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Same as Campbell w/o Masteringbiology,
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This review is from: Campbell Biology Plus MasteringBiology with eText -- Access Card Package (9th Edition) (Hardcover)
This textbook is the same book as the *more expensive* Campbell Biology, also being sold on amazon... The difference is that you also get access to Masteringbiology, which is about 50 bucks on their website. This is obviously the better deal. Anyway, the book arrived brand new and vacuum-sealed with plastic (2 Layers!). Perfect condition. Aside from that, the book is very nice. There are many pictures and diagrams and the text is easy to read, unlike some other textbooks I am required to read... I have already outlined the first few chapters and I am very happy with the purchase, because it is a good textbook, it is much cheaper than my college bookstore, and it included Masteringbiology in the price.
Edit: Just wanted to add that on the Masteringbiology website, you also get access to the Campbell Biology E-book (normally $100 on their website with the mastering), so you don't have to carry the book with you to school for access. I just have to stress how great this E-book is, really. I normally don't love reading books on my iPad with the kindle app; it just doesn't feel the same. But I read this textbook my iPad using the Pearson app and it is fantastic. It looks exactly like the book and you have the option of leaving sticky notes and highlighting things for later. Oh and reading the book is generally online, but you can choose the chapters you want to download for reading offline. I hardly even use the printed textbook these days.
Edit 2: Since amazon has linked the reviews of both books, you should search specifically for Campbell Biology with MasteringBiology® (9th Edition).
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Initial post: Oct 9, 2011 11:52:10 PM PDT
Is a college/student ID required for the mastering biology website?
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 10, 2011 5:02:41 AM PDT
No... you can use it without even being a student... but if you are registered for a class that is using masteringbio, you can type your instructors code as well, which can allow your instructor to assign homework and stuff like that as well.
Posted on Apr 28, 2012 7:16:44 AM PDT
How do you download chapters to read off line?
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