Human Biology was one of the first texts that I worked on for McGraw-Hill. I started as a coauthor on the 12th edition of the text, and since then have been the lead author for 3 editions, with the 15th edition currently in development.
As an educator, one of my main goals for this text has always been to keep it current, relevant, and useful for students. That is why I was very pleased to find out that the Royal Society of Biology had chosen Human Biology 14e as one of the finalists for the 2015 UnderGraduate Textbook award. According to the judges:
“This well illustrated text, seamlessly integrates traditional learning system with modern digital and pedagogical approaches.”
What was the biggest thrill for me though was to be listed alongside Alberts Molecular Biology of the Cell (6e), which I consider to be a phenomenal text. Overall, we had some great competition (see the full list here), and this year the award went to Principles of Development (5e) by Wolpert et al. Congrats to all of the nominees!
If you want to learn more about this text – visit my Human Biology 14e page on this site.