Anatomy and Physiology: From Science to Life / Edition 1

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Written by a team of highly acclaimed authors, Anatomy & Physiology: From Science to Life arms readers with the knowledge and detail they'll need to move forward in their allied health careers. Instead of focusing on memorization, this book integrates text and illustrations that emphasize critical thinking, conceptual understanding, and relevant application of knowledge. It also effectively blends the use of print and media to bring the content to life. Readers will find that the material is presented in a more conceptually, relevant manner than other books in the market.
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Reviewer: Steven K. Hamick, BIS, RCP, RRT (William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description: This is not the typical anatomy and physiology book that emphasizes rote memorization. This unique book uses a variety of special features to make studying anatomy and physiology a more rewarding experience.
Purpose: Anatomy and physiology is the foundation for all health-related careers. This second edition fully explains the subject, yet focuses on critical thinking, conceptual understanding, and application of newly learned material.
Audience: Although intended for students beginning a health-related vocation, it is well written and easy to understand so anyone with a curiosity for anatomy would find it both interesting and informative. The authors are unquestionably experts in their fields of expertise.
Features: This revised edition is divided into three units. Unit 1 is an introduction to the human body, including chemical, cellular, and tissue level of organization. Unit 2 consists of 21 chapters on the various body systems, followed by unit 3 with three appendixes, a glossary, credits, and index. Uniquely, each chapter starts with a clinical case followed by an introduction to the chapter and one line summary concepts for each subsection in the chapter. Each subsection contains a Checkpoint for review and the text is peppered with bolded terminology and pronunciations, tables, and beautiful, four-color illustrations and photographs. Each chapter ends with the clinical case epilogue and discussion, concept and resource summary, other chapter resources, and a list of questions called Understanding the Concepts. The appendixes include measurements, periodic table, and answers to Checkpoint questions. Extras include the student companion web site, which consists of Visual Anatomy, chapter quizzes, negative feedback loop exercises, and other learning reinforcement tools.
Assessment: This well done book is highly recommended for any students requiring anatomy and physiology. The text is easy to read and the illustrations reinforcing learning concepts are superb. As science continues to advance, it is hoped the authors keep pace by producing future revisions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471613183
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/17/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1152
  • Product dimensions: 9.61 (w) x 11.24 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Gail W. Jenkins is a popular Professor of Biology at Montgomery College in Maryland, where she teaches human anatomy and physiology as well as general biology and microbiology. She received her bachelor's degree in botany from the University of California in Davis, with a minor in medical technology and completed a graduate biological sciences instructor credential program. Her master's degree in biological sciences was from California State University in Sacramento, where she focused on anatomy with research in neuroembryology conducted at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington.

Gail is passionately devoted to assisting students in the learning process and in their preparation for health science vocations. She was the recipient of the Montgomery College Outstanding Faculty Award in 1999 and the 1997 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning from the University of Texas. At Montgomery College, Gail is Course Coordinator of the human anatomy and physiology curriculum, course curriculum liaison to college Health Science programs, and has served as the Chair of the Department of Biology, Physical Education and the Health Science; Chair of the Faculty Council (the faculty governance organization); Phi Theta Kappa Advisor, mentor for adjunct science faculty through the college Center for Teaching and Learning, and co-developed the Physical Therapist Assistant Program and Associate of Science Degree in Science with concentrations in the Life Sciences, Physics, and Mathematics.

Gail is Treasure and member of the Executive Committee of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) and has been an active participant in annual and regional conference planning. Gail founded and directed a program at Stanford University's Department of Anatomy to integrate human cadaveric materials and medical imaging into pre-health science curricula, co-founded the Northern California Society of Anatomists, developed a hospital laboratory work/learn internship program for health science students, was a Federal Liaison Officer in Washington D.C. working with Congress for higher education funding, and served as an educational consultant to Stanford University's Advanced Media Research Group and to several publishing and software companies.

Christopher P. Kemnitzis an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Superior in Superior, Wisconsin, where he teaches human anatomy and physiology as well as human biology. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Carroll College and his Ph.D. in Biology from Marquette University. Although his degree is in biology, Chris’ area of specialization is in neurophysiology. Chris did his postdoctoral work while on active duty with the United States Army where he received two commendation for his research on human performance.

Chris has always been interested in teaching and his current area of research focus is in science and nursing education. Currently, he is pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in nursing to enhance his teaching and advisement skills as the primary health science advisor for his campus. Since coming to the University of Wisconsin-Superior in 1997, Chris has become involved in application of problem-based learning strategies as a method of teaching applied critical thinking skills in both the classroom and online environments.

Gerard J. Tortora is Professor of Biology and former Coordinator at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ, where he teaches human anatomy and physiology as well as microbiology.  He received his bachelor's degree in biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his master's degree in science education from Montclair State College.  He is a member of many professional organizations, such as the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), National Education Association (NEA), and the Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists (MACUB). 

Above all, Jerry is devoted to his students and their aspirations.  In recognition of this commitment, Jerry was the recipient of MACUB's 1992 President's Memorial Award.  In 1996, he received a National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) excellence award from the University of Texas and was selected to represent Bergen Community College in a campaign to increase awareness of the contributions of community colleges to higher education.  Jerry is also the author of several best-selling science textbooks and laboratory manuals, a calling that often requires an additional 40 hours per week beyond his teaching responsibilities.

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Table of Contents

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Chapter 1. An Introduction to the Human Body.

Chapter 2. The Chemical Level of Organization.

Chapter 3. The Cellular Level or Organization.

Chapter 4. The Tissue Level of Organization.


Chapter 5. The Integumentary System.

Chapter 6. Introduction to the Skeletal System.

Chapter 7. The Axial Skeleton.

Chapter 8. The Appendicular Skeleton.

Chapter 9. Articulations.

Chapter 10. Muscle Tissue.

Chapter 11. The Muscular System.

Chapter 12. Introduction to the Nervous System.

Chapter 13. The Central Nervous System.

Chapter 14. The Peripheral Nervous System.

Chapter 15. Sensory, Motor, and Integrative Systems.

Chapter 16. The Special Senses.

Chapter 17. The Endocrine System.

Chapter 18. The Cardiovascular System: The Blood.

Chapter 19. The Cardiovascular System: The Heart.

Chapter 20. The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels.

Chapter 21. The Lymphatic System and Immunity.

Chapter 22. The Respiratory System.

Chapter 23. The Digestive System.

Chapter 24. The Urinary System.


Appendix A: Measurements.

Appendix B: Periodic Tables.




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