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1. Biology, Sixth Edition
2. Human Anatomy & Physiology
$34.40
3. The Nuts and Bolts of Organic
$17.95
4. Schaum's Outline Of Genetics
$39.15
5. Designing Professional Development
$32.00
6. Getting Science Grants: Effective
$13.57
7. Basic Physics: A Self-Teaching
$100.90
8. Ecology: The Experimental Analysis
$29.95
9. Benchmarks for Science Literacy
$11.02
10. Schaum's Outline of College Chemistry
11. Schaum's Outline of College Physics
12. Organic Chemistry
$12.21
13. Schaum's Outline of Biochemistry
$24.95
14. Guide to Effective Grant Writing:
$32.97
15. The Structure of Evolutionary
$13.57
16. Physics Demystified : A Self-Teaching
$10.64
17. Homework Helpers: Chemistry
$13.57
18. Biology: A Self-Teaching Guide,
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19. Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide,
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20. The Art of Teaching Science: Inquiry

1. Biology, Sixth Edition
by Benjamin Cummings
Hardcover (11 December, 2001)
list price: $142.67
Isbn: 0805366245
Sales Rank: 4149
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Well written and organized textbook
This was my textbook for Biology 101 & 102. This book was a pleasure to read. It is clearly written and not dry at all so it was easy to keep focus. Even in my upper level classes, I find myself referring back to it occasionally and am still impressed by it. An important point I would like to make is that, if you are using this as a course textbook, the CD is invaluable. The animated tutorials and chapter quizzes, (which are quite thorough), kept me one step ahead. That CD shaved hours off of my study time for each test.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Comprehensive
Actually found this one in my storage boxes and dusted it off for a look see. Holds up against contemporary text in classes now. When it says buy used from like $2, that's a helluva deal. For a science book over 10 years old, it still does a bang up job on subject of genes, ecology, mechanisms of evolution....the chapter on biological diversity is almost complete enough to be a zoology text.

4-0 out of 5 stars Long, dense, and at first look tedious - but absolutely worth it.
This book was used in my AP Bio class, where my teacher's constant reminders to "read the book" usually went unnoticed. This isn't because Campbell's book is necessarily boring or difficult to understand; in fact, the situation is quite the opposite. Campbell delves into the concepts of biology with more than adequate depth and breadth for the subject, offering both the basics and the details necessary to survive AP Bio (and, from the way my AP Exam went, college freshman Bio, too).
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Subjects:  1. Biology    2. Life Sciences - Biology - General    3. Science    4. Science/Mathematics    5. Study & Teaching    6. Biology, Life Sciences    7. Science / Biology   


2. Human Anatomy & Physiology (5th Edition)
by Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Hardcover (04 August, 2000)
list price: $136.00
Isbn: 0805349898
Sales Rank: 229758
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Must Have for A&P Students
This is a great resource for anyone in A&P. Most topics are easy to follow and to understand. There are a few errors (or, that's what my A&P instructor told me), but not enough to worry about. I love Marieb's writing style. She also includes tons of pictures and charts. I love this book and it's going to be a wonderful resource once I'm a nurse!

1-0 out of 5 stars Wrong book, almost didn't have one for my class
They sent the wrong book, it was nothing close to what I needed.It was very inconvenient

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for A and P students, must buy
I used this book for both my Anatomy and Physiology class in undergrad.I found this book to be pretty easy to understand.Of course, at first it is overwhelming to know how much you have to remember for the test.At least, writing style of this book made A and P easier to learn.The material is presented in organized fashion.However, if you really want to know the type of questions asked on college Anatomy and Physiology Exams get the following which is on amazon: Anatomy and Physiology Study Guide: Key Review Questions and Answers with Explanations Volume 1(ISBN: 0971999619) and Volume 2 (ISBN: 0971999627).These two helped me to get A's on my exams.The textbook and the two study guides are well worth the money since they helped me to pass with high grades the first time.I was recommened the study guides from my cousin who used them for his A and P class and found them to be great for test preparation.I give each book 5 stars. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Human Anatomy    2. Human Physiology    3. Life Sciences - Human Anatomy & Physiology    4. Nursing - General    5. Science    6. Science/Mathematics    7. Study & Teaching    8. Anatomy    9. Physiology   


3. The Nuts and Bolts of Organic Chemistry: A Student's Guide to Success
by Benjamin Cummings
Paperback (26 May, 2005)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Two Words.... "Pure Genius"
Dr. Karty does an excellent job of organizing organic chemistry by its fundamental topics! His method makes learning organic chemistry very feasible and provides the student with effective stratagems for solving problems. As a pre-medical student who constantly worries about doing well, I am glad to have been exposed to such a useful tool that gave me confidence and helped develop a clear understanding of such a complex topic. Thank you Dr. Karty!

5-0 out of 5 stars Who knew that you could understand organic chemistry
Before taking this course i knew it was going to be difficult, i am not telling you that it won't be. I am hear to tell you that Karty's nuts and bolts book makes organic more understandable. It helps to understand the concepts and the methods behind mechanisms, and put them together to predict the correct out come. I bought this book and a text book. I sold the text book back quickly, but i kept this book because i know that i can reread the material and be able to understand what i am dealing with again.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Nuts and Bolts is exactly that
Before I took Organic Chemistry I was told it was going to be the hardest class I would ever take in my life.I was told it was a ton of memorization and most of it didn't make sense.I used Dr. Karty's book to learn Organic chemistry and for me Organic Chemistry was more fun than it was hard.The class was difficult but his book teaches you to learn Organic by the concepts and mechanisms which in turn makes it so you don't need to memorize anything, you just LEARN Organic chemistry.If you are taking Organic and are worried sick about it, get Dr. Karty's book and let him make a year of Organic Chemistry fun to learn rather than miserablely depressing. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Chemistry - Organic    2. Chemistry, Organic    3. Science    4. Science/Mathematics    5. Study & Teaching    6. Textbooks    7. Organic chemistry    8. Science / Chemistry / Organic   


4. Schaum's Outline Of Genetics
by McGraw-Hill
Paperback (03 December, 2001)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Schaum's Outline of Genetics
It is very informative and a great reference for the study of genetics and related studies.
5-0 out of 5 stars best genetics text available
The Stansfield/Elrod outline remains as comprehensive as any of the intro to genetics textbooks currently available.At about 10-15% the cost of the "standard" texts, this outline delivers the same material with more clarity, and often more accuracy.The concepts of classical genetics, which often prove more challenging for students than molecular aspects, are covered admirably in this book.While those who enjoy colorful illustration and pastel text boxes might be disappointed, the b&w figures in this book are extremely clear, logical and most importantly helpful towards learning the material.No solution manual or supplemental CD-ROM is required.Highly recommended as a reference, or as a text for general genetics classes.

5-0 out of 5 stars real bargain
Comparable in scope, clarity, completeness, and accuracy to any of the very expensive general genetics texts currently available.And with this one there's nothing else to buy...no study guides, solution manuals, cd's or supplemental websites are required.The book stands alone, and does so for less than half the price of the solution manual for most texts.Particularly strong is the coverage of classical genetics, which can often be more difficult to grasp than the more modern "molecular" concepts of the science.Highly recommended for self-study, as a reference, or as a supplement to any genetics textbook. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Genetics    2. Life Sciences - Biology - General    3. Problems, exercises, etc    4. Study & Teaching    5. Study Aids    6. Study Guides    7. Genetic engineering    8. Genetics (non-medical)    9. Medical / Genetics   


5. Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics
by Corwin Press
Paperback (14 February, 2003)
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Isbn: 0761946861
Sales Rank: 214383
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Subjects:  1. Education    2. Education / Teaching    3. In-service training    4. Mathematics teachers    5. Professional Development    6. Science teachers    7. Study & Teaching    8. Teaching Methods & Materials - Mathematics    9. United States    10. Education / General    11. Mathematics and Science    12. Teacher training   


6. Getting Science Grants: Effective Strategies for Funding Success
by Jossey-Bass
Paperback (12 August, 2003)
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Isbn: 0787967467
Sales Rank: 105537
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars a "how-to" manual and more
Among the relatively few books available that focus on getting science grants, "Getting Science Grants" is unquestionably the very best of the bunch.Blackburn has the perfect mix of credentials (college professor, research scientist, grants officer) to craft this concise treatment of the whole enchilada, from concept development through proposal writing, revision, submission (and resubmission), and grant administration.Giving frank, qualified advice in friendly prose, the author succeeds in creating more than just a "how-to manual" for scientific proposal writing.In roughly a hundred pages, this book shares insight on the science research funding process that would only be acquired by a decade or more of study in the school of hard knocks.As one whose career success is significantly influenced by external funding success, I couldn't recommend Blackburn's book more strongly.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must purchase for every researcher!
Getting Science Grants provides readers with a complete introduction to the grant writing/submitting process.5-0 out of 5 stars Essential reading!
I found "Getting Science Grants" to be a thoroughly readable, no-nonsense little book that demystifies the grant making process. Blackburn's experience both as a researcher and as one charged with the responsibility of reviewing grant applications shows through. His book provides a step-by-step approach that, if followed, should lead to a higher probability of success and avoid wasted time and frustration occasioned by poorly prepared and submitted applications. Those just entering the sometimes perilous fight for funding will find this book indispensable, and even old hands will find it provides handy reminders of all of the points we think we know by heart, but sometimes forget to apply. This little book is a "must read" for anyone whose professional life depends on getting funding for his or her research. You simply can't afford to ignore it. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Business & Economics    2. Business / Economics / Finance    3. Business/Economics    4. Nonprofit Organizations & Charities    5. Research grants    6. Study & Teaching    7. Funding of education    8. Mathematics and Science    9. Science / General   


7. Basic Physics: A Self-Teaching Guide (Wiley Self-Teaching Guides)
by Wiley
Paperback (March, 1996)
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Sales Rank: 14800
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Basic Physics: A Self-Teaching Guide
I found this book very helpful in preparing for my teacher certification test to teach high school science.It helped me recall many physical concepts that I had studied in college years ago.The book is written in language that is easy to understand.The fill-in-the-blank format helps to reinforce ideas.This is an excellent book.

2-0 out of 5 stars Could have been much better
My main problem with this book is that the answers are stated directly below the exercises, forcing you to either try to cover up the answers with a bookmark or sheet of paper, or consciously try to not look at the answers, which is distracting. This format makes the book feel more like a trivia quiz than a book about a serious academic subject. Though the book throws some rudimentary equations at the reader, it doesn't explain them clearly enough. Overall, I felt the whole idea of the book was to rush the reader through the subject matter rather than giving the reader a meaningful knowledge of the fundamentals of physics. This book initially appealed to me because it was cheap, but trust me, you're better off paying the premium for a real textbook.

5-0 out of 5 stars I liked it, it is what the title says, although a bit skinny
I liked the book. It's very simple, quite organised. I belive it has about 23 chapters. Starts with velocity, speed, gravity, weight, then goes to more advanced areas for example waves, particles, etc. Sometimes it gives the background of a discovery. Newton liked to make people sad, I think I remember. It has the regular Einstein is the greatest mind of all times. I think it tries to explain the E=MC2 that everybody knows and few understand it.
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8. Ecology: The Experimental Analysis of Distribution and Abundance: Hands-On Field Package (5th Edition)
by Benjamin Cummings
Hardcover (15 January, 2002)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Scarily good
As a layperson with next-to-no knowledge of the subject, nor any maths, algebra or statistics, I thought I'd have a lot of trouble with this book.
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Subjects:  1. Ecology    2. Environmental Science    3. Life Sciences - Ecology    4. Science    5. Science/Mathematics    6. Study & Teaching    7. Ecological science, the Biosphere    8. Science / Biology   


9. Benchmarks for Science Literacy (Benchmarks for Science Literacy, Project 2061)
by Oxford University Press, USA
Paperback (06 January, 1994)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Resource
This resource is for teachers who are interested in understanding science as it pertains to the classroom.It provides information as to what students need to know by the end of each specific grade level.I highly recommend this excellent resource for those who are pursuing National Board Certification and/or those who are pursuing excellence in science instruction.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Help for Science Teachers
I teach science in a small, very rural school to grades 7-12.I have been using this book for the first time this year.5-0 out of 5 stars Benchmarks in designing curriculum
Many states have created specific standards for students to acheive throughtout their schooling.This publication is extremely useful in helping to understand the intent of standards and what they look like inthe classroom.Anyone that is working on science and math curriculum musthave a copy of this.It is also very useful for new teachers to getinsight into exemplary content and practices.This document also helpspeople understand misconceptions that students develop over certainconcepts.I've been using it continuously and have bought copies for manypeople in my school district. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Education    2. Educational Policy & Reform    3. Elementary School Science And Health    4. Engineering    5. Mathematics    6. Science    7. Secondary School Science    8. Study & Teaching    9. Study and teaching    10. Teaching Methods & Materials - Science & Technology    11. United States    12. Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / Science & Technology    13. PHYSICS    14. Science: General Issues    15. Teaching of a specific subject    16. Technology: General Issues    17. USA   


10. Schaum's Outline of College Chemistry
by McGraw-Hill
Paperback (01 December, 1996)
list price: $16.95 -- our price: $11.02
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Isbn: 0070537097
Sales Rank: 16871
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent textbook
This is a superb self help textbook which provides concise, clear and easy to understand material. The solutions are really simple to follow. I truly recommend to anyone who needs a guide to his or her chemistry studies.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent self-contained inexpensive chemistry textbook
This has got to be just about one of the best Schaum's outlines available, and that is saying a lot, since there are many good ones. I picked up a copy for self study due to a domino effect - I was attempting to learn molecular biology, which caused me to review my college biology, which in turn meant remembering my college chemistry.
5-0 out of 5 stars This is what a chemistry help book should be!
Over the passed few months, I have been buying a lot of chemistry help books to help me survive college chemistry. I have bought the more popular ones like Chemistry for Dummies and the Complete Idiot's Guide to Chemistry.Both of these books are ok, but the part that they really lack is that they didn't adequately help me in the math of chemistry.In fact, it's actually kind of misleading to read these books, and then take a chemistry class.Because these books brush over the math of chemistry so much that I was led to believe that chemistry didn't have that much math in it.But nothing could be further from the truth!When I took my first chemistry class, I felt like I had more math than I did in my actual math class.And, unfortunately, both Chemistry for Dummies and the Complete Idiot's Guide to Chemistry didn't help out too much in this area (and to make matters worse, the FEW examples of math based chemistry problems they had were ridiculously easy.)
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11. Schaum's Outline of College Physics
by McGraw-Hill
Paperback (01 June, 1997)
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Isbn: 0070089418
Sales Rank: 75980
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Engineering Physics I & II level coverage
This book is fantastic for either supplementary study or serving as stand-alone text.All of the Phys I chapter content found in most other texts will be presented in depth and in concert; typical layout is anywhere from 6-10 pgs of theory and subject explanation, followed by 5-15 pgs of fully solved, worked out problems.The step-by-step nature of the problems is amazing and helped me get an A in both Phys I & II moreso than attending lecture - which was a rarity some weeks.The progression is: Vectors, Mechanics & Motion in several dimensions (mostly 2), Angular & Rotational Dynamics (Center of Inertia), brief Thermodynamics overview (too simple of systems, but at least there's something), Sound & Vibration, Electrical Forces, RC RL RLC circuits, magnetism, induction principles, fields and charges, poles and magnetic materials, optics (reflection, refraction, diffraction, lenses, interference patterns, optical instruments, and finally a cursory examination of relativity.
5-0 out of 5 stars Essential for success in college freshman physics
Many freshman college physics textbooks are just awful. They often go on and on about what is obvious and gloss over the finer points...and of course there are no examples. This is where this book comes in. As in all Schaum's outlines, for each topic there are a few pages of theory including equations, then some problems with the solutions worked out extensively, and then finally some problems with the answers but no extensive solution. The format of the outline is the same that you should expect in any two semester college freshman physics sequence. The first part of the book is an explanation of vectors, newtonian mechanics, fluids, and thermodynamics. The second part of the book follows the usual second semester of freshman physics - electricity, magnetism, and optics. The final six chapters of the outline are an introduction to modern physics, which engineers and physics students would normally take after they finish the two semester freshman physics sequence. A note of caution - do not buy the attractively named "Schaums Outline of Physics for Engineering and Science". It is chocked full of errors! Instead, stay with this old reliable title. It is the best.

5-0 out of 5 stars A necessity
To succeed in a fast-paced introductory phyics class, one must work as many problems as one can. If you're in such a class, then for your grade's sake, I recommend that you buy a copy of this book for it contains a clear review of the theory, followed immediately by MANY, MANY example problems with detailed solutions.As always though, try to work the problems before peeking in the answers.
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Subjects:  1. Physics    2. Physics (General)    3. Science    4. Science/Mathematics    5. Study & Teaching    6. Study Guides    7. Science / Physics   


12. Organic Chemistry
by Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
Paperback (January, 2000)
list price: $75.95
Isbn: 0534371922
Sales Rank: 303597
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Buy
This was a last minute purchase for school and the book was shipped quickly and arrived on time.

5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely necessary for O Chem!
if you're taking o chem, then you need this book.the summaries are helpful for review of chapters or in the worst case scenario, in substitution of the chapters.but the most important part of this book are the solutions to the problems.the only way you'll learn organic chemistry, like it or not, is by practicing problems.this solutions manual is the only way to know if you're doing those problems correctly - the text book does NOT contain solutions for problems in the book, beside the worthlessly easy ones contained directly in the chapters.in addition to the solution, it contains an explanation for all problems that require one.
4-0 out of 5 stars study guide
i think it's quite helpful and gives you some " experience" and more confidence before dealing directly with the exams themselves.!Read more

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13. Schaum's Outline of Biochemistry
by McGraw-Hill
Paperback (01 July, 1997)
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Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars For Timesavers not Great for Bookshelves.
For Timesavers not Great for Bookshelves.5-0 out of 5 stars Incredible Study Guide
I used this book while pursuing my B.S. in Biochemistry and it is 'hands down' the best study guide I ever used. It covers all of the primary topics in undergraduate biochemistry and gives pertinent examples without extraneous information. I highly recommend it as a study aid, especially for standardized tests. ... Read more

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14. Guide to Effective Grant Writing: How to Write a Successful NIH Grant Application
by Springer
Paperback (04 April, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A concise step-by-step guide on writing grants
This book is full of tips and hints how maximizing the impact of your ideas in a grant application.Examples of effective writing and lists of common pitfalls give concrete guidance on writing a grant that conveys your ideas in their best light.The author also explains the perspective of the grant reviewers who read and score your grant. ... Read more

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15. The Structure of Evolutionary Theory
by Belknap Press
Hardcover (21 March, 2002)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The theory of evolution is regarded as one of the greatest glimmeringsof understanding humans have ever had. It is an idea of science, not ofbelief, and therefore undergoes constant scrutiny and testing byargumentative evolutionary biologists. But while Darwinists may disagreeon a great many things, they all operate within a (thus far) successfulframework of thought first set down in The Origin of Species in 1859.Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Gould Unplugged
This book (Gould's last) is a behemoth.With over 1400 pages, it becomes a physically taxing task to read it.This task is not lessened by the verbiage (and verbosity) that exemplify Gould's style.That being said, this book emcompasses such marvelous theoretical views and includes such a thorough history of evolutionary ideas, that it would be a shame to allow its size and density to prevent you from reading it.Gould spent his entire life pondering the big questions of evolutionary thought, and his ponderings are here revealed with significant insight into the roots of the questions themselves.It is an endeavor to read (as it was a lifetime to write), but the rewards of such an endeavor are innumerable and priceless.

5-0 out of 5 stars Omits Evolution's astounding feat of social insects
In the weeks I spent poring over this landmark volume I don't recall any explanation of the social insects which have been heavily researched by others in recent years. Societies occur among very few vertebrates and the insects, the world's champs in mimicry including behavior mimicry, a possible clue.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't bother diggin' for Gould, it ain't worth it.
Nope, I'm sorry, but this guy's nuts.The fossil record is exhausted within a margin of error and there are no transitional forms.Evolution is dead.Gould's solution?Make something up.You know a Juwe is making something up when he waxes philosophical.Gould's faith, thus shaken beyond repair, he makes a blind leap of faith (typical of godless heathen) by postulating "punctuated equilibrium."
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16. Physics Demystified : A Self-Teaching Guide (Demystified)
by McGraw-Hill Professional
Paperback (01 August, 2002)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars Not for beginners
The back of this book says simple enough for beginners, but IT IS NOT!I think if you have been over physics before this book "could" be helpful, but not for someone seeing this stuff for the first time.The refresher part only states some facts about pre-physics material, but doesn't explain why it is stated.The tests after each chapter ask about material outside the book that is not even covered.I will be taking this book back for a refund and getting the "for dummies" version.

1-0 out of 5 stars Knowledgable author, horrible teacher
I have already studied physics, so I was able to follow this, but there is not a chance of understanding this without the previous knowledge.This is the kind of teaching strategy that is mostly memorizing and rote learning.You can "learn" what the book says, but you won't have a clue what it means. If you are only interested in spouting off physics facts to sound impressive, this book will do just fine.If you want to even begin to understand physics, you'll need to find a book that goes into the how and why of every phenomenon, rather than just stating that the phenomena exist.

5-0 out of 5 stars Dymystifies Physics without Calculus
This book uses intermediate to advanced algebra and some (very little) pre - calculus to explain physics. It's great how they break it down so much - they start with the "what is a linear function" lesson, and go over real and complex numbers and graphing in case you forgot. Don't let the thinkness fool you - the first 7 chapters are spent getting you up to speed with the math that they use for the rest of the text. The way they explain the math is SO easy. However, if you are looking for a study guide with CALCULUS based explainations, this is not the book you need. Easy read, worth the money. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Physics    2. Physics (General)    3. Science    4. Science/Mathematics    5. Solid State Physics    6. Study & Teaching    7. Science / Solid State Physics   


17. Homework Helpers: Chemistry
by Career Press
Paperback (March, 2004)
list price: $14.99 -- our price: $10.64
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Isbn: 1564147215
Sales Rank: 193361
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Superb Help Book !
This is a truly remarkable book. It is as if the author is sitting right next to you and listening to your mind as you read page after page and as questions arise in your mind, the answers begin to unfold. The author anticipates them and answers them.
5-0 out of 5 stars love it! very helpful!
i'm taking an honors course for Chemistry and i'm only a freshman so that was extremely hard but with this book it really helped explain things and i loved his examples cuz even if you didn't get the scientific reasoning at first, you'll get it by his real-life examples. Also, i love his little tests after every mini-chapter and then a unit test. that was extremely helpful. all in all, the book was worth it and its probably a better book than Idiot's cuz it's actually in a format of how a teacher would teach you it so it's easy to understand and its more reliable cuz u know your teacher is going to teach it just like that since he's a teacher himself. get this book! you won't be disappointed! picture models are included to help understand topics as well as answers and explanations to answers for the tests! ... Read more

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18. Biology: A Self-Teaching Guide, 2nd edition
by Wiley
Paperback (15 August, 2002)
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Isbn: 0471223301
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to learn, great reference for college biology
I found this book to help me to clarify the concepts learned in my biology textbook.Cell biology, Evolution, Origin of Life and Animal Physiology were explained with simple language.It was actually more enjoyable to read then my textbook.What I really found outstanding was the following which I got on amazon--
5-0 out of 5 stars Best Biology Book Ever Written
For the money you can't beat Steven Daniel Garber's biology book, "Biology: A Self-Teaching Guide."He has done what virtually no one has ever been able to do.Explain biology in clear, succinct, beautiful brushstrokes that actually get each and every important concept and term across to both the casual reader and the frantic student trying to cram before the next exam.Garber has a knack for telling a story.Any story.Be it about insect blood or about impulses traveling down a nerve cell.He only says what the reader must know.No frills.But he always says it beautifully.In a manner that actually makes this book hard to put down.Now tell me the same thing about another biology book in the history of the world.I'll bet you can't.He's the best technical writer ever.And I mean ever.

5-0 out of 5 stars Biology: A Self-Teaching Guide
Clear, succinct, explains everything really well.I wish all my texts were this easy to understand. ... Read more

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19. Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide, Sixth Edition
by Wiley
Paperback (19 February, 2004)
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Isbn: 0471265187
Sales Rank: 39032
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars good introduction, but....
This book is a good introduction to astronomy, but, they put the answers for all the tests right next to (and often directly underneath) the questions. That makes it very hard to take the tests sincerely because it's so easy to accidentally glance at the answers.

5-0 out of 5 stars a nice little book for intro to astronomy
Obviously there are no people who are completely clueless about astronomy since we all were taught as children (at least I was) about the planets in our solar system and about other galaxies.Beyond that most people would not know much about astronomy;which is where this nice little book comes in handy.It has enough information on astronomy subjects without mathematics and without being textbook-like. I think the value of this book is the combination of illustrations and text thatstimulate an interest to explore the topics(in another, more extensive book)if this is so desired. And if not, then it is still a good overview of astronomy.Good book for the price!

1-0 out of 5 stars Yet another deceptive book...
Wanting to teach myself a little astronomy, I purchased this book, since it somehow had acquired a noble status among similar literature. Upon receiving the book and looking through it, I simply wondered "how?". It seems that most books of this type suffer from similar defects. The design seems to be based off a children's activity book. Wide margins, plentiful empty, white space, and text that is big and ugly. Is it possible to publish a book of this purpose with a crisp, small font, several paragraphs per page, and clean, sharp diagrams/illustrations? Apparently not. Perhaps I'm alone in desiring an efficient, textbook-like layout. It seems possible that the complete text of this book could have been printed on 50 pages. Anyway, there's more. The book has been reprinted several times due to its popularity. Again, I'm at a loss for why. Though the cover, perhaps, has changed, the photos that litter its pages, seem to have not. Imagine for a moment taking a photo of Jupiter through a sheet of black tracing paper. Now imagine the resultant sharpness and resolution. Breathtaking, no? The overall quality of diagrams, illustrations, and photos is woeful. Lastly, this book, in sharing the rudiments of astronomical science felt compelled to discuss the wonderful world of SETI!!! SETI is a money-sucking escapade in speculative failure.This book, as most others do, discussess the pseudo-scientific merits of the SETI program, complete with reproductions of the diagrams we've sent along into outer space of a generic ( though peaceful looking), naked man and woman.Hmmm...You will find some science in this book, but if you hope to master the basics of astronomy and take part in an honest discussion regarding the limited understanding we still have of many things universal, I recommend looking elsewhere. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Astronomy    2. Astronomy (General)    3. Astronomy - General    4. Science    5. Science/Mathematics    6. Star Observation    7. Study & Teaching    8. Popular astronomy    9. Science / Astronomy   


20. The Art of Teaching Science: Inquiry and Innovation in Middle School and High School
by Oxford University Press, USA
Paperback
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Isbn: 0195155335
Sales Rank: 439144
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Best Investment I've Made in a Long Time!
Research based and gives lots of case studies that illustrate
5-0 out of 5 stars The Art of Teaching Science
The Art of Teaching Science is a wonderful resource for middle and secondary science teachers. The book recognizes good teaching as a creative and experiential process and it provides young educators with a framework for innovative teaching.The hands-on, minds-on activities provide useful examples of how inquiry-based experiences can help improve our students understanding and enjoyment of science. It is well worth the read.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Treasure Trove!
Hassard is at it again! Having been one of the pioneers in exploring the application of technology in the teaching of science in his earlier books, such as Science as Inquiry and Minds on Science, Hassard's The Art of Teaching Science is a compendium containing all that a science educator needs to be fully current and effective.
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