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ISBN-13 9780321886316ISBN-10 0321886313
ISBN-10 0321821718ISBN-13 9780321821713
Author(s): Judith Goodenough; Betty McGuire
Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 624

Known for its unique “Special Topic” chapters and emphasis on everyday health concerns, the Fifth Edition of Biology of Humans: Concepts, Applications, and Issues continues to personalize the study of human biology with a conversational writing style, stunning art, abundant applications, and tools to help students develop critical-thinking skills. The authors give students a practical and friendly introduction to understanding how bodies work and prepare them to navigate today’s world of rapidly expanding–and shifting–health information. 

Each chapter now opens with new “Did You Know?” questions that pique students’ interest with intriguing and little-known facts about the topic that follows.  The Fifth Edition also features a new “Special Topic” chapter (1a) titled “Becoming a Patient: A Major Decision,” which discusses how to select a doctor or a hospital, how to research health conditions, and more.