Biology of Humans: Concepts, Applications, and Issues, 5th Edition

By Judith Goodenough, Betty A. McGuire

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 9, 2013

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Known for its unique “Special Topic” chapters and emphasis on everyday health concerns, the Fifth Edition of Biology of Humans: Concepts, Applications, and Issues continues to personalize the study of human biology with a conversational writing style, stunning art, abundant applications, and tools to help you develop critical-thinking skills. The authors give you a practical and friendly introduction for understanding how their bodies work and for preparing them to navigate today’s world of rapidly expanding—and shifting—health information. 

 

Each chapter now opens with new “Did You Know?” questions that pique your interest with intriguing and little-known facts about the topic that follows. The Fifth Edition also features a new “Special Topic” chapter (1a) titled “Becoming a Patient: A Major Decision,” which discusses how to select a doctor and/or a hospital, how to research health conditions, and more.

 

 

Table of Contents

1. Humans in the World of Biology

1a. Special Topic: Becoming a Patient: A Major Decision

2. Chemistry Comes to Life

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 and Nutrition

15a. Special Topic: Food Safety and Defense

16. The Urinary System

17. Reproductive Systems

17a. Special Topic: Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS

18. Development Through Life

18a. Special Topic: Autism Spectrum Disorder

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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