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With its unrivaled art program and accessible writing style, McKinley et al.'s Human Anatomy stands apart from other anatomy texts. High-quality photographs paired with brilliantly rendered illustrations help students visualize, understand, and appreciate the wonders of human anatomy. The author team incorporates their over seventy years of teaching experience into student-friendly Learning Strategies, Clinical View boxes, and progressive question sets that motivate students to internalize and apply what they've learned. Users who purchase Connect Plus receive access to the full online eBook version of the textbook, as well full access to LearnSmart, SmartBook, and Anatomy & Physiology Ӏ REVEALED.

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Reviewer: John K. Hubbard, PhD, PT (Texas A&M University Health Science Center)
Description: This second edition provides a complete view of the human body on every level, encompassing embryology, histology, and neurology, along with the gross anatomical structures expected. The book covers every system of the body in an organized fashion, and provides students with all of the basic information necessary to transition to the detailed knowledge required in graduate studies of human anatomy.
Purpose: The book is designed for advanced undergraduate students in preprofessional programs of study and serves as a primer for all of the basics of human anatomy. The authors attempt to produce a book that was complete, factual, and most importantly, readable for today's undergraduate students. With the current trend towards Internet learning combined with the decreasing propensity of students to actually buy and read textbooks, these are worthy objectives that these authors have certainly succeeded in achieving.
Audience: With their many years of educating undergraduate students in human anatomy, the authors recognized a need for a complete, readable anatomical textbook that this audience can and will read. (Since human physiology is not addressed, it would be inappropriate for combined anatomy/physiology courses.) This is a wonderful contribution to the field. When I look back on the undergraduate and entry level anatomy courses I have taken and taught, I wish that this book had been available for both me and my students. It contains all of the basic information for understanding the structures of the body and how these systems fit together.
Features: The book covers the human body from a systems point of view instead of regionally. Beginning with cellular structure, the authors take readers through basic embryology, basic tissue types, and then through the body, system by system. The systemic layout is well organized with each chapter following the same basic layout, enabling readers to become familiar and comfortable with how to read the text. The authors begin with the musculoskeletal system, progress to the nervous system, then finish with special senses and the organ systems. The illustrations and cadaveric dissection photographs, many of which I would like to incorporate in my lectures, are of excellent detail and quality. Throughout the book, the authors provide clinical correlations and challenge questions encouraging students to think about what they are reading and relate it to real conditions. Muscle structure, attachments, and innervations are presented concisely so as to not frustrate the reader with extraneous detail. The chapter summaries serve as a good review, and the chapter tests cover major content in multiple formats.
Assessment: This is an excellent anatomy text for undergraduate students. It is well written, contains appropriate detail, and covers all essential elements of anatomy, histology, embryology, and neurology. Among anatomy textbooks, this is the most readable I have encountered. It should be seriously considered for adoption for any undergraduate anatomy curriculum.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072965490
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 948

Table of Contents

1 A First Look at Anatomy
2 The Cell: Basic Unit of Structure and Function
3 Embryology
4 Tissue Level of Organization
5 Integumentary System
Skeletal System
6 Cartilage and Bone Connective Tissue
7 Axial Skeleton
8 Appendicular Skeleton
9 Articulations
Muscular System
10 Muscle Tissue and Organization
11 Axial Muscles
12 Appendicular Muscles
13 Surface Anatomy
Nervous System
14 Nervous Tissue
15 Brain and Cranial Nerves
16 Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves
17 Pathways and Integrative Functions
18 Autonomic Nervous System
19 Senses: General and Special
20 Endocrine System
Cardiovascular System
21 Blood
22 Heart
23 Vessels and Circulation
24 Lymphatic System
25 Respiratory System
26 Digestive System
27 Urinary System
28 Reproductive System
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2009

    Another textbook.

    This is a textbook that is required for my anatomy laboratory class. I would not have purchased it for any other reason. The pictures are ok. The content is disorganized and irrelevant. The chapter are hard to follow and the pictures do not correspond to the text. I would not purchase this book again and am planning on selling it as soon as this class is finished.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2010

    Not in NEW Condition!

    I purchased this book, NEW, but there was no shrink wrap, and the cover was full markings from others touching it. For the price of the book, I would expect to receive my book in NEW condition. I would not recommend purchasing this book from, might as well purchase it used from another site for a better price.

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