Description Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology is a text that blends up-to-date science, stimulating writing, high-quality art, and cutting-edge educational technology to provide the most effective teaching and learning program available in the one-semester anatomy and physiology courses.
The distinctive pedagogy of the text revolves around the theme of “Elevate Learning”. From “Base Camp” to “Assess Your Learning Outcomes”, the student experiences a clear sense of the path ahead, a convenient means of charting progress, and a satisfying sense of accomplishment at the end.
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Table of Contents Part 1 Organization of the Body
Chapter 1 The Study of Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter 2 Life, Matter, and Energy
Chapter 3 The Cellular Level of Organization
Chapter 4 Histology—The Tissue Level of Organization
Part 2 Support and Movement
Chapter 5 The Integumentary System
Chapter 6 The Skeletal System
Chapter 7 The Muscular System
Part 3 Internal Coordination
Chapter 8 The Nervous System I—Nerve Cells, the Spinal Cord, and Reflexes
Chapter 9 The Nervous System II—The Brain, Cranial Nerves, and Autonomic Nervous System
Chapter 10 The Sense Organs
Chapter 11 The Endocrine System
Part 4 Circulation and Defense
Chapter 12 The Circulatory System I—Blood
Chapter 13 The Circulatory System II—The Heart and Blood Vessels
Chapter 14 The Lymphatic System and Immunity
Part 5: Intake and Output
Chapter 15 The Respiratory System
Chapter 16 The Urinary System
Chapter 17 The Digestive System
Chapter 18 Nutrition and Metabolism
Part 6: Human Life Cycle
Chapter 19 The Reproductive System
Chapter 20 Human Development and Aging
Appendix A: Answer Key
Appendix B: Health Science Careers
Appendix C: Symbols, Weights, and Measures
Appendix D: Biomedical Word Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
Appendix E: Periodic Table of the Elements
Kenneth S. Saladin is Professor of Biology at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, Georgia, where he has taught since 1977. Ken teaches human anatomy and physiology, introductory medical physiology, histology, animal behavior, and natural history of the Galápagos Islands. He has also previously taught introductory biology, general zoology, sociobiology, parasitology, and biomedical etymology. Ken is a member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society, American Association of Anatomists, American Physiological Society, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, and American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the author of the best-selling textbooks Anatomy & Physiology: The Unity of Form and Function and Human Anatomy. Ken and his wife Diane have two adult children.
Robin McFarland has taught anatomy and physiology at Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA since 1998. She earned a Ph.D. in physical (biological) anthropology from the University of Washington, where she studied the relationship between body fat and reproduction in primates. Robin collaborates on studies of ape anatomy with Adrienne Zihlman at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Robin is a member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society, American Association of Anatomists, and American Association of Physical Anthropologists. She was also contributing author to Human Anatomy, second edition, by Ken Saladin. She and her husband Jeff have two children, Reid and Madeleine. Robin enjoys hiking and climbing mountains with her family.