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
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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
Even if you know NOTHING about biology, but you are interested in biology the book will make it possible for you to master all the concepts to create a firm basis.
If you are already a student of biology it will help you crystallize what you already know, it will help you give your knowledge a good structure and refresher course.
Everything is explained extremely well. The questions at the end of chapters help you test your mastery of the topics. ...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
As a basis of biology, it gives a solid ground review of many of the concepts you'll encounter and is fairly indispensable for a student studying their A-levels/First year of universit ...more
Excellent prep for the subject SATs and IB HLs, but more importantly, just a really good resource for learning the basics of bio. A lot of colleges use it for their intro courses as well; if you've got the concepts in this book down, you might be able to test your way out o ...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
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