Visualizing Human Biology, 5th Edition

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    Visualizing Human Biology, 5th Edition

    By Kathleen Ireland

    Visualizing Human Biology is a visual exploration of the major concepts of biology, using the human body as the context. Perfect for non-science majors, this course engages students in scientific exploration and critical thinking. Armed with interactive animations and exercises, process diagrams, and a model for mind-mapping key conceptual relationships, students can grasp difficult concepts and learn how to make healthy choices and informed healthcare decisions.

    WileyPLUS for Visualizing Human Biology is an online teaching and learning platform that helps instructors and students achieve educational success.

    Available Digital Formats

    What's Inside

    Students engage in critical thinking and explore relationships between concepts.

    Available in WileyPLUS, Mind Map Activities in each chapter are designed to mimic the mind-mapping assignments used by the author in her own classroom.

    Diagram

    Animated concepts let students “see” biology in action.

    Students can view over 150 animations to help them visualize the key concepts in human biology.

    cell-activation-diagram

    Diagrams help students understand the interactive process.

    Interactive Process Diagrams provide additional visual examples and descriptive narrative of the diagrams that appear in the online text.

    FEATURES INCLUDE

    • Key Processes: Students organize their learning around the five processes that are key to most of the physiology presented in this course: osmosis and diffusion, energy storage and transfer, DNA, protein structure and function, and cellular structure and function.
    • Built-In Study Guide: Students learn how to read visuals more effectively and learn better study habits. Each chapter starts with a guided chapter tour, which includes a chapter outline and chapter planner. Concept check questions at the end of all sections cover the learning objectives.
    • Video and Animation Library: Chapter- and topic-specific multimedia resources provide the visual support students need to master concepts.

    Resources

    INSTRUCTOR RESOURCES

    • Instructor’s Manual: Unit and chapter summaries as well as detailed notes to accompany the PowerPointTM slides in each chapter are included. Answers to the Think Critically, Concept Check, and Critical and Creative Thinking questions in the printed text are provided.
    • PowerPoints: Lecture PowerPoints, Image PowerPoints, and JPEGs are all available. Each video and animated concept in WileyPLUS is accompanied by a lecture launcher PowerPoint to facilitate in-class use.
    • Solutions Manual: Complete solutions for each question, exercise, problem, and case in the text are provided.
    • Test Bank: Available in a printable, editable format, the Test Bank includes assessment questions that allow you to tailor examinations according to multiple learning outcomes. Many visuals from the textbook are included in 25% of the approximately 1,600 test items. The test items include multiple-choice, true/false, text entry, and essay questions that test a variety of comprehension levels. This resource is available online, in MS Word files, and as a computerized Test Bank.

    STUDENT RESOURCES

    • Animated Concepts: Students can view over 150 animations to help them visualize the key concepts in human biology.
    • Visual Podcasts: Written by the author and designed around the figures in the text, the podcasts provide audio narration coupled with visuals to drill into the core concepts of each chapter.
    • Built-In Study Guide: Students learn how to read visuals more effectively and build better study habits. Each chapter starts with a guided chapter tour that includes a chapter outline and chapter planner. Concept check questions at the end of all sections cover the learning objectives.

    About the Authors

    Kathleen Ireland received her B.S. from the University of Alabama while gaining experience working both for a major pharmaceutical company in their basic research labs and for a Marine Sciences Foundation in Florida. She continued her education at the University of Alabama, earning an M.S. in Marine Sciences in 1981, studying aquatic ecology, and working for the Geological Survey of Alabama in strip mine reclamation. After a few years working for an agricultural genetics corporation and giving birth to two sons, Kathleen returned to school, earning a Ph.D. from Iowa State University (ISU) while teaching their Human Biology course. She joined the faculty at ISU until she moved to Maui to teach human biology at the University of Hawaii, Maui Community College.

    She currently lives on Maui, where she teaches, surfs, and participates in triathlons. Kathleen is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key, Alpha Gamma Delta, NSTA, HAPS, and AACE, serving on their editorial board. Kathleen regularly participates in AP exam readings and has been published as a media editor and contributing author on both anatomy and anatomy and physiology premedical textbooks. She has received a 2008 Toyota Motor Corporation Institute of International Education Galápagos excursion, a 2009/2010 Toyota Tapestry large grant, and a multi-year HAIS/ HCF grant to enhance the school-wide teaching of 21st century skills.

    Table of Contents

    1. What Is Life?
    2. Where Do We Come from and Where Do We Fit?
    3. Everyday Chemistry of Life
    4. Cells: Organization and Communication
    5. Tissues
    6. The Skeletomuscular System
    7. The Nervous System
    8. The Special Senses
    9. Immunity and the Lymphatic System
    10. Infectious Disease and Epidemiology
    11. The Human Microbiome
    12. Cancer
    13. The Cardiovascular System
    14. The Respiratory System: Movement of Air
    15. Nutrition: You Are What You Eat
    16. The Digestive System
    17. The Urinary System
    18. The Endocrine System and Development
    19. The Reproductive Systems: Maintaining the Species
    20. Pregnancy: Development from Conception to Newborn
    21. Inheritance, Genetics, and Molecular Biology

    Students engage in critical thinking and explore relationships between concepts.

    Available in WileyPLUS, Mind Map Activities in each chapter are designed to mimic the mind-mapping assignments used by the author in her own classroom.

    Diagram

    Animated concepts let students “see” biology in action.

    Students can view over 150 animations to help them visualize the key concepts in human biology.

    cell-activation-diagram

    Diagrams help students understand the interactive process.

    Interactive Process Diagrams provide additional visual examples and descriptive narrative of the diagrams that appear in the online text.

    FEATURES INCLUDE

    • Key Processes: Students organize their learning around the five processes that are key to most of the physiology presented in this course: osmosis and diffusion, energy storage and transfer, DNA, protein structure and function, and cellular structure and function.
    • Built-In Study Guide: Students learn how to read visuals more effectively and learn better study habits. Each chapter starts with a guided chapter tour, which includes a chapter outline and chapter planner. Concept check questions at the end of all sections cover the learning objectives.
    • Video and Animation Library: Chapter- and topic-specific multimedia resources provide the visual support students need to master concepts.

    INSTRUCTOR RESOURCES

    • Instructor’s Manual: Unit and chapter summaries as well as detailed notes to accompany the PowerPointTM slides in each chapter are included. Answers to the Think Critically, Concept Check, and Critical and Creative Thinking questions in the printed text are provided.
    • PowerPoints: Lecture PowerPoints, Image PowerPoints, and JPEGs are all available. Each video and animated concept in WileyPLUS is accompanied by a lecture launcher PowerPoint to facilitate in-class use.
    • Solutions Manual: Complete solutions for each question, exercise, problem, and case in the text are provided.
    • Test Bank: Available in a printable, editable format, the Test Bank includes assessment questions that allow you to tailor examinations according to multiple learning outcomes. Many visuals from the textbook are included in 25% of the approximately 1,600 test items. The test items include multiple-choice, true/false, text entry, and essay questions that test a variety of comprehension levels. This resource is available online, in MS Word files, and as a computerized Test Bank.

    STUDENT RESOURCES

    • Animated Concepts: Students can view over 150 animations to help them visualize the key concepts in human biology.
    • Visual Podcasts: Written by the author and designed around the figures in the text, the podcasts provide audio narration coupled with visuals to drill into the core concepts of each chapter.
    • Built-In Study Guide: Students learn how to read visuals more effectively and build better study habits. Each chapter starts with a guided chapter tour that includes a chapter outline and chapter planner. Concept check questions at the end of all sections cover the learning objectives.

    Kathleen Ireland received her B.S. from the University of Alabama while gaining experience working both for a major pharmaceutical company in their basic research labs and for a Marine Sciences Foundation in Florida. She continued her education at the University of Alabama, earning an M.S. in Marine Sciences in 1981, studying aquatic ecology, and working for the Geological Survey of Alabama in strip mine reclamation. After a few years working for an agricultural genetics corporation and giving birth to two sons, Kathleen returned to school, earning a Ph.D. from Iowa State University (ISU) while teaching their Human Biology course. She joined the faculty at ISU until she moved to Maui to teach human biology at the University of Hawaii, Maui Community College.

    She currently lives on Maui, where she teaches, surfs, and participates in triathlons. Kathleen is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key, Alpha Gamma Delta, NSTA, HAPS, and AACE, serving on their editorial board. Kathleen regularly participates in AP exam readings and has been published as a media editor and contributing author on both anatomy and anatomy and physiology premedical textbooks. She has received a 2008 Toyota Motor Corporation Institute of International Education Galápagos excursion, a 2009/2010 Toyota Tapestry large grant, and a multi-year HAIS/ HCF grant to enhance the school-wide teaching of 21st century skills.

    1. What Is Life?
    2. Where Do We Come from and Where Do We Fit?
    3. Everyday Chemistry of Life
    4. Cells: Organization and Communication
    5. Tissues
    6. The Skeletomuscular System
    7. The Nervous System
    8. The Special Senses
    9. Immunity and the Lymphatic System
    10. Infectious Disease and Epidemiology
    11. The Human Microbiome
    12. Cancer
    13. The Cardiovascular System
    14. The Respiratory System: Movement of Air
    15. Nutrition: You Are What You Eat
    16. The Digestive System
    17. The Urinary System
    18. The Endocrine System and Development
    19. The Reproductive Systems: Maintaining the Species
    20. Pregnancy: Development from Conception to Newborn
    21. Inheritance, Genetics, and Molecular Biology