Three Reasons College Textbook Prices Are Out of Control
University of Wyoming professor Peter Thorsness didn't used to pay much attention to how much the introductory biochemistry textbooks on his syllabus cost. He knew they were expensive, but he expected that students would use them over and over as a reference.
Then his daughter went to college. Since then, "I know what things cost," Thorsness said. And that's changed how he thinks about his own textbook assignments.
Recently, Thorsness and other faculty members picked one textbook - Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry - that students could use for three courses in sequence