Biology with Masteringbiology Value Package (Includes Biology CD-ROM)
Neil Campbell and Jane Reece's BIOLOGY remains unsurpassed as the most successful majors biology textbook in the world. This text has invited more than 4 million students into the study of this dynamic and essential discipline.The authors have restructured each chapter around a conceptual framework of five or six big ideas. An Overview draws students in and sets the stage...more
As a textbook, it gets 5 stars. This isn't just a biology textbook, it's the biology textbook - I can see how it has achieved its reputation. It can double as exercise equipment, is part encyclopedia, and is over 1300 pages, but it still manages to feel concise and approachable. The authors/editors w...more
1. It's ubiquitous.
2. I studied from the sixth edition in high school for Biology AP and the eighth edition for first-year Biology, and while I read it, there were definitely places I didn't because I didn't have to or didn't want to or I fell asleep or I briefly wanted a social life.
3. Where the hell do I get off thinking I am expert enough to review a first-year textbook about biology?
But then, I remembered:
1. Until those fre...more
I got involved with Campbell’s Biology first as a student, and later as a freelancer student working as a proofreader for the Indonesian publisher of the book. The sales of the book, which is probably the most authoritative and popular Biology 10...more
The 90 and 93 editions were fantastic. I bought this one expecting an updated version of the same...yikes. It is no longer intuitive but rather contrived in its layout, pop science pervades, and political hot topics abound.
kalo nggak salah ada 3 jilid, tapi baru baca 2 jilid (sebagian bab) -- yg satu punya, yg satu minjem.. pas pengen cari jilid ketiga, eh, gw udah lulus.. dan ngambil jurusan yg bener2 beda ama biologi, jadi nggak sempat baca lanjutannya, hiks..
btw gw baca buku ini kelas 3 SMU, karena iri ama teman2 yg ikut olimpiade biologi di sekolah disayang guru gara2 hobinya baca Campbell, pas gw nyoba sendiri, ternyata buku ini emang menarik..
dan banyak ulangan gw...more
This is a really entertaining book, if you're reading just to learn some awesome facts about life. It was a very large book that talked about everything! It gave very detailed explanations on Mitosis and Meiosis, on animal behavior, on the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, and there was so much more.
It is really really hard to read. You have to read some things several times before you can understand it. It is so deep! It also has a funny way of inducing sleepiness as you read. But...more
I really was finished this book (literally) prior to my departure to Canada to attend International Biology Olympiad. At that time, for two years this book was my best friend whom I brought along nearly everywhere (though it was the translated version of the 5th edition which is divided into three different book. I was n...more