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Dr. Sylvia Mader's succinct, precise writing style. Sylvia's writing is what has earned her a reputation as one of the most successful introductory biology textbook authors ever, and it is the most compelling feature of this text.
Updated Boxed Readings Throughout —Human Biology features three different types of boxed readings. Theses readings have been thoroughly updated by Dr. Mader, as well as experts in the field, throughout the book to remain current.
A complete set of chapter learning aids includes a listing of chapter concepts, brief concept summaries within the chapter, boldface key terms, summary, and objective questions. Students value tools within the text that help them grasp the concepts.
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Emphasis on Homeostasis — Homeostasis is emphasized throughout the text. The homeostasis sections at the end of specific chapters and the accompanying homeostasis illustrations, have been revised for greater clarity and explain in depth how the body systems work together to maintain homeostasis.
Connect Plus ConnectPlus This version of Connect includes the full textbook as an integrated, dynamic ebook. ConnectPlus provides all of the Connect features plus the following: • An integrated, printable ebook, allowing for anytime, anywhere access to the textbook. • Dynamic links between the problems or questions you assign to your students and the location in the ebook where those problems or questions are covered. • You can assign fully integrated, self-study questions. • Pagination that exactly matches the printed text, allowing students to rely on ConnectPlus as the complete resource for your course. • Embedded media, including animations and videos. • Customize the text for your students by adding and sharing your own notes and highlights.
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