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
Jedyny wyrywający z odrętwienia moment na lekcji biologii przeżyłam, kiedy prezentujący swój referat kumpel przekazał mojej grupie materiały dotyczące jednego z okresów geochronologicznych, to znaczy kartkę z drukarki. I tam, zamiast ściągniętego żywcem z Wikipedii artykułu o dewonie znajdował się (ściągnięty żywcem z Wikipedii) tekst o amerykańskiej aktorce filmów porno, Devon. Różnica niby niewielka, nauczycielce jednak mogłaby się z różnych powodów wydać znacząca, gdyby tylko z ...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
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
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
Also, it does its job very well. Namely, I didn't fail this class. Plus the topic is fascinating. The online resources are a tremendous help, even If I did have to pay using my last set of an arm and a leg.
Now I'm off to the strenuous work of not having to take Bio II next year, because my major is something reasonable: Computer Science.
But after that...
I was instantly astonished with the colorful content!! Seeing those bacteria &viruses under electron microscope give me some excitement! And since then I'm instantly falling in love with biology!!