Principles of Human Anatomy, Volume 712

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HarperCollins College, 1995 - Human anatomy - 796 pages
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Designed for introductory courses in human anatomy, this text assumes no previous study of the human body. Instead, this book helps to facilitate a basic understanding of this broad discipline by presenting data, unified concepts and vocabulary in a manner that is easy for students to understand. Although the focus is on anatomy, links are made between structures and functions to help students understand anatomical concepts. The understanding of structure and function is further enhanced by considering defects and disorders in clinical settings. Organized by systems rather than regions, each chapter of this seventh edition has been revised. This text's coverage of the human anatomy is now complemented by new features, including questions with figures, colour anatomy photographs, improved readability, phonetic pronunciations, and more exhibits.

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User Review  - Annie Buchanan - Goodreads

Accessible for a determined layperson and a good professional resource. There are NOT many texts that can make that claim. The electronic support and realistic dissection photos are _very_ helpful. I would absolutely recommend this book for anyone who needs a good solid anatomy textbook. Read full review

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Mine is probably a few editions back. Great book. Was my university text and I loved it. Very friendly. Read full review


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About the author (1995)

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 asgeneral 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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