Taking advantage of non-scientists' natural curiosity about how the human body works, Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues sparks readers' interest in science and encourages active learning. Writing specifically for the non-majors human biology course, author Michael D. Johnson seeks to make readers better consumers of health and science information. Instead of presenting facts to memorize, the magazine-style design and inspired narrative give readers a truly engaging learning tool. Extensive new material on DNA technology, genetic engineering, and environmental issues. For anyone interested in human biology.
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Michael D. Johnson teaches physiology and human biology at West Virginia University. He has been honored with several teaching awards during his more than twenty years on the faculty, including the West Virginia University Foundation Outstanding Teacher Award and the Distinguished Teacher Award of the School of Medicine. An accomplished researcher, Dr. Johnson earned his Ph.D. in Physiology at the University of Michigan, completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School, and has published over 25 papers on renal, cardiovascular, and endocrine physiology.
Whether teaching undergraduates or medical students, Mike has a keen interest in instilling in his students an appreciation for the dynamic nature of science and an understanding of how new scientific knowledge raises ethical, political, economic, and social issues. He is a member of the Teaching Section of the American Physiological Society, the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society, the National Association of Biology Teachers, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Mike is also the author of the new text, Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues.
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