This market leading human biology text emphasizes the relationships of humans to other living things. Human Biology remains user friendly; relevancy and pedagogy are among its strengths. In this edition, as in previous editions, each chapter presents the topic clearly and distinctly so that students will feel capable of achieving an adult level of understanding. Detailed, high-level scientific data and terminology are not included because Dr. Mader believes that true knowledge consists of working concepts rather than technical facility.
About the Author(s)
Dr. Sylvia Mader is the best-selling author of introductory biology textbooks. Other books she has authored for WCB include: Inquiry Into Life, Human Biology, Introduction to Biology, and Understanding Human Anatomy & Physiology.
good introductory book, April 14, 2005
This book was chosen for a college Human Biology course I enrolled in. I had a HORRIBLE highschool biology class, and was more or less terrified of what to expect – but even before the class began, just leafing through the book made me feel better. This book is laid out very well – plenty of subheadings within chapters to find information rapidly, as well as a very reader-friendly balance of text and clearly labeled illustrations. It’s also very up to date – I actually found myself reading through sections just for my own knowledge and curiosity!