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Best Biology Books

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Campbell Biology
Lisa A. Urry - 2016-10-29 (first published in 1987)
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Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab & Mastering does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase botht...
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Molecular Biology of the Cell
Bruce Alberts - 2014-11-17 (first published in 1983)
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As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts.As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. ...
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Essential Cell Biology
Bruce Alberts - 2019-07-01 (first published in 1997)
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Essential Cell Biology, Second Edition contains basic, core knowledge about how cells work. It has a proven track record in providing students with a conceptual and accessible grounding in cell biology. The text and figures have been prepared to be easy-to-follow, accurate, clear and engaging for the introductory student. Each section follows logic...
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Peter Raven - 2016-01-11
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Committed to Excellence in the Eleventh Edition. This edition continues the evolution of Raven & Johnson's Biology. The author team is committed to continually improving the text, keeping the student and learning foremost . The integrated pedagogical features expand the students' learning process and enhance their learning experience. This latest e...
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The Double Helix
A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
James D. Watson - 2001-06-12 (first published in 1968)
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The classic personal account of Watson and Crick’s groundbreaking discovery of the structure of DNA, now with an introduction by Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind.By identifying the structure of DNA, the molecule of life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and won themselves a Nobel Prize. At the time, Watson was only...
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Concepts of Biology by OpenStax
Samantha Fowler - 2013-04-25
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This book is available for free at of Biology is intended for the introductory biology course for non-science majors taught at most two- and four-year colleges. The scope, sequence, and level of the program are designed to match typical course syllabi. This text includes interesting features that mak...
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The Cell
Geoffrey M. Cooper and Robert E. Hausman - 2019-01-01
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The Cell, 7/E (IE)Teaching cell biology can be a daunting task because the field is so vast and rapidly moving, characterized by a continual explosion of new information. The challenge is how to teach students the fundamental concepts without becoming bogged down in details. Students need to understand the principles of cell biology and be able to ...
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The Song of the Dodo
Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinction
David Quammen - 1997-04-14 (first published in 1996)
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David Quammen's book, The Song of the Dodo, is a brilliant, stirring work, breathtaking in its scope, far-reaching in its message -- a crucial book in precarious times, which radically alters the way in which we understand the natural world and our place in that world. It's also a book full of entertainment and wonders. In The Song of the Dodo, we ...
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Ed Yong
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The World Beneath
The Life and Times of Unknown Sea Creatures and Coral Reefs
Richard Smith - 2019-09-10
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Meet the sea's most fascinating creatures--see the lives and curiosities of charmers and tricksters--many newly identified and some on the verge of extinction.From one of the world's premier marine biologists, an award-winning underwater photographer, and a leading expert on seahorses, comes a spectacular guide to hundreds of the ocean's fishes and...
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Preparing for the Biology AP* Exam
Jane B. Reece - 2014-04-16 (first published in 2010)
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Title: Preparing for the Biology AP* Exam (School Edition) <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: JaneB.Reece <>Publisher: Benjamin-CummingsPublishingCompany...
Molecular and Cell Biology For Dummies by René Fester Kratz
The Official Study Guide for ALL SAT Subject Tests by The College Board
BRS Cell Biology and Histology by Leslie P. Gartner
Gene Machine by Venki Ramakrishnan
Endless Forms Most Beautiful by Sean B. Carroll
Biology by Eldra Solomon
Microbiology by Gerard J. Tortora
The Biology Coloring Book by Robert D. Griffin
Barron's AP Biology, 6th Edition by Deborah T. Goldberg M. S.
Essentials of Biology by MADER
Molecular and Cellular Biology of Viruses by Phoebe Lostroh
Biology by Kenneth R. Miller, Joseph S. Levine
Molecular Biology by Nancy Craig, Rachel Green, Carol Greider, Gisela Storz, Cynthia Wolberger, Orna Cohen-Fix
Sterling Test Prep AP Biology Practice Questions by Sterling Test Prep
Cell and Molecular Biology by E. D. P. De Robertis
Biology by Eric J. Simon
Principles of Genetics by Gardner