By Michael D. Johnson
Through his instructing, his textbook, and in his on-line weblog, award-winning instructor Michael D. Johnson sparks the curiosity of today’s science-intimidated pupil through connecting uncomplicated biology to real-world concerns suitable to scholars' personal lives. via a storytelling strategy and broad on-line aid, Human Biology: recommendations and present matters, 7th variation not merely demystifies how the human physique works yet drives scholars to develop into higher shoppers of healthiness and technological know-how details. each one bankruptcy opens with Johnson’s renowned "Current factor" essays, and BlogInFocus references in the bankruptcy direct scholars to his frequently-updated on-line web publication for breaking human biology-related information.
Seventh variation deals greater pupil self-assessment instruments with new and improved serious considering questions all through each one bankruptcy and within the end-of-chapter reviews.
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