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A lively narrative andfriendly writing style guarantees to engage readers. Stunning illustrations, abundant applications, and tools to help readers develop critical-thinking skills make this a superior book. Focuses on how readers' bodies work, addresses issues relevant to personal health, environmental aspects of human biology, and social concerns. Fosters an appreciation for the intricacy of human biology and the place of humans in the ecosphere. Features a new chapter on stem cells (Ch. 19). Includes new essays on topics such as Lead Poisoning, Scientific Misconduct, and Bird Flu, Estrogens, and Vaccines and Autism. A lively, current reference for anyone interested in learning more about human biology.
Table of Contents
BR> PART I THE ORGANIZATION OF THE BODY Chapter 1 Humans in the World of Biology 1 Chapter 2 Chemistry Comes to Life 14 Chapter 3 The Cell 37 Chapter 4 Body Organization and Homeostasis 62 PART II CONTROL AND COORDINATION OF THE BODY Chapter 5 The Skeletal System 82 Chapter 6 The Muscular System 97 Chapter 7 Neurons: The Matter of the Mind 110 Chapter 8 The Nervous System 124 Chapter 8a SPECIAL TOPIC Drugs and the Mind 142 Chapter 9 Sensory System 152 Chapter 10 The Endocrine System 174 PART III MAINTENANCE OF THE BODY Chapter 11 Blood 197 Chapter 12 The Circulatory System 211 Chapter 13 Body Defense Mechanisms 234 Chapter 13a SPECIAL TOPIC Infectious Disease 256 Chapter 14 The Respiratory System 268 Chapter 14a SPECIAL TOPIC Smoking and Disease 287 Chapter 15 The Digestive System 296 Chapter 15a SPECIAL TOPIC Nutrition and Weight Control 313 Chapter 16 The Urinary System 329 PART IV REPRODUCTION Chapter 17 Reproductive Systems 349 Chapter 17a SPECIAL TOPIC Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS 370 Chapter 18 Development Throughout Life