The Physical Self: A Look at Biology for Women

(Second Edition)

PhysicalSelfAuthor: Susan E. Sadler

Paperback: 266 pages

ISBN: 978-1-59399-247-7

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About the Book

The Physical Self offers a contemporary look at topics in biology as they pertain to the female body. The book was developed from teaching a “Biology of Women” course at University of Denver, and the selected topics are as practical as they are theoretical. After an overview of basic biology behind each topic, health issues are presented with a reasonable dose of descriptive vocabulary. The information is intended to prepare readers for reasonable and accurate conversations with health care providers. Written for non-science majors, the information will also be of interest to biology majors, since most topics are not covered in conventional biology classes.


About the Author

Dr. Sadler started her teaching career at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1983. She joined the faculty at University of Denver in 1989 as the “resident physiologist”. Her teaching includes introductory biology, human physiology, nutrition, and molecular physiology. Her research focuses on molecular mechanisms that stimulate cell division in response to hormone signals.