Fine tuned for greater clarity and a more logical flow of ideas, Starr and McMillan's HUMAN BIOLOGY, Seventh Edition, presents core areas of human biology with a focused presentation that is ideal for non-majors. Highlighting biology's relevance, each chapter opens with an "Impacts, Issues" vignette on a human biology-related issue or research finding in the news, such as the obesity epidemic, vaccinations against bioweapons, and genetic engineering. Within the chapter, students see how basic concepts help them think critically about the issue. In addition, each chapter's "How Would You Vote?" question invites students to weigh in on a current issue and deepen their understanding through online exercises. Students will find relevant materials cross referenced from chapter to chapter, reinforcing how biological concepts build on one another throughout the book. The text's carefully integrated instructor and student resources--ThomsonNOW' and JoinIn' on TurningPoint®--help you assess your students and make learning more interactive. For instructors, the PowerLecture multimedia manager saves time on lecture prep--with one DVD--by integrating all relevant resources in each chapter's Microsoft PowerPoint lecture, so there's no more hassling with multiple media files.
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Intended for non-majors, this textbook describes the structure and functions of each human body system, explores the body processes that regulate chemical levels in the blood and body temperature, and overviews genetics, human reproduction, and evolution. The fifth edition trims the overall length by 20% while adding short essays on past scientific
A comprehensive study of the microevolution of Caribbean populations of African descent, this 2006 book reviews the conditions endured by the slaves during their passage and in the plantations and how these conditions may have affected their own health and that of their descendants. Providing an evolutionary framework for understanding the epidemiology of common modern-day diseases such as obesity, hypertension and diabetes, it also looks at infectious diseases and their effect on the genetic make-up of Afro-Caribbean populations. Also covered are population genetics studies that have been used to understand the microevolutionary pathways for various populations, and demographic characteristics including the relationships between migration, family type and fertility. Ending with a case study of the Afro-Caribbean population of Limón, Costa Rica, this book is an essential resource for researchers working in biological anthropology, demography, and epidemiology, and for those interested in the African diaspora in the New World.
This book reviews why measures of biological variation have long been associated with the indices of social inequality.
Human Biology and Health Studies contains all of the key components required by students following a one year GCSE course in a single volume. It has been written to cover the topics required for GCSE Biology syllabuses including AQA (NEAB) and AQA (SEG) Human Physiology and Health and OCR (MEG) Health Studies. This text will also be a valuable resource for students studying other Human Biology courses and NVQ Science or Health and Social Care and NVQ Care courses.
This study elucidates the biological and behavioural processes leading to the successful adaptation of circumpolar human populations.
Human Biology, Sixth Edition, provides students with a clear and concise introduction to the general concepts of mammalian biology and human structure and function. With its unique focus on health and homeostasis, Human Biology enhances students' understanding of their own health needs and presents the scientific background necessary for students to think critically about biological information they encounter in the media. The completely revised content and exceptional new art and photos provide students with a more user-friendly text, while excellent learning tools maximize comprehension of material.
This comprehensive introduction to the field of human biology covers all the major areas of the field: genetic variation, variation related to climate, infectious and non-infectious diseases, aging, growth, nutrition, and demography. Written by four expert authors working in close collaboration, this second edition has been thoroughly updated to provide undergraduate and graduate students with two new chapters: one on race and culture and their ties to human biology, and the other a concluding summary chapter highlighting the integration and intersection of the topics covered in the book.
Dan Chiras's Human Biology continues to present the latest information on the structure, function, health, and disease of the human body in a modernized ninth edition. This acclaimed text explores the world from the cellular level, followed by a look at tissues and organs before progressing to a discussion of humans within the environment. Dr. Chiras discusses the scientific process in a thought-provoking way that challenges students to become deeper, more critical thinkers. The focus on health and homeostasis allows students to learn key concepts while assessing their own health needs and learning how to implement a healthy lifestyle. The logical organization, relatable topics, and outstanding pedagogical features, make Human Biology, Ninth Edition a refreshing and engaging resource for undergraduate, non-majors.
Human Biology Made Simple is an introductory work on the study of biology in relation to people and the interdependence of all living things. This book is organized into three parts encompassing 31 chapters. Part 1 deals with the people and the other animals and plants which make lives possible. This part examines the study of life and its continuity, laws of heredity, multicellular organisms, cells and tissues, and the interdependence of all organisms. Part 2 discusses the body and how it works, as well as the benefits of physical fitness, personal health, and hygiene. Part 3 highlights social life, the social consequences of many discoveries in biology, and some problems of community and world health. This book will prove useful to health education and human biology students.