Lab Manual for Human Biology / Edition 12

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Overview

Instructors consistently ask for a Human Biology textbook that helps students understand the main themes of biology through the lens of the human body. Mader’s Human Biology, 14th Edition accomplishes the goal of improving scientific literacy, while establishing a foundation of knowledge in human biology and physiology. The text integrates a tested, traditional learning system with modern digital and pedagogical approaches designed to stimulate and engage today’s student.

Dr. Michael Windelspecht represents the new generation of digital authors. Through the integration of an array of multimedia resources, Michael has committed to delivering the tried-and-true content of the Mader series to the new generation of digital learners. A veteran of the online, hybrid, and traditional teaching environments, Michael is well-versed in the challenges facing the modern student and educator. Michael personally guided and oversaw all aspects of Connect and LearnSmart content accompany Human Biology, 14th Edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780077348625
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/28/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 620,859
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Sylvia S. Mader has authored several nationally recognized biology texts published by McGraw Hill. Educated at Bryn Mawr College, Harvard University, Tufts University, and Nova Southeastern University, she holds degrees in both Biology and Education. Over the years she has taught at University of Massachusetts, Lowell; Massachusetts Bay Community College; Suffolk University; and Nathan Mayhew Seminars. Her ability to reach out to science-shy students led to the writing of her first text, Inquiry into Life, that is now in its thirteenth edition. Highly acclaimed for her crisp and entertaining writing style, her books have become models for others who write in the field of biology. Although her writing schedule is always quite demanding, Dr. Mader enjoys taking time to visit and explore the various ecosystems of the biosphere. Her several trips to the Florida Everglades and Caribbean coral reefs resulted in talks she has given to various groups around the country. She has visited the tundra in Alaska, the taiga in the Canadian Rockies, the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, and tropical rain forests in South America and Australia. A photo safari to the Serengeti in Kenya resulted in a number of photographs for her texts. She was thrilled to think of walking in Darwin’s steps when she journeyed to the Galápagos Islands with a group of biology educators. Dr. Mader was also a member of a group of biology educators who traveled to China to meet with their Chinese counterparts and exchange ideas about the teaching of modern-day biology.

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Table of Contents

1 Scientific Method
2 Measuring with Metric
3 Light Microscopy
4 Chemical Composition of Cells
5 Cell Structure and Function
6 Body Tissues
7 Organization of the Body
8 Cardiovascular System
9 Chemical Aspects of Digestion
10 Energy Requirements and Ideal Weight
11 Homeostasis
12 Musculoskeletal System
13 Nervous System and Senses
14 Reproduction and Development
15 Mitosis and Meiosis
16 Patterns of Genetic Inheritance
17 DNA and Biotechnology
18 Human Evolution
19 Effects of Pollution on Ecosystems

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