We’ve rounded up the 10 most popular biology textbooks amongst US students so far this year, chosen for how often they’ve been searched on Google (based on Google search volume data). We also included digital textbooks in our list. To be considered, each book had to be frequently searched on BookScouter. We’ve eliminated copies and outdated editions; access card lookups stats were also properly processed.

Whether you’re looking for a textbook for an upcoming semester or general advice on popular biology books, take a look at these 10 most popular ones amongst students and BookScouter visitors in 2021.

Campbell Biology AP Edition

Lisa A. Urry, Michael L. Cain, Steven A. Wasserman, Peter V. Minorsky,Jane B. Reece

Best-selling and innovative Biology AP set’s it’s students on the right track. Encouraging students to develop a deeper understanding of biology, analyzing skills, and critical thinking, through hands on activities.

Also included with this book are online assessment tools, Mastering Biology. Designed to help master topics quickly and support classroom learning. Gain instant feedback on assessments and quizzes with explanations of answers to help you improve. Also, available on mobile devices means you can learn anywhere!

Essentials of Genetics (10th Edition) (MasteringGenetics Series)

Klug William,Cummings Michael, Spencer Charlotte, Palladino Michael, Killian Darrell

Exploring a wide range of genetic topics this book supports students to strengthen conceptual understanding and practical application of essential genetic topics. Some topics included are CRISPR-Cas, epigenetics, and genetic testing.

Also check Mastering Genetics with Pearson eText. Mastering™ is an online platform that offers personalized learning experiences for students and helps develop problem solving skills, knowledge on a range of relevant topics and access tutorials on genetics concepts.

Make sure to check the ISBN and that you are purchasing the correct version of this platform as there are multiple versions for the same title.

Human Anatomy & Physiology (11th Edition)

Elaine No Marieb, Katja N. Hoehn

Whether you are a beginner or an expert in your field this easy-to-follow- book will help develop mastery in terminology and practices. Learn how to apply your knowledge in clinical scenarios and best practices for developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will aid you when applying for nursing, allied health, and exercise science courses.

Access the Mastering™ online system and take advantage of the interactive features, Practice Anatomy Lab flashcards, mini animations and coaching activities to further expand your knowledge and learning.

Trail Guide to the Body Essentials – Textbook Student Workbook – 6th Edition

Andrew Biel

The ultimate preparation guide for national exams. Use this workbook alongside Trail Guide to the Body to help test your knowledge and improve your scores for your exams.

Enhance your memory and retention skills of important anatomical structures using this systematic workbook. Complete a range of exercises to consolidate learning including; matching exercises and sill-in-the-blank questions and coloring pages.

Davis Advantage for Pathophysiology: Introductory Concepts and Clinical Perspectives

Theresa Capriotti

Unlock the world of David Advantage and combine this advanced text with their state-of-the-art online learning platform.

The book not only teaches theory in the classroom it expands to develop real world learning that can be put into practice. Chapters include patient assessment data, laboratory findings, and diagnostic testing results.

David Advantage uses proven online techniques and a learn-apply-access approach to capture student’s interest. Aligning with the textbook students can make connections between topics, take quizzes to strengthen understanding, and access mini-lecture videos to help bring concepts to life.

SaplingPlus for Genetics: A Conceptual Approach

Benjamin A. Pierce

An introduction to genetics this book focuses on a range of genetic concepts and how they inter-link together. SaplingPlus integrates online learning with an informative and up-to-date eBook and offers a substantial number of interactive learning activities to support students in their course.

One of the most incredible genetics books I’ve Ive ever read, recommended to those who want detailed information about molecular events and learn genetics from the ground up says one Goodreads reviewer.

Gray’s Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice

Susan Standring

Since its first edition in 1858 by Drs. Henry Gray and H.V. Carter Gray’s Anatomy has grown and developed to include new areas such as neuroimaging, embryogenesis, and biomechanics as well as a complete modern re-vamp to include online contents.

Continually revised and updated by leading experts all over the world this book is an invaluable resource for any clinician. Major advances within the medical filed are added to provide a comprehensive manual of anatomy, there is no other book you need on this subject.

The eBook includes bonus commentaries on new and emerging topics in the field and chapters on the peripheral nervous system and the vascular and lymphatic systems.

Atlas of Human Anatomy (Netter Basic Science)

Frank H. Netter

Full of exquisite, detailed views on the human body Atlas of Human Anatomy is the only book illustrated by a range of clinicians. Famous medical illustrators Dr. Frank Netter and Dr. Carlos A. G. Machado provide a unique insight into the human body.

New information in this edition includes; 25 new illustrations, clinical tables that provide summaries at the end of each chapter, 50 new radiology images, and a new overview section that includes full-body views of surface anatomy, vessels, nerves, and lymphatics.

Microbiology: An Introduction

Tortora Gerard, Funke Berdell, Case Christine, Weber Derek, Bair III Warner

Providing up-to-date microbiology research for nursing and allied health students. This bestselling book sets out complex topics in a clear concise manner. It provides easy-to-understand concepts, pedagogy, illustrations, and animations through use of the online platform Mastering™ Microbiology.

This edition includes new up-to-date research on Microbiome and how it influences our health along with four large illustrations covering vaccine-preventable diseases, vertical transmission, and bioterrorism.

Vertebrate Biology: Systematics, Taxonomy, Natural History, and Conservation

Donald W Linzey

A comprehensive look at vertebrates that builds upon concepts and topics providing a great foundation for anyone beginning to study animals and vertebrates. Students will develop understanding of the unique structure, function, and living patterns of all vertebrates.

A multitude of chapters cover important topics such as; ecology, morphology, and reproduction; different animals’ types such as fish, reptiles, and mammals; movement and migration and extinction processes as well as many more topics.