9780840061669

Human Biology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780840061669

  • ISBN10:

    0840061668

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2011
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Presenting core concepts in a relevant context, Starr and McMillan's HUMAN BIOLOGY gives you a clear understanding of how the human body works and helps you make well-informed choices as a consumer and voter. Each chapter opens with a human biology-related issue currently in the news that highlights the relevance of the topic. You then learn the basic concepts which help you think critically about these issues. Useful learning tools such as section ending "Take-Home Messages" and a running glossary ensure that you will understand key concepts. At the end of the chapter, "How Would You Vote," "Future Focus," and "Explore on Your Own" sections demonstrate the impact and personal relevance of the content on your life.

Table of Contents

Learning about Human Biology
Chemistry of Life
Cells and How They Work
Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems
The Skeletal System
The Muscular System
Circulation: The Heart and Blood Vessels
Blood
Immunity and Disease
The Respiratory System
Digestion and Nutrition
The Urinary System
The Nervous System
Sensory Systems
The Endocrine System
Reproductive Systems
Development and Aging
Cell Reproduction
Introduction to Genetics
Chromosomes and Human Genetics
DNA, Genes, and Biotechnology
Genes and Disease: Cancer
Principles of Evolution
Principles of Ecology
Human Impacts on the Biosphere
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