Human Biology : Concepts and Current Issues

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 2003-01-01
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
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With extensive new material on DNA technology, genetic engineering, and environmental issues, Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues, Second Edition 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 students better consumers of health and science information. Instead of presenting facts to memorize, the magazine-style design and inspired narrative give students a truly engaging learning tool.

Table of Contents

Human Biology, Science, and Society
The Chemistry of Living Things
Structure and Function of Cells
From Cells to Organ Systems
The Skeletal System
The Muscular System
Heart and Blood Vessels
The Immune System and Mechanisms of Defense
The Respiratory System: Exchange of Gases
The Nervous System: Integration and Control
Sensory Mechanisms
The Endocrine System
The Digestive System and Nutrition
The Urinary System
Reproductive Systems
Cell Reproduction and Differentiation
Cancer: Uncontrolled Cell Division and Differentiation
Genetics and Inheritance
DNA Technology and Genetic Engineering
Development and Aging
Evolution and the Origins of Life
Ecosystems and Populations
Human Impacts, Biodiversity, and Environmental Issues
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