Human Biology 13 - 17 9781259245749
Human Biology

Human Biology

Grade Levels: 13 - 17
By Sylvia Mader and Michael Windelspecht
Copyright: 2016
Publication Date: February 3, 2015
MHID: 1259245748
ISBN 13: 9781259245749

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New Features

Infectious Diseases: The infectious disease supplement has been expanded to a full chapter containing up-to-date discussions of pandemic and emerging diseases as well as antibiotic resistance.

Key Features

The authoring team recognizes that today’s students are digital learners. Therefore, not only has the content been developed in tandem with the text, but the author team has been actively involved at all levels of digital content development.

Guided Tutorials: Authored and narrated by Michael Windelspecht, this series of 2-minute guided tutorials explains some of the more difficult topics in the text.

Media Integration and Media Study Tools: Multimedia, including MP3 files, animations and videos are integrated into every chapter. At the end of each chapter, a media table lists each of the media assets.

LearnSmart™ is the market leading adaptive study tool proven to strengthen memory recall, increase class retention, and boost grades. It moves students beyond memorizing, allows instructors to align content with their goals, and allows instructors to spend more time teaching higher level concepts. LearnSmart Labs™ is a must-see, outcomes based lab simulation. It assesses a student’s knowledge and adaptively corrects deficiencies, allowing the student to learn faster and retain more knowledge with greater success.

SmartBook™ is the first—and only—adaptive reading experience designed to transform the way students read.

  • Engages students with a personalized reading experience
  • Ensures students retain knowledge

PEDAGOGICAL TOOLS: Learning Outcomes/Check Your Progress: The author has identified 3-4 Learning Outcomes for each heading. These have been constructed using Bloom's Taxonomy and will allow assessment of key concepts. Questions at the end of each section help students assess and/ or apply their understanding of the material in the section.

Learning Outcomes/Check Your Progress: The author has identified 3-4 Learning Outcomes for each heading. These have been constructed using Bloom's Taxonomy and will allow assessment of key concepts. Questions at the end of each section help students assess and/ or apply their understanding of the material in the section.

Before You Begin: Allows the students to assess whether they have mastered prerequisite key concepts before proceeding further into the chapter material.

Connecting The Concepts: Develops a series of learning threads that allow the instructor and student to bring related concepts together more easily.

Connections and Misconceptions: These applications are designed to connect interesting topics to the student's life and address common misconceptions regarding the science of biology that students frequently have.

Boxed Readings: Human Biology features three different types of boxed readings. Theses readings have been thoroughly updated to remain current. Each feature is supplemented by a series of questions that instructors may use to promote conversations in the classroom, or as the basis for one-minute opinion papers.

  • Health Focus boxes provide relevant information and ideas that contribute to our overall well-being.
  • Science Focus boxes describe how experimentation and observations have contributed to our knowledge about the living world.
  • Bioethical Focus boxes describe modern situations that call for value judgments and challenge students to develop a point of view.

Human Biology

1 Exploring Life and Science
Unit 1 Human Organization
2 Chemistry of Life
3 Cell Structure and Function
4 Organization and Regulation of Body Systems
Unit 2 Maintenance of the Human Body
5 Cardiovascular System: Heart and Blood Vessels
6 Cardiovascular System: Blood
7 The Lymphatic and Immune Systems
8 Infectious Diseases
9 Digestive System and Nutrition
10 Respiratory System
11 Urinary System
Unit 3 Movement and Support in Humans
12 Skeletal System
13 Muscular System
Unit 4 Integration and Coordination in Humans
14 Nervous System
15 Senses
16 Endocrine System
Unit 5 Reproduction in Humans
17 Reproductive System
18 Development and Aging
Unit 6 Human Genetics
19 Patterns of Chromosome Inheritance
20 Cancer
21 Patterns of Genetic Inheritance
22 DNA Biology and Technology
Unit 7 Human Evolution and Ecology
23 Human Evolution
24 Global Ecology and Human Interferences
25 Human Population, Planetary Resources, and Conservation

About the Author

Sylvia Mader

Sylvia S. Mader has authored several nationally recognized biology texts published by McGraw Hill. Educated at Bryn Mawr College, Harvard University, Tufts University, and Nova Southeastern University, she holds degrees in both Biology and Education. Over the years she has taught at University of Massachusetts, Lowell; Massachusetts Bay Community College; Suffolk University; and Nathan Mayhew Seminars. Her ability to reach out to science-shy students led to the writing of her first text, Inquiry into Life, that is now in its thirteenth edition. Highly acclaimed for her crisp and entertaining writing style, her books have become models for others who write in the field of biology. Although her writing schedule is always quite demanding, Dr. Mader enjoys taking time to visit and explore the various ecosystems of the biosphere. Her several trips to the Florida Everglades and Caribbean coral reefs resulted in talks she has given to various groups around the country. She has visited the tundra in Alaska, the taiga in the Canadian Rockies, the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, and tropical rain forests in South America and Australia. A photo safari to the Serengeti in Kenya resulted in a number of photographs for her texts. She was thrilled to think of walking in Darwin’s steps when she journeyed to the Galápagos Islands with a group of biology educators. Dr. Mader was also a member of a group of biology educators who traveled to China to meet with their Chinese counterparts and exchange ideas about the teaching of modern-day biology.

Michael Windelspecht

As an educator, Dr. Michael Windelspecht has taught introductory biology, genetics, and human genetics in the online, traditional, and hybrid environments at community colleges, comprehensive universities, and military institutions. For over a decade he served as the Introductory Biology Coordinator at Appalachian State University where he directed a program that enrolled over 4,500 students annually. He currently serves as an adjunct professor of biology at ASU where he teaches nonmajors biology and human genetics in the online and hybrid formats. He was educated at Michigan State University and the University of South Florida. Dr. Windelspecht is also active in promoting the scientific literacy of secondary school educators. He has led multiple workshops on integrating water quality research into the science curriculum, and has spent several summers teaching Pakistani middle school teachers. As an author, Dr. Windelspecht has published five reference textbooks, and multiple print and online lab manuals. He served as the series editor for a ten-volume work on the human body. For years Dr. Windelspecht has been active in the development of multimedia resources for the online and hybrid science classrooms. Along with his wife, Sandra, he owns a multimedia production company, Ricochet Creative Productions, which actively develops and assesses new technologies for the science classroom.