Near fine condition.Third edition.HarperCollins Publishers,1991.First edition-first printing of the third edition(9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1).Large format hardback(a couple of nicks and scratch on the cover and spine) in near fine condition,no Dj.Illustrated with many colour,b/w photos,drawings,diagrams,maps,tables,stats.Nice and clean pages with a couple ink marks on the outer edges,name written on the edge of the first blank page of the book,some creases inside the last three blank pages of the book.Nice and clean book.1460pp including Appendix:A Classification of Organisms,glossary,answers to quiz questions,index.Note:This is very heavy book(approx. 3.5 Kg). This is another paragraph Synopsis: This is an introductory biology text that provides an explanation of the fundamental concepts of biology - ecology, evolution, genetics and botany. Features of the book are that the topics covered include AIDS, monoclonal antibodies, tissue transplants, and molecular genetics. There is coverage of plant and animal biology and an historical perspective is provided by linking recent discoveries and breakthroughs to their historical contexts. Short answer questions are provided at the end of each chapter which also offer chapter outlines and summaries.