It is often a requirement that you purchase a number of new or secondhand college textbooks in order to accompany your educational course. There is such a huge range of educational textbooks available to purchase that it can be hard to know what ones are best, and on top of that there are numerous editions and updates being released on a yearly basis. However, there are several books which stand out from the crowd. This article lists the five best selling college textbooks of all time.
Anatomy & Physiology: The Unity of Form and Function, 5th edition by Dr. Kenneth Saladin
This is one of the most talked and raved about college textbooks of all time. It took Saladin over four years to write, and it has won him numerous awards and accolades. What makes it different from other books is that it combines writing and storytelling along with detailed illustrations to help students digest the information and understand it more clearly. This book is a must have for students that are currently studying a huge range of topics, including biology, sports sciences and medicine. Its popularity is clear by the fact that it has sold millions of copies since it was originally published over ten years ago.
Biology with Mastering Biology, 8th edition by Neil A. Campbell and Jane B. Reece
This is the best selling biology book of all time, racking up an impressive six million sold copies worldwide! It covers all aspects of biology, from the minutest working of a cell to the entire foundations of ecosystems. The book is 1,400 pages long, and it is also available in eBook format.
Calculus, 7th edition by James Stewart
This book is a favourite among maths professors and students alike. If you are taking a calculus class in college then this will more than likely be the main book that you refer too. This lengthy book features a number of illustrations and graphics along with exercises and text to help students understand and memorize the information that it presents. This book has been translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Chinese and Greek, making it a popular choice for students all around the world.
Managerial Accounting by Ray Garrison, Eric Noreen, and Peter Brewer
Managerial accounting is the accounting textbook for students that are currently studying business related courses. This book primarily focuses on what roles accountants and managers are required to perform for different companies and organizations. It has sold an impressive three million copies since it was first published.
The Art of Public Speaking with Connect Lucas by Stephen Lucas
This book is commonly used in almost every college course that requires students to develop their speech and communication skills. The book has been praised for the way that it effortlessly provides even the most complex information in an easy to read and accessible format. Originally published in 1989, this book has since been re-released in several new editions.