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Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues (4th Edition) Paperback – February 2, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0805394269 ISBN-10: 0805394265 Edition: 4th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 550 pages
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings; 4 edition (February 2, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805394265
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805394269
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.7 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,568,103 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Taking advantage of non-scientists' natural curiosity about how the human body works, Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues sparks readers' interest in science and encourages active learning. Writing specifically for the non-majors human biology course, author Michael D. Johnson seeks to make readers better consumers of health and science information. Instead of presenting facts to memorize, the magazine-style design and inspired narrative give readers a truly engaging learning tool. Extensive new material on DNA technology, genetic engineering, and environmental issues. For anyone interested in human biology. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Originally from the state of Washington, Dr. Michael D. Johnson earned his B.S. degree from Washington State University and his Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Michigan. He completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School and then joined the faculty of West Virginia University, where he is currently a professor. He has been honored with several teaching awards during his 27 years on the faculty, including the West Virginia University Foundation Outstanding Teacher award and the Distinguished Teacher Award of the School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Physiological Society, the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society, the National Association of Biology Teachers, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Customer Reviews

Good material for class, well organized, easy to follow and practical exercises.
Mark
I purchased my book and in a matter of several days I recieved it throught the mail.
F. Solorio
We're using this book in my first year bio class and it really is just what I need.
E. Dalton

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mark on January 27, 2009
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I'm 36 and going back to school for a degree to start a second career and I can understand this book easily. It is absolutely insane that college bookstores would charge $132 for this book new. Good material for class, well organized, easy to follow and practical exercises. Price gouging college kids getting an education just burns me to the core. So glad I got a great price for this on Amazon.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. Somes on January 26, 2012
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I owe a hard copy version of this text that I bought used for $88, usually $127 for a brand new copy. It's a good book and easy to understand I just wish publishers didn't financially abuse us for needed school supplies.. I investigated getting a digital copy for convenience, until I saw the price and it's completely insane. My biology textbook is $202 and the digital copy is $78... Absolutely insane, these publishers should be ashamed! Buy the hard copy book it's cheaper..
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Geoffrey Brown on January 18, 2008
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As an old timer going back to college, I purchased this book for my spring semester course. My daughter is in medical school, and she looked it over. Her pronouncement was that she knows most of these topics in more depth, but that if I master the contents of the book, it will be like "med student lite". That's a definite compliment.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marcelo Carino on January 15, 2013
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From what I understood from the advertisement was that there was a paperback text plus an online code for the Human biology online work. The text was available for rent while I could buy the access code for $86. I have the text but NO code. Is the code on the book somewhere? Please get back to me ASAP because I am severely pressed for time. Thank you.
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By CARRIE M BOYER on November 15, 2014
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This book is awesome. I just took my mid-term exam for HumanBio. I will never be able to do a Punnet square to determine who gets what in terms of DNA inheritance, plus I can't remember what exactly gets transported across the cell's plasma membrane for all types of passive and active transport (but that's just me, my mind wanders). But all that is in the book.
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By SueB on February 21, 2013
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The book is in excellent condition. Our class is using the 6th edition, but the instructor said it's fine to use this previous one - and I'm glad I didn't have to pay the price of a new book!
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By diana on January 23, 2013
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I got exactly what I ask for especially for a great cheap price and it was in good condition, thank you
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I have a B.S. in physics, but only took biology in high school. Now, at 30, I'm looking to go to grad school. Biophysics interests me, but I know I'll never get into a program without taking college level bio. We're using this book in my first year bio class and it really is just what I need. It starts at a very general level, so I'm not over my head. But, it allows me to go into further details on subjects that interest me.

Don't be afraid! Dive in to bio!

Highly recommended.
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