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5.0 out of 5 stars New Fifth Edition Brings Everything Up To Date, August 10, 2005
This review is from: Biology: Concepts & Connections with Student CD-ROM (Hardcover)
This new Fifth Edition of an old standby. The book retains it's aim of engaging students from a wide variety of majors in the wonders of the living world. It relates the basic concepts of biology to concepts in every day life, to evolution, and to the process of science.

The basic upgrades in this edition include:

Greater emphasis on cells as the structural and functional units of life.

Incorporates recent advances in the field of cellular reproduction, genetics and cloning.

the concepts of evolution have been extensively reorganized and updated. This includes a major upgrading in the area of the evolution of biological diversity.

the sections on animals and plants has been redone with a greater emphasis on those forms that the student sees in their everyday life.

the ecology area has been updted with current ecological data and fresh photos.

The text has been extensively reviewed to ensure that the new edition retains the reputation for accuracy that has become a hallmark of this book.
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