Biological Sciences

and Brain Surgery - Do No Harm - Stories of Life
and Brain Surgery - Do No Harm - Stories of Life

Review: The first few chapters had me choosing something else to read as a brain sweep so that I'd be able to sleep! Later chapters were less frightening, or I had toughened up, and I could read as I wanted to - voraciously. It's well-written, brilliantly titled, accessible to the layman and puts the human back into doctor/surgeon. Read more

The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge A Radical History of Plants
The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge A Radical History of Plants

Review: Nobody gets 5 stars. It would take all of the striving out of doing anything. This book contains, among other things, a wonderful explanation of the recent evolution of human consciousness. It is written from an anthropological perspective, but is anything but droll and academic. There are some big words, but it is easy reading from the interest point of view. I think this book offers some insights for seekers who have experience with psychedelic intoxicants and for those of curious mind. Read more

and the Natural History Heist of the Century
and the Natural History Heist of the Century

Review: I have been a fly tyer and fly fisherman for 60 years.One book that I could relate too.Fly tying can become an addiction. For me,it helped to pay tuition for an undergraduate degree in Biology ,as well as ,a graduate degree in Medical Microbiology.I was from the old school,where you tied flies that were used to catch fish,either fresh or saltwater.I tried tying Salmon flies,but lacked skill and patience.I cranked out 12 dozen at one sitting,not 1 fly in 3 months.The book let me see the seedy sid... Read more

and the Universe Itself - On the Origins of Life
and the Universe Itself - On the Origins of Life

Review: This book may appeal to those who desire an armchair philosophy to wrap around their atheism,… but not to those expecting anything approaching a physics lecture, or even to those who have a familiarity with philosophy of mind, or philosophy of physics.

While I sympathize with the general ontology presented,… what Carroll calls “Poetic Naturalism”,… a kind scientific justified philosophy,…… the book itself is too verbose. It does not present enough physics detail to maintain interest. It d... Read more

Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature - The Red Queen
Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature - The Red Queen

Review: I enjoyed the very casual tone taken by the author in this book. Parts of it are conversational, but still delivery a highly academic discourse. I appreciated the breadth of arguments and examples put forth, and the last few segments are especially entertaining and engaging. Read more

Eastern/Central North America (Peterson Field Guides)
Eastern/Central North America (Peterson Field Guides)

Review: Good book. Wish it was written for more of a novice such as me but it does give the information I wanted. Was looking for the book to be a survival guide for an emergency or scouting, some parts were confusing but it did the job somewhat. Book would have been better if not written at an intermediate level. Read more

The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

Review: The first few chapters were interesting but after a while it became apparent that this was a 350-page book that was stretched to 700 pages by means of jargon, lack of focus, and way too much detail. I can understand that many people who work in this field might give it 5 stars. But for everyone else, it is definitely not a five star book and was not worthy of all the praise it received by certain book reviews, such as Kirkus. I remember reading an interview with a writer who said it was hard to ... Read more

A (ValuePack Only) - Pearson New International Edition
A (ValuePack Only) - Pearson New International Edition

Review: I bought this book because I bought a different edition of the class textbook and the newer version came with this book... halfway through my class I realized how helpful it was so I found it on here for pretty cheap... and it WAS helpful and still is... it's a great way to study and get through any level of college anatomy Read more

Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology Plus Mastering Biology with eText -- Access Card Package (5th Edition) (Simon et al.
Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology Plus Mastering Biology with eText -- Access Card Package (5th Edition) (Simon et al.

Review: Yes, I like text and 3-ring binder format of the pages is awesome, however; there is one big problem. The book is missing pages 49-76, which was a big problem as these pages encompassed the information on my first quiz. Not happy! Read more

Microbiology: An Introduction
Microbiology: An Introduction

Review: very informative book about microorganisms(bacteria, virus..) everywhere around us, you should read and get a broader view and understanding how those tiny features can cause us lots of diseases and how to prevent them, and other things related to microbiology. Read more

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