Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues, Global Edition (8e) : 9781292166278

Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues, Global Edition (8e)

Johnson
 
Edition
 
8
ISBN
 
9781292166278
ISBN 10
 
1292166274
Published
 
17/06/2016
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
640
Format
 
In stock
 
Title type
Book
$136.99
 
 
Title type
 
$65.00
 
 
Description

For courses in human biology

 

Explore Human Biology in Relation to Current Issues

Through his teaching, his textbook, and his online blog, award-winning teacher Michael D. Johnson sparks interest in human biology by connecting basic biology to real-world issues that are relevant to students’ lives.  Using a storytelling approach and extensive online support, Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues 8th Edition not only demystifies how the human body works but also drives students to become a better, more discerning consumer of health and science information.  Each chapter opens with Johnson’s popular “Current Issues” essays, and within each chapter, “BlogInFocus” references direct readers to his frequently-updated blog for breaking human biology-related news.

 

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, Maturation, Aging, and Death
  • 22. Evolution and the Origins of Life
  • 23. Ecosystems and Populations
  • 24. Human Impacts, Biodiversity, and Environmental Issues
  • Glossary G-1
  • Answers to Figure Check, Quick Check, and Test Yourself Questions A-1
  • Credits C-1
  • Index I-1

 

New to this edition

ABOUT THE BOOK

 

A strong connection to real world issues makes biology interesting to non-science majors

  • UPDATED!  Current Issues essays open each chapter and draw students into the subject with interesting science and health news items that connect human biology to real-world issues.  
  • Each essay discusses contrasting views on the featured hot topic.
  • Questions to Consider conclude each essay and encourage students to form their own opinions on the featured topic.
  • Current Issues essays discuss the 2013 Ebola outbreak (Chapter 9), proposed regulation of e-cigarettes (Chapter 10), and choosing between organic or conventional foods (Chapter 14).
  • UPDATED! MJ’s Human Biology Blog explores up-to-date insights on important issues in the news that relate to Human Biology course topics.  Author Michael Johnson posts 3-4 short articles each month.
    • Three access options are provided within the text’s Blog in Focus references.  Students may scan a QR code using a smartphone, type the URL (www.humanbiologyblog.blogspot.com) into a search engine, or log into their MasteringBiology subscription.

 UPDATED! Enhanced pedagogy increases student retention and enjoyment of the text

  • Key Concepts are now listed at the beginning of each chapter to provide a handy “big picture” overview of topics that will be discussed in greater detail in the pages that follow.
  • Connections Passages are indicated by a chain link icon and indicate how a specific chapter topic relates to the overall subject of human biology, biology in general, and to the larger world.
  • Quick Check questions assess student understanding of the material as they read each chapter.
  • End of Chapter questions range from Concept Review to Recall Application to test students’ knowledge of key topics and stimulate critical thinking skills.
  • Over 170 new and heavily revised figures and photos include process figures with new, numbered Step Iconsthat walk students through complex processes in both the text and its accompanying figure.
  • Flexible structure of standalone chapters allows instructors to adapt the text to their course length and teaching interests.

MasteringBiology is not included, If MasteringBiology is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MasteringBiology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

 

MasteringBiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product proven to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature personalized wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience and help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

  • UPDATED!  MJ’s Human Biology Blog explores up-to-date insights on important issues in the news that relate to Human Biology course topics.  Author Michael Johnson posts 3-4 short articles each month.
  • Three access options are provided within the text’s Blog in Focus references.  Students may scan a QR code using a smartphone, type the URL (www.humanbiologyblog.blogspot.com) into a search engine, or log into their MasteringBiology subscription.
  • Mobile-ready Interactive Physiology 2.0 assignment options help students advance beyond memorization to a genuine understanding of physiological processes.  IP 2.0 features new graphics, quicker navigation, and more robust mobile-ready interactives for exploration.
  • Evaluating Science in the Media activities challenge students to evaluate information from websites, articles, and videos.
  • Everyday Biology Videos briefly explore interesting and relevant biology topics that relate to concepts that students are learning in class. These 20 videos, produced by the BBC, can be assigned in MasteringBiology with assessment questions.
  • Dynamic Study Modules help students study effectively on their own by continuously assessing their activity and performance in real time. Here's how it works: students complete a set of questions with a unique answer format that also asks them to indicate their confidence level. Questions repeat until the student can answer them all correctly and confidently. Once completed, Dynamic Study Modules explain the concept using materials from the text. These are available as graded assignments prior to class, and accessible on smartphones, tablets, and computers.
Features & benefits

A strong connection to real world issues makes biology interesting to non-science majors

  • UPDATED!  Current Issues essays open each chapter and draw students into the subject with interesting science and health news items that connect human biology to real-world issues.  
  • Each essay discusses contrasting views on the featured hot topic.
  • Questions to Consider conclude each essay and encourage students to form their own opinions on the featured topic.
  • NEW Current Issues essays discuss the 2013 Ebola outbreak (Chapter 9), proposed regulation of e-cigarettes (Chapter 10), and choosing between organic or conventional foods (Chapter 14).

 Unifying core themes keeps the text cohesive and engaging throughout

  • Recurring themes such as homeostasis, structure and function relationships, and evolution tie together for a comprehensive exploration of anatomy and physiology in the context of biology.

UPDATED! Enhanced pedagogy increases student retention and enjoyment of the text

  • NEW!  Key Concepts are now listed at the beginning of each chapter to provide a handy “big picture” overview of topics that will be discussed in greater detail in the pages that follow.
  • NEW! Connections Passages are indicated by a chain link icon and indicate how a specific chapter topic relates to the overall subject of human biology, biology in general, and to the larger world.
  • Quick Check questions assess student understanding of the material as they read each chapter.
  • End of Chapter questions range from Concept Review to Recall Application to test students’ knowledge of key topics and stimulate critical thinking skills.
  • NEW! Over 170 new and heavily revised figures and photos include process figures with new, numbered Step Iconsthat walk students through complex processes in both the text and its accompanying figure.
  • Flexible structure of standalone chapters allows instructors to adapt the text to their course length and teaching interests.