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  1. Exploring the World of Biology: From Mushrooms to   Complex Life Forms
    Exploring the World of Biology: From Mushrooms to Complex Life Forms
    John Tiner
    Master Books / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $9.49 Retail: $13.99 Save 32% ($4.50)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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  1. NM
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    I really like this book so far.
    August 16, 2012
    Minnie676
    NM
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I am really enjoying this book so far. We end up looking up youtube videos to watch to remember more of what we read. We dissected a mushroom, and we just make up things as we go along that go along with the lessons and readings in the book.
  2. US
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A solid biology textbook
    April 26, 2011
    c miley
    US
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Here are some various observations I made:

    --There are 14 chapters that are approximately 10 pages each, ranging from microscopic organisms to mammals.

    --Although it is listed as a middle school text, it can be used and adapted for different ages and skill levels.

    --Each chapter contains an 'Explore More' section, which includes questions, discussion ideas, and research options.

    --All of the pictures and illustrations are in black and white. This was a concern initially, since my boys really seem to be drawn in to the colorful pictures that generally accompany science texts. However, this seemed to be less important as I read the material, and the illustrations were still well done. I also realized that having black and while illustrations was probably the primary the cost of the book was so low.

    --The material was evolution free and had an underlying scriptural focus. The NIV translation was used for all of the Bible references.

    I think what I liked most about Exploring the World of Biology was that it covered the basics in a thorough manner scientifically, but it also focused on the stories of the people and the discoveries involved. History was included in a very natural manner, and not simply as an add on piece of information. It is the first science book that I have reviewed that I can realistically see myself being able to use and adapt with each of my boys, ranging from 1st to 9th grades. It is very well written and user-friendly. I'm pretty sure at this point that this is the direction we will go in for the next school year.

    Disclaimer: I received a complementary copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes.
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