9780495109044

Human Biology, Non-Media Version

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495109044

  • ISBN10:

    0495109045

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/7/2006
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

Save time with HUMAN BIOLOGY and accompanying technology resources! Highlighting biology?s relevance to your own life, this biology text shows you how an understanding of basic concepts of human biology can help you think critically and make informed decisions. Each chapter opens with a real-life biology-related issue or research finding such as the obesity epidemic, unregulated food supplements, hormone disrupters in food and water supplies, and the effects of Ecstasy on the nervous system. Step-by-step art, summaries, diagrams, key icons with cross-references to earlier sections, and key terms help introduce and reinforce important concepts. Studying is made easy with CengageNOW and a book-specific website that provides flashcards, quizzes, a glossary, and weblinks.

Table of Contents

Learning About Human Biology
Molecules of Life
Cells and How They Work
Tissues, Organs Systems, and Homeostasis
The Skeletal System
The Muscular System
Digestion and Nutrition
Blood
Circulation--The Heart and Blood Vessels
Immunity
The Respiratory System
The Urinary System
The Nervous System
Sensory Systems
The Endocrine System
Reproductive Systems
Development and Aging
Life at Risk: Infectious Disease
Cell Reproduction
Observable Patterns of Inheritance
Chromosomes and Human Genetics
DNA, Genes, and Biotechnology
Genes and Disease: Cancer
Principles of Evolution
Ecology and Human Concerns
Appendices
Concepts in Cell Metabolism
Periodic Table of the Elements
Units of Measure
Answers to Genetics Problems
Answers to Self-Quizzes
Key to Critical Thinking Questions
Glossary of Biological Terms
Index
Applications Index
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