Biology of humans : concepts, applications, and issues by Judith Goodenough, Betty A. McGuire

By Judith Goodenough, Betty A. McGuire

This version gains the very same content material because the conventional textual content in a handy, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf model. Books a l. a. Carte additionally provide an outstanding worth in your students–this layout bills 35% under a brand new textbook.

Known for its specified “Special subject” chapters and emphasis on daily wellbeing and fitness matters, the Fifth version of Biology of people: ideas, purposes, and Issues keeps to customize the research of human biology with a conversational writing variety, gorgeous paintings, considerable purposes, and instruments that will help you increase critical-thinking talents. The authors provide you with a realistic and pleasant creation for figuring out how their our bodies paintings and for getting ready them to navigate today’s international of speedily expanding–and shifting–health information. 


Each bankruptcy now opens with new “Did You Know?” questions that pique your curiosity with fascinating and little-known evidence concerning the subject that follows. The 5th version additionally incorporates a new “Special subject” bankruptcy (1a) titled “Becoming a sufferer: an enormous Decision,” which discusses tips to decide upon a physician and/or a health center, find out how to learn medical conditions, and more.


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A conclusion based on the results of an experiment. c. a wide-ranging explanation for natural events that has been extensively tested over time. d. the factor that is altered in a controlled experiment. 11. The maintenance of physical and chemical conditions inside the body within tolerable ranges is called . 12. A(n) is a testable explanation for an observation. 13. A trait that increases the chance that an organism will survive and reproduce in its natural environment is described as being . Becoming Information Literate 13 Applying the Concepts 1.

The following list is not exhaustive, but it may help guide your thinking process. 1. Is the information consistent with information from other sources? The best way to answer this question is to gather as much information as possible from a variety of sources. Do not passively accept a report as true. Do some research. 2. How reliable is the source of the information? Investigate the source of the information to determine whether that person or group has the necessary scientific expertise. Is there any reason to think the claim may be biased?

Populations of living things evolve and have adaptive traits. The orchid is adapted to live perched on branches of trees. It uses other plants for support so that it can receive enough sunlight to produce its own food by photosynthesis. 1 Characteristics of life 3 4 CHAPTER 1 Humans in the World of Biology 5. Living things respond to their environment. A boxer weaves and ducks to avoid the blow of an opponent. A chameleon takes aim at and captures its prey. For a living thing to respond, it must first detect a stimulus and then have a way to react.

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