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Introduction to the Human Body: The Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, 7th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-28886-3
November 2007, ©2007
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Introduction to the Human Body, Learning Guide, 7th Edition has provided countless readers with a strong understanding of the structure and function of the human body. Now in its much-anticipated seventh edition, this book presents the latest information in the field combined with an effective blend of stunning art and clearly written concepts. It approaches the study of the human body system by system, beginning with a look at the integumentary system. Readers will also benefit from the popular features that are integrated throughout the pages, such as Focus on Wellness Essays, Common Disorders, Focus on Homeostasis, and Clinical Applications. These are powerful learning tools that help make important concepts easier to understand.
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Note to the Student.

Chapter 1. Organization of the Human Body.

Chapter 2. Introductory Chemistry.

Chapter 3.  Cells.

Chapter 4. Tissues.

Chapter 5. The Integumentary System.

Chapter 6. The Skeletal System.

Chapter 7. Joints.

Chapter 8 . The Muscular System.

Chapter 9. Nervous Tissue.

Chapter 10. Central Nervous System, Spinal Nerves, and Cranial Nerves.

Chapter 11. Autonomic Nervous System.

Chapter 12. Somatic Senses and Special Senses.

Chapter 13. The Endocrine System.

Chapter 14. The Cardiovascular System: Blood.

Chapter 15. The Cardiovascular System: Heart.

Chapter 16. The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels and Circulation.

Chapter 17. The Lymphatic System and Immunity.

Chapter 18. The Respiratory System.

Chapter 19. The Digestive System.

Chapter 20. Nutrition and Metabolism.

Chapter 21. The Urinary System.

Chapter 22. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance.

Chapter 23. The Reproductive Systems.

Chapter 24. Development and Inheritance.

Answers to Self-Quizzes and Critical Thinking Applications.




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Gerard J. Tortora is Professor of Biology and former coordinator at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey, where he teaches human anatomy and physiology as well as microbiology. He received his bachelor's degree in biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his master's degree in science education from Montclair State College. He is a member of many professional organizations, such as the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAS), National Education Association (NEA), and the Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists (MACUB).

Above all, Jerry is devoted to his students and their aspirations. In recognition of this commitment, Jerry was the recipient of MACUB's 1992 President's Memorial Award. In 1996, he received a National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) excellence award from the University of Te4xas and was selected to represent Bergen Community College in a campaign to increase awareness of the contributions of community colleges to higher education. Jerry is the author of several best-selling science textbooks and laboratory manuals, a calling that often requires an additional 40 hours per week beyond his teaching responsibilities. Nevertheless, eh still makes time for four or five weekly aerobic workouts that include biking and running. he also enjoys attending college basketball and professional hockey games and performances at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Bryan Derrickson is Professor of biology at Valencia community College in Orlando, Florida, where he teaches human anatomy and physiology as well as general biology and human sexuality. He received his bachelor's degree in biology from Morehouse college and his Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Duke University. Bryan's study at Duke was in the Physiology Division within the Department of Cell Biology, so while his degree is in Cell Biology his training focused on physiology. At Valencia, he frequently serves on faculty hiring committees. He has served as a member of the Faculty Senate, which is the governing body of the college and as a member of the Faculty Academy committee (now called the Teaching and Learning Academy), which sets the standards for the acquisition of tenure by faculty members. Nationally, he is a member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) and the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT).

Bryan has always wanted to teach. Inspired by several biology professors while in college, he decided to pursue physiology with an eye to teaching at the college level. He is completely dedicated to the success of his students. He particularly enjoys the challenges of his diverse student population, in terms of their age, ethnicity, and academic ability, and finds being able to teach all of them, despite their differences, a rewarding experience. His students continually recognize Bryan's efforts and care by nominating him for a campus award known as the "Valencia Professor Who Makes Valencia A Better Place to Start." Bryan has received this award three times in the past six years.

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  • The Art Program has been revised.  The pages of the text are graced with new or substantially revised illustrations, carefully developed to make difficult concepts easier to comprehend.   In particular, all illustrations in the skeletal system have been redrawn for clarity.   Included in the enhanced visual program for this text are not only newly drawn figures, but new photographs and micrographs as well. 
  • Enhanced Clinical Applications are evident in the thoroughly revised text.  This material is found within the chapters and the Common Disorders and Medical Terminology and Conditions sections at the end of chapters.  All have been carefully reviewed by a practicing professional to ensure that the information is relevant. 
  • End of Chapter Self-quizzes and Critical Thinking Application questions have been completely revised to provide better focus on key concepts.

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  • Provides students with a basic understanding of the structures and functions of the human body with an emphasis on homeostasis
  • Introduces an innovative illustration program that surrounds high quality art with useful pedagogical elements: key concept statements; questions with every figure; orientation insets; matched numbered art to numbered processes listed in text; function overviews with anatomical art. 
  • Employs a concise writing style that emphasizes core content over extraneous detail.
  • Relates the relevancy of the basic content to everyday life with highly praised Wellness Focus Essays in each chapter, as well as Common Disorders and Medical Terminology and Conditions found at the end of chapters.

Offers an extensive ancillary package with supplements that facilitate the variety of teaching and learning styles.

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