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Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues (4th Edition) 4th Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0805394269
ISBN-10: 0805394265
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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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 550 pages
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings; 4 edition (February 2, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805394265
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805394269
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.7 x 10.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,522,108 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Shelby L. Masters on March 22, 2006
This is a great book. It gives a perfect amount of information, not too much, but not too little. I love the pictures and the diagrams. I have the newest edition, 3rd. It's only about 5 pages more than the 2nd edition, so if you need to save money, you won't be missing out on much if you get the 2nd edition.
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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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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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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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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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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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Exactly like the newer versions. My class required the 7th edition but I got this and it is literally the exact same. Identical pictures and chapter structure, follow along with this in class. Perfect
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I recieved this book very quickly however when I found it in my mailbox the flimzy packaging was torn and you could see the book peeking out with rips and tears. There was also a sticker on the front stating that the post office received this item damaged. Why would they send a paperback book inside such a flimzy packaging? The front cover is my only concern because it is ripped down the center, the sides and bottom of the pages seem to have gotten wet but I can live with that. I understand it is a used book but either the book was described incorrectly or they need to rethink their packaging.
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