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Biology of Humans: Concepts, Applications, and Issues, 4th Edition

By Judith Goodenough, Betty A. McGuire

Published by Benjamin Cummings

Published Date: Jan 6, 2011


With a new open, student-friendly layout and more media integration, the Fourth Edition of Biology of Humans: Concepts, Applications, and Issues continues to personalize the study of human biology. Its conversational writing style, stunning art, abundant applications, and learning tools develop your critical-thinking skills. The authors provide a conceptual framework to help you understand how our bodies work, and to deal with issues relevant to human health in today’s world. You’ll gain an appreciation for the intricacy of the human body and the place of humans in the ecosphere.

Table of Contents

1. Humans in the World of Biology

2. Chemistry Comes to Life

2a. Special Topic: Food Safety and Defense

3. The Cell

4. Body Organization and Homeostasis

5. The Skeletal System

6. The Muscular System

7. Neurons: The Matter of the Mind

8. The Nervous System

8a. Special Topic: Drugs and the Mind

9. Sensory Systems

10. The Endocrine System

10a. Special Topic: Diabetes Mellitus

11. Blood

12. The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic System

12a. Special Topic: Cardiovascular Disease

13. Body Defense Mechanisms

13a. Special Topic: Infectious Disease

14. The Respiratory System

15. The Digestive System

15a. Special Topic: Nutrition and Weight Control

16. The Urinary System

17. Reproductive Systems

17a. Special Topic: Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS

18. Development Through Life

18a. Special Topic: Autism Spectrum Disorders

19. Chromosomes and Cell Division

19a. Special Topic: Stem Cells–A Repair Kit for the Body

20. Genetics and Human Inheritance

21. DNA and Biotechnology

21a. Special Topic: Cancer

22. Evolution and Our Heritage

23. Ecology, The Environment, and Us

24. Human Populations, Limited Resources, and Pollution

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Purchase Info

ISBN-10: 0-321-70702-8

ISBN-13: 978-0-321-70702-4

Format: Alternate Binding

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