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by David Sadava,William K. Purves
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Biological Sciences
  • Author:
    David Sadava,William K. Purves
  • ISBN:
    0716743493
  • ISBN13:
    978-0716743491
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  • Publisher:
    W. H. Freeman; Sixth Edition edition (December 15, 2000)
  • Pages:
    450 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Biological Sciences
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    1186 kb
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    1733 kb
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    1147 kb
  • Rating:
    4.9
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William K. Purves (Author), David E. Sadava (Author).

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DAVID SADAVA, Claremont Colleges, USA H. CRAIG HELLER, Stanford University, USA GORDAN H. ORIANS, University of Washington, USA WILLIAM K. PURVES, Harvey Mudd College, USA DAVID HILLIS.

This is a decent intro bio book - fairly general, and I wouldn't want it as my only reference, but not bad. That isn't what I want to talk about though. It's the first online e-book I've encountered that works the way it should. has been added to your Cart.

Authoritative, thorough, and engaging, Life: The Science of Biology achieves an optimal balance of scholarship and teachability, never losing sight of either the science or the student.

Craig Heller Gordon Orians Bill Purves David Sadava David H,llis. David Sadava is the Pritzker Family Foundation Professor of Bi ology at the Keck Science Center of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps, three of The Claremont Colleges

Craig Heller Gordon Orians Bill Purves David Sadava David H,llis. David Sadava is the Pritzker Family Foundation Professor of Bi ology at the Keck Science Center of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps, three of The Claremont Colleges. Twice winner of the Huntoon Award for superior teaching, Dr. Sadava has taught courses on introductOlY biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, plant biology, and cancer biology. He is a visiting scientist in medical oncology at the City of Hope Med- ical Center

His clear explanation of the concepts with bright, colorful pictures have helped my students to understand biological concepts for the AP Bio exam as well as preparing them for college. The questions after each and every chapter plainly incorporate the chapter's lessons as well as inclusion of the continuity of life that is important in all biology teaching

More than any other general biology text, Life focuses students on the experiments that led to the discoveries that have shaped modern biology.

Co-published by sinauer associates, in. and w. h. freeman. More than any other general biology text, Life focuses students on the experiments that led to the discoveries that have shaped modern biology.

Biology Mathematics & Science Books without Modified Item. Life Science Textbooks and Education Books. The student's understanding of biological processes is developed through pedagogy, using narrative, experimental contexts and art within the scholarship.

Book by Purves, William K., Sadava, David, Orians, Gordon H., Heller, H. Craig

Katius
This is a decent intro bio book - fairly general, and I wouldn't want it as my only reference, but not bad. That isn't what I want to talk about though. I highly recommend skipping the hard copy of this book and getting the online access through PrepU instead. It's the first online e-book I've encountered that works the way it should. If you've had the misfortune of using an online text through OWL, you're familiar with the frustration - inability to use the scroll wheel, slow page loading times, and no real way to tailor the text to your needs. PrepU has none of these problems. You can scroll to your heart's content. Clicking on a figure or table opens it in a new window rather than yanking you to a different page. Each section of the chapter has its own page, rather than being divided arbitrarily by the page number in the hard copy (you can still search by page number though). It can also tell you what parts of a chapter you should reread based on how you score on a diagnostic quiz. In all, it has been so user-friendly and helpful that I haven't taken the cellophane off of my physical textbook, and I wouldn't be surprised if I get through the next year without doing so.
Larosa
The pictures and the diagrams are really nice in this textbook. The layout is also nice and easy to follow. There is a ton of information so pair it with the study guide and you'll be able to do great! I got the loose leaf version so it was easier for me to carry a few chapters around at a time rather than the whole thing.
Togor
WARNING: this is not the whole textbook! This textbook is sold both as one book and also as THREE volumes. No course requires only one volume, so be absolutely certain it won't be advantageous to simply buy the whole text as one book.

My apologies if the above is obvious to you. Somehow, it wasn't obvious to me and I ended up having to buy all three volumes separately.

This textbook was used for 7.013 (first semester biology) at MIT when I took it Spring '08. Therefore, you may have to purchase this or a similar text regardless of what I say. If you have a choice, however, I'd say try another text and tell me how that goes. This one is at best mediocre. I thought the author took too long to get to the point in each topic, which made it a laborious read. Because of this, I think the length of this text could be reduced by a quarter of its current length and still successfully cover the same topics.
Kare
This book was a requirement for a college course, but was still concise and easy to read. In case anyone isn't sure, the loose leaf version is literally just the whole book, but as individual pages. You'll need to find your own way of keeping the pages together (I used a basic 3-ring binder, since the pages were already hole-punched).
Steamy Ibis
I am really happy with my order because It was the right order. Many of my friends ordered the same book but got the student guidebook and something similar to that but I have no problem with mine, it is the correct addition and did not cost a lot.
Taulkree
It didn't meet my expectations because the cover of the book is wearing off. I have to tape the sides of the cover with duct tape to prevent it from tearing off. Although the interior is decent with no writing and highlighting, the quality of the hard bound is not the best as opposed to what buyers said on the their reviews!
zzzachibis
Not happy I had to buy it for class, but it is a good book..
I have reviewed Campbell, Curtis& Barnes, and other fine textbooks in biology, as a teacher and a scientist, I find Purves, etal; Life , A Science of Biology as the best textbook on the market. His clear explanation of the concepts with bright, colorful pictures have helped my students to understand biological concepts for the AP Bio exam as well as preparing them for college. The questions after each and every chapter plainly incorporate the chapter's lessons as well as inclusion of the continuity of life that is important in all biology teaching. His book had already included the new domain designations and included the reasons as why they were being changed. ( As this was the infamous #3 question on the AP Bio exam.) As a trained molecular biologist, I am finally satisfied in the explanation of the molecular process of life. Again his use of good solid pictures help to re-enforce a difficult concept. I also know that MIT uses this book as well as Harvard, I urge every biology teacher professor to at least have this in their personal library.