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2-Semester A&P courses in biology, nursing, and general education programs

Anatomy & Physiology, 9th Edition


Kevin Patton, PhD; and Gary Thibodeau, PhD
2015 • Approx. 1,312 pp., 1,410 illus.
ISBN: 978-0-323-29883-4

No other two-semester A&P text rivals Anatomy & Physiology, 9th Edition for its student-friendly writing, visually engaging content, and wide range of teaching and learning support. Focusing on the unifying themes of structure and function and homeostasis, authors Patton and Thibodeau use a conversational and easy-to-follow narrative to guide students to mastery of difficult A&P material. The new ninth edition also features substantially updated and reorganized content, specifically the division of former chapters into more focused topics to further student learning. Students can also connect with the textbook through a number of free electronic resources, including Netter's 3D Interactive Anatomy, A&P Online, Body Spectrum electronic coloring book, online tutoring, and more!

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1-Semester A&P courses in health professions and nursing programs

Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology


Kevin Patton, PhD; Gary Thibodeau, PhD; and Matthew M. Douglas, PhD
2011 • 640 pp., 1,000 illus.
ISBN: 978-0-323-05382-2

Designed for one-semester anatomy and physiology courses and for students with little or no background in anatomy and physiology, this value-priced text provides a solid framework and just the right amount of content for learning and understanding the interrelations of body systems. A conversational writing style and a variety of study tools enhance student learning, while spectacular artwork clarifies complex concepts and provides expert visual guidance.

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1-Semester A&P courses in health science programs

Structure & Function of the Body, 15th Edition


Gary Thibodeau, PhD; and Kevin Patton, PhD
ISBN: 978-0-323-34112-7

Helping your students master the essentials of A&P has never been easier! Using simple, conversational language and vivid illustrations, Structure & Function of the Body, 15th Edition makes previously difficult anatomy and physiology concepts clear and easy to understand. In addition to its focus on the normal structure and function of the human body and what the body does to maintain homeostasis, this new edition boasts new high quality animations from Animation Direct and a new Language of Science and Medicine feature that infuses important medical terminology into related A&P principles. The result is a firm understanding of the structure, function, and ways to describe the body that are essential for effective patient care.

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1-Semester A&P (health & disease) courses in LPN and health professions programs

The Human Body in Health and Illness, 5th Edition


Barbara Herlihy, PhD(Physiology), RN
2014 • 592 pp., 350 illus.
ISBN: 978-1-4557-7234-6

Using colorful cartoons, humorous illustrations, and an easy-to-read approach, The Human Body in Health and Illness makes it fun to learn anatomy & Physiology. Step-by-step explanations, clever features, and clinical examples simplify A&P concepts and help students relate their knowledge to the real world. Organized by body system, this book shows how each organ is structurally designed to perform specific physiological tasks while demonstrating what happens to the body when a system does not function properly. With its light, non-intimidating approach to A&P, this resource is ideal for students who have a limited background in the sciences!

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1-Semester A&P (health & disease) courses in health science programs

The Human Body in Health & Disease, 7th Edition


Kevin Patton, PhD; and Gary Thibodeau, PhD
ISBN: 978-0-323-40211-8

No one explains A&P more clearly! The Human Body in Health & Disease, 7th Edition makes it easier to understand how the body works, both in normal conditions and when things go wrong. Its easy-to-read writing style, more than 500 full-color illustrations, and unique Clear View of the Human Body transparencies keep students focused on the principles of anatomy, physiology, and pathology. New to this edition are Connect It! features with bonus online content and concept maps with flow charts to simplify complex topics. From noted educators Kevin Patton and Gary Thibodeau, this book presents A&&P in a way that lets students know and understand what is important.

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1-Semester A&P (health & disease) courses in health science programs

Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology, 3rd Edition


Eldra Pearl Solomon, PhD
2009 • 352 pp., 250 illus.
ISBN: 978-1-4160-4405-5

Completely updated, the third edition of this practical textbook introduces students to basic anatomy and physiology covering need-to-know principles with real-world examples that make key concepts easy to understand. It's logically organized into 17 chapters that each explores a particular body system. This edition is easier to use than ever, offering an engaging new layout with more than 200 color illustrations, as well as new Tools for Learning that lead students through each chapter, highlighting important topics and helping students strengthen and assess their understanding of anatomy and physiology.

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