Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues, Global Edition eBook (8e) : 9781292166377

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

 
Edition
 
8
ISBN
 
9781292166377
ISBN 10
 
1292166371
Published
 
21/07/2016
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
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Format
 
 
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eBook
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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 Eighth 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.

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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
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