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The Senses
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • 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
  • Also available in The Human Body: How It Works set, 11-Volumes
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-10: 1604133627
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-362-2
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $37.50
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 09/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 612
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 168

Summary

The human body's sense organs are its physical link between the brain and the surrounding environment. Our senses of sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing allow us to interact with and adapt to the ever-changing world that surrounds us. The Senses gives an introduction to the intricate structures and functions of the body's sense organs, and examines some of the most common diseases that affect these organs. Readers will learn how even a temporary problem with one of the senses can dramatically affect how our bodies perceive the world.

Specifications

Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Glossary. References. Further reading. Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Douglas B. Light, an accomplished educator, holds a bachelor’s degree in biology, a master’s 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. He also conducts research designed to elucidate the mechanisms regulating transport of substances across biological membranes and how cells maintain their proper size. 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. He has published more than a dozen articles in scientific journals and has presented his research findings at numerous scientific conferences.

Introduction by Denton A. Cooley, M.D., President and Surgeon-in-Chief of the Texas Heart Institute, Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas

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