Table of ContentsIntroduction. Part I: Building Blocks of the Body. Chapter 1: The Chemistry of Life. Chapter 2: The Cell: Life's Basic Building Block. Chapter 3: Divide and Conquer: Cellular Mitosis. Chapter 4: The Study of Tissues: Histology. Part II: Weaving It Together: Bones, Muscles, and Skin. Chapter 5: A Scaffold to Build On: The Skeleton. Chapter 6: Getting in Gear: The Muscles. Chapter 7: It's Skin Deep: The Integumentary System. Part III: Feed and Fuel: Supply and Transport. Chapter 8: Oxygenating the Machine: The Respiratory System. Chapter 9: Fueling the Functions: The Digestive System. Chapter 10: Spreading the Love: The Circulatory System. Chapter 11: Keeping Up Your Defenses: The Lymphatic System. Chapter 12: Filtering Out the Junk: The Urinary System. Part IV: Survival of the Species. Chapter 13: Why Ask Y?: The Male Reproductive System. Chapter 14: Carrying Life Forward: The Female Reproductive System. Part V: Mission Control: All Systems Go. Chapter 15: Feeling Jumpy: The Nervous System. Chapter 16: Raging Hormones: The Endocrine System. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 17: Ten Study Tips. Chapter 18: Ten (Plus One) Terrific Online Resources. Index.
Biographical NotesJanet Rae-Dupree has been covering science and technology in Silicon Valley since 1993 for a number of publications, including U.S. News & World Report, BusinessWeek, the San Jose Mercury News, and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. She was a frequent guest on cable channel Tech TV's "Silicon Spin" technology talk show, and she was part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team at the Los Angeles Times covering the city's riots in 1992. During the 2005-2006 academic year, Janet was a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, where she studied human biology and researched innovation and market transfer. She freelances for various publications, working from her home in Half Moon Bay, California, where she lives with husband, Dave Dupree, and their 9-year-old son, Matthew (although a 19-year-old calico cat named Trillian actually rules the roost). Pat DuPree taught anatomy/physiology, biology, medical terminology, and environmental science for 24 years at several colleges and universities in Los Angeles County. She holds two undergraduate life science degrees and a master's degree from Auburn University and conducted cancer research at Southern Research Institute in Birmingham, Alabama, before joining the Muscogee Health Department in Columbus, Georgia. In 1970, she moved to Redondo Beach, California, where she was a university instructor and raised her two sons, Dave Dupree and Mark DuPree. Now Pat is retired and lives on lovely Pine Lake in rural Georgia with her husband, Dr. James E. DuPree.