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From The CriticsReviewer: Loretta L. White , DNS (Indiana State University)
Description: This lab manual is meant to accompany any standard anatomy and physiology textbook. Its numerous exercises help students connect reading and reality through hands-on experience in the laboratory environment. The last edition was published in 2003.
Purpose: Although not explicitly stated, the author notes that this book provides "guided explanations" of the human body for the student and technical support for the instructor. Helping students understand the intricacies of the human body is never an easy task but this manual goes a long way toward accomplishing it.
Audience: It is intended to assist students in the laboratory setting and to that end it meets and exceeds expectations. The author has published many other books in the field.
Features: The manual covers all body systems. Students are provided opportunities to explore microscopic as well as macroscopic structures in the many exercises in each chapter. Student activities include naming, coloring, identifying, and filling in blanks. The colored dissection plates are clearly labeled for easy identification of body parts. The addition of an index would enhance an otherwise very complete text.
Assessment: This is a comprehensive, in-depth look at human anatomy and physiology from the laboratory perspective. This high quality book would be an asset for both the student and instructor. New information, constantly added to our understanding of the human body, makes new editions of texts such as this one imperative.