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There isn't enough figures or examples supporting the text. Extra Writing Extra. This book is very easy to be divided into smaller reading sections for sure due to its special structure. Chemistry and Life Chapter 3: The list of figures does not correspond to the six figures included in the text. Areas that are left out of this text include: August at 6:
The outline style of the text makes it easy to find topics. I don't have an issue with the logical order of the topics. However, Section 6 "Cell" and Section 15 "Genetics" appear to be major headings and the following chapters are subsection of the major topic. The authors use of the same numbering between these headings and the other chapters makes for a slightly awkward flow. The lack of figures makes the interface easy. The text is in a straightforward style, thus easy to read.
I did not notice anything offensive. The lack of examples helps the text steer away from controversial topics. This book I think is a helpful outline of an introductory course. It can help an instructor who is unsure about the topics that should be covered. It isn't comprehensive enough to be a stand alone resource for a class. While the text covers a multitude of topics, it doesn't give the details often required for thorough understanding.
I do not agree with citing Wikipedia as a scientist, because of the ability to edit the information. I learned it was always best to use peer reviewed materials. The text is more of a bulleted list of topics that doesn't seem to need the majority of the sub-categories and is sometimes redundant in placement of the material.
Text seems consistent but has details in some sections, and rather vague in others to be considered a general biology text. Short bullet points help, and it seems very helpful as a study guide for something larger with more in depth discussions. This book covers almost every topic that biology major students should know, however, it misses information in every topic.
In another word, it tries to cover everything but failed to cover everything in detailed, especially it misses some In another word, it tries to cover everything but failed to cover everything in detailed, especially it misses some important information that a regular textbook should contain. It more looks like a study guide for test instead of a learning material. It tells you what type of information you should know, however, you probably have to search more detailed information in each unit somewhere else.
Content appeared to be accurate for me.
Probably it needs to be added more updated knowledge in a newer version. This book is not up-dated as I mentioned above. It definitely can be added more update information as the progress of the technology. However, this book is easy to be updated by any instructors with newer and more information in their own manner due to the special structure of this book. Some concepts should be explained with more words and sentences.
This textbook is somewhat inconsistent. As for the structure, some chapters contains more information than other chapters. In another word, some chapters use a bullets format, but the others use a paragraph format and try to explain more detailed information.
This book is very easy to be divided into smaller reading sections for sure due to its special structure. It is easy to reorganized and realigned by any instructor based on how he or she wants to structure his or her course. The topics in the text are presented in a logical order, however, it can use more subunit under each chapter to make this textbook look more organized.
This book does not contain too many figures. It might be a good way in some purpose, for example, you only want to use this book as a study guide.
However, as a real textbook, it definitely needs more graphs and figures to improve the readability of this textbook. This book is not culturally insensitive or offensive in any way. This textbook can be good or bad for you depends on how you want to use it and in which way. It is more like a quick study review for general biology instead of a regular textbook.
As I mentioned above, if you want to quickly go through every topic covered by general biology in a really basic level, this book can be useful for you. However, if you want more detailed information and use this book as a main textbook resource for your two semester length course, this book is not your best choice. The text covers most subjects of general biology.
Because it is very concise using bullets in many places , not many information is included. The knowledge depth is not adequate for a real textbook. Content appears accurate. DNA sequencing section may need to be updated with next generation sequencing information. The text is too short. It does not contain enough information to be a textbook. It can be useful for quick review for exams.
Certain chapters and paragraphs are clear and contain enough information. However, most of the text does not contain enough information, largely due to the fact that this book is more like a summary of various topics in biology, not a real textbook. The text is not consistent in terms of style, formatting, clarity, and information provided.
For instance, only practice questions are provided for a couple of topics. The text uses a bullet point style, which makes the modularity very clear. However, by doing so, lots of information is omitted. The topics are divided into chapters only. It can be improved if the chapters are organized by units. There are some grammatical errors, such as misspellings, extra words or numbers, and incorrect use of plurals.
Formats are not consistent. This book print copy should be subsidized or made available free for developing countries. Gilead, Hexal, MSD etc, thanks for this wonderful opportunity. We students in developing countries would really appreciate. How to get the book?
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November at May at This book should be subsidized or made available for developing countries. April at 5: March at Excellent book to understand concepts and latest updates in field of HiV. February at 9: In general the writing is clear, concise, and accessible.
There is good use of analogy to get concepts across. I thought using ATP "dollars" to pay the cell's "energy bill" was effective. Difficult concepts such as acid-base balance in Chapter 3 and glycolysis and the Krebs Cycle in Chapter 7 were well done. There is some confusion over the "levels of complexity" on which the text is based. Figure 1 in Chapter 1 shows 6 levels but in the text 10 levels are discussed. The reader is left to ponder whether subatomic particles or atoms are the starting point, where "organelles" fit in exactly, and is there a difference between the molecular level and macromolecular level.
This problem could be addressed with a fuller discussion of how these levels historically evolved, as we now know more clearly from the molecular clock, astrobiology, and the genomic "Tree of Life" work.
There are minor technical issues with text consistency. The references to figures in the various chapters vary. Some chapters have only "figure" to designate call-outs while other chapters have numbered figures. In one case a chapter Chapter 8 had "objectives. The other chapters did not. Some chapters had a summary of what a student would learn, roughly tantamount to objectives. Others did not. Questions at the end of chapters were usually "review" questions but some chapters had "critically thinking questions.
This book is quite modular in that the chapters can stand by themselves. The sequence that systems are taught in a particular course could readily use most chapters in a different arrangement.
There is a logic to the organization of organic levels in the text, particularly the initial chapters on molecules and cells which are clearly the simplest levels. The rationale of why the digestive system is the first system to be discussed Chapter 5 is less obvious but each system is largely treated by itself so the sequence of systems was probably considered not of great concern.
I was surprised somewhat to come upon a chapter on Mitosis and Meiosis Chapter 13 , at the the cellular level, in between chapters on the Urinary and Reproductive organ systems, until I realized there was a reproductive connection. The text states that one of its goals is accessibility by students.
The art in this text is quite clear, interpretable, and well done.
However, there were significant problems with the QR coded links generally termed "Concepts in Action. Several loaded but had no content. This can be distracting.