Campbell Biology Books a la Carte Plus Masteringbiology with Etext Access Card Package

Author: Lisa A. Urry
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134454669
Release Date: 2016-10-28
Genre: Science

ALERT: This edition features the same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value--this format costs significantly less than a new textbook. Before purchasing, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a Course ID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products NOTE: Make sure to use the dashes shown on the Access Card Code when entering the code. Student can use the URL and phone number below to help answer their questions: http://247pearsoned.custhelp.com/app/home 800-677-6337 The Eleventh Edition of the best-selling text Campbell BIOLOGY sets you on the path to success in biology through its clear and engaging narrative, superior skills instruction, and innovative use of art, photos, and fully integrated media resources to enhance teaching and learning. To engage you in developing a deeper understanding of biology, the Eleventh Edition challenges you to apply knowledge and skills to a variety of NEW! hands-on activities and exercises in the text and online. *NEW! Problem-Solving Exercises challenge you to apply scientific skills and interpret data in the context of solving a real-world problem. *NEW! Visualizing Figures and Visual Skills Questions provide practice interpreting and creating visual representations in biology. *NEW! Content updates throughout the text reflect rapidly evolving research in the fields of genomics, gene editing technology (CRISPR), microbiomes, the impacts of climate change across the biological hierarchy, and more. Significant revisions have been made to Unit 8, Ecology, including a deeper integration of evolutionary principles. *NEW! A virtual layer to the print text incorporates media references into the printed text to direct you towards content in the Study Area and eText that will help you prepare for class and succeed in exams--Videos, Animations, Get Ready for This Chapter, Figure Walkthroughs, Vocabulary Self-Quizzes, Practice Tests, MP3 Tutors, and Interviews. (Coming summer 2017). *NEW! QR codes and URLs within the Chapter Review provide easy access to Vocabulary Self-Quizzes and Practice Tests for each chapter that can be used on smartphones, tablets, and computers. Enhance Learning with MasteringBiology Assignments and the NEW! eText 2.0 MasteringBiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping you quickly master concepts. Benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature personalized wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience and help in keeping you on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, you are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. NEW! MasteringBiology media for this edition includes: *NEW! Get Ready for This Chapter questions provide a quick check of your knowledge of basic information needed to learn the new content of a chapter, with feedback to bolster preparation. These questions are available as MasteringBiology assignments and as self-study quizzes in the eText and Study Area. *NEW! Figure Walkthroughs guide you through key figures with narrated explanations, figure markups, and questions that reinforce important points. The Figure Walkthroughs are available as MasteringBiology assignments with additional questions and as self-study tools in the eText and Study Area. *NEW! Problem-Solving Exercises challenge you to apply scientific skills and interpret data in the context of solving a real-world problem. These are available in the book and as MasteringBiology assignments. *NEW! Visualizing Figures have assignable versions in MasteringBiology to provide more practice with the visual skills addressed in the figures. *NEW! eText 2.0 integrates the electronic text with Videos, Animations, Get Ready for This Chapter questions, Figure Walkthroughs, Vocabulary Self-Quizzes, Practice Tests, MP3 Tutors, and Interviews in a format that can be used on smartphones, tablets, and computer. (Coming summer 2017). *NEW! Ready-to-Go Teaching Modules for instructors provide easy-to-use assignments for before and after class plus in-class activities with clicker questions and questions in Learning Catalytics(tm). 0134454669 / 9780134454665 Campbell Biology, Books a la Carte Plus MasteringBiology with eText -- Access Card Package, 11/e Package consists of: 0134154126 / 9780134154121 Campbell Biology, Books a la Carte Edition 0134472942 / 9780134472942 MasteringBiology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Campbell Biology

Campbell Biology

Author: Lisa A. Urry
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134446417
Release Date: 2016-10-05
Genre: Science

Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab™ & Mastering™ does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase boththe physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 0134082311 / 9780134082318 Campbell Biology Plus MasteringBiology with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134093410 / 9780134093413 Campbell Biology 0134472942 / 9780134472942 MasteringBiology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Campbell Biology The World’s Most Successful Majors Biology Text and Media Program are Better than Ever The Eleventh Edition of the best-selling Campbell BIOLOGY sets students on the path to success in biology through its clear and engaging narrative, superior skills instruction, innovative use of art and photos, and fully integrated media resources to enhance teaching and learning. To engage learners in developing a deeper understanding of biology, the Eleventh Edition challenges them to apply their knowledge and skills to a variety of new hands-on activities and exercises in the text and online. Content updates throughout the text reflect rapidly evolving research, and new learning tools include Problem-Solving Exercises, Visualizing Figures, Visual Skills Questions, and more. Also Available with MasteringBiology™ MasteringBiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Features in the text are supported and integrated with MasteringBiology assignments, including new Figure Walkthroughs, Galapagos Evolution Video Activities, Get Ready for This Chapter questions, Visualizing Figure Tutorials, Problem-Solving Exercises, and more.

Campbell Biology in Focus

Author: Lisa A. Urry
Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
ISBN: 0321962753
Release Date: 2015-10-15
Genre: Science

NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringBiology (tm) does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringBiology search for: 0321962583 / 9780321962584 Campbell Biology in Focus Plus MasteringBiology with eText -- Access Card Package, 2/e Package consists of: 0134156382 / 9780134156385 MasteringBiology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Campbell Biology in Focus 0321962753 / 9780321962751 Campbell Biology in Focus, 2/e In 930 text pages, Campbell Biology in Focus, Second Edition, emphasizes the essential content, concepts, and scientific skills needed for success in the college introductory course for biology majors. Focus. Practice. Engage. Campbell Biology in Focus is the best-selling "short" textbook for the introductory college biology course for science majors. Every unit takes an approach to streamlining the material that best fits the needs of instructors, based on surveys, curriculum initiatives, reviews, discussions with hundreds of biology professors, careful analyses of course syllabi, and the report Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education. The Second Edition builds on the Campbell hallmark standards of accuracy, clarity, and pedagogical innovation, going beyond this foundation to help students make connections visually across chapters, interpret real data from research, and synthesize their knowledge.The accompanying digital resources include new, mobile-friendly tools that help instructors teach challenging topics better than ever before; integrate the eText with videos and animations; and allow students to test, learn, and retest until they achieve mastery of the content. Also Available with MasteringBiology (tm) This title is also available with MasteringBiology - an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product proven to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature personalized wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience and help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. New MasteringBiology activities for this edition include Interpret the Data Questions, which challenge students to analyze real data presented in a graph, figure or table, and Solve It Tutorials, which engage students in a multistep investigation of a scientific "mystery." For instructors, new Ready-to-Go Teaching Modules provide easy-to-use assignments for before and after class plus in-class activities with clicker questions and questions in Learning Catalytics(tm).

Biology

Author: Eric J. Simon
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 013416699X
Release Date: 2016-01-26
Genre: Science

NOTE: Before purchasing, check with your instructor to ensure you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, and registrations are not transferable. To register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products, you may also need a Course ID, which your instructor will provide. Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. For non-majors/mixed biology courses. This package includes MasteringBiology(tm) . Build a flexible non-majors biology course with science literacy at its core. Eric Simon''s Biology: The Core combines a succinct, beautifully illustrated 12-chapter textbook with engaging MasteringBiology assignment options and extensive instructor support materials. The Core delivers a uniquely flexible teaching and learning package that supports Active Learning or "Flipped Classroom" teaching techniques, and an emphasis on current issues that relate to basic biological concepts. The modular organization of the text makes it easy for instructors to teach concepts in their preferred order, and powerful online assignment options reinforce those concepts by clarifying the "big picture" and preparing your students with the biological literacy skills required to make informed decisions outside the classroom. The Second Edition text and MasteringBiology assignment options further revolutionize teaching in and out of the classroom with a greater emphasis on the nature of science and dozens of new opportunities for students to practice basic science literacy skills. The Core''s concise modules continue to focus students'' attention on the most important concepts, combining dynamic figures and illustrations with supporting narrative as the primary source of instruction to create a more engaging and accessible learning experience for students. The new edition has been revised to strengthen the ways the text, MasteringBiology, and the instructor support materials work together in meeting the needs of both instructors and students--before, during, and after class. Personalize learning with MasteringBiology. MasteringBiology is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from opportunities to practice basic science literacy skills, using interactive resources that create engaging learning experiences. Effective activities in MasteringBiology help students further visualize and understand complex biological processes. Comprehensive instructor tools include MasteringBiology assignment options. 013416699X / 9780134166995 The Core Plus MasteringBiology with eText -- Access Card Package, 2/e Package consists of: 0134325281 / 9780134325286 MasteringBiology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Biology: The Core 0134152190 / 9780134152196 Biology: The Core

Biology 8th Ed Campbell Reece 2008

Author: Pearson Education, Inc
Publisher: Bukupedia
ISBN:
Release Date: 2008-06-18
Genre: Science

This section provides just a few highlights of new content and organizational improvements in BIOLOGY, Eighth Edition. UNIT ONE The Chemistry of Life New examples make basic chemistry more engaging for students, including an explanation of why steam can burn your skin in Chapter 3, the structures of the enantiomeric medications ibuprofen and albuterol in Chapter 4, and information on trans fats in Chapter 5. Anew Inquiry Figure in Chapter 3 relates acidity to the emerging global problem of ocean acidification and its effects on coral reefs. The new Inquiry Figure in Chapter 5 shows Roger Kornberg's 3-D model of the RNA polymerase-DNA-RNA complex, work for which he won the 2006 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. UNIT TWO The Cell The judicious addition of recent research includes updated coverage of the sensory roles ofprimary cilia in Chapter 6, new developments regarding the membrane model in Chapter 7, and Paul Nurse's Nobel Prize-winning work on the cell cycle in Chapter 12. Chapter 11 now ends with a section on apoptosis, formerly in Chapter 21. New Inquiry Figures in this unit describe research on the role of microtubules in orienting cellulose in cell walls (Chapter 6), allosteric regulators of enzymes (Chapter 8), ATP synthase (Chapter 9), yeast cell signaling (Chapter ll), and a cell cycle regulator (Chapter 12). UNIT THREE Genetics Chapter 14 now includes "Tips for Genetics 􀀀 􀀀 􀀀 􀀀 􀀀 􀀀 􀀀 􀀀 􀀀 􀀀 In Chapter 15, sex linkage is discussed directly after the discussion of the white-eye trait in Morgan's fruit flies. Chapter 16 covers replication of the bacterial chromosome and the structure of the eukaryotic chromosome (including a new Exploring Figure), formerly in Chapters 18 and 19, respectively. We have reorganized Chapters 18-21 with the dual aims of telling a more coherent story and facilitating instructors' coverage of molecular genetics. Regulation of gene expression for both bacteria and eukaryotes is now consolidated in Chapter 18, which also includes a concept section on the crucial role of small RNAs in eukaryotes. We have streamlined material on the genetic basis of development (formerly in Chapter 21), and included it in Chapter 18, where it provides the ultimate example of gene regulation. Chapter 18 ends with a section on the molecular basis of cancer (previously in Chapter 19), to demonstrate what happens when gene regulation goes awry. Material on bacterial genetics in Seventh Edition Chapter 18 has been moved to other chapters within the genetics unit and to Chapter 27 on prokaryotes. Chapter 19 now covers only viruses (from Seventh Edition Chapter 18), giving this chapter the flexibility to be assigned at any point in the course. Chapter 20 continues to cover biotechnology, but genome sequencing and analysis have been moved to Chapter 21. Cloning and stem cell production are now in Chapter 20. Newly explained techniques include the screening of an arrayed library, BAC clones, Northern blotting, RT-PCR, and in situ hybridization. The explosion of discoveries about genomes and their evolution led us to develop a chapter devoted to this subject, the new Chapter 21. This chapter consolidates new material with topics from Chapters 19-21 of the Seventh Edition. UNIT FOUR Mechanisms of Evolution Our revision emphasizes the centrality of evolution to biology and the breadth and depth of evidence for evolution. New examples and Inquiry Figures present data from field and laboratory studies and reveal how scientists study evolution. Chapter 22 discusses how evolution can be viewed as both a pattern and a process, and introduces three key observations about life that are explained by evolution: the match between organisms and their environments (adaptation); the shared characteristics (unity) oflife; and the diversity of life. This discussion serves as a conceptual anchor throughout Units Four and Five. Chapters 24 and 25 have been significantly reorganized. Chapter 24 is now more tightly focused on speciation, enabling better pacing of this highly conceptual material. A new concept section explores hybrid zones as naturallaboratories for studying speciation. Chapter 25 focuses on macroevolution, incorporating topics formerly in Chapters 24 and 26, such as the correlations between Earth's geologic and biological history. But the primary storyline concerns what we can learn from the fossil record about the evolutionary history of life. New text and figures explore how the rise and fall of dominant groups of organisms are linked to large-scale processes such as continental drift, mass extinctions, and adaptive radiations. Coverage of evo-devo has been expanded. Phylogenetic trees are introduced earlier, in a new section on "tree-thinking" in Chapter 22. This material supports students in interpreting diagrams before studying phylogenetics more fully in Chapter 26. UNIT FIVE The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity A new Chapter 26, Phylogeny and the Tree of Life, introduces the unit. Extending material formerly in Chapter 25, it describes how evolutionary trees are constructed and underscores their role as tools for understanding relationships, rather than facts to be memorized. New sections address common misconceptions in interpreting trees and help motivate students with practical applications. Chapter 27 has a new concept section on prokaryotic reproduction, mutation, and recombination (formerly in Chapter 18). This unifies the coverage of prokaryote biology and supports students in developing a fuller understanding of these microorganisms. Throughout Unit Five, along with updating the phyloge· nies of various groups of organisms-introducing, for exam· pie, the 􀀀 􀀀 􀀀 􀀀 􀀀 􀀀 􀀀 􀀀 􀀀 􀀀 􀀀 􀀀 hypothesis of eukaryotic phylogeny (in Chapter 28) -we have found new opportunities to use the study of phylogeny as an opportunity to illustrate the iterative nature of the scientific process. We aim to help students stay focused on the big picture ofwhy biologists study evolutionary relationships. Each chapter also now includes an Inquiry figure that models how researchers study organisms and their relationships. At the same time, in each chapter we highlight the key roles that various organisms play in the biosphere as well as their applied importance for humans. UNIT SIX Plant Form and Function Revisions to this unit draw more attention to the experimental basis of our understanding of plant biology. New examples include recent progress toward identifying the flowering "hormone" (Chapter 39). Featured in new Inquiry Figures are experiments demonstrating, for example, that trichomes affect insect feeding (Chapter 35) and that informational molecules transported through the symplast affect plant de· velopment (Chapter 36). In Chapter 36, now titled Resource Acquisition and Transport in Vascular Plants, a new first concept section explores how architectural features of plants facilitate resource acquisition, helping students relate the transport of water and nutrients to what they learned in Chapter 35 about plant structure and growth. Another new concept section, on symplastic transport, discusses recent insights into changes in plasmodesmata shape and number and the transmission of electrical and molecular signals throughout the plant. This unit now has more examples of practical applica· tions of plant biotechnology. For instance, Chapter 37 dis· cusses how genetic modification has increased the resist· ance of some plants to aluminum toxicity and has improved the flood tolerance of rice crops. Chapter 38 elaborates on the principles of plant breeding and incorporates a new section on genetic engineering of biofuels. x New to the Eighth Edition UNIT SEVEN Animal Form and Function An evolutionary perspective more strongly pervades this unit, underscoring how environment and physical laws shape adaptations across animal groups. Each chapter now includes at least one Inquiry Figure; together, these figures highlight the wide range of methodologies used to study animal physiology, including several experiments using molecular biology techniques students studied earlier in the book. Chapter 40 has been revised and reorganized to highlight functional relationships at all levels of organization in animal bodies; thermoregulation serves as an extended example throughout the chapter. Chapter 43, The Immune System, has been extensively revised. For instance, we now contrast recognition of pathogen class in innate immunity with antigenspecific recognition in adaptive immunity, helping overcome the common misconception that recognition is absent in innate immunity. We have divided the former nervous system chapter into m'o, enabling us to better pace difficult material and high· light dynamic current research by focusing first on cellular processes in Chapter 48, and then on nervous system or· ganization and function in Chapter 49. Chapter 50 rounds out the discussion of nervous system function by examining sensory and motor mechanisms. This sequence leads naturally into Chapter 51 on animal behavior (formerly in Unit Eight), which ties together aspects of genetics, natural selection, and physiology, and provides a bridge to the ecology unit. UNIT EIGHT Ecology This unit, which now includes Chapters 52·56, incorporates many new examples that demonstrate a range of methods and scales ofstudy. For example, a new figure in Chapter 52 describes a large·scale field experiment in which researchers manipulated precipitation levels in forest plots, while new Research Method figures describe determining population size using the mark-recapture method (Chapter 53), using molecular tools to measure diversity of soil microorganisms (Chapter 54), and determining primary production with satellite data (Chapter 55). By building on earlier units, we hope to demonstrate how ecology represents a fitting capstone to the book. We provide more microbial examples and more aquatic ones, from diverse locations around the globe. For instance, Chapter 52 now discusses the importance of salinity in determining the distribution ofaquatic organisms, and Chapter 54's coverage of the intermediate disturbance hypothesis includes a new figure on a quantitative test of the hypothesis in New Zealand streams. The unit highlights the great relevance of ecology to society and to students' lives. A new concept section in Chapter 54, for example, discusses how community ecology helps us understand pathogen life cycles and control disease. BIOLOGY Eighth Edition Neil A. Campbell Jane B. Reece Berkeley, California Lisa A. Urry Mills College. Oakland, California Michael L. Cain Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine Steven A. Wasserman University of California, San Diego Peter V. Minorsky Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, New York Robert B. 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Campbell Essential Biology

Author: Eric J. Simon
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134765036
Release Date: 2018-02
Genre: Biology

Revision of: Campbell essential biology / Eric J. Simon, New England College, Jean L. Dickey, Clemson, South Carolina, Kelly A. Hogan, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Jane B. Reece, Berkeley, California. 2016. 6th edition.

Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology

Author: Eric J. Simon
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134711750
Release Date: 2018-01-30
Genre: Biology

For non-majors biology courses. Develop and Practice Science Literacy Skills Teach students to view their world using scientific reasoning with Campbell Essential Biology. The authors' approach equips your students to become better informed citizens, relate concepts from class to their everyday lives, and understand and apply real data, making biology relevant and meaningful to their world and futures. The new edition incorporates instructor feedback on what key skills to highlight in new Process of Science essays and uses striking infographic figures in conveying real data to help students see and better understand how science actually works. New author-narrated Figure Walkthrough Videos appear in each chapter and guide students through key biology concepts and processes. New topics in Why It Matters inspire curiosity and provide real-world examples to convey why abstract concepts like cell respiration or photosynthesis matter to students. This edition's unmatched offering of author-created media supports students in the toughest topics with 24/7 access through the enhanced Pearson eText, embedded QR codes in the print text, and Mastering Biology. Also available with Mastering Biology Mastering(tm) is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools developed to engage students and emulate the office-hour experience, Mastering personalizes learning and often improves results for each student. A wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, many of them contributed by Essential Biology authors, encourage students to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. Instructors can assign interactive media before class to engage students and ensure they arrive ready to learn. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering Biology does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Biology, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Biology, search for: 0134763459 / 9780134763453 Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology 6/e Plus Mastering Biology with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134711750 / 9780134711751 Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology 0134760107 / 9780134760100 Mastering Biology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Campbell Essential Biology (with Physiology chapters)

Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology Books a la Carte Edition

Author: Eric J. Simon
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134779010
Release Date: 2018-01-31
Genre:

This loose-leaf, three-hole punched version of the textbook gives students the flexibility to take only what they need to class and add their own notes--all at an affordable price. For non-majors biology courses. Develop and Practice Science Literacy Skills Teach students to view their world using scientific reasoning with Campbell Essential Biology. The authors' approach equips your students to become better informed citizens, relate concepts from class to their everyday lives, and understand and apply real data, making biology relevant and meaningful to their world and futures. The new edition incorporates instructor feedback on what key skills to highlight in new Process of Science essays and uses striking infographic figures in conveying real data to help students see and better understand how science actually works. New author-narrated Figure Walkthrough Videos appear in each chapter and guide students through key biology concepts and processes. New topics in Why It Matters inspire curiosity and provide real-world examples to convey why abstract concepts like cell respiration or photosynthesis matter to students. This edition's unmatched offering of author-created media supports students in the toughest topics with 24/7 access through the enhanced Pearson eText, embedded QR codes in the print text, and Mastering Biology. Also available with Mastering Biology Mastering(tm) is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools developed to engage students and emulate the office-hour experience, Mastering personalizes learning and often improves results for each student. A wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, many of them contributed by Essential Biology authors, encourage students to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. Instructors can assign interactive media before class to engage students and ensure they arrive ready to learn. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering(tm) Geography does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Geography, ask your instructor to confirm the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the loose-leaf version of the text and Mastering Geography, search for: 0134996992 / 9780134996998 Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology, Books a la Carte Plus Mastering Biology with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package

Florilegium Tironis Graecum

Author: Ronald Burrows
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1719081255
Release Date: 2018-05-12
Genre:

Mr. Burrows, from the Greek Chair at Cardiff, and Mr. Walters, from the Classical Professorship at King's College, London, have made an attempt to put together a book of passages for unseen translation from the Greek, which is a little more ambitious than the ordinary compilations. They have in view literary interest, which no doubt is very little encouraged by the ordinary collections of unseen passages, which are for the most part disconnected snippets of various writers, totally without coherence or consecutive interest. To put their plan into the concrete, it is that a boy, reading with preparation (say) a book of the "Iliad," should do unseens from Homer at large, so as "to form a conception of the general outline of the 'Iliad' and 'Odyssey.'" In other words, they aim at getting the student to see his author, not a circumscribed "book" of his author. They see, in fact, what is slowly dawning both on the friends and the foes of Greek, that the study of a language lives by its interesting matter, not by its grammatical peculiarities or its traditional dignity. They say (Preface, page vi, note) that "our volume of selections should not be used as a substitute for set books, but as auxiliary to them." They have, therefore, like "bold, bad men," omitted, wherever necessary, lines and phrases.... occasionally adopted the facillima lectio without regard to the weight of evidence, and, in a few cases, preferred making some slight simplification in an important piece to omitting it altogether." The verse selections have been made by Prof. Burrows, the prose by Prof. Walters, each, however, standing sponsor for the other. The result is that the book leads off with 84 passages from the " Iliad " and "Odyssey," about 25 from Aeschylus, 28 from Sophocles, 52 from Euripides, 15 from Aristophanes Herodotus is represented by 23, Thucydides by 34, Xenophon by 40, Plato by 33 -- the remaining 64 are divided between Demosthenes, Aeschines, and Lucian. To us the plan seems admirable; the pity is that it cannot be used, we suppose, as compulsory on classical masters as well as on boys. Greek loses enormously by being so widely taught by persons whose main knowledge of Greek has receded to the study of Xenophon and the New Testament, with a few scraps of Euripides.... --Journal of Education, Volume 28