KEY BENEFIT: Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues, Third Edition sparks readers' interest in science and encourages active learning. Author Michael D. Johnson seeks to make readers better consumers of health and science information. Instead of presenting facts to memorize, the inspired narrative and magazine-style design give students a truly engaging learning tool.
KEY TOPICS: Human Biology, Science, and Society, The Chemistry of Living Things, Structure and Function of Cells, From Cells to Organ Systems, The Skeletal System, The Muscular System, Blood, Heart and Blood Vessels, The Immune System and Mechanisms of Defense, The Respiratory System: Exchange of Gases, The Nervous System-Integration and Control, Sensory Mechanisms, The Endocrine System, The Digestive System, The Urinary System, Reproductive Systems, Cell Reproduction and Differentiation, Cancer: Uncontrolled Cell Division and Differentiation, Genetics and Inheritance, DNA Technology and Genetic Engineering, Development and Aging, Evolution and the Origins of Life, Ecosystems and Populations, Human Impacts, Biodiversity, and Environmental Issues.
For all readers interested in becoming better consumers of health and science information.
From the Back Cover
Taking advantage of non-scientists' natural curiosity about how the human body works, Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues sparks readers' interest in science and encourages active learning. Writing specifically for the non-majors human biology course, author Michael D. Johnson seeks to make readers better consumers of health and science information. Instead of presenting facts to memorize, the magazine-style design and inspired narrative give readers a truly engaging learning tool. Extensive new material on DNA technology, genetic engineering, and environmental issues. For anyone interested in human biology.
About the Author(s)
Michael D. Johnson teaches physiology and human biology at West Virginia University. He has been honored with several teaching awards during his more than twenty years on the faculty, including the West Virginia University Foundation Outstanding Teacher Award and the Distinguished Teacher Award of the School of Medicine. An accomplished researcher, Dr. Johnson earned his Ph.D. in Physiology at the University of Michigan, completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School, and has published over 25 papers on renal, cardiovascular, and endocrine physiology.
Whether teaching undergraduates or medical students, Mike has a keen interest in instilling in his students an appreciation for the dynamic nature of science and an understanding of how new scientific knowledge raises ethical, political, economic, and social issues. He is a member of the Teaching Section of the American Physiological Society, the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society, the National Association of Biology Teachers, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dr. Johnson is currently in the Sultanate of Oman where he is serving as the dean of the premedical and pharmacy campus of Oman Medical College, a new medical school being developed in academic partnership with West Virginia University. Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues, Third Edition is Dr. Johnson's most recent example of his commitment to excellence in teaching.
thoughts about Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues, March 22, 2006
This is a great book. It gives a perfect amount of information, not too much, but not too little. I love the pictures and the diagrams. I have the newest edition, 3rd. It's only about 5 pages more than the 2nd edition, so if you need to save money, you won't be missing out on much if you get the 2nd edition.
Rating: 5.0 | Added on: 10 Oct 2006
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