9780134045443

Biology of Humans Concepts, Applications, and Issues

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    9780134045443

  • ISBN10:

    0134045440

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/8/2016
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

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.

 

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Table of Contents

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

11. Blood

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

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