9780321701671

Human Biology Concepts and Current Issues with mybiology

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    9780321701671

  • ISBN10:

    0321701674

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/3/2011
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
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Summary

Award-winning teacher Michael D. Johnson catches your interest immediately by connecting basic biology concepts to real-world issues that are relevant to your life. Through a storytelling approach and extensive online support, Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues, Sixth Edition not only demystifies how the human body works but helps you to become a better consumer of health and science information. Each chapter now opens with Johnsonís popular "Current Issue" essays, and inside each chapter are entries from the authorís own, frequently updated blog.

Expanded online resources are now available and conveniently referenced in chapter sections with icons and URLs. The Sixth Edition also offers you stronger self-assessment tools, with new and expanded critical-thinking questions throughout each chapter and in the end-of-chapter reviews.

Taking advantage of non-scientists' natural curiosity about how the human body works, Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues sparks readers' interest in science and encourages active learning. Writing specifically for the non-majors human biology course, author Michael D. Johnson seeks to make readers better consumers of health and science information.

Instead of presenting facts to memorize, the magazine-style design and inspired narrative give readers a truly engaging learning tool. Extensive new material on DNA technology, genetic engineering, and environmental issues. For anyone interested in human biology.

Author Biography

Dr. Michael D. Johnson earned his B.S. degree in Zoology from Washington State University and then moved East to earn a Ph.D. in physiology from The University of Michigan. After completing a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School he joined the faculty of West Virginia University, where he remained for most of his career.

In 2008 Dr. Johnson moved to Qatar, on the Arabian Peninsula, to take the position of Associate Dean for Premedical Education at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. In his new position he directs the premedical education of students from more than 30 countries.

Dr. Johnson received several teaching awards during his career, including the West Virginia University Foundation Outstanding Teacher award and the Distinguished Teacher Award of the School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Physiological Society, the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society, the National Association of Biology Teachers, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Table of Contents

1. Human Biology, Science, and Society

2. The Chemistry of Living Things

3. Structure and Function of Cells

4. From Cells to Organ Systems

5. The Skeletal System

6. The Muscular System

7. Blood

8. Heart and Blood Vessels

9. The Immune System and Mechanisms of Defense

10. The Respiratory System: Exchange of Gases

11. The Nervous System: Integration and Control

12. Sensory Mechanisms

13. The Endocrine System

14. The Digestive System and Nutrition

15. The Urinary System

16. Reproductive Systems

17. Cell Reproduction and Differentiation

18. Cancer: Uncontrolled Cell Division and Differentiation

19. Genetics and Inheritance

20. DNA Technology and Genetic Engineering

21. Development and Aging

22. Evolution and the Origins of Life

23. Ecosystems and Populations

24. Human Impacts, Biodiversity, and Environmental Issues

 

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Awesome book in great condition! May 3, 2011
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Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues, Sixth Edition not only demystifies how the human body works but helps you to become a better consumer of health and science information. Each chapter now opens with Johnson's popular "Current Issue" essays, and inside each chapter are entries from the author's own, frequently updated blog. I highly recommend this cheap textbook, I'm very happy to deal with ecampus. The book looks as if it is new and the price was good. Thanks.
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