Biology for the Informed Citizen with Physiology

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-12-16
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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With Biology for the Informed Citizen, students connect the concepts of biology to the consequences of biology. Authors Donna M. Bozzone and Douglas S. Green teach the concepts of biology, evolution, and the process of science so that students can apply their knowledge as informed consumers and users of scientific information.

Cases: An engaging biological issue opens every chapter and is revisited throughout

Concepts: Foundational biological ideas are introduced within the context of important cultural and social issues

Consequences: The concepts and consequences of biology are connected in order to help students make informed decisions about biological issues

Biology for the Informed Citizen is available with or without chapters 11-15 on physiology. Both versions allow instructors to cover the chapters and topics in the order that they choose.

Author Biography

Donna Bozzone is Professor of Biology at St. Michael's College. She specializes in cell biology and has co-authored four-volume series of brief books on cancer biology for the non-technical audience.

The late Douglas Green was also a Professor of Biology at St. Michael's College. He specialized in evolution, bioinformatics, and developmental biology.

Table of Contents

Contents in Brief

Unit 1. The Scientific Study of Life

Chapter 1. The Nature of Biology and Evolution
Why Does Biology Matter to You?

Chapter 2. The Nature of Science
How Do We Know How the World Works?

Unit 2: Reproduction, Inheritance, and Evolution

Chapter 3. Human Development
How Do Cells Make a Person?

Chapter 4. Inheritance, Genes, and Characteristics
Does Disease Have a Genetic Basis?

Chapter 5. Cancer
How Can It Be Prevented, Diagnosed, and Treated?

Chapter 6. Reproduction
What "Kind" of Baby Is It?

Chapter 7. Plants, Agriculture, and Genetic Engineering
Can We Create Better Plants and Animals?

Chapter 8. Health Care and the Human Genome
How Will We Use Our New Medical and Genetic Skills?

Chapter 9. Evolution
How Do Species Arise and Adapt?

Chapter 10. The Evolution of Disease
Why Do We Get Sick?
Unit 3: Physiology: The Body in Health and Disease

Chapter 11. Homeostasis
Why Is It Important That the Body Maintain Its Internal Balance?

Chapter 12. Circulation and Respiration
What If Your Body Doesn't Get the Oxygen It Needs?

Chapter 13. The Nervous System
Does Your Brain Determine Who You Are?

Chapter 14. Infectious Disease and the Immune System
How Are Invaders Repelled, Evaded, or Killed?

Chapter 15. Nutrition, Activity, and Wellness
How Can We Live a Healthy Lifestyle?

Unit 4: Interacting with Nature

Chapter 16. Ecology
How Do We Benefit from a Functional Ecosystem?

Chapter 17. Biodiversity and Human Affairs
How Is the Human Race Like a Meteorite?

Chapter 18. Human Population Growth
How Many People Can a Single Planet Hold?


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