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Human Biology, 11th Edition

  • Cecie Starr
  • Beverly McMillan
  • ISBN-10: 1305112105
  • ISBN-13: 9781305112100
  • 608 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2012
  • COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
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About the Product

Clear, engaging, and visually compelling, Starr and McMillan's HUMAN BIOLOGY, 11e teaches students the core concepts of human biology and prepares them to make well-informed decisions in their lives. Each chapter opens with an interesting application that highlights the relevance of biology and motivates the study of the topic. Students then learn basic concepts which help them think critically about these issues. Useful pedagogy, such as section-ending "Take-Home Messages" and a running glossary, ensure students understand key concepts. New "Focus on Human Impact" boxes and chapter-ending "Your Future" and "Explore on Your Own" sections demonstrate to students the impact and personal relevance of the content on their lives. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features

  • HOMEOSTASIS EMPHASIS AND CONNECTIONS: Each human systems chapter has a "Homeostasis Preview" and a "Connections" grid that show integration of body systems and highlight the role of the system in the chapter.

  • INTEGRATED INFECTIOUS DISEASE COVERAGE: In Chapter 1, infectious diseases are introduced as a global health issue. Subsequent chapters, especially the systems chapters, integrate coverage of diseases and disorders, including a section on infectious disease concerns related to the chapter's main topic.

  • APPLICATIONS: Each chapter opens with a brief, interesting essay about a biology-related issue or research finding that relates to the chapter topic. The chapter discussions show students how understanding basic concepts of human biology can help them think critically and make informed decisions.

  • RUNNING GLOSSARY: The on-page running glossary gives students immediate help with the language of human biology.

  • TAKE-HOME MESSAGE: At the end of each section, a question and bulleted list of answers help students grasp the key concepts.

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About the Author

Cecie Starr

For 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, 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

Beverly McMillan has been a science writer for more than 30 years and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to her work on this textbook, she has coauthored eleven editions of a human biology text and written or coauthored numerous trade books on scientific subjects and natural history. She has also worked extensively as a content developer and editorial manager in educational and commercial publishing, including co-publishing ventures with Yale University Press, the Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. National Park Service and other partners.

Table of Contents

1. Learning about Human Biology.
2. Chemistry of Life.
3. Cells and How They Work.
4. Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems.
5. The Skeletal System.
6. The Muscular System.
7. Circulation: The Heart and Blood Vessels.
8. Blood.
9. Immunity and Disease.
10. The Respiratory System.
11. Digestion and Nutrition.
12. The Urinary System.
13. The Nervous System.
14. Sensory Systems.
15. The Endocrine System.
16. Reproductive Systems.
17. Development and Aging.
18. Cell Reproduction.
19. Introduction to Genetics.
20. Chromosomes and Human Genetics.
21. DNA, Genes, and Biotechnology.
22. Genes and Disease: Cancer.
23. Principles of Evolution.
24. Principles of Ecology.
25. Human Impacts on the Biosphere.

New to this edition

  • UPDATED AND REVISED COVERAGE of changing nutritional guidelines, allergies and autoimmunity, new scientific understanding of human evolution, and a streamlined presentation of genetics concepts keeps students up-to-date with the latest changes in the field.
  • NEW AND IMPROVED ILLUSTRATIONS AND FRESH, STRIKING PHOTOGRAPHS clarify key concepts and processes.
  • NEW "FOCUS ON HUMAN IMPACT" BOXES demonstrate how individual actions affect current issues related to human health, the environment, and societal concerns.
  • A NEW APPENDIX ON GENETICS covers test crosses and the inheritance of multiple traits.
  • UPDATED MINDTAP DIGITAL LEARNING PLATFORM features new assignable problems, a new digital study guide, and new videos, along with assignable, gradable activities, pre- and post-learning assessments, and "How Would You Vote?" engagement activities.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Companion Web Site  (ISBN-10: 130526603X | ISBN-13: 9781305266032)
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Cooperative Learning: Making Connections in General Biology  (ISBN-10: 1305257030 | ISBN-13: 9781305257030)

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Student Supplements

Cooperative Learning: Making Connections in General Biology  (ISBN-10: 1305257030 | ISBN-13: 9781305257030)

COOPERATIVE LEARNING: MAKING CONNECTIONS IN GENERAL BIOLOGY is a collection ready-to-use short cooperative activities that have broad applicability for first year biology courses. The activities address a range of learning objectives such as reinforcing basic concepts, making connections between various chapters and topics, data analysis and graphing, developing problem solving skills, and mastering terminology. Each activity is designed to stand alone and most require only 5-10 minutes to complete.

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