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This four-color lab manual contains 20 lab exercises, most of which can be completed within two hours and require minimal input from the instructor. To provide flexibility, instructors can vary the length of most exercises, many of which are divided into several parts, by deleting portions of the procedure without sacrificing the overall purpose of the experiment. Each exercise is cross-referenced with pages in the Starr/McMillan text and the Knapp text and follows this format: Objectives, Introduction, Materials, Procedure (with each step numbered), Pre-lab questions, and Post-lab questions. Instructors can combine black-and-white versions of this manual with selected exercises in the Shelp lab manual to make a customized one-color manual. They can also include their own exercises.

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Provides an account of the diverse topics in biology as they apply to humans. Substantially updated from the last edition, published two years ago, it begins with an overview of basic concepts and methods, followed by principles of biochemistry and cell structure and function, units on body systems, reproduction, and the principles of inheritance, and a final unit on the principles of evolution and ecology that the authors consider vital background for an informed citizenry. Plentiful relevant color illustrations.. CD-ROM follows the text and includes animations, sound, video clips, and a speaking glossary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534202156
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/30/1995
  • Series: Biology Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Concepts in Human Biology 2
1 Chemical Foundations for Cells 14
2 Cell Structure and Function 38
3 Tissues, Organ Systems, and Homeostasis 66
4 Musculoskeletal System: Support and Movement 86
5 Digestion and Nutrition 110
6 Circulation and Blood 136
7 Immunity 164
8 Respiration 186
9 Control of Salt-Water Balance and Body Temperature 202
10 Nervous System 220
11 Sensory Perception 248
12 Integration and Control: Endocrine System 268
13 Reproductive Systems 288
14 Development 306
15 Sexually Transmitted Diseases 332
16 Cell Reproduction 352
17 Observable Patterns of Inheritance 374
18 Chromosome Variations and Medical Genetics 390
19 DNA Structure and Function 408
20 Cancer: A Case Study of Genes and Disease 426
21 Recombinant DNA and Genetic Engineering 442
22 Principles of Evolution 460
23 Human Evolution 478
24 Ecosystems 490
25 Impacts of Human Populations 512
App. I Periodic Table of the Elements
App. II Units of Measure
App. III Answers to Genetics Problems
App. IV Answers to Self-Quizzes
App. V Key to Critical Thinking Questions
Glossary of Biological Terms
Credits and Acknowledgments
Applications Index
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