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Human Biology (with CengageNOW ahd InfoTrac 1-Semester Printed Access Card) / Edition 7

Human Biology (with CengageNOW ahd InfoTrac 1-Semester Printed Access Card) / Edition 7

by Cecie Starr, Beverly McMillan


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Save time with HUMAN BIOLOGY and accompanying technology resources! Highlighting biology's relevance to your own life, this biology text shows you how an understanding of basic concepts of human biology can help you think critically and make informed decisions. Each chapter opens with a real-life biology-related issue or research finding such as the obesity epidemic, unregulated food supplements, hormone disrupters in food and water supplies, and the effects of Ecstasy on the nervous system. Step-by-step art, summaries, diagrams, key icons with cross-references to earlier sections, and key terms help introduce and reinforce important concepts. Studying is made easy with CengageNOW and a book-specific website that provides flashcards, quizzes, a glossary, and weblinks.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780495015963
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 09/06/2006
Series: Available Titles CengageNOW Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 600
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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. Molecules of Life. 3. Cells and How They Work. 4. Tissues, Organs Systems, and Homeostasis. 5. The Skeletal System. 6. The Muscular System. 7. Digestion and Nutrition. 8. Blood. 9. Circulation—The Heart and Blood Vessels. 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 Biotechnology. 23. Genes and Disease: Cancer. 24. Principles of Evolution. 25. Ecology and Human Concerns. 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.

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