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Addison Wesley Chemistry 4th EDITION


Biology for a Changing World

Biology Student edition by Kenneth R. Miller, Joseph Levine (2004) Hardcover

Biology: Exploring Life


Merrill Physics Principles and Problems Glencoe

Conceptual Physics (11th Edition)

Algebra I

Holt McDougal Larson Algebra 1: Student Edition 2011


McDougal Littell Geometry by Larson

Algebra II

Algebra 2


Precalculus (Sixth Edition)


Calculus with Analytic Geometry


Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World (4th Edition)