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Human biology

Author: Sylvia S Mader
Publisher: Dubuque, IA : McGraw-Hill, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 11th edView all editions and formats
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Dr. Sylvia Mader's succinct, precise writing style. Sylvia's writing is what has earned her a reputation as one of the most successful introductory biology textbook authors ever, and it is the most compelling feature of this text. Updated Boxed Readings Throughout --Human Biology features three different types of boxed readings. Theses readings have been thoroughly updated by Dr. Mader, as well as experts in the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvia S Mader
ISBN: 9780073377988 0073377988 9780077280116 0077280113 0070167788 9780070167780
OCLC Number: 256765803
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 588, [39] pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Exploring life and science --
Chemistry of life --
Cell structure and function --
Organization and regulation of body systems --
Cardiovascular system : heart and blood vessels --
Cardiovascular system : blood --
Lymphatic system and immunity --
Digestive system and nutrition --
Respiratory system --
Urinary system and excretion --
Skeletal system --
Muscular system. Nervous system --
Senses --
Endocrine system --
Reproductive system --
Infectious diseases supplement --
Development and aging --
Patterns of chromosome inhertiance --
Cancer --
Patterns of genetic inheritance --
DNA biology and technology --
Human evolution --
Global ecology and human interferences --
Human population, planetary resources, and conservation --
Appendix A. Periodic table of the elements --
Appendix B. Answer key.
Responsibility: Sylvia Mader ; with contributions by Susannah Nelson Longenbaker, Kimberly Ippolito, Linda Smith Staton.
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Shows how the human body works. This book lets you understand the relationship of humans to other living things in the biosphere.  Read more...

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