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Overview

Taking advantage of non-scientists' natural curiosity about how the human body works, Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues sparks readers' interest in science and encourages active learning. Writing specifically for the non-majors human biology course, author Michael D. Johnson seeks to make readers better consumers of health and science information. Instead of presenting facts to memorize, the magazine-style design and inspired narrative give readers a truly engaging learning tool. Extensive new material on DNA technology, genetic engineering, and environmental issues. For anyone interested in human biology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805394269
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
  • Publication date: 2/6/2007
  • Series: Human Biology Place Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 550
  • Product dimensions: 9.12 (w) x 10.72 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Michael D. Johnson earned his B.S. degree in Zoology from Washington State University and then moved East to earn a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Michigan. After completing a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School he joined the faculty of West Virginia University, where he remained for most of his career.

From 2001 to 2006 Dr. Johnson resided in the Sultanate of Oman, where he served as Founding Dean of a new medical school being built in academic partnership with West Virginia University. Following a brief period back home at West Virginia University, in 2008 he moved to Qatar to take the position of Associate Dean for Premedical Education at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. He returned to the United States in 2011 to concentrate on writing and on researching topics of interest in Human Biology.

Dr. Johnson received several teaching awards during his career, 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.
Glossary.
Answers To Test Yourself Questions.
Credits.
Index.
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