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Essentials of Biology Paperback – 2012

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 652 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 3rd edition (2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0073525510
  • ISBN-13: 978-0073525518
  • ASIN: B00728KCFG
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,793,352 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
Needed this book for a class, but professor hinted that 2nd Edition would be pretty much same as 3rd. After comparing, there are slight differences, but it's almost the same exact book and it was perfectly usable on my class. If you need the book, but have a low budget you might want to consider 2nd edition, that sells for less than 10.00, and buying the Connect Card from the publisher themselves where you get a much better deal than what you would get at a regular college bookstore.

Overall a good book and a good class.
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This book was required for my biology class and it has helped me greatly. The content and pictures in this book both go along together to make understanding the concepts easy. The book is easy to follow and I would recommend this book. I received the book in time and it was in great condition with no highlighting or writing in the book.
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My friend C. Assi bought this book, and this is what she has to say about it: Essentials of Biology, has gotten me through 3 quarters of biology courses and helped me tremendously throughout each one of these courses. I am not biology major, but biology always sparked my interest and this book enhanced my interest and my knowledge in this fascinating subject. This book is an overview of biology for students who are not biology majors; it is very easy to use and understand.

The book introduces students to the essential principles of biology and how these principles apply in our daily lives. The content in this book is explained in a clear and concise manner which reduces confusion and simplifies the material to the readers. This book is divided into chapters, each chapter talks about a specific principle of biology and it is divided into subsections. Each subsection targets a different part of that precise principle. These subsections are put together in a way that simplifies and breaks down each principle to give you a clearer overall picture. Moreover, at the end of each chapter there’s a summary, multiple choice questions and essay questions, which help the readers reinforce what they have learned from each chapter. The summaries at the end of each chapter are well explained and capture the main ideas discussed in that chapter.

This book is affordable and not too pricey compared to other textbooks. Overall, I would highly recommend purchasing this book, it is easy to navigate through, simple and straight to the point. It has helped me gain a better understanding of the material I was learning in class, and it offered me a great alternative to teach myself when I felt like the information I was getting from my teacher was confusing or not sufficient.
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If you are ordering by number like I did be very careful number 9780077402204 is suppose to be the card only if ordering by number. Amazon has this listed twice with a significant price difference, both look like they come with the book I cant tell you what you really should order but I can tell you don't order both. I received two identical books and three access cards. I have no idea what part of this mess is wrong, but good luck!
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I needed to order quickly, so Amazon was my first stop. The price was great, the delivery was fast and the book was needed for class so it had to be in good shape. I am impressed with the great purchase...
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Honestly, biology was not a course that I desired. However, this textbook make it a lot less boring because of the pictures and colors. And also with my Professor's help I got a B in the course. It was hard because I just don't like it.
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I received this book for a class today, understanding it would be in used condition however, the book is almost completely underlined and the front cover is half torn off, shame on anyone selling a book in this condition without telling the consumer first.
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I ordered my book used, which I didn't expect the book to be written in, underlined, and have the book fall apart within months. This book is a great book, but DON'T buy it used. Splurge on the new one.
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