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Visualizing Human Biology, 5th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-39826-4
614 pages
November 2017, ©2018
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Description

Visualizing Human Biology is a visual exploration of the major concepts of biology using the human body as the context. Students are engaged in scientific exploration and critical thinking in this product specially designed for non-science majors. Topics covered include an overview of human anatomy and physiology, nutrition, immunity and disease, cancer biology, and genetics. The aim of Visualizing Human Biology is a greater understanding, appreciation and working knowledge of biology as well as an enhanced ability to make healthy choices and informed healthcare decisions.

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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 Skeletomuscular System

     7. The Nervous System

     8. The Special Senses

     9. Immunity and the Lymphatic System

     10. Infectious Disease and Epidemiology

     11. The Human Microbiome

     12. Cancer

     13. The Cardiovascular System

     14. The Respiratory System: Movement of Air

     15. Nutrition: You Are What You Eat

     16. The Digestive System

     17. The Urinary System

     18. The Endocrine System and Development

     19. The Reproductive Systems: Maintaining the Species

     20. Pregnancy: Development from Conception to Newborn

     21. Inheritance, Genetics, and Molecular Biology

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New to This Edition

Mind Map Activities: These activities at the end of each course section are designed to engage students in critical thinking about the concepts and key terminology covered in the section and help students explore the relationships between them.

 - New Course Section on Human Microbiomes: A new section covers general characteristics of human microbiomes, the communication methods of the microbiome constituent bacteria, their contributions to homeostasis, and the physiological processes affected by the microbiome communities.

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The Wiley Advantage

ORION Adaptive Practice: Every student has a different starting point, and adaptive practice provides endless opportunities for practice to effectively prepare for class or quizzes and exams. Active retrieval of information with practice questions is proven to improve retention of information better than re-reading or reviewing the material, and students who use adaptive practice to prepare for exams do significantly better than those who do not. Students begin with a quick, chapter-level diagnostic to determine their initial level of understanding, and they can use the dashboard and quick reports to see what topics they do and don’t know.

Mind Map Activities: These activities at the end of each course section are designed to engage students in critical thinking about the concepts and key terminology covered in the section and help students explore the relationships between them.

 - Key Processes: Key processes are highlighted throughout the course and help students organize their learning. The five processes that are key to most of the physiology presented in this course are: osmosis and diffusion energy storage and transfer, DNA, protein structure and function, and cellular structure and function.

 - Animated Concepts: Students can view over 150 animations to help them visualize the key concepts in the course.

 - Visual Podcasts:Designed around the course learning objectives, these podcasts provide audio narration coupled with visuals to drill into the core concepts of each course section.

 - Interactive Process Diagrams: Interactive process diagrams provide additional visual examples as well as descriptive narratives of the diagrams that appear throughout the course. Interactive process diagrams allow students to build the process interactively to be sure they fully understand the process.

- Built in Study Guides: Study guides teach students how to read visuals more effectively along with better study habits. Each course section starts with a guided tour which includes a section outline and section planner. Concept check questions at the end of all sections cover the learning objectives.

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Instructors Resources
Wiley Instructor Companion Site
Instructor's Resource Manual
This included manual contains summaries of course sections along with detailed notes to accompany the PowerPoint slides in each section. In addition, it includes answer keys to the “Think Critically”, “Concept Check” and “Critical and Creative Thinking” questions that appear throughout the course.
PowerPoint Presentations
Each video and animated concept used in the course is accompanied by a lecture launcher PowerPoint to facilitate in-class use. Lecture PowerPoints, image PowerPoints and JPEGs are all available.
Instructor's Solutions Manual
This included manual contains complete solutions for each question, exercise, problem and case in the course.
Test Bank
The included test bank is available in a printable, editable format and provides assessment questions that allow instructors to tailor examinations according to multiple learning objectives. Many visuals from the course are included in the approximately 1,600 test items. The test items include multiple choice, true/false, text entry, and essay questions which test a variety of comprehension levels. The test bank is available online in MS Word files as a computerized Test Bank.
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Students Resources
Animated Concepts
Students can view over 150 animations to help them visualize the key concepts in the course.
Visual Podcasts
Designed around the course learning objectives, these podcasts provide audio narration coupled with visuals to drill into the core concepts of each course section.
Built in Study Guides
Study guides teach students how to read visuals more effectively along with better study habits. Each course section starts with a guided tour which includes a section outline and section planner. Concept check questions at the end of all sections cover the learning objectives.
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