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Human Biology, Ninth Edition

Author(s): Daniel D. Chiras, Director, The Evergreen Institute, Center for Green Building and Renewable Energy
  • ISBN-13: 9781284128611
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     640 pages      © 2019
Price: $174.95 US List
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Dan Chiras once again offers a refreshing and student-friendly introduction to the structure, function, health, and homeostasis of the human body in a modernized ninth edition of Human Biology. This acclaimed text explores life from a variety of levels and perspectives, including cellular/molecular, by body system, through disease, and within the environment. Dr. Chiras retains the theme of homeostasis in this edition, emphasizing the importance of maintaining health by understanding the delicate internal balances of the body’s systems within the context of the external environment. The Ninth Edition features a new chapter dedicated to the integumentary system as well as new sections covering evolution, injuries and diseases of the muscles, the pineal gland, and more. New information on GMOs, immunotherapy, vertigo, brain diseases, new cancer treatments, and more thought-provoking discussions encourage students to think critically about timely and relevant information that affects their lives. The logical organization, relatable topics, and outstanding pedagogical features, make Human Biology, Ninth Edition a fun and engaging learning experience.

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  • NEW chapter opening learning objectives guide students’ focus
  • NEW chapter on the integumentary system added based on popular demand
  • NEW stunning interior design with over 250 NEW or REVISED illustrations, photos, and tables make difficult concepts easier to grasp
  • NEW discussions on how evolution works, domains and kingdoms, cool laser fat removal, bone formation and elongation, hearing loss, sciatica, hernias and hernia repair, hormone action at the cellular level, and many more!
  • Separate chapters covering the skeletal system and the muscular system allow for more important information, including muscle groups and diseases of muscle and bone
  • HealthTips and HealthNotes in every chapter offer tips and advice for healthy living derived from the latest scientific research
  • A Closer Look feature dives deep into three contemporary topics: AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and Understanding Cancer
  • Three bonus chapters covering Infectious Disease, Evolution, and Ecology are available online within the eBook, offering instructors the flexibility to include these topics in their course
  • End-of-chapter questions, assessments, and extensive reviews of key terms and concepts reinforce major principles and encourage students to become deeper critical thinkers
  • Instructor Resources include a comprehensive Instructor’s Manual containing Chapter Outlines, Teaching Tips, and Food for Thought activities, Lecture Slides in PowerPoint format, an Image Bank with unlabeled versions of many illustrations for easy incorporation into course materials, a list of Web Links to useful and relevant web sites, and a complete Test Bank.

Applicable Courses

Ideal for the undergraduate introductory course in Human Biology.

Part  1  Organization of Life: From Molecules to Humankind
Chapter  1  Principles of Human Biology, Science, and Critical Thinking
Chapter  2  An Introduction to the Chemistry of Life
Chapter  3  The Life of the Cell
Part  2  Human Body Systems: Homeostasis and Health
Chapter  4  Principles of Structure and Function
Chapter  5  The Circulatory System
Chapter  6  The Blood
Chapter  7  Nutrition and The Digestive System
Chapter  8  The Integumentary System
Chapter  9  The Respiratory System
Chapter  10  The Urinary System
Chapter  11  The Skeletal System
Chapter  12  The Muscular System
Chapter  13  The Nervous System
Chapter  14  The Senses
Chapter  15  The Endocrine System
Chapter  16  The Immune System
Chapter  17  Human Reproduction
Chapter  18  Human Development and Aging
Part  3  Cell Division and Human Heredity
Chapter  19  Chromosomes, Cell Division, and the Cell Cycle
Chapter  20  Principles of Human Heredity
Chapter  21  How Genes Work
Chapter  22  Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
Part  4  Infectious Disease, Evolution, and Ecology (online only)
Chapter  23  Human Infectious Disease (online only)
Chapter  24  Evolution (online only)
Chapter  25  Ecology and the Environment (online only)
Appendix  A  Periodic Table of the Elements
Appendix  B  The Metric System
Appendix  C  Thinking Critically Analyses

Daniel D. Chiras-Director, The Evergreen Institute, Center for Green Building and Renewable Energy

Dan Chiras, Ph.D. is world-renown educator and author of 30 books on environmental science, natural resource conservation, sustainability, renewable energy, environmental education, and green building.  He has taught at the University of Colorado at Denver, University of Denver, University of Colorado in Boulder, University of Washington, and Colorado College. Dan has done pioneering work on critical thinking, sustainability, and the root causes of the environmental crisis. He has been involved in environmental issues since the 1970s.  Dr. Chiras is currently founder and director of The Evergreen Institute where he teaches classes on residential renewable energy and green building. Dr. Chiras lives in a state of the art green-built, solar- and wind-powered net zero energy home in Gerald, Missouri.

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ISBN-13: 9781284128611

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Image Bank
Instructor Manual
Slides in PowerPoint Format
Test Bank
Transition Guide

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