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The 11th edition is just fine thank you
on June 8, 2011
I just had a chat with a senior Biology professor at my university; turns out that this 12th edition was merely an "obligatory" release. Meaning, the publishers put out the update merely to make more money. The content and layout is virtually identical to the older 11th edition with very few revisions. Frivolous updates to skirt the used-textbook market and push more profit to publishers is what has earned this book a low rating.
In short, waste you're money; go with the 11th edition.