Summary: This accurate and up-to-date introductory text on human form and function presents a large, complex body of scientific knowledge in an easily understood, conversational writing style. Focusing on concepts rather than just descriptions to help students unify information, the text uses a "big picture" theme of body function and explains the body's homeostatic regulation. Many practical features and hundreds of full-color illustrations enhance text content, an ...show mored critical thinking learning opportunities are integrated throughout. New illustrations, revised Career Choices boxes in each unit, and current topics -- including anthrax and the human genome project -- have been added to this edition.
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