Visualizing Human Biology, 2nd Edition
January 2009, ©2010
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2. Where Do We Come From and Where Do We Fit?
3. Everyday Chemistry of Life.
4. Cells: Organization and Communication.
6. The Skeleto-muscular System.
7. The Nervous System.
8. The Special Senses.
9. Immunity and the Lymphatic System.
10. Infectious Disease and Epidemiology.
12. The Cardiovascular System.
13. The Respiratory System: Movement of Air.
14. Nutrition: You Are What You Eat.
15. The Digestive System.
16. The Urinary System.
17. The Endocrine System and Development.
18. The Reproductive Systems: Maintaining the Species.
19. Pregnancy: Development from Conception to Newborn.
20. Inheritance, Genetics, and Molecular Biology.
21. Populations Evolve in Ecosystems.
• Over 110 new and revised illustrations including new Visualizing Diagrams on the muscle, bone, surface anatomy and more. New Visualizing Features added to this edition include: Visualizing Human Biology, Process Diagrams, “What a Scientist Sees,” Visual Chapter Self Tests, and What is Happening in this Picture? Critical Thinking Questions
• New Chapter Cancer. Since most students have been touched by cancer, either through family, friends or their own experience, this topic is a great one to engage students in the science behind the stories and myths of cancer.
• New Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Chapter. As the global community shrinks, students are reading about global health threats and potential epidemics such as the avian flu. This chapter brings the science of epidemiology into their hands, removing the fear and explaining exactly what an epidemic is, which diseases are currently at epidemic proportion and even lists steps to help the student maintain personal health.
• New Nutrition Chapter. This chapter allows the student to explore the science of nutrition using concrete examples, and helps students cut through the media hype and make informed and healthy choices in their diet. The scientific basis for these choices is discussed, so students are informed and confident of their understanding.
• Each chapter has been streamlined to limit any branching far away from a core topic, and several new heads have been added in each chapter to provide students with more signposts about where they are in the concept coverage for that chapter.
• Updated statistics and boxes are included in this edition. Human biology is a constantly advancing field, with new information appearing in the media all the time. In this edition, much of this brand new information is included in discussions of current issues such as MRSA, global warming, blood doping in the Olympics (2008), the newest cancer treatments and strategies, breakthroughs in homeopathic medicine, and environmental estrogens and more.
• Offers an array of remarkable photos, media, and film from the National Geographic Society collections.
• Promises to engage today’s students with a visually rich textbook and dynamic multimedia resources that make human biology as exciting and relevant to students as it is to their professors.
• Balanced coverage of both the “human” and the “biology” of human biology to show students both what affects their own bodies and the science of how humans live in, move through, and populate their environment
• Continues to answer authentic student questions in each chapter and to introduce the science behind the stories of human biology in an engaging, personable style, following the natural curiosity of today’s students.
• Each chapter begins with an engaging vignette designed to stimulate a desire for more information. Throughout the chapter, students are further involved in the topics with the striking and stimulating photos and illustrations that demonstrate the concepts, the questions and stories behind the science in the Health, Wellness, and Disease boxes, Ethics and Issue boxes, and “I Wonder…” boxes. Tools and resources throughout the chapter help students check their understanding and focus on the most essential information.