9780321551931

Biology of Humans : Concepts, Applications, and Issues

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321551931

  • ISBN10:

    0321551931

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
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Biology of Humans: Concepts, Applications, and Issues,Third Editionpersonalizes the study of human biology with a friendly writing style, stunning art, abundant applications, and tools to help readers develop critical-thinking skills. With clarity, currency, and consistency, the authors give readers a conceptual framework for understanding how their bodies work and for dealing with issues relevant to human health in the modern world. Readers will gain an appreciation for the intricacy of the human body and the place of humans in the ecosphere. TheThird Editionfeatures an expansion of the critical thinking elements, two new Special Topics chapters, and a significantly revised art program. Humans in the World of Biology, Chemistry Comes to Life, Special Topic: Food Safety,The Cell, Body Organization and omeostasis, The Skeletal System, The Muscular System, Neurons: The Matter of the Mind ,The Nervous System, Special Topic: Drugs and the Mind, Sensory Systems, The Endocrine System, Blood, The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems, Body Defense Mechanisms, Special Topic: Infectious Disease,The Respiratory System, The Digestive System, Special Topic: Nutrition and Weight Control, The Urinary System, Reproductive Systems, Development Through Life, Special Topic: Autism, Chromosomes and Cell Division, Special Topics: Stem CellsThe Bodyrs"s Repair Kit, Genetics and Inheritance, DNA and Biotechnology, Evolution and our Heritage, Ecology, The Environment, and Us, Human Populations, Limited Resources, and Pollution.Intended for those interested in learning the basics of human biology

Table of Contents

Humans in the World of Biology
Chemistry Comes to Life
Special Topics: Food Safety
The Cell
Body Organization and Homeostasis
The Skeletal System
The Muscular System
Neurons: The Matter of the Mind
The Nervous System
Special Topic: Drugs and the Mind
Sensory Systems
The Endocrine System
Blood
The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic System
Body Defense Mechanisms
Special Topic: Infectious Disease
The Respiratory System
The Digestive System
The Urinary System
Reproductive Systems
Development Through Life
Special Topic: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Chromosomes and Cell Division
Special Topics: Stem Cells -- A Repair Kit for the Body
Genetics and Human Inheritance
DNA and Biotechnology
Special Topic: Cancer
Evolution and Our Heritage
Ecology, The Environment, and Us
Human Populations, Limited Resources, and Pollution
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