File under: shamelessly soliciting (advice) I'd like to buy a good college biology textbook for my son. My textbook was wonderful, but it also has a 1980 pub date. That might work for math or physics, but biology changes faster than that (especially phylogenetics . . . 1980 is pre-Archaebacteria, if I'm not mistaken). I'd also like to buy him an American History textbook, high school or college level. As long as I'm on this topic, we're going to get to European History after American History -- any suggestions for that? Thanks, folks. D.