In the new edition of BIOLOGY: A HUMAN EMPHASIS, authors Cecie Starr, Christine A. Evers, and Lisa Starr have partnered with the National Geographic Society to develop a text designed to engage and inspire. This trendsetting text introduces the key concepts of biology using clear explanations and unparalleled visuals. While mastering core concepts, each chapter challenges learners to question what they read and apply the concepts learned, providing critical-thinking skills and science knowledge needed in life. Renowned for its writing style the new edition is enhanced with exclusive content from the National Geographic Society, including over 200 new photos and illustrations. New "People Matter" sections in most chapters profile National Geographic Explorers and Grantees who are making significant contributions in their field, showing how concepts in the chapter are being applied in biological research. Each chapter concludes with an "Application" section highlighting real-world uses of biology that helps make connections to chapter content. Providing selected chapters from BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, this text is ideal for emphasizing human applications.