Biology is an authoritative majors textbook with evolution as a unifying theme. In revising the text,McGraw-Hill has consulted extensively with previous users and noted experts and professors in the field. It is distinguished from other texts by its strong emphasis on natural selection and the evolutionary process that explains biodiversity.
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)
Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.70 (d)
Meet the Author
Peter H. Raven, Ph.D., is director of the Missouri Botanical Garden and Engelmann professor of botany at Washington University at St. Louis. He oversees the garden's internationally recognized research program in tropical botany--one of the world's most active in the study and conservation of imperiled tropical habitats. Raven's botanical research and work in the area of tropical conservation have earned him numerous honors and awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship. He has written 17 textbooks and more than 400 articles, and he is a member of th National Academy of Science and the National Research Council.