Biology Lab Books
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Would you like choices in the mix of lab topics and layout styles?
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Or maybe you are looking for some cost effective labs?
With our books we take the worries away and provide you with quality of content in your lab program. Our step-by-step approach allows your students to become self-directed. Our labs have been perfected in the classroom by more than 200,000 students. Our labs are easy to setup and maintain. Best of all, our labs are a fraction of the typical cost!.
How To Choose
There are three main differences in the books we offer:
- Layout Style
- Topics Covered
The newest editions of Laboratory Investigations, Human Biology Lab Book, and Human Physiology Lab Book have more introductory material for each lab and have special sections covering the application of concepts. These are longer labs than in the previous editions and are in a 2-column style layout. The bulk of the text is in the larger right hand column. The smaller left hand column highlights important points and allows room for notes. We will continue publishing the previous editions of these books for colleges that prefer more concise labs. The one lab book that is most different in approach and layout style is Biology Lab Book. It presents the simplest approach and designed in open style with many instructional illustrations. Sample chapters of each book can be found at the bottom of each book page.
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This is the newest version of our most popular general biology lab book. Labs cover the traditional breadth of topics plus several applied and popular human focused labs. And more introduction, discussion, and application of concepts has been added to this new edition.
This lab book is an updated and modified version of our first physiology lab book in 1980. That lab book (Physiology Lab) was extremely successful for many years. It wasn't until recently that we had the opportunity to rewrite that golden oldie for the current market. You will find the approach of this physiology lab book to be very well tested, and we think you will be impressed at its appropriateness and effectiveness for the health care students of today.
This book is far and away our largest lab book. It is jam packed with applicable human labs that can be used in a focused human biology course or in a general biology course. The survey of microbes, plants, and animals have been replaced with additional human focused labs that are not in our other general biology lab books (Biology Lab Book and Laboratory Investigations).
Traditional plant and animal labs with some human labs including DNA. Designed with an open style, this book has entertaining and instructional illustrations that students love.
This book has human labs mixed with traditional plant and animal labs and includes many tutorial labs on unusual topics not commonly found. It is in a 2-column style layout that allows more labs (28) for the same cost. Some schools have found it valuable for their two-semester biology programs.
Designed from Laboratory Investigations, this shortened version provides the best-of-the-best but at a lower cost. This book does not include the unusual topics and tutorials.
This book was another special request lab book that serves as an excellent supplement to any lecture class. It is a stand-alone lab book in that it provides the 'lab experience' without the need for equipment. Unique topics include: Science and Human Perception, Dimensional Realms, Patterns in Nature, in addition to many traditional labs.
This book was designed by request from teachers who wanted a human oriented lab manual. Similar to Biology Lab Book, it is open style, generously illustrated with student friendly graphics. It has 2 heart labs, 2 kidney labs, diet lab, intuition, circadian rhythm labs and more
"Biology Lab Book is the best lab book I’ve used in lab preparations. Materials are inexpensive, easy to find, and illustrate biological principles in wonderfully clear ways. Best of all,
students are encouraged to think and have fun doing it."
— Barbara Hampson, Senior Laboratory Technician
"Don’t let the simple format fool you! Students come away from these labs with a very sophisticated understanding of the fundamentals of biology." — Russell Di Fiori, Botany and General Biology Instructor
"I’ve used at least 10 different biology lab books... Biology Lab Book is the first one that my students can follow and actually learn from. I love the questions. They make my students think!"
— Denise Vizcarra, Ecology and General Biology Instructor
"This is the best lab manual I’ve ever used, as a student or as a teacher. It encourages the student to think critically and independently, while giving them the guidance and direction they need.
What a refreshing change!"
— Rebecca L. C. Bailey, General Biology Instructor