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Need some good economic and general chemistry text books

QuidQuid Definitely not a bananaRegistered User regular
edited September 2012 in Help / Advice Forum
So I'm looking to CLEP general chemistry and micro and/or macro economics to help round out my credits. Whatever I'm going to be studying is going to be on my Nexus 7, preferably through the Kindle app on it. The CLEP study guide for economics is on there and through the guide is what I normally prefer, the reviews aren't fantastic. So what I'm essentially looking for are possible alternative texts for either of the economics tests and a good one for general chemistry, preferably downloaded through Amazon though I'm not opposed to other book services so long as they work with Android.

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    Fuzzy Cumulonimbus CloudFuzzy Cumulonimbus Cloud Registered User regular
    Why didn't you tell me you needed a good gen chem book?! Will get back to you in like two minutes.

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    Fuzzy Cumulonimbus CloudFuzzy Cumulonimbus Cloud Registered User regular
    This is probably the best one out there, in my opinion. You can't go too wrong with any of them, but this one is used in a lot of intro class rooms.


    http://www.amazon.com/Chemistry-Central-Science-Edition-ebook/dp/B008VIWPH4/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1348957139&sr=1-2&keywords=chemistry

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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    Oh dear god I forgot how expensive text books are. But thank you!

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    EsseeEssee The pinkest of hair. Victoria, BCRegistered User regular
    edited September 2012
    Quid wrote: »
    Oh dear god I forgot how expensive text books are. But thank you!

    Try seeing if you can find an earlier edition. Pretty much ANY earlier edition (used, naturally) should be waaayyy cheaper than the latest edition of a textbook. You could save a ton.

    Edit: Oh I'm retarded, I even read the OP earlier and I STILL forgot you need e-books. Well, maybe you can still find like an old version of the e-book or something. As if these things actually exist. Sigh.

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    ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    If you have access to a school bookstore or anything like that, you can rent books (and presumably ebooks) for cheaper than you can buy them, but I don't know how much cheaper.

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    HewnHewn Registered User regular
    edited October 2012
    This is probably the best one out there, in my opinion. You can't go too wrong with any of them, but this one is used in a lot of intro class rooms.


    http://www.amazon.com/Chemistry-Central-Science-Edition-ebook/dp/B008VIWPH4/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1348957139&sr=1-2&keywords=chemistry

    Careful with compatibility. Amazon Kindle e-books, for SUSPICIOUS reasons (I think they are purposefully trying to push the Fire), can be very touchy on Android. I know this because I bought a "Kindle for PC" e-book for a course of mine, only to find it did not work on the Kindle App for the Nexus 7. Why am I telling you this? Because right now I'm unable to send a sample of that linked chemistry book to my Nexus 7. I can send it to my laptop. Note the language in that small text: Available only on Kindle Fire, iPad, PC and Mac. No mention of Android.

    So make sure you try the e-book samples first from Amazon. And remember you have a small return window if it doesn't work the way you want. Amazon was nice enough to give me a refund, but there's no logical reason it shouldn't work my tablet. It would begin to open, even showing text and pictures for a moment, then randomly close due to "unsupported" format. Yeesh. Maybe I'm just being a silly goose, and if you get it to work, let me know how.

    There are other e-book vendors I've used, such as http://www.coursesmart.com/

    They also provide rentals on most books, so you save a little if you don't need the text indefinitely. And the Android app actually works with all their books I've tried so far. Make sure you use the trial to see if the book displays well, of course.

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    supabeastsupabeast Registered User regular
    Thanatos wrote: »
    If you have access to a school bookstore or anything like that, you can rent books (and presumably ebooks) for cheaper than you can buy them, but I don't know how much cheaper.

    Textbooks can be rented online: http://www.textbookrentals.com

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited October 2012
    You could also get a study guide specifically for the CLEP. It'll be specifically geared for the kind of questions that you'll be asked, and it'll be much cheaper.

    There's a website called instacert.com that supposedly has pretty good ones.

    Robos A Go Go on
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