This edition builds on the strengths of clarity, liveliness, consistency, currency, and relevance that characterized the third edition. The writing is engaging, the explanations straightforward, and the pedagogical framework meticulously constructed. Great care has been taken to keep the level of coverage consistent throughout. All features—titles, outlines, headings, illustrations and legends, tables, vocabulary lists, summaries, questions, and so on—are designed to help students identify important facts and ideas, understand them, and appreciate why they matter.
With a new open, student-friendly layout and more media integration, the Fourth Edition of Biology of Humans: Concepts, Applications, and Issues continues to personalize the study of human biology. Its conversational writing style, stunning art, abundant applications, and learning tools develop your critical-thinking skills. The authors provide a conceptual framework to help you understand how our bodies work, and to deal with issues relevant to human health in today’s world. You’ll gain an appreciation for the intricacy of the human body and the place of humans in the ecosphere.