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Cells, Tissues, and Skin, Second Edition
  • Authored by: Douglas B. Light; Introduction by Denton A. Cooley, M.D. Texas Heart Institute Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School
  • From the Series: The Human Body: How It Works
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  • ISBN-10: 1438142773
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-4277-7
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 03/01/2016
  • Dewey Number: 611
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

Summary

Cells are the smallest units capable of sustaining life, and they make up virtually every aspect of the human body. From the strands of hair at the top of the head to the nails on fingers and toes, every structure of the human body is composed of cells. Groups of cells form tissues and organs, which allow the body to function as an organized system. Skin, the body’s largest organ, forms a waterproof barrier that provides protection against invading microorganisms and acts as a sensory and thermoregulatory structure. Cells, Tissues, and Skin, Second Edition explores the properties of each of these components in our bodies. Packed with full-color photographs and illustrations, this absorbing book provides students with sufficient background information through references, websites, and a bibliography.

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About the Author(s)

Douglas B. Light holds a bachelor's degree in biology, a master's degree in zoology, and a Ph.D. in physiology. He is a professor of biology at Lake Forest College, where he teaches courses in organismal biology and animal physiology. Light has received more than a half dozen awards for his teaching and research excellence, and has been the recipient of several major grants from the National Science Foundation.

Introduction by Denton A. Cooley, M.D., president emeritus and surgeon-in-chief emeritus of the Texas Heart Institute and clinical professor of surgery at the University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas.

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