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Essential Biology with Physiology

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  74 ratings  ·  5 reviews
"Essential Biology with Physiology" is a brief non-majors biology book that combines the clear writing, real-world applications, vivid art program, and powerful media of "Essential Biology," Second Edition," but also includes nine new chapters on animal and plant physiology. "Essential Biology with Physiology" helps readers become informed citizens by focusing on evolution ...more
Paperback, 654 pages
Published July 16th 2003 by Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company (first published December 29th 2000)
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I read this textbook as part of a biology class this summer.

Overall, one could make an argument that it deserves more than two stars because it's not really worse than typical college textbooks. I don't buy that.

First, the good points: its introduction, scientific method coverage, population, community, and ecosystem ecology sections were very good. The scientific method coverage, in particular, took pains to define the scope of scientific discourse very precisely, and explicitly stated that oth
Natalie Clare
I am not good at sciences especially biology, but this book made it a lot more easy to understand the concepts behind biology and made parts rather interesting. It has a non-biology major feel to it which makes it less stressful for the student. I only got a B in the class but if it would have been any other text...I'd of probably failed.
Laura Pamplona
Read it for a class and helped me more than the actual professor... From there you can tell how helpful and good this book is.
Probably the best bio textbook I've ever had in the respect that it lists off the social perspective!
Finish Ch. 15-29. (never finished ch. 15-29.)
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