by Peter H Raven, George B Johnson, Kenneth A. Mason, Jonathan Losos, Susan Singer
Biology focuses on evolution as a unifying theme. In revising the text, McGraw-Hill consulted with numerous users, noted experts and professors in the field. Biology is distinguished from other texts by its strong emphasis on natural selection and the evolutionary process that explains biodiversity.
The new 8th edition continues that tradition and advances into modern biology by featuring the latest in cutting edge content reflective of the rapid advances in biology. That same modern perspective was brought into the completely new art program offering readers a dynamic, realistic, and accurate, visual program.
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A hefty but eye-catching introductory text for undergraduates, featuring a wealth of color photos and explanatory diagrams, boxed readings on current issues, and descriptions of real-life student projects, as well as chapter summaries and review and discussion questions. Coverage includes energetics, heredity, molecular genetics, viruses, homeostasis, and reproduction. This fourth edition emphasizes evolution and the relevance of biology to everyday life and reinforces conceptual thinking, while offering expanded cell and molecular coverage. CD-ROM, tape, and print supplements are available. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)