Clear, engaging, and visual, Starr and McMillan's HUMAN BIOLOGY teaches you the core concepts of human biology and prepares you to make well-informed decisions in your life. Each chapter opens with an application that highlights the relevance of biology and motivates the study of the topic. You then learn the basic concepts which help you think critically about these issues. Useful pedagogy such as section ending "Take-Home Messages" and a running glossary help you understand key concepts. At the end of the chapter, "Your Future" and "Explore on Your Own" sections demonstrate the impact and personal relevance of the content. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
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Table of Contents
1. Learning about Human Biology. 2. Chemistry of Life. 3. Cells and How They Work. 4. Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems. 5. The Skeletal System. 6. The Muscular System. 7. Circulation: The Heart and Blood Vessels. 8. Blood. 9. Immunity and Disease. 10. The Respiratory System. 11. Digestion and Nutrition. 12. The Urinary System. 13. The Nervous System. 14. Sensory Systems. 15. The Endocrine System. 16. Reproductive Systems. 17. Development and Aging. 18. Cell Reproduction. 19. Introduction to Genetics. 20. Chromosomes and Human Genetics. 21. DNA, Genes, and Biotechnology. 22. Genes and Disease: Cancer. 23. Principles of Evolution. 24. Principles of Ecology. 25. Human Impacts on the Biosphere.