Essentials of Sociology, A Down-to-Earth Approach (9th Edition)" by James Henslin, is a great academic textbook. Henslin speaks directly to the reader and provides he/she with very interesting and insightful information. I am currently in a Sociology class where reading Essentials of Sociology Henslin 10th Edition from cover to cover is required. Many would argue that having to read an entire textbook is awful, but Essentials of Sociology Henslin 10th Edition has been an easy and enjoyable read. In this textbook you do not get flooded with information that is hard to understand, and Henslin does a great job of providing what he refers to as "down to earth sociology." I would recommend this textbook to any professor who is looking for the perfect textbook. I would also recommend students currently enrolled in a Sociology course to read this textbook, not only to prosper in your Sociology class, but also to gain knowledge of the different cultures and perspectives of the world.
Paperback: 576 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall; 10 edition (June 8, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 9 x 1 x 10.9 inches