Genetics: Analysis and Principles is a one-semester, introductory genetics textbook that takes an experimental approach to understanding genetics. By weaving one or two experiments into the narrative of each chapter, students can simultaneously explore the scientific method and understand the genetic principles that have been learned from these experiments.
Rob Brooker, author of market leading texts in Genetics and Intro Biology for majors, brings his clear and accessible writing style to this new edition.
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Great book if you're severely manic.
By Eric Days on Oct 23, 2012
The author of this book clearly knows his stuff. But it reads like he's giving a monolog during the third day of a crack binge. It is so disorganized, I find myself having to read passages four or five times in order to establish a conceptual framework for the material being discussed. Look, I understand that genetics is an emerging science and that the field and sub-fields have a lot of big holes that are actively being filled in. But it is still possible to present the material in a straightforward and systematized fashion. Ugh... My advice to anyone who gets stuck with this book is to scan each section first, then read through one or two subheadings before you actually start reading a subheading critically and taking notes. And if your instructor requires you to know about the experiments that are discussed, skip those and go back to them later because they don't actually help you understand the other material. Then cross-reference any unclear points from another textbook, or the interweb.
Great book for introducing yourself to genetics
By Justin on Jan 08, 2013
Best selling genetics textbook for a reason. This made genetics an easy A for me. It takes the scary out of what many consider a difficult (undergrad) biology course. He leaves a lot of holes (that only an advanced genetics student would notice) but this text is meant for intro type genetics courses (still 4xx/4xxx level) not advanced genetics or human genetics. If you like Brooker's Biology textbook you'll enjoy this. Not sure why one reviewer thought it was poorly written/organized. Are you sure you are referring to his 4th edition? First 3 editions maybe, but not this one.
By Kyle Irland on Mar 21, 2013
This book is up to the standards of most college textbooks out there. That said, it is packed with good information and graphical figures but never a joy to read.
By Garrett on Apr 28, 2012
This is a good introductory genetics book. It covers all the basic of the subject areas well. I had this book for a genetics class and found the book accessible.
Best textbook I own
By Lawrence Ramirez on Jul 15, 2014
This is the e book that will make me buy more e textbooks down the road. You can easily search for terms, how ofteh they come up, how they are relevant to later and prior material, highlight, and share notes with others. The Amazon e book format is great . The book itself does a great job on explaining material with good diagrams as well. Also look at McGraw Hills website for free quizes
By Meriah R. on Jul 04, 2014
It's a great textbook - very interesting and easy to understand. I wanted to keep it!
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By Courtney on Jun 16, 2014
Book was delivered within two days, which I needed it right away. Book is in great condition and I intend on keeping it that way so others will be just as satisfied. Won't rent books any other way now
Genetics: Analysis and Principles
By Aaron on May 13, 2014
A great textbook, the material is easy to understand and clearly explained. I plan on reading the chapters that were not covered in class just because the material was presented so well.
By Robert M Glad on Mar 28, 2014
Bought textbook for my granddaughter. She stated this was a great help in her work. But expensive for a textbook.
By A. Andrea on Nov 27, 2013
Boring, yet insightful. It is not quite organized the way I would have hoped. There are paragraphs that are difficult to understand with the pictures.