Biology for the Informed Citizen: with Physiology

Paperback | December 18, 2013

byDonna Bozzone, Douglas Green

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Biology for the Informed Citizen helps student connect the concepts of biology to the consequences of biology. This text aims to teach the concepts of biology, evolution, and the process of science so students can apply their knowledge in their everyday lives as informed consumers and users ofscientific information.This version of the text features Physiology coverage. For more information about Biology for the Informed Citizen without Physiology, please search for ISBN 9780195381986.

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Biology for the Informed Citizen helps student connect the concepts of biology to the consequences of biology. This text aims to teach the concepts of biology, evolution, and the process of science so students can apply their knowledge in their everyday lives as informed consumers and users ofscientific information.This version of the ...

Donna Bozzone is Professor of Biology at Saint Michael's College. She specializes in cell and developmental biology and has written three books on cancer and is the consulting editor for the nine-volume series Biology of Cancer. The late Douglas Green was Professor of Biology at Saint Michael's College. He specialized in evolution, ec...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.68 inPublished:December 18, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Unit 1. The Scientific Study of Life1. The Nature of Biology and EvolutionWhy Does Biology Matter to You?2. The Nature of ScienceHow Do We Know How the World Works?Unit 2: Reproduction, Inheritance, and Evolution3. Human DevelopmentHow Do Cells Make a Person?4. Inheritance, Genes, and CharacteristicsDoes Disease Have a Genetic Basis?5. CancerHow Can It Be Prevented, Diagnosed, and Treated?6. ReproductionWhat "Kind" of Baby Is It?7. Plants, Agriculture, and Genetic EngineeringCan We Create Better Plants and Animals?8. Health Care and the Human GenomeHow Will We Use Our New Medical and Genetic Skills?9. EvolutionHow Do Species Arise and Adapt?10. The Evolution of DiseaseWhy Do We Get Sick?Unit 3: Physiology: The Body in Health and Disease11. HomeostasisWhy Is It Important That the Body Maintain Its Internal Balance?12. Circulation and RespirationWhat If Your Body Doesn't Get the Oxygen It Needs?13. The Nervous SystemDoes Your Brain Determine Who You Are?14. Infectious Disease and the Immune SystemHow Are Invaders Repelled, Evaded, or Killed?15. Nutrition, Activity, and WellnessHow Can We Live a Healthy Lifestyle?Unit 4: Interacting with Nature16. EcologyHow Do We Benefit from a Functional Ecosystem?17. Biodiversity and Human AffairsHow Is the Human Race Like a Meteorite?18. Human Population GrowthHow Many People Can a Single Planet Hold?GlossaryIndex