.

The Latest News-From the Lab to Your Classroom.

This edition is packed with the latest developments and information from the labs of current researchers-including the latest findings from Genomics and RNA Interference.

Balanced View

Genetics, Fourth Edition offers a comprehensive and balanced view of both Classical Mendelian topics and modern Molecular topics.

Problem-Solving

Principles of Genetics, Fourth Edition provides a strong focus on problem-solving throughout the text and helps students acquire the analytical tools they need to hone their problem-solving skills. The text can also be accompanied by an excellent Student Companion Guide, providing more opportunity for additional practice and review.

Fresh Pedagogical Design

The overall look and feel of this edition highlights numerous practice problems in the book, and under-scores objectives and learning checks throughout.

Great Media.

To help nurture your students' understanding of genetics, the Fourth Edition features WileyPLUS, a powerful package of media that complements both the text and your course, including:

  • An integrated course management system
  • Step-by-step animations
  • Quizzes with instant feedback and assessment to build problem-solving skills
  • A suite of presentation tools including PowerPoint slides

About the Author

Pete Snustad has served as Dean of Undergraduate Studies at UMN and continues to teach Genetics every year.  He received his Ph.D. at the University of California, Davis.

Michael Simmons is a well-regarded Genetics researcher and very focused teacher.  He ran the intro general biology course at UMN for years and has an excellent feel for content and pedagogy as well as being on top of his field.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin.


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I will probably keep this book for the rest of my life.
TJP
Also, It can properly serve as a good reference for a graduate student, like myself, when a time of need in some genetic concepts!
"ananja"
The illustrations, photographs, charts, and even the layout are absolutely gorgeous!
Ericson Mar

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Ericson Mar on July 10, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I would rate this as one of the best (if not the best) introductory texts in genetics. Comparing this to various other material that I've come across, Snustad and Simmons definitely exhibit superior aptitude in educational skills in this work. They have a firm grasp of what their target readers can understand and know how build up the readers' progressive comprehension while keeping the interest level high. This is the true mark of a well-constructed textbook. We all know how boring some texts can be, but I found myself always itching to read on and even go backward to review some of the concepts. The authors' use of simple language (unlike some other "introductory" texts) makes reading somewhat "light and fun" in contrast to some others who seem to not be as adept in communicating to "pre-PhD" students.
Another characteristic that makes this work stand out is it's sheer beauty. The illustrations, photographs, charts, and even the layout are absolutely gorgeous! Hey, I'm not one who judges a book by the cover, but even the cover is beautiful! The artwork is well thought out and easy to understand. Many parts of the text can be reviewed plainly by looking at the pictorial descriptions without necessitating too much re-reading of the sections.
The authors also include well-placed "sidelights" throughout the book to help the reader get a "real-life" connection to subject. And the sidelights are mostly about what we care about most...ourselves. Thus, in addition to constant reference to medical applications here and there, the sidelights help the reader appreciate what genetics is all about.
Another important aspect of this text is that it is up to date. The authors have taken into consideration the exponential advances in the field and documented it here. That is just one more plus to this already fantastic piece of work!
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By "ananja" on February 16, 2000
Format: Hardcover
If you are looking for a book that describes classical genetics in great details, this book is not for you. To me, the main effort of the authors is to focus on the modern idea of how geneticists think and work. The organization of the text is nicely arranged so that readers can understand the concepts in one chapter that lead to the more advanced one in the next chapter. The materials presented are not too "introductory", and it is not too difficult for a typical undergraduate student to understand either. Also, It can properly serve as a good reference for a graduate student, like myself, when a time of need in some genetic concepts!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 3, 2000
Format: Hardcover
As the authors indicate, this book is meant to be an introduction to genetics. It should, therefore, be judged as such. My academic background is physics, not biology, and I can testify that this book presents a comprehensive overview of basic principles, historic info about classical experiments and important persons, and intros to modern topics. The pictures in the book illustrate the various processes and schemes quite well. In short, the book provides what it is meant to provide. More detail would blow up the size of the book, only to discourage readers new to genetics.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 18, 2010
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I am majoring in Psychology with little background on Genetics.

I purchased this book to prepare for the GRE Subject test (Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology) and i couldn't be more pleased with my order!

The explanations are easy to follow but the text covers ALL major aspects of Genetics (Classic & Modern). The illustrations are top notch.

I preferred this edition over the newer one because of the price tag. It's 50% cheaper and the ONLY difference is in the cosmetics of the pictures.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By roco on May 22, 2007
Format: Hardcover
When I was getting a very brief introduction of genetics in my Biology book by Raven, for some reason I was just not understanding what the hell I was reading. This book is easy to grasp, very well written. I highly recommend it to anyone, also, the CD is pretty good.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 23, 1998
Format: Hardcover
In this ever changing world of research, the scientists need to be always actual. This book is very important to students of biological sciences, like me. It give to us a good notion of mendelian genetics,molecular biology. We can find many experiments actually used in molecular biology. Congratulations to the writers and I am sorry about E. Gardner.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 2, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is a good book for the introductory courses in universities. The chapters are well arranged and the text is understandable. Some of the chapters can be written to a greater depth and more detailed.
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By TJP on December 6, 2013
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Bought it for my Genetics course... Really well written. I will probably keep this book for the rest of my life.
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