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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: 9780073378091
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/10/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 960
  • Sales rank: 514,200
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael P. McKinley received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, and both MS and PhD degrees from Arizona State University. In 1978, he accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Medical School in the laboratory of Dr. Stanley Prusiner, where he worked for 12 years investigating prions and prion-diseases. In 1980, he became a member of the anatomy faculty at the UCSF Medical School, where he taught medical histology for 10 years while continuing to do research on prions. During this time, he was an author or co-author of more than 80 scientific papers. Michael was a member of the biology faculty at Glendale Community College from 1991 to 2012, where he taught undergraduate anatomy and physiology, general biology, and genetics. Between 1991 and 2000, he also participated in Alzheimer disease research and served as director of the Brain Donation Program at the Sun Health Research Institute, as well as teaching developmental biology and human genetics at Arizona State University, West. His vast experience in histology, neuroanatomy, and cell biology greatly shaped the related content in Human Anatomy. He retired from active teaching in 2012 and continues to be an active member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS). Michael is coauthor of the McKinley/O’Loughlin/Bidle: Anatomy & Physiology: An Integrative Approach textbook. He resides in Tempe, AZ, with his wife Jan.

Valerie Dean O'laughlin received her undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary, and her PhD in biological anthropology from Indiana University. She is an Associate Professor of Anatomy at Indiana University School of Medicine, where she teaches human gross anatomy to medical students, basic human anatomy to undergraduates, and human anatomy for medical imaging evaluation to undergraduate and graduate students. She also teaches a pedagogical methods course and mentors MS and PhD students pursuing anatomy education research. She is active in the American Association of Anatomists (AAA) and the Society for Ultrasound in Medical Education(SUSME). She currently is serving as President of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS). She received the AAA Basmajian Award for excellence in teaching gross anatomy and outstanding accomplishments in scholarship in education. Valerie is coauthor of the McKinley/O’Loughlin/Bidle: Anatomy & Physiology: An Integrative Approach textbook.

Ronald T. Harris received his undergraduate degree from California State University, Northridge, and both his MS and PhD degrees from the University of Southern California. In 1975, Ron was appointed to the position of Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California, where he taught human anatomy, general physiology, human embryology, and human sexuality for 20 years. In 2001 he became an adjunct professor of biology at Marymount California University, where he currently teaches human anatomy, human physiology, cell biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Ron also has extensive experience in the skin and hair care industries. He was Vice President of Research and Development at Redken Laboratories (now owned by L’Oréal USA) and a subsidiary of Shiseido Cosmetics. In these capacities, he led teams of researchers in the detailed structure and function of skin and hair. Ron’s current research interests focus on the brain circuits involved in cognition and the mechanisms of memory.

Elizabeth E. Pennefather-O'Brien received her undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and her MA and PhD degrees in biological anthropology from Indiana University, Bloomington. She is a full-time instructor at Medicine Hat College in Alberta, teaching anatomy and physiology to nursing and paramedic students. She has also taught physiology and biology for nonmajors. Elizabeth is active in several professional organizations including the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) and the Faculty Association at Medicine Hat College. In 2012, Elizabeth was one of five inaugural recipients of the College Sector Educator Awards bestowed by the Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE).

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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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