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The McGraw-Hill Companies, also simply called McGraw-Hill, is a major publishing conglomerate based in New York City’s Rockefeller Center. The company primarily deals in publishing, financial, and business services. Originally founded in 1947, McGraw-Hill currently employs over 20,000 individuals. The company has a worldwide presence.

McGraw-Hill is divided into three separate divisions – an education division, a financial services division, and an information and media division. When it comes to textbooks, the education division is the primary segment of the company that produces and publishes textbooks, course materials, and software for students of all ages, from Pre-K students who are three years old up to postgraduate students at universities. The McGraw-Hill Higher Education segment is the college textbook division of the company.

The following college textbooks have been published by McGraw-Hill:

Biofluid Mechanics in Cardiovascular Systems (Biomedical Engineering Series) (First Edition) by Lee Waite (2005)

Vander’s Human Physiology: The Mechanisms of Body Function (Human Physiology (Vander)) (Twelfth Edition) by Eric Widmaier, Hershel Raff, and Kevin Strang (2010)

Biology (Ninth Edition) by Peter Raven, George Johnson, Kenneth Mason, Jonathan Losos, Susan Singer (2010)

Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach with Student Resources (Seventh Edition) by Yunus Cengel and Michael Boles (2010)

Heat and Mass Transfer: Fundamentals and Applications + EES DVD for Heat and Mass Transfer (Fourth Edition) by Yunus Cengel, Afshin Ghajar (2010)

If you need a textbook published by McGraw-Hill for one of your classes, be sure to visit Textbooks.org and type in the title of the book or the ISBN number. The above books and thousands more are all available through this site, which will allow you to compare prices on them from various online booksellers.

As technology continues to adapt, McGraw-Hill has adapted as well by offering a variety of software packages and online tools for both college students and professors. One of these initiatives is called LearnSmart, and it allows professors to test students using different methods to determine their learning levels based on data analysis. LearnSmart and other tools have allowed educators to have more one-on-one interaction with their students in order to better meet their specific needs since every student learns things at different rates.

The non-academic divisions at McGraw-Hill include the financial services division and the information and media sector. Each of these divisions encompass two major firms – Standard & Poor’s (S&P), which is a major financial services firm, and J.D. Power and Associates, which is a major marketing firm that is known for its ratings on automotive vehicles.