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What is included with this book?
For courses in non-majors biology.
Helps students learn the concepts and applications of human biology using relevant topics and realistic scenarios.
Known for its unique “Special Topic” chapters and emphasis on everyday health concerns, the Sixth Edition of Biology of Humans: Concepts, Applications, and Issues continues to personalize the study of human biology using a conversational writing style, vibrant, easy-to-follow illustrations, abundant applications, and a new emphasis on using everyday science literacy skills. The authors provide a practical, friendly introduction to the study of the human body, preparing readers to navigate today’s rapidly expanding and shifting world of health information.
Each chapter now features brand-new “Consider This Case” exercises and “Finding and Evaluating Information” activities that challenge readers to think critically and apply their knowledge to solve real-world cases. Along with scientific updates and content improvements throughout the text, The Sixth Edition also includes a new “Special Topic” chapter on the Obesity Epidemic.
Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringBiology™ does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MasteringBiology, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.
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0134056671 / 9780134056678 Biology of Humans: Concepts, Applications, and Issues Plus MasteringBiology with eText -- Access Card Package, 6/e
Package consists of:
1. Humans in the World of Biology
1a. Special Topic: Becoming a Patient: A Major Decision
2. Chemistry Comes to Life
3. The Cell
4. Body Organization and Homeostasis
5. The Skeletal System
6. The Muscular System
7. Neurons: The Matter of the Mind
8. The Nervous System
8a. Special Topic: Drugs and the Mind
9. Sensory Systems
10. The Endocrine System
10a. Special Topic: Diabetes Mellitus
12. The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic System
12a. Special Topic: Cardiovascular Disease
13. Body Defense Mechanisms
13a. Special Topic: Infectious Disease
14. The Respiratory System
15. The Digestive System and Nutrition
15a. Special Topic: The Obesity Epidemic
16. The Urinary System
17. Reproductive Systems
17a. Special Topic: Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS
18. Development Through Life
18a. Special Topic: Autism Spectrum Disorder
19. Chromosomes and Cell Division
19a. Special Topic: Stem Cells—A Repair Kit for the Body
20. Genetics and Human Inheritance
21. DNA and Biotechnology
21a. Special Topic: Cancer
22. Evolution and Our Heritage
23. Ecology, The Environment, and Us
24. Human Populations, Limited Resources, and Pollution