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Wilkin, “Human Biology” (2015)

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Textbook: Wilkin, “Human Biology” (2015)
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Douglas Wilkin, Ph.D.
Jean Brainard, Ph.D.

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Human Biology Outline

1.1 Organization of the Human Body
1.2 Homeostasis
1.3 Carcinogens and Cancer
1.4 Air Pollution and Illness
1.5 Bioterrorism
1.6 Human Skeletal System
1.7 Structure of Bones
1.8 Growth and Development of Bones
1.9 Skeletal System Joints
1.10 Skeletal System Problems and Diseases
1.11 Smooth, Skeletal, and Cardiac Muscles
1.12 Skeletal Muscles
1.13 Muscle Contraction
1.14 Skin
1.15 Nails and Hair
1.16 Nerve Cells
1.17 Nerve Impulses
1.18 Central Nervous System
1.19 Peripheral Nervous System
1.20 Senses
1.21 Drugs and the Nervous System
1.22 Nervous System Disorders
1.23 Glands
1.24 Hormones
1.25 Hormone Regulation
1.26 Endocrine System Disorders
1.27 Heart
1.28 Blood Vessels
1.29 Circulatory System
1.30 Circulatory System Diseases
1.31 Blood
1.32 Respiration
1.33 Respiratory System Organs
1.34 Processes of Breathing
1.35 Respiratory System Regulation
1.36 Respiratory System Diseases
1.37 Digestive System Organs
1.38 Digestion
1.39 Small Intestine
1.40 Large Intestine
1.41 Digestive System Diseases
1.42 Food and Nutrients
1.43 Balanced Eating
1.44 Excretion
1.45 Urinary System
1.46 Kidneys
1.47 Excretory System Diseases
1.48 Barriers to Pathogens
1.49 Inflammatory Response and Leukocytes
1.50 Lymphatic System
1.51 Humoral Immune Response
1.52 Cell-Mediated Immune Response
1.53 Immunity
1.54 Allergies
1.55 Autoimmune Diseases
1.56 Immunodeficiency
1.57 HIV and AIDS
1.58 Male Reproductive Structures
1.59 Male Reproductive Development
1.60 Human Sperm
1.61 Female Reproductive Structures
1.62 Female Reproductive Development
1.63 Human Egg Cells
1.64 Menstrual Cycle
1.65 Fertilization
1.66 Embryo Growth and Development
1.67 Fetus Growth and Development
1.68 Fetal Development and the Placenta
1.69 Pregnancy and Childbirth
1.70 Development from Birth to Adulthood
1.71 Adulthood and Aging
1.72 Sexually Transmitted Infections
1.73 Bacterial Sexually Transmitted Infections
1.74 Viral Sexually Transmitted Infections
1.75 References
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College Biology -Chapter Summaries, Learning Exercises & Answers” (2014)

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“College Biology” Volume 1 of 3 “The Chemistry of Life” through “Genomic Proteomics”

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Unit 1. The Chemistry of Life

Chapter 1: The Study of Life
Chapter 2: The Chemical Foundation of Life
Chapter 3: Biological Macromolecules

Unit 2. The Cell

Chapter 4: Cell Structure
Chapter 5: Structure and Function of Plasma Membranes
Chapter 6: Metabolism
Chapter 7: Cellular Respiration
Chapter 8: Photosynthesis
Chapter 9: Cell Communication
Chapter 10: Cell Reproduction

Unit 3. Genetics

Chapter 11: Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction
Chapter 12: Mendel’s Experiments and Heredity
Chapter 13: Modern Understandings of Inheritance
Chapter 14: DNA Structure and Function
Chapter 15: Genes and Proteins
Chapter 16: Gene Expression
Chapter 17: Biotechnology and Genomics
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“College Biology” Volume 2 of 3

Chapters 18  –  32  “Evolution and the Origin of Species” through “Asexual Reproduction ” 

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Chapter 18: Evolution and the Origin of Species
Chapter 19: The Evolution of Populations
Chapter 20: Phylogenies and the History of Life
Chapter 21: Viruses
Chapter 22: Prokaryotes: Bacteria and Archaea
Chapter 23: Protists
Chapter 24: Fungi
Chapter 25: Seedless Plants
Chapter 26: Seed Plants
Chapter 27: Introduction to Animal Diversity
Chapter 28: Invertebrates
Chapter 29: Vertebrates
Chapter 30: Plant Form and Physiology
Chapter 31: Soil and Plant Nutrition
Chapter 32: Plant Reproduction
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  • Comprehensive with current content.
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  • Authored and reviewed by the academic community.
  • Original textbook prepared, published, copyrighted, and released with an open license (CC BY) by Rice University’s Openstax College.
  • Text is available in various e-formats at Rice University’s Connexions (cnx.org)
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►TBQ Editors, "College Biology" Volume 3 of 3 (2014)

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Chapters 33 – 47  Animal Structure and Function” through “Preserving Biodiversity”

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Chapter 33: The Animal Body: Basic Form and Function
Chapter 34: Animal Nutrition and the Digestive System
Chapter 35: The Nervous System
Chapter 36: Sensory Systems
Chapter 37: The Endocrine System
Chapter 38: The Musculoskeletal System
Chapter 39: The Respiratory System
Chapter 40: The Circulatory System
Chapter 41: Osmotic Regulation and Excretion
Chapter 42: The Immune System
Chapter 43: Animal Reproduction and Development
Chapter 44: Ecology and the Biosphere
Chapter 45: Population and Community Ecology
Chapter 46: Ecosystems
Chapter 47: Conservation Biology and Biodiversity
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