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Celebrated for its precise and flawless illustrations, time-saving navigation and study tools, and engaging clinical content, Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology is crafted especially for students with no prior knowledge of anatomy & physiology and little science background. The Sixth Edition is the most readable, visually effective, and career-motivating edition to date. New Spotlight figures integrate brief text and visuals for easy reading. New Career Paths, based on interviews with people working in key healthcare occupations, bring students in on the everyday work world of healthcare practitioners with a goal toward informing and motivating them about their own future healthcare careers. This book is geared toward students enrolled in a one-semester A&P course and comes with access to MasteringA&P®.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321786654
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/11/2012
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 800
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Frederic (Ric) H. Martini received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in comparative and functional anatomy for work on the pathophysiology of stress. He is currently an affiliated faculty member of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Martini is a President Emeritus of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) after serving as President-elect, President, and Past-president over 2004-2007. He was a member of the HAPS committee that established the course curriculum guidelines for A&P. He is the lead author of nine undergraduate texts on anatomy and physiology or anatomy, all published by Pearson.

Edwin F. Bartholomew received his undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and his M.S. from the University of Hawaii. Mr. Bartholomew has taught anatomy and physiology and a wide variety of other science courses (from botany to zoology) at both the secondary and undergraduate levels at historic Lahainaluna High School, the oldest high school west of the Rockies, and Maui Community College. Mr. Bartholomew is a member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), the National Association of Biology Teachers, the National Science Teachers Association, the Hawaii Science Teachers Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Working with Dr. Martini, he has coauthored five undergraduate texts on anatomy and physiology, all published by Pearson.

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Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

2. The Chemical Level of Organization

3. Cell Structure and Function

4. The Tissue Level of Organization

5. The Integumentary System

6. The Skeletal System

7. The Muscular System

8. The Nervous System

9. The General and Special Senses

10. The Endocrine System

11. The Cardiovascular System: Blood

12. The Cardiovascular System: The Heart

13. The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels and Circulation

14. The Lymphatic System and Immunity

15. The Respiratory System

16. The Digestive System

17. Metabolism and Energetics

18. The Urinary System

19. The Reproductive System

20. Development and Inheritance

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