You can tailor Cecie Starr's BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, 2nd to the topics you cover in your course. In addition to the full-length, hardcover book, you can now choose from two paperback bindings of selected chapters. These alternatives are shorter and substantially lower in cost than the full-length text. One book focuses on basic concepts and includes a brief survey of diversity. The other book has a human emphasis..BASIC CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY, 2nd focuses on basic principles: basic chemistry, cellular organization and function, metabolism, inheritance, evolution, and ecology. It includes a chapter on reproduction and a survey of diversity in the five kingdoms and the chapter on reproduction.