- Publisher: Benjamin Cummings; 8 edition (December 7, 2006)
- ASIN: B0033X6VN6
- Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.8 x 1.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (137 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,825,018 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reece, Campbell's Biology with MasteringBiology (Biology with MasteringBiology (8th Edition) by Neil A. Campbell, Jane B. Reece) Hardcover – December 7, 2006
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If you are required to purchase the 9th edition- don't bother. When comparing this version to a classmate's, I noticed that the text and charts were essentially the exact same. The 9th edition has nearly the exact same content, except some diagrams may have different colors or be located on different places on the page. So, if you already have the 8th edition or can find it somewhere for a lower price than the 9th, there is no need for the 9th edition.
I am actually not a student - I'm in my mid 20's and work full-time with a house, wife, dog etc. However, I do have a passion for a wildlife and natural history and decided to buy this book so that I could casually learn more about the living creatures of our world and how they function.
I have no formal background in Biology, yet I have been able to pick up this book and start reading straight away. I have just finished Chapter One (page 25 of 1300!) and still have a very long way to go, but have learnt a lot already.
This may not be for the younger crowd (under 15yrs), as there is SOME terminology in here that youngsters may not quite understand. But for students and casual learners alike that simply want to learn about Biology, this is an excellent book. It has everything in here you could ever need. The graphs, pictures and diagrams are also very clear and concise.
Buy this book and expand your craniums!
all i can say is my professor taught using the 9th edition, i used the 8th, saved lots of cash and got a 100% (just don't forget to cross-reference when needed).
I can't review with pros and cons like other products so I will just do a quick review.
I am a Bio Major and a Physician Assistant career in mind. I purchased this book for my Bio 101 class in my freshman year. At the time, the latest edition is the 9th edition and this book is the 8th edition. I emailed my professor to ask if I could use the 8th edition instead of the 9th edition and he told me it was okay. He told me that most textbooks don't change much from one edition to another. They just change the cover and some of the minor contents like the graphics and put on a higher price tag. I went ahead and purchased it.
I think I paid around $7 for this one and I honestly don't know how it was possible given the price of a new one. The book arrived in a new condition BUT the cool thing is that It came with a CD that gives you access to online services such as textbook, and the textbook is the 9th edition, practice tests, quizzes and flashcards. How amazing is that?!
I don't think I am qualified enough to give a throughout assessment of the content of the book but I don't think I have ever heard anyone complain about the content of it. Personally, I love it!! I love how well organized and easy to understand the content of the book is. The graphics explains the text very well. It has to be one of the best if not the best textbook ever written for Cellular and Molecular Biology courses.
It's been 2 years since I purchased the book and I still have it in great condition. I'm planning to keep it just in case I want to look up something.
I would highly recommend it if you just want to learn about Cellular and Molecular Biology if your professor doesn't use this textbook, which is a shame.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
mhm my book arrived to me nice and promptly. I got it just as described, too! Great price and thanksPublished 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
While I asked for it to be new, the front cover shows significant wear. However, the inside papers are perfectly crisp, and the shipping was on time. It's k.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer