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The Senses, Third Edition
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  • Authored by: Andrew Bellemer, Ph.D. and Douglas B. Light, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: The Human Body: How It Works
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  • ISBN-10: 9781646937257
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-64693-725-7
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 10/01/2021
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  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

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, Third Edition 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. 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 is an accomplished educator who holds degrees in biology (BA), zoology (MS), and physiology (Ph.D.). His academic career began at Winslow High School in Maine, where he taught biology. He joined the faculty at Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1989 and taught general biology, anatomy and physiology, and immunology. He is emeritus professor of biology at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Illinois, where he taught courses in organismal biology and animal physiology. He also conducted research designed to elucidate the mechanisms regulating transport of substances across biological membranes and how cells maintain their proper size. He has received more than half a dozen awards for his teaching and research excellence, and has been the recipient of several major grants from the National Science Foundation. He also has published more than a dozen articles in scientific journals, and has presented his research findings at numerous scientific conferences. Light is a member of several scientific and professional organizations, including the American Physiological Society, the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, and the Society of General Physiologists.

Dr. Andrew Bellemer is an associate professor of biology at Appalachian State University. Dr. Bellemer runs a research lab studying the sensory neurobiology of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, and teaches courses in molecular biology and neurobiology. His research focuses on the cellular and molecular mechanisms that allow organisms to detect changes in temperature and avoid harmful environmental stimuli. He has also been the recipient of research grants and fellowships from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and Ruth K. Foundation. Dr. Bellemer received his Ph.D. in neuroscience from the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program at Yale University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Anesthesiology at Duke University.

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