Biology of Humans: Concepts, Applications, and Issues, 6th Edition

Book Description

For courses in non-majors biology.

Helps students learn the concepts and applications of human biology using relevant topics and realistic scenarios.

Known for its unique “Special Topic” chapters and emphasis on everyday health concerns, the Sixth Edition of Biology of Humans: Concepts, Applications, and Issues continues to personalize the study of human biology using a conversational style, vibrant, easy-to-follow illustrations, abundant applications, and a new emphasis on using everyday science literacy skills. The authors provide a practical, friendly introduction to the study of the human body, preparing readers to navigate today’s rapidly expanding and shifting world of health information.

Each chapter now features brand-new “Consider This Case” exercises and “Finding and Evaluating Information” activities that challenge readers to think critically and apply their knowledge to solve real-world cases. Along with updates and content improvements throughout the text, The Sixth Edition also includes a new “Special Topic” chapter on the Obesity Epidemic.

Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringBiology does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MasteringBiology, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Humans In The World Of Biology
Chapter 1A. Special Topic: Becoming A Patient: A Major Decision
Chapter 2. Comes To Life
Chapter 3. The Cell
Chapter 4. Body Organization And Homeostasis
Chapter 5. The Skeletal System
Chapter 6. The Muscular System
Chapter 7. Neurons: The Matter Of The Mind
Chapter 8. The Nervous System
Chapter 8A. Special Topic: Drugs And The Mind
Chapter 9. Sensory Systems
Chapter 10. The Endocrine System
Chapter 10A. Special Topic: Diabetes Mellitus
Chapter 11. Blood
Chapter 12. The Cardiovascular And Lymphatic Systems
Chapter 12A. Special Topic: Cardiovascular Disease
Chapter 13. Body Defense Mechanisms
Chapter 13A. Special Topic: Infectious Disease
Chapter 14. The Respiratory System
Chapter 15. The Digestive System And Nutrition
Chapter 15A. Special Topic: The Obesity Epidemic
Chapter 16. The Urinary System
Chapter 17. Reproductive Systems
Chapter 17A. Special Topic: Sexually Transmitted Diseases And Aids
Chapter 18. Development Throughout Life
Chapter 18A. Special Topic: Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chapter 19. Chromosomes And Cell Division
Chapter 19A. Special Topic: Stem Cells—A Repair Kit For The Body
Chapter 20. Genetics And Human Inheritance
Chapter 21. And
Chapter 21A. Special Topic: Cancer
Chapter 22. Evolution And Our Heritage
Chapter 23. Ecology, The Environment, And Us
Chapter 24. Human Population, Limited Resources, And Pollution

Book Details

  • Title: Biology of Humans: Concepts, Applications, and Issues, 6th Edition
  • Author: ,
  • Length: 608 pages
  • Edition: 6
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2016-01-18
  • ISBN-10: 0134045440
  • ISBN-13: 9780134045443
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