Human Biology - With CD / Edition 5 available in Paperback
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- Cengage Learning
The Fifth Edition of Starr and McMillan's best-selling HUMAN BIOLOGY is designed to help students understand human biology by engaging them in learning in every way possible. The book's extensive array of multimedia resources enriches the book's hallmark features: unique visuals on every page, applications in every chapter that show how human biology is inextricably linked to everyday life, and activities and resources throughout the book that encourage critical thinking. Segments on the FREE accompanying interactive CD-ROM, as well as the CNN Today Videos, Web links, and reading from the InfoTrac College Edition library are all integrated with the text to support, illuminate, and reinforce the text. Starr and McMillan's visuals work hand in hand with the authors' clear writing. Each basic concept appears as a one- or two-page Concept Spread. This format helps students focus on information in manageable easy-to-understand segments. Main points are laid out clearly, summarized, and reinforced by visuals. The carefully written transitions between Concept Spreads help students grasp how each concept fits into the whole story of the remarkable human body.
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About the Author
For the past two decades, Cecie Starr has been known as one of the best-selling biology textbook authors. Her texts, appreciated for their clarity in both the written word and the visual representation of biological concepts, include multiple editions of BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, and BIOLOGY TODAY AND TOMORROW. Her original dream was to become an architect. Instead of building houses, she now builds, with care and attention to detail, incredible texts based on this philosophy: "I invite students into a chapter through an intriguing story. Once inside, they get the great windows that biologists construct on the world of life. Biology is not just another house. It is a conceptual mansion. I hope to do it justice."
Beverly McMillan has been a science writer for more than 25 years and is coauthor of a college text in human biology, now in its eighth edition. She was worked extensively in educational and commercial publishing, including 8 years in editorial management positions in the college divisions of Random House and McGraw-Hill. In a multifaceted freelance career, Bev also has written or coauthored 10 trade books, as well as story panels for exhibitions at the Science Museum of Virginia and the San Francisco Exploratorium. She has worked as a radio producer and speechwriter for the University of California system and as science writer and media relations advisor for the Virginia Institute of Marine Science of the College of William and Mary. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.
Table of Contents
1. Learning About Human Biology. 2. The Chemistry of Life. 3. Cells. 4. Introduction to Tissues, Organ Systems, and Homeostasis. 5. The Skeletal System. 6. The Muscular System. 7. Digestion and Nutrition. 8. Blood. 9. The Circulatory System. 10. Immunity. 11. The Respiratory System. 12. The Urinary System. 13. The Nervous System. 14. Sensory Systems. 15. The Endocrine System. 16. Reproductive Systems. 17. Development and Aging. 18. Life at Risk: Infectious Disease. 19. Cell Reproduction. 20. Observable Patterns of Inheritance. 21. Chromosomes and Human Genetics. 22. DNA, Genes, and Genetic Engineering. 23. Cancer: A Case Study of Genes and Disease. 24. Principles of Evolution. 25. Ecosystems. Appendices. I. Concepts in Cell Metabolism. II. Periodic Table of the Elements. III. Units of Measure. IV. Answers to Genetics Problems. V. Answers to Self-Quizzes. VI. Key to Critical Thinking Questions. Glossary of Biological Terms. Index. Applications Index.