Synopses & Reviews
Now in its Eighth Edition, Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology
continues to set the standard for short-course A&P texts with an enhanced media package and new "active learning" features that help allied health students better visualize and understand the structure and function of the human body.
While many authors merely condense a two-semester text to meet a one-semester need, Elaine Marieb carefully selects a range of material that proves just right for the shorter course. New information on hot topics like DNA fingerprinting, bone implants for children, stem cell research, and obesity draws students into the material, while a flexible topic structure allows instructors to choose a chapter sequence to meet virtually any need.
Thoroughly updated, the Eighth Edition now offers instructors three options for online course management, including MyA&P: Essentials, a comprehensive, customizable resource site for accessing tutorials, quizzes, review exercises, and a complete e-book version of the text. The book also includes an expanded Essentials of InterActive Physiology® CD-ROM and an open-access "Anatomy and Physiology Place" companion website. An upgraded Instructor's Resource CD-ROM makes it easier than ever to create engaging and dynamic lectures using concepts and illustrations from the Eighth Edition.
Elaine Marieb's clear and friendly writing style emphasizes the relevance of anatomy and physiology to students' lives and careers. It clarifies concepts, defines key terms, and offers just the right balance of anatomy, physiology, and clinical coverage to make the content complete without being overwhelming.
Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology, Eighth Edition continues to set the standard for A&P texts with an enhanced media package and new active learning features that help readers better visualize and understand the structure and function of the human body. New information on hot topics like DNA fingerprinting, bone implants for children, stem cell research, and obesity draws readers into the material. Elaine Marieb's clear and friendly writing style emphasizes the relevance of anatomy and physiology to readers' lives and careers. It clarifies concepts, defines key terms, and offers just the right balance of anatomy, physiology, and clinical coverage to make the content complete without being overwhelming. The Human Body: An Orientation, Basic Chemistry, Cells and Tissues, Skin and Body Membranes, The Skeletal System, The Muscular System, The Nervous System, Special Senses, The Endocrine System, Blood, The Cardiovascular System, The Lymphatic System and Body Defenses, The Respiratory System, The Digestive System and Body Metabolism, The Urinary System, The Reproductive System. For all readers interested in learning the essentials of human anatomy and physiology.
About the Author
For Elaine N. Marieb
taking the student's perspective into account has always been an
integral part of her teaching style. Dr. Marieb began her teaching
career at Springfield College, where she taught anatomy and physiology
to physical education majors. She then joined the faculty of the
Biological Science Division of Holyoke Community College in 1969 after
receiving her Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Massachusetts at
While teaching at Holyoke Community College, where
many of her students were pursuing nursing degrees, she developed a
desire to better understand the relationship between the scientific
study of the human body and the clinical aspects of the nursing
practice. To that end, while continuing to teach full time, Dr. Marieb
pursued her nursing education, which culminated in a Master of Science
degree with a clinical specialization in gerontology from the
University of Massachusetts. It is this experience, along with stories
from the fieldincluding those of former students, now in health
careersthat has informed the development of the unique perspective and
accessibility for which her texts and laboratory manuals are known.
her ongoing commitment to students and her realization of the
challenges they face, Dr. Marieb has given generously to provide
opportunities for students to further their education. She contributes
to the New Directions, New Careers Program at Holyoke Community College
by providing several full-tuition scholarships each year for women
returning to college after a hiatus or who are attending college for
the first time and would otherwise be unable to continue with their
studies without financial support. She funds the E. N. Marieb Science
Research Awards at Mount Holyoke College, which promotes research by
undergraduate science majors, and generously contributed to the
University of Massachusetts at Amherst where she provided funding for
reconstruction and instrumentation of a cutting-edge cytology research
laboratory that bears her name.
In 1994, Dr. Marieb received
the Benefactor Award from the National Council for Resource
Development, American Association of Community Colleges, which
recognizes her ongoing sponsorship of student scholarships, faculty
teaching awards, and other academic contributions to Holyoke Community
College. In May 2000, the science building at Holyoke Community College
was named in her honor.
Additionally, while actively engaged as an author, Dr. Marieb serves as a consultant for the Benjamin Cummings InterActive Physiology¨ CD-ROM series, and is an active member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS). Anatomy & Physiology, Second Edition is the latest expression of her commitment to student needs in their pursuit of the study of A&P.
Table of Contents
1. The Human Body: An Orientation.
2. Basic Chemistry.
3. Cells and Tissues.
4. Skin and Body Membranes.
5. The Skeletal System.
6. The Muscular System.
7. The Nervous System.
8. Special Senses.
9. The Endocrine System.
11. The Cardiovascular System.
12. The Lymphatic System and Body Defenses.
13. The Respiratory System.
14. The Digestive System and Body Metabolism.
15. The Urinary System.
16. The Reproductive System.