Biology of Humans : Concepts, Applications, and Issues

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
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A lively narrative andfriendly writing style guarantees to engage readers. Stunning illustrations, abundant applications, and tools to help readers develop critical-thinking skills make this a superior book. Focuses on how readersrs" bodies work, addresses issues relevant to personal health, environmental aspects of human biology, and social concerns. Fosters an appreciation for the intricacy of human biology and the place of humans in the ecosphere. Features a new chapter on stem cells (Ch. 19). Includes new essays on topics such as Lead Poisoning, Scientific Misconduct, and Bird Flu, Estrogens, and Vaccines and Autism. A lively, current reference for anyone interested in learning more about human biology.

Table of Contents

The Organization of the Body
Humans in the World of Biologyp. 1
Chemistry Comes to Lifep. 14
The Cellp. 37
Body Organization and Homeostasisp. 62
Control and Coordination of the Body
The Skeletal Systemp. 82
The Muscular Systemp. 97
Neurons: The Matter of the Mindp. 110
The Nervous Systemp. 124
Special Topic Drugs and the Mindp. 142
Sensory Systemp. 152
The Endocrine Systemp. 174
Maintenance of the Body
Bloodp. 197
The Circulatory Systemp. 211
Body Defense Mechanismsp. 234
Special Topic Infectious Diseasep. 256
The Respiratory Systemp. 268
Special Topic Smoking and Diseasep. 287
The Digestive Systemp. 296
Special Topic Nutrition and Weight Controlp. 313
The Urinary Systemp. 329
Reproductive Systemsp. 349
Special Topic Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDSp. 370
Development Throughout Life
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