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From an instructors point of view, Im not a huge fan of this book. (Honestly, I have read little of it.) McGraw-Hill, the publisher, normally does a nice job with teaching materials, but the lecture slides for this book often have multiple sloppy errors. Some facts are inverted and somethings seem to have been prepared by typist who had no idea what they were typing and, as a result, some errors are just ridiculous. While some materials definitely are foul there is also much good material and I appreciate the variation in detail in some of the lecture animations. This is very helpful for preparing the course for delivery to a variety of student groups with a range of backgrounds and needs. The book itself seems okay, but I have seen it point out some sort of iffy stuff.I think Ill search for a different text the next time I teach this course (Human Biology for the Social Sciences). However, one nice thing about this book is that it is a paperback and I think its on the cheap side of the spectrum. I do like having a cheaper book for the kids.