Biology of Humans: Concepts, Applications, and Issues, 6th edition
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For courses in non-majors biology.
Helps students learn the concepts and applications of human biology using relevant topics and realistic scenarios
Known for its unique “Special Topic” chapters and emphasis on everyday health concerns, the 6th Edition of Biology of Humans: Concepts, Applications, and Issues continues to personalize the study of human biology using a conversational writing style, vibrant, easy-to-follow illustrations, abundant applications, and a new emphasis on using everyday science literacy skills. The authors provide a practical, friendly introduction to the study of the human body, preparing students to navigate today’s rapidly expanding and shifting world of health information.
Each chapter now features brand-new “Consider This Case” exercises and “Finding and Evaluating Information” activities that challenge students to think critically and apply their knowledge to solve real-world cases. Along with scientific updates and content improvements throughout the text, the 6th Edition also includes a new “Special Topic” chapter on the Obesity Epidemic.
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Published by Pearson (December 13th 2017) - Copyright © 2017
Category: Human Biology
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
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: The Obesity Epidemic
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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