9780072921878

Human Biology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780072921878

  • ISBN10:

    0072921870

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/13/2003
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Summary

This best-selling text emphasizes the relationships of humans to other living things. Human Biology remains user friendly; relevancy and pedagogy are among its strengths. In this edition, as in previous editions, each chapter presents the topic clearly and distinctly so that students will feel capable of achieving an adult level of understanding. Detailed, high-level scientific data and terminology are not included because Mader believes that true knowledge consists of working concepts rather than technical facility.

Table of Contents

1 A Human Perspective

I Human Organization

2 Chemistry of Life

3 Cell Structure and Function

4 Organization and Regulation of Body Systems

II Maintenance of the Human Body

5 Digestive System and Nutrition

6 Composition and Function of the Blood

7 Cardiovascular System

8 Respiratory System

9 Urinary System and Excretion

III Movement and Support in Humans

10 Skeletal System

11 Muscular System

IV Integration and Coordination in Humans

12 Nervous System

13 Senses

14 Endocrine System

V Reproduction in Humans

15 Reproductive System

16 Development and Aging

VI Human Genetics

17 Chromosomal Inheritance

18 Genes and Medical Genetics

19 DNA and Biotechnology

VII Human Disease

20 Defenses Against Disease

21 Parasites and Pathogens

22 Sexually Transmitted Diseases

23 Cancer

VIII Human Evolution and Ecology

24 Human Evolution

25 Global Ecology

26 Population, Resources, and Pollution

27 Saving the World's Biodiversity

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