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ISBN-10 0321612485ISBN-13 9780321612489
ISBN-10 0-13-148124-XISBN-13 978-0-13-148124-4
Author(s): Colleen Belk; Virginia Borden Maier
Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
Copyright year: © 2009 Pages: 592

Human Biology is a new textbook for non-science students and, in some cases, students preparing for anatomy and physiology courses. As in Belk and Borden’s highly successful “Biology: Science for Life,” science is presented as a story that is integrated into the narrative to motivate students to read further and make real-life connections to the concepts they are learning. Critical thinking is emphasized through figure captions that encourage students to think further,“Stop and Stretch” vignettes that ask them to reflect on earlier concepts, and end-of-chapter problems that pose questions that integrate and synthesize the chapter material. The unique presentation of molecular genetics early in the book (Chapter 4) allows the authors to connect genetics to homeostasis through recurring boxes in later chapters called "Genes and Homeostasis." Clear and friendly writing continues as a hallmark of these authors. CourseSmart textbooks do not include any media or print supplements that come packaged with the bound book.