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Other What's the best highschool biology book?

  1. Aug 27, 2015 #1
    What's a good comprehensive book for a highschool student on biology that has never studied the subject before?

    (Campbell seems to be college/university-level so I can't touch that)
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  3. Aug 27, 2015 #2
    IMO Cambell would be the equivalent of a typical AP biology course.

    MY junior college uses it and a kid i tutor in math also use it.

    I read parts myself and it was not a hard read.
  4. Aug 27, 2015 #3
    Thank you, I'd like to hear opinions from other people still.

    I'd also welcome their opinions on the book http://www.amazon.co.uk/372/dp/1464136394
  5. Aug 27, 2015 #4
    "Life: The Science of Biology" by Sadava et al. is another great textbook for the introductory biology course. If you are interested in the cell & molecular biology, I strongly recommend "Essential Cell Biology" by Bruce Alberts et al. That book can be read by motivated high-school student, and it assumes no foundational knowledge in the biology.
  6. Aug 27, 2015 #5
    Can that book by Sadava be read by a highschool student too?
  7. Aug 27, 2015 #6


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    You can try it and see if you like it. It's pretty easy, I don't imagine one needs much more than an 8th or 10th grade background to read it.
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