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Anatomy and Physiology: From Science to Life, 3rd Edition

Anatomy and Physiology: From Science to Life, 3rd Edition

Gail Jenkins, Gerard J. Tortora

ISBN: 978-1-118-32689-3

Jan 2012

1128 pages


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Anatomy and Physiology: From Science to Life, 3rd edition builds on the success of its prior editions by providing solutions to recurring issues. The 3rd edition better motivates students and helps them make the connection to what is important going forward and helps students who lack study and critical thinking skills. The entire text is focused on aiding critical thinking, conceptual understanding, and relevant application of knowledge when studying Anatomy and Physiology. From Science to Life, 3e effectively blends print and media to bring the content to life for students. The conceptual focus allows for fewer pages in the printed text, making the text less intimidating to the uninitiated student. Accompanying media allows for a richer investigation of the content presented in the printed text, provides useful background knowledge, and ensures the students a solid reference resource when the course is complete. WileyPLUS sold separately from text.

Related Resources


1 An Introduction to the Human Body

2 Chemistry

3 Cells

4 The Tissue Level of Organization BODY SYSTEMS

5 The Integumentary System

6 Introduction to the Skeletal System

7 The Axial Skeleton

8 The Appendicular Skeleton

9 Articulations

10 Muscle Tissue

11 The Muscular System

12 Introduction to the Nervous System

13 The Central Nervous System

14 The Peripheral Nervous System

15 Sensory, Motor, and Integrative Systems

16 The Special Senses

17 The Endocrine System

18 The Cardiovascular System: The Blood

19 The Cardiovascular System: The Heart

20 The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels and Hemodynamics

21 The Lymphatic and Immune Systems

22 The Respiratory System

23 The Digestive System

24 The Urinary System

25 The Reproductive Systems





• WileyPLUS is an innovative, research-based online environment that integrates relevant resources, including the entire digital textbook, in an easy-to-navigate framework. WileyPLUS engages and excites students about the content and builds their confidence. Tools for promoting individual initiative, ways to increase effectiveness, and help in achieving personal goals are all linked to measurable outcomes, ensuring that students always know how their efforts are benefiting them.

• Clinical Connections. A select group of Clinical Connection are being integrated back into the text with further selections incorporated as examples within WileyPLUS.

• All case stories have been edited with over half of them new to this edition. They have been replaced or updated based on the suggestions of my adopters and reviewers.

• Extensive revisions to the illustrations include more saturated colors, revised renderings of muscles, arteries and veins, lymphatics, and numerous other illustrations throughout the text.

• The Urinary System chapter has been thoroughly revised to offer more help and clarity for students with the difficult concepts within this system.

• Each chapter of Jenkins, Science to Life. 3e is designed and developed into manageable modules of content that place a conceptual order on the facts and terminology that students are studying. This design is seamlessly mirrored in WileyPLUS for Anatomy and Physiology.

• Relevant case stories draw students in, keep them connected to the content and provide the platform for developing the critical thinking skills so necessary for their future professions. Thoroughly revised and updated for this edition, the link between the case and the relevant anatomy and physiology in each chapter is even more closely connected.

• Actively engaging students with the learning process is made simple with the integration of multiple and varied learning resources, including such dynamic assets as animations, iPod downloads, clinical connections, drill and practice labeling activities from cadavers to models to illustrations, virtual dissection experience with Real Anatomy, and creative interactive exercises and concept maps for reviewing material. These resources meet the needs of students with a wide range of learning style preferences and reinforce the focused design of the integrated text and media.

• Many revised illustrations included in this new edition draw the students immediately into the content and provide the important visual representation of the content needed to successfully grasp the material.

• All content and assessment activity is linked to clearly articulated learning objectives, assuring the ability to measure successful outcomes. WileyPLUS provides immediate feedback to manage and measure success which motivates students to keep on task as they progress through the course.