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Biology (8th Edition) by S.S. Mader

Biology (8th Edition)  



  • Sylvia S. Mader 


  • Hardcover: 1024 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math; 8 edition (January 22, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0072418826
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 9.0 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.50 pounds


Book Description

Dr. Sylvia Mader, a well-known author in the field of biology, has written numerous biology textbooks for McGraw-Hill.

Biology is now a tightly knit text that covers the concepts and principles of biology from the structure and function of the cell to the organization of the biosphere. It draws upon the entire world of living things to bring out an evolutionary theme that is introduced from the start. The concept of evolution is necessary to understanding the unity and diversity of life and serves as a background for the study of ecological principles. Modern ecological problems, including the biodiversity crisis, are stressed throughout the text.  

About the Author(s)

Dr. Sylvia Mader is the best-selling author of introductory biology textbooks. Other books she has authored for WCB include: Inquiry Into Life, Human Biology, Introduction to Biology, and Understanding Human Anatomy & Physiology.  



Excellent resource for college/pre-college students, March 26, 1999

Brilliant photography, logical arrangement of topics, outstanding illustrations, and well-written text combine to make this text an outstanding tool in the classroom, or as a resource. Features include: main ideas emphasized in boxes within text; challenging content written for easy comprehension; chapters introduced with clear objectives and concluded with detailed summary; information presented in logical flow; chapter assessment by essay, multiple-choice, and critical-thinking questions; detailed index and glossary.