Visualizing Human Biology / Edition 2

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Overview

Visualizing Human Biology engages medical professionals to connect the science to their own lives through stunning visuals. It presents the important concepts of human biology as they relate to the world we live in. The role of the human in the environment is stressed throughout, ensuring that topics such as evolution, ecology, and chemistry are introduced in a non-threatening and logical fashion.The second edition includes revised art that helps make the concepts easier to understand, and additional visualizing features have been integrated throughout the chapters. The material has also been streamlined, making this a concise resource for medical professionals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470390740
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/14/2009
  • Series: VISUALIZING Series , #125
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathleen Ireland currently teaches biology and anatomy and physiology at a private high school on Maui. In the past she was on the faculties of Maui Community College and Iowa State University where she taught both of these courses. In between her current position and her position at Maui CC, Kathleen worked for Prentice Hall as Media Editor in Applied Biology, leading the team that worked on the technology that accompanied all of Ric Martini’s textbooks. She has pursued advanced studies in both physiology and education, and has a PhD in Curriculum and Instructional Technology, Science Education.

David Tenenbaum has an MA in Science Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He has written, contributed to and edited many books, including California Geology (McGraw-Hill; contributor); Financial Planning in the Bank (edited); Managing Technology (author). He was co-winner in 2002 of the Science in Society Award from the National Association of Science Writers for his writing in The Why Files http://whyfiles.org.

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Table of Contents

1. What is Life?

2. Where Do We Come From and Where Do We Fit?

3. Everyday Chemistry of Life.

4. Cells: Organization and Communication.

5. Tissues.

6. The Skeleto-muscular System.

7. The Nervous System.

8. The Special Senses.

9. Immunity and the Lymphatic System.

10. Infectious Disease and Epidemiology.

11. Cancer.

12. The Cardiovascular System.

13. The Respiratory System: Movement of Air.

14. Nutrition: You Are What You Eat.

15. The Digestive System.

16. The Urinary System.

17. The Endocrine System and Development.

18. The Reproductive Systems: Maintaining the Species.

19. Pregnancy: Development from Conception to Newborn.

20. Inheritance, Genetics, and Molecular Biology.

21. Populations Evolve in Ecosystems.

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