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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
  • Will Publish: 2/1/2018
Price: $174.95 US List
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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.

Features & Benefits

  • Features new chapter opening Learning Objectives to guide students' focus
  • New interior design with outstanding art and illustrations make difficult concepts easier to grasp
  • Places a greater emphasis on evolution while maintaining the central theme of homeostasis
  • Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook with engaging animations, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

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Ideal for the undergraduate introductory course in Human Biology.

Part  1  From Molecules to the Humankind
Chapter  Life in the Balance: Human Health, Homeostasis, Evolution, Science, and Critical Thinking
Chapter  2  The Chemistry of Life
Chapter  3  The Life of the Cell
Part  2  Structure and Function of the Human Body
Chapter  4  Principles of Structure and Function
Chapter  5  The Circulatory System
Chapter  6  The Blood
Chapter  7  Nutrition and Digestion
Chapter  8  The Vital Exchange: Respiration
Chapter  9  The Urinary System: Ridding the Body of Wastes and Maintaining Homeostasis
Chapter  10  The Skeleton and Muscles
Chapter  11  The Nervous System
Chapter  12  The Senses
Chapter  13  The Endocrine System
Part  3  Immunity and Infectious Diseases
Chapter  14  The Immune System
Chapter  15  Human Infectious Disease
Part  4  Heredity and Reproduction
Chapter  16  Chromosomes, Cell Division, and the Cell Cycle
Chapter  17  Principles of Human Heredity
Chapter  18  How Genes Work and How Genes Are Controlled
Chapter  19  Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
Chapter  20  Cancer
Part  5  Human Reproduction and Development
Chapter  21  Human Reproduction
Chapter  22  Human Development and Aging
Part  6  Evolution and Ecology
Chapter  23  Evolution
Chapter  24  Ecology and the Environment
Appendix  A  Periodic Table of Elements
Appendix  B  Metric System Conversion Tables

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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