Now in its Tenth Edition, Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology continues to set the standard for short-course A&P texts. Its dramatically updated art program, more streamlined presentation of material, and integration of chapter objectives will help you better visualize and understand the structure and function of the human body. Elaine Marieb’s clear and friendly writing style emphasizes the relevance of anatomy & physiology to your life and future career. The book 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.
Elaine Marieb wrote this book specifically for the one-semester course and continues to carefully select a range of material that proves just right for the shorter course. New information on hot topics like the HPV Vaccine, Infantile Polycystic Kidney disease, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) draws students into the material.
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By Kira on Feb 02, 2012
If you are looking for the copy with the CD-ROM MAKE SURE it says CD_ROM in the description. I bought this under the assumption since it was a "new" book that the CD-ROM would come with it. Found out I was wrong. So now I have to spend more money to get the CD-ROM which is about $35. The book it's self is a pretty good book. Just don't get the wrong item.
Anatomy even a 60 year old can understand
By Older Student on Feb 03, 2012
This is required reading for a class I'm taking. The content is well organized. Language is friendly. Easy-to-understand illustrations and tables. Helpful self-tests and summaries are included with each chapter. The companion online module, Mastering A&P, is fantastic. There are a lot of planned redundancies between all the study aids, which I really appreciate; they help me identify what's most important.
Well written--technology portion is lame
By Alori Kesi on Sep 23, 2012
Good book. Very good book. However, the CD-ROM is bad for anybody using Macbook pro with OSX Lion. The interactive quizzes are just frozen pictures for me. I can't get the disc to work so the extra bucks to buy this instead of a used version wasn't worth it.
Good book for Basic A&P
By Eduardo on Jul 29, 2011
I got an A for the course.. I think I ended up with a 94-96. I did study hard and once you study hard and learn.. you'll understand the overall aspect of our system, hence, how they function, the importance parts, etc. I can now picture everything I learned on how our system works, the big picture basically. I did forgot lots of vocabulary.. but that doesn't matter. Like my teacher said.. you don't need to learn EVERYTHING.. so relax because this book has lots of vocabulary. :) good luck! I had to watch some videos on YouTube to enrich my understanding. Also, learning all this will flourish you. PS: This will be prepare you for A&P 1-2! My teacher said that it will be a little "harder" >_>;; A little? ha ha.. we'll see, really hope so.
By Junebug on Jul 17, 2011
This is a very good textbook. The author gives a lot of detail and and makes each section easy to follow. Haven't really viewed the CD-rom, but if it is anything like the book, I sure it is just as excellent. This book made the class easier.
Not what I wanted.
By Tammy on May 16, 2014
I ordered and paid for a hardback book and got a softback instead. Not sure yet if I will get my refund or not. I am returning the book. But I should not have to pay to return it. It was not my mistake.