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Overview

Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues, Fourth Edition sparks interest among non-science readers by encouraging them to connect basic biology concepts to real-world issues that are relevant to their own lives. As an award winning teacher, author Michael Johnson demystifies the scientific process and the concepts of human biology using a narrative style to tell a story with a reader-friendly approach. Liposuction, antioxidants, and the black market for bones are just a few of the timely topics that are woven throughout each chapter to engage readers in learning the basics of human biology. Michael Johnson’s jargon-free writing style and expanded coverage of current issues are supported by dozens of exciting new illustrations and photos that further engage reader interest, while unique “Try It Yourself” boxes and the accompanying InterActive Physiology® for Human Biology CD-ROM promote active learning.  Human Biology, Science, and Society, The Chemistry of Living Things, Structure and Function of Cells, From Cells to Organ Systems, The Skeletal System, The Muscular System, Blood, Heart and Blood Vessels, The Immune System and Mechanisms of Defense, The Respiratory System: Exchange of Gases, The Nervous System: Integration and Control, Sensory Mechanisms, The Endocrine System, The Digestive System, The Urinary System, Reproductive Systems, Cell Reproduction and Differentiation, Cancer: Uncontrolled Cell Division and Differentiation, Genetics and Inheritance, DNA Technology and Genetic Engineering, Development and Aging, Evolution and the Origins of Life, Ecosystems and Populations,Human Impacts, Biodiversity, and Environmental Issues.  For all readers interested in demystifying the scientific process and the concepts of human biology using a narrative style to tell a story with a reader-friendly approach.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805354348
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 1/2/2005
  • Series: The Human Biology Place Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Originally from the state of Washington, Dr. Michael D. Johnson earned his B.S. degree from Washington State University and his Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Michigan. He completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School and then joined the faculty of West Virginia University, where he is currently a professor. He has been honored with several teaching awards during his 27 years on the faculty, including the West Virginia University Foundation Outstanding Teacher award and the Distinguished Teacher Award of the School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Physiological Society, the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society, the National Association of Biology Teachers, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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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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