- Misc. Supplies: 1464 pages
- Publisher: Pearson; 9 edition (October 11, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0321686519
- ISBN-13: 978-0321686510
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.1 x 9 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 1,529 customer reviews
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Reece has an A.B. in Biology from Harvard University, an M.S. in Microbiology from Rutgers University, and a Ph.D. in Bacteriology from the University of California, Berkeley. She taught biology at Middlesex County College and Queensborough Community College.
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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The book is well illustrated with hundreds of diagrams, charts and photos which make the text easier to understand.
All classes of biologic life are discussed in detail and I especially liked the chapters on Evolution and human Evolution which are sometimes glossed over in works by other authors.
The study of life on earth covers a vast range in subject matter, thus having a multitude of authors ensures expertise over a broader range of subjects.
This, the 6th edition 2009 is new enough for all but the most serious studies. It is vastly superior to the college biology texts that I used when in college in the 1950s. It can also be obtained for only a fraction of the cost of newer editions.
Wheather a student or anyone else interested in the nature of life on earth, this book will provide a wealth of knowledge and understanding.
Had I been younger when I picked it up, I would not have appreciated as much the skill with which the authors present the material. The order and manner in which concepts are introduced have obviously been honed over decades of experience -- first the major themes which tie the field together, a complete and painless high school chemistry course placed so you sense why you're going to need it, the critical role that water plays in making life possible. An overarching description of what energy is and how it functions precedes an attempt to discuss cellular respiration and photosynthesis, so that you're primed not to lose the forest for the trees. You really feel like you sense how it works, and if you're paying attention at all, you can't help but come away with admiration for the community of scientists who made it happen. I feel better about the human race, and am left sensing the magnificence of this achievement in the greater scheme of things. The whole of biology is presented pretty comprehensively. I left the book feeling that I got what I came for.
But oddly the biggest thing I take away from this book is a deep impression of the astounding machine that I have been given to use in this life. You can't help waking up each morning hoping to be worthy of it.