Giancoli Physics : Principles and Applications has got really great reviews on Amazon, and it is recommended on the Collegeboard website for AP Physics. I was excitedly going to buy it. Recently, some members here said that this book is worthless and crap. I definitely trust those memebers' opinions more than Amazon's reviews.That made me so hesitant and hopeless as I'm in a desperate need of finding a decent algebra based textbook, and I don't have time right now to study calculus. Should I just buy it? Could you tell me what's your opinions in this book ? Is there any alternative ? I appreciate this wonderful community and thanks in advance.