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Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues with mybiology, 6th Edition

By Michael D. Johnson

Published by Benjamin Cummings

Published Date: Jan 3, 2011


Award-winning teacher Michael D. Johnson catches your interest immediately by connecting basic biology concepts to real-world issues that are relevant to your life. Through a storytelling approach and extensive online support, Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues, Sixth Edition not only demystifies how the human body works but helps you to become a better consumer of health and science information. Each chapter now opens with Johnson’s popular "Current Issue" essays, and inside each chapter are entries from the author’s own, frequently updated blog. Expanded online resources are now available and conveniently referenced in chapter sections with icons and URLs. The Sixth Edition also offers you stronger self-assessment tools, with new and expanded critical-thinking questions throughout each chapter and in the end-of-chapter reviews.

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 and Aging

22. Evolution and the Origins of Life

23. Ecosystems and Populations

24. Human Impacts, Biodiversity, and Environmental Issues


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Purchase Info

ISBN-10: 0-321-70167-4

ISBN-13: 978-0-321-70167-1

Format: Alternate Binding

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