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141. Heath Geometry: An Integrated
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142. Geometry : Explorations and Applications
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143. Real World Math : Money and Other
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144. Mathematics Concepts and Skills:
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145. Algebra 1/2: An Incremental Development
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146. .Hack: //Legend of the Twilight,
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147. Stem Cell Research: Medical Applications
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148. Roadmap to the MCAS Grade 10 Math
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149. Chemistry: The Physical Setting
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150. How the Body Works/100 Ways Parents
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151. Algebra 1
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152. Geometry: Concepts and Skills
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153. Laboratory Experiments for Advanced
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154. Prentice Hall Middle Grades Math:
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155. Algebra 2 and Trigonometry
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156. Guide to Microlife
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157. Addison-Wesley Mathematics: Grade
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158. The Story of Science, Book Two:
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159. Math Thematics: Book2
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160. Gregor Mendel: And the Roots of

141. Heath Geometry: An Integrated Approach
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Asin: 066945530X
Catlog: Book (1998-01-01)
Publisher: Mcdougal Littell/Houghton Mifflin
Sales Rank: 357290
Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars Go away!
This book sucks. Period. I repeat, IT IS HORRIBLE! I have found so many grammar errors, and even MATH ERRORS. If they're supposed to be teaching us the stuff, how can they get it wrong? Also, this is aimed at like 15 year olds, maybe they shouldn't have it worded like it was a college textbook. On top of all that, they explain things in the most confusing way possible, and usually don't explain it enough. I hate this book, it sucks, sucks, sucks, sucks! I advise you, do not get it. You'll be sorry.

1-0 out of 5 stars i dont like geometry
i think geometry is boring, this book needs to make it exciting, like... it needs... fire, and maybe some dancing chimps. Maybe i'm just special.

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to learn!
Last year, "Heath Geometry: An Integrated Approach" was used as the text for my mathematics course, Unified Geometry. When using this book, I felt that it was very easy to learn from and I thought that it explained the material well. I was absent from class on several occasions last year and I had no trouble figuring out the homework. To me, that is the test of a good math book -- whether or not the student can understand it without the teacher's help. I was very disappointed with the McDougal-Littell Algebra book because I had no idea what was going on, but this Geometry book was perfect. It shows the student exactly what to do and how to do it; it also covers the material needed for taking the ACT examination. I recommend this Geometry textbook to school districts and math students everywhere. Thanks to this book, Geometry was the best (easiest) math class ever!

1-0 out of 5 stars don't waste your time with this one......
This is a horrible geometry book. It is not good at explaining the proofs. Don't waste your time with this book. ... Read more


142. Geometry : Explorations and Applications
by Aichele
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Asin: 0395722853
Catlog: Book (1997-02-01)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Sales Rank: 339895
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The perfect one!
Now this is type of Geometry book it should be. More examples, answer key, and a glossary. Unlike that complicated Michael Serra Geometry book from hell. ... Read more


143. Real World Math : Money and Other Numbers in Your Life
by Donna Guthrie, Jan Stiles, Robyn Kline, J. Stiles
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Asin: 0761302514
Catlog: Book (1998-04-01)
Publisher: Millbrook Press
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Real World Math
Don't let the cover of this book fool you. At first glance, the cartoon characters and fun design give the impression that this book is intended for young audiences as a basic math primer with real-world examples and applications. It's not. In fact, a more apt name for this book might be: Surviving the Real World: Managing the Money in Your Life, and it is suited to an audience of eighth graders and up, with many examples that will appeal to high school juniors and seniors. The authors do a good job of presenting the major events in a person's life that require money management skills. These include: opening and using a checking or savings account; the uses and abuses of credit; purchasing and maintaining a vehicle; paying for higher education; investing; renting; and creating a budget. The chapters devoted to each of these topics include easy-to-relate to scenarios in order to teach the value of money management skills. For example, we learn how Josh can save more than $200 dollars on prom night by reviewing his before and after budget; and, we feel relief for Kate after she finds help and overcomes debt after maxing out her credit cards in her first year of college. In many of these chapters, the authors include a box that lists the major terms and jargon of each industry. Readers learn how to 'Speak' bank, car buying, credit, rent, and more. An especially important aspect of this book is the emphasis not only on how to manage money, but also on how to think about money. The authors mix in a good dose of frugality with their math formulas. Readers are constantly cautioned to think about the long term costs of making a purchase; in fact, a whole chapter is devoted to shopping for bargains, using coupons, and most importantly, using self discipline when spending. The authors employ their own variant of K.I.S.S. (keep it simple, stupid) with K.I.C.S. (keep it cheap and simple). From there they list a number of ways to save money day-to-day, such as eating dinner at home and going out for only dessert, or having a VCR party at home with friends instead of paying for a movie ticket, that eventually turns into huge savings What this book lacks in depth it makes up for in breadth and a good resources section at the end for further reading. It's an excellent first introduction to money management in real world situations. ... Read more


144. Mathematics Concepts and Skills: Course 2, California Middle School Teacher's Edition
by Ron Larson
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145. Algebra 1/2: An Incremental Development (Solutions Manual)
by John H., Jr. Saxon
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Catlog: Book (1997-06-01)
Publisher: Saxon Pub
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146. .Hack: //Legend of the Twilight, Vol. 2
by Tatsuya Hamazaki, Rei Izumi
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Catlog: Book (2003-12-01)
Publisher: TokyoPop
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Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Before or After
What really interested me was that the manga (book) was actually made before the anime and games in Japan.

4-0 out of 5 stars .hack jr.
Volume two of the manga series picks up two themes that appear in other .hacl media, with a twist, of course. Shugo finds his own aura look-alike - Zefie. Unlike Aura, Zefie has a strong personality that makes several members of the team, particularly Reina, uncomfortable around her. Vagrant AI like Zefie are rare, and their behavior is unpredictable. She turns out to have some surprising powers.

The presence of Zefie and Shugo's bracelet cause a stir back in the management of The World. Sure enough, a new version of the Crimson Knights, now the Cobalt Knights appear on the scene, led by Kamui Shibayama. They are corporate, not volunteer, and carry out a policy of "if you can't control it - delete it." In no time at all they are at odds with Shugo and Reina.

Of all the .hack genre, I find the manga the most disappointing so far. The story is pitched at a much younger audience than the 13+ that it is marked. It is a replay of several of the original .hack themes set several years after the other storys are completed. So while this series is a pleasant read, it doesn't live up to the almost introspective approach that even the game uses. Nor does it reflect any more light on the series as a whole.

.hack fans will want the manga series on general principles, but for the casually interested, the anime series is a better introductions. That or the game itself.

5-0 out of 5 stars Hooked!
This manga helps you to understand the .Hack series although i would suggest getting the game first it realy doesnt matter. I was hooked the day i bought the first book i finished it that day. although the animation is sd it fits the story somewhat. This is a must have on your manga shelf!

5-0 out of 5 stars kewl
I bought the first and second book to this series and i just love it! The drawings are so cute! *huggles her manga* ... Read more


147. Stem Cell Research: Medical Applications and Ethical Controversy (New Biology)
by Joseph, Ph.D. Panno
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Catlog: Book (2004-10-01)
Publisher: Facts on File
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148. Roadmap to the MCAS Grade 10 Math
by Jeff Rubenstein
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Catlog: Book (2003-11-18)
Publisher: Princeton Review
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If Students Need to Know It, It’s in This Book
This book develops the math skills of high school students. It fosters
skill mastery that helps them succeed both in school and on the
Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS).

Why The Princeton Review?
We have more than 20 years of experience helping students master
the skills needed to excel on standardized tests. Each year we help
more than 2 million students score higher and earn better grades.

We Know the Massachusetts Comprehensive
Assessment System
Our experts at The Princeton Review have analyzed the MCAS, and this book provides the most up-to-date,
thoroughly researched information possible. We break down the test into its individual skills to familiarize
students with the test’s structure while increasing their overall skill level.

We Get Results
We know what it takes to succeed in the classroom and on tests. This book includes strategies that are proven to improve student performance. We provide

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149. Chemistry: The Physical Setting : Brief Review for New York 2005 edition
by Patrick Kavanah
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150. How the Body Works/100 Ways Parents and Kids Can Share the Miracle of the Human Body
by Steve Parker
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Catlog: Book (1994-08-01)
Publisher: Reader's Digest Association
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Here are the basic facts about the complex and amazing machine that is the human body. Hundreds of practical, safe experiments help the whole family learn by doing. An educational and entertaining way to learn the secrets of the body. For ages 8-14. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Bridge To Help You & Your Child Learn In a Fun Way
I had the privilege of using this book as a guideline for teaching a group of "home school" youngsters from 1st-9th grade.Science can be a scary subject to those of us who remember the mean and fiercephysics/chemistry/biology teacher.Mr. Parker makes science enjoyable andexciting creating a feeling of glad anticipation for the next lesson.Theexperiments are easy and help the children visually see the workings ofthis majestic creation called the human body.My students specificallyenjoyed the experiment having to do with how the inner ear works.Pleasedo yourself and your kids a favor by buying this book.You will learn tolove science for the first time in your life. ... Read more


151. Algebra 1
by Stanley A. Smith, Randall I. Charles, John A. Dossey, Marvin L. Bittinger
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Catlog: Book (2001-06-01)
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Algebra 1
Great text book for school, has helped me a lot. Very self-explanitory. ... Read more


152. Geometry: Concepts and Skills
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Asin: 0618087583
Catlog: Book (2001-10-01)
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153. Laboratory Experiments for Advanced Placement Chemistry
by Sally Ann Vonderbrink
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Asin: 187799135X
Catlog: Book (1995-01-01)
Publisher: Flinn Scientific
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154. Prentice Hall Middle Grades Math: Tools for Success Course 3
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Catlog: Book (1997-07-01)
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155. Algebra 2 and Trigonometry
by Dolciani
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Asin: 0395535921
Catlog: Book (1992)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Sales Rank: 420332
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars This book is great
I think this book was great and i am just a high school freshman. (...) It is not at the fault of the book if children do not study it becuase if you did in a matter of moments you would undertsand evything, yet they don't it is there lost and no one else's!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, solid math foundation
Mary P. has done it again. I'm a homeschooling Dad with degrees in computer science and mathematics. My dad is a high school math teacher of 30 years experience. Neither of us has ever seen a better treatment for high school of this subject. My daughter was confused by Saxon's methods and explanations, went over to the Dolciani book, and says "Oh, that's how you do it!". Also a more rigorous and in depth treatment than Abeka's Algebra 2. My only complaint/wish was that the computer programming aspects of the exercises were done for C rather than Basic or Pascal, but that's easily fixed by anyone that knows C.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Algebra book for high school
I had an earlier (1980) edition of this book during my high school days. I remember the class fondly. I still occassionally reference the book now 20 years later and it still seems well written, cogent, and an excellent book to cover the subject matter. I do agree that this is not spoon feeding material, but for teachers who really want to convey the subject matter and for children who have the prerequisite math skills and any interest in math, I think this book is right on target.

1-0 out of 5 stars Generator of Math Phobias
Generator of math phobias

This book deserves MINUS 5 stars.

I assume that this is the same book Algebra 2 and Trig by Dolciani, Graham, Swanson and Sharron inflicted on my child a decage or so ago. If not it is a later edition, the changes made after the demise of Mary Dolciani, but most likely written in the same style.

Algebra is easy. Unfortunately for our children, D (for Dolciani et al) presents algebra in a manner that makes it difficult for children to understand. The book has simple topics presented in unnecessarily difficult ways as well as difficult concepts which do not belong in a high school book. These unnecessary difficulties are important contributory causes as to why many pupils, even smart pupils, have difficulty with this course; these unnecessary difficulties mislead pupils into thinking that they are dumb or that math is not for them. Many pupils, even smart pupils, are guided away from the combined Algebra 2 / Trig course to the slow track two year sequence of the Algebra II course and the Trigonometry course in order to avoid the unnecessary difficulties of this book.

My view is that it is the job of teachers and textbook writers to simplify the material and present it in a manner that is easy to understand. It is also my view that it is the job of textbook to provide pupils with (i) understanding based explanations of the material, (ii) explanations as to how to use the material, together with (iii) motivation for and applications of the material. In addition, if a topic is presented in a textbook, it should be presented in a serious way. D completely disagrees with me. She was under no such obligations. Instead, D often presents algebra in a manner that is unnecessarily complicated and confusing, devoid of motivation and applications. This textbook presents many topics in superficial ways which must result in the pupils gaining superficial understanding. No wonder students forget most of it over the summer. The Pre-calculus textbook authors realize this; this is why they repeat much of the Algebra 2/ Trig material in the Pre-calculus textbook.

The best analysis I have seen of the state of math education in the public schools was the report "The Underachieving Curriculum" This international survey concludes that the main problem with precollege math education in the U.S. is the overly fragmented, overly repetitious, underachieving curriculum. Dolciani's book both fits and perpetuates this description all too well. There is less algebra material taught in 3 quarters in the "fast" track Algebra II/Trig course today than was taught in the 2 quarter Intermediate Algebra course in the early 1950's. Many students take Chemistry along with Algebra II/Trig, but the mathematics from Dolciani's books is not sufficient for high school chemistry courses. This is why the chemistry teachers have to teach math in the Chemistry course.

A contributory factor to the failure of many students in college calculus classes is that the students do not read their textbooks (other than reading the prototype examples). Dolciani's unreadable books have probably inculcated this habit of not reading math books in millions of students.

At the request of the Prince George's county public school system (in Maryland), a series of discussions were held by college faculty members on the topic: What contributes to the failure of college freshmen? The participants in the initial discussions were faculty members (who have much connection with freshmen) from 10 departments on my campus (Univ. of MD, College Park, MD), together with high school teachers and college freshmen). The main conclusion was that: "The overemphasis on testing, skill development, and fact content, etc. [in high school] seems to have inhibited [student] interest in learning, motivation, ability to work with and enjoy ideas, use creativity and attain satisfaction from an educational experience." Dolciani's book both fits and perpetuates this description all too well.

Dolciani was the chief author of a set of high school mathematics textbooks --The "new math" of the 1960's. Her books have been the best selling texts of the past 35 years. Most of the other texts written in the 70s and 80s were semi-clones of her books. As such these books deserve much of the blame for American high school pupils learning less mathematics than pupils all over the world. The wide spread use of this book for a 35 years reminds me of the story of the emperor's new clothes.

These books have generated math anxiety and math phobia and loss of self-confidence in millions of American pupils during the past 35 years. Pupils' low level of learning algebra from these books resulted in teachers, guidance counselors, parents and the pupils themselves greatly underestimating the pupils' ability to learn math. This has resulted in many college students unnecessarily avoiding engineering and science courses.

If, back in the 1960's, an "evil empire" had succeeded in smuggling a "mole" into the U.S. with the task of sabotaging the mathematics education of our children, it is hard for me to imagine what he/she might have done that would have been more damaging than Dolciani's set of mathematics books. ... Read more


156. Guide to Microlife
by Kenneth G. Rainis, Bruce J. Russell
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Asin: 0531112667
Catlog: Book (1996-09-01)
Publisher: Franklin Watts, Incorporated
Sales Rank: 97833
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Guide to Microlife
I went looking for a good reference book for teaching my high school students about the "lower" Kingdoms (Monera, and Protista). This is an exceptional book for just that purpose. The organization is good, there are lots of excellent photos and diagrams to assist students with identifications. The simplicity of the book in terms of "just enough information" is what makes it such a valuable reference. I would highly recommend it for any science classroom.

4-0 out of 5 stars Approx 200 good colour photos of major species
An excellent book for the amateur scientist or middle/high school students. Good colour photos make identification fairly easy and stimulate further exploration. One major omission is a description of the habits of the various species. `What does it feed on ?` Enquiring students want to know, and it would be helpful to have all the basic information in a single book.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent photographic guide to use with students.
I teach biology but my background is not micro. I loved this book because it allowed me to help students identify 90% of the specimens found in pond water. It has a "where to look for" and "what to look for" section for each organism and also interesting facts. Another useful section is the appendix describing collection techniques. I recommend it for teachers of secondary students.

3-0 out of 5 stars A good start...
Those of us who love looking at critters under a microscope definitely needed a book like this, a field guide to freshwater microfauna. This book provides stunningly beautiful photographs, useful hints on how and where to find the organisms and how to prepare them for observation, and so-so pen-and-ink sketches of the organisms. My main complaint is that the book doesn't go far enough and doesn't tell us enough. This is mainly noticeable in the tables where "Other Information" is provided along with each organism pictured. The information given is usually only the size of the organism, which is moderately useful (my microscope has no measuring device attached and I imagine most amateurs have the same problem), and occasionally another comment. Much more information should go here. For example, under Dero, the common freshwater Oligochaete, there is no mention of its ciliated anal gills, one of its most distinctive characteristics. A few comments about how to distinguish organism A from similar organisms B, C, and D would be very useful. In the planarian section, the drawings and information provided are too sketchy to be helpful. I have found about five freshwater turbellarians in the water here on Guam that I would love to identify, and I found I couldn't use this chart at all. So, this book is a good start, a good beginning, and in the next edition I would like to see a lot more organisms and a lot more information about the organisms!

5-0 out of 5 stars It is a thorough book.
I liked this book because it contains information about many microorganisms. If you want to know exactly what you are looking at under the microscope, this book is for you. It is easy to find certain species by using the front pages of the book and the side because the four sections are color-coded. ... Read more


157. Addison-Wesley Mathematics: Grade 7
by Robert E. Eicholz, Sharon L. Young, Phares G. O'Daffer, Carne S. Barnett, Randall I. Charles
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Catlog: Book (1995-01-01)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Pub (Sd)
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158. The Story of Science, Book Two: Newton at the Center
by Joy Hakim
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A journey into the wonders of science from Joy Hakim, the best-selling author of A History of US.

The story of science continues with the reclusive Copernicus and his astounding theory that the sun is at the center of the universe, and closes with the basics of atomic theory, offering intriguing portraits of the scientists who built on each other's theories in their tireless pursuit of answers. 300 color photographs, illustrations, and maps.

  • Individual volumes in the series can be read as a set or individually
  • Each book packed with 256 pages of thought-provoking ideas, math and science concepts, history and literature
  • Character- and idea-driven narratives that read like an adventure story
  • 300 illustrations in each book, including original art and contemporary photographs
  • Sidebars highlight fascinating facts and ideas of related interest
  • Call-outs define unfamiliar words and build vocabulary
  • Suggestions for further reading on many topics
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159. Math Thematics: Book2
by Littell McDougal
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Catlog: Book (1998-03-01)
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Sales Rank: 70287
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars My 7th Grade Math Book
Math Thematics Book 2 is my 7th grade math book, I am in Trans Math and so my class is able to move quickly through the book, the Math 7 class is going slowly. (Page 287 versus page 215) In this math book you are able to move unhurriedly or rapidly and that matters. I think that this book is good because it teaches such a broad range of mathematical techniques and new ideas. Last January I took the SAT (the real college-bound senior's test) and I got a pretty good score on the mathematical section, even though I'm not much of a math person. The only two things I don't like about the book are: 1) I don't know when I will have to use the problem: 10x-(-6)*17n (as an example) and 2) I truly don't like the way it incorporates things such as the search and rescue team having to go 5 miles to the site and if they are going 67 mph but they have to go 2 miles out of their way.... I just want to learn the math, you know? I don't care what the search and rescue team needs to know to get to the site of the accident. Overall, though, I think that Math Thematics Book 2 is a good math book and I'm learning a lot so I can be in Algebra next year. ... Read more


160. Gregor Mendel: And the Roots of Genetics (Oxford Portraits in Science)
by Edward Edelson
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Catlog: Book (2001-09-01)
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When Gregor Mendel passed away in 1884, not a single scholar recognized his epochal contributions to biology. The unassuming abbot of the Augustinian monastery in Brno (in today's Czech Republic) was rediscovered at the turn of the century when scientists were stunned to learn that their findings about inheritance had already been made by an unknown monk three decades earlier. A dedicated researcher who spent every spare hour in the study of the natural sciences, Mendel devised a series of brilliantly simple experiments using a plant easily grown on the monastery's grounds--the garden pea. In the course of just a few years he made the famous discoveries that later became the centerpiece of the science of heredity. In an entertaining and thoroughly informed narrative, Edward Edelson traces Mendel's life from his humble origins to his posthumous fame, giving us both a brief introduction to the fascinating science of genetics and an inspired account of what a modest man can accomplish with dedication and ingenuity.

Oxford Portraits in Science is an ongoing series of scientific biographies for young adults. Written by top scholars and writers, each biography examines the personality of its subject as well as the thought process leading to his or her discoveries. These illustrated biographies combine accessible technical information with compelling personal stories to portray the scientists whose work has shaped our understanding of the natural world. ... Read more


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