Reviewer’s Summary I adopted this textbook for my classes, thus obviously I recommend it to others. This book is well organized and very easy to understand. The sequencing and flow are great, and includes helpful charts and modern day examples. It is appropriate for remedial classes as well as community college year 1 and 2 students of all majors. Unfortunately, there is no way to modify this textbook. The book comes with a test bank for instructors. I personally would like to thank the authors of this book for their hard work on this free online textbook. Their graciousness does not go unnoticed by both students and instructors.
Reviewer’s Summary I recommend this book as a supplementary text for 1st year college students majoring in sociology or liberal arts. It is well formatted with chapters in a logical, sequential order, straightforward indexing, and a clear table of contents. It is easy to read, and not too dull or complex, with good illustrations that relate to the content for better clarification. I do not recommend it as a primary textbook because much of the material presented is almost too simple and basic.
Reviewer’s Summary I recommend this book as supplementary material for a social science course. It has very good use of visuals and additional links to further information. It also has good step-by-step assessment of the evidence and how one is to interpret the information presented. The textbook also included exercises to complete, to further understanding.