This Textbook in the "Exploring Creation" series from Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc, is designed to be the student's first high school science course. It is a college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. Great as a primary science book or supplemental reference guide. Topics covered include:
The Five-kingdom Classification Scheme
Molecular and Mendelian Genetics
Students who take and understand this course will be very well-prepared for a tough university biology course. Christian. The text is the 2nd Edition. Full color pictures and illustrations. 2005 copyright. 8.75 x 11.25 inches. Hard cover. 594 pp.
The Book Set includes 2 components: the Text, and a Solutions and Tests Manual.
Also, check out the supplemental Eploring Creation with Biology Book Companion CD-ROM for this book.
This was one of the easiest courses for me to teach. But don't let the word "easy" fool you, my son learned a lot! He enjoyed it so much, that I did not have to remind him to do the work, and the book is written so well (with homeschoolers in mind) that he rarely needed any instruction from me. The labs were easily done at the dining room table, so on his transcript I can put a grade for lab. The only drawback is that Seton has not included it in their lessons plans, not yet anyway. My son will be taking the Chemistry course this year.
My younger child is using the Zoology books with much success and enjoyment.
I wish I had discovered the Apologia Science books sooner!