Biology : A Human Approach

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This biological textbook applies basic biological concepts to areas of immediate human concern such as genetic engineering, cancer, organ transplants, immunity and the environment. For this edition, the authors have thoroughly revised each chapter, developed many new illustrations, and introduced a new chapter on the biology of skin. Three infrequently used chapters from the previous edition, surveying the plant and animal kingdoms, have been deleted.
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  • Paperback | 649 pages
  • 230 x 260mm | 1,564g
  • New York, United States
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • numerous halftones and line drawings
  • 0195060156
  • 9780195060157

Table of contents

Part I: The cell; Genesis: the origin of life?; Cell structure: the organization of life; Of molecules and cells; Harvest of chemical energy: cellular respiration; Harvest of light energy: photosynthesis; Communication between cell generations: nucleic acids; Cells in action: duplication and control mechanisms; Cancer: cells out of control; Part II: The human organism; Perpetuation of life I: sex-cell formation and fertilization; Perpetuation of life II: human development; The restless envelope: skin; Processing food: digestion and nutrition; Internal transport: the circulatory system; Blood and immunity; Gaseous exchange: respiration; Chemical balance: the kidney; Chemical co-ordination: hormones; Electrochemical co-ordination: nerves; Built-in signal corps: the sense organs; Animal and human behaviour; Movement: skeleton and muscle; Staying in place: homeostatic controls; Genes in individuals: human inheritance; Genes in populations: an introduction to evolution; Human evolution; Humans and the environment; Aboard spaceship earth.
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