Previous edition books? - page 2

by JBMmommy

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I have the opportunity to buy the books for my nursing coursework at a substantial discount from someone that graduated last year. The books are all the previous edition from the ones on the semester course list. Is it absolutely... Read More


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    I think international editions are pretty awesome too, if you can find them.
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    Quote from MacMaster
    I have a friend in the publishing biz and she advises me that companies will make some very slight changes (read not a substantive change or two) just so they can release a "new" edition for all to us to pay for!
    Publishers certainly do that.
    I have never known anyone to fail anything because they used an older text.
    Some information may be on a different page than in a newer text, but obviously, the info is all there.
    Maybe the statistics for what % of women develop blah blah disease in the U.S. will be different, but no one gets tested on statistics!
    Buy the older ones.
    School is expensive enough!
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    Quote from on eagles wings
    I think international editions are pretty awesome too, if you can find them.
    Hey, I was just going to ask what the difference between North American and International Editions were? Thanks for mentioning this, you jogged my memory!!!
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    Quote from cchiaffarelli
    Hey, I was just going to ask what the difference between North American and International Editions were? Thanks for mentioning this, you jogged my memory!!!
    Pretty much only the cover and ISBN!!! From what I've experienced, anyway. The covers are soft and may have a different picture. But the content is the same.
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    I've also purchased international editions and found that they even included the online access codes. On the other hand I've purchased the books on the school booklist from other vendors and found weren't quite the same as those my classmates purchased at the school even in the same edition. I'd definitely suggest the international edition!


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