This book really is a great guide. It has many visual pictures to help you understand concepts. It also to has guideline question you can choose to answer as you go along to see if you know the material. Also there are reviews and questions at the end of each chapter that is really helpful. There isnt anything I dont like about this book. I didnt like biology because I never understood it but now with this book it helps me understand ever concept that is given to me. I would recommend this book (Posted on 10/20/2017)
Overall I think this book is suitable for the average person who is taking an entry-level Biology class. It is written in such a way where it makes potentially complicated subjects easier to understand, but unfortunately this is also where its weakness lies. To give you an example, When our class was studying chlorophyll/cellular respiration the diagrams were oversimplified to the point where our professor had to give her own diagram to the class, so I had to dock one star for that bit.
I wanted to detract .5 of a star for personal taste (I prefer a more technical approach to the sciences with less fluff, which this book wasn't meant for that kind of student or professor), but it didn't seem fair to give this book an even lower score when the author really tries to get the average person interested in Biology. It is also important to note that I haven't went through the entire book (since my summer class does not cover all chapters).
Overall, I's a decent book that deserves a pollice verso in the upward position. (Posted on 7/29/2017)