Popular Textbooks

Posted on June 10, 2015. Filed under: Information, Nonfiction | Tags: , , , , , |

Did you know Oakton Community College Library has textbooks? Since 2009 the library has been buying popular textbooks and putting them on reserve so that students can borrow them for two hours at a time to study in the library.

Here are a few of the most popular titles in our Textbook Reserve collection. Why not come to the library to see if we have your textbook this semester?

book cover for Introductory ChemistryIntroductory Chemistry
by Nivaldo J. Tro
5th edition, ©2015

“Now in its fifth edition, ‘Introductory Chemistry’ continues to foster deep engagement in the course by showing how chemistry manifests in your daily life. Author Nivaldo Tro draws upon his classroom experience as an award-winning instructor to extend chemistry from the laboratory to your world, with relevant applications and a captivating writing style” (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics).

book cover for Human Anatomy & Physiology

Human Anatomy & Physiology
by Elaine N. Marieb and Katja Hoehn
9th edition, ©2012

“Trusted authors Elaine N. Marieb and Katja Hoehn have produced the most accessible, comprehensive, up-to-date and visually stunning anatomy & physiology textbook on the market. Marieb draws on her career as an A&P professor and her experience completing her nursing education; Hoehn relies on her medical education and award-winning classroom instruction—together, they explain anatomy & physiology concepts and processes in a meaningful and memorable way. In the most extensive revision to date—the Ninth Edition presents information in smaller and more digestible bites, making it easier to read and navigate” (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics).

book cover for HumanityHumanity: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
by James Peoples and Garrick Bailey
10th edition, ©2015

“The book’s engaging narrative provides new ways of looking at many of the challenges facing the world in this century. As you explore contemporary issues including recent debates on gay marriage, cultural and economic globalization, population growth, hunger, and the survival of indigenous cultures, you will gain a better understanding of the cultural information you need to successfully navigate in today’s global economy. The authors emphasize the diversity of humanity and reveal why an appreciation and tolerance of cultural differences is critical in the modern world” (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics).

book cover for SociologySociology
by John J. Macionis
15th edition, ©2014

“Sociology, 15/e empowers students to see the world around them through a sociological lens, helping them better understand their own lives. The text is written to help students find and use the science of social behavior in everyday life. John Macionis, author of the best-selling Introductory Sociology franchise over the last three decades, takes students step-by-step through the theories and research that make up the discipline of sociology. This narrative, along with a global perspective, makes for an accessible and relevant introduction to sociology” (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics).

book cover for PrecalculusPrecalculus
by Margaret L. Lial, et al.
5th edition, ©2013

“Precalculus, Fifth Edition, by Lial, Hornsby, Schneider, and Daniels, engages and supports students in the learning process by developing both the conceptual understanding and the analytical skills necessary for success in mathematics. With the Fifth Edition, the authors adapt to the new ways in which students are learning, as well as the ever-changing classroom environment” (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics).

-by Gretchen Schneider

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