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Principles of Anatomy and Physiology [Hardcover]

Gerard J. Tortora , Bryan H. Derrickson
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5 July 2005 0471689343 978-0471689348 11th Edition
The eleventh edition of Principles of Anatomy and Physiology marks a new milestone in the publication of the phenomenally successful Principles of Anatomy and Physiology. Bryan Derrickson of Valencia Community College in Orlando, Florida joins Jerry Tortora as a co–author, bringing his background and expertise in physiology in balance with Jerry′s focus on anatomy. The authors have maintained in the text the superb balance between structure and function and continue to emphasize the correlations between normal physiology and pathophysiology, normal anatomy and pathology, and homeostasis and homeostatic imbalances. The acclaimed illustration program is now even better thanks to the input of hundreds of professors and students and the re–development of many of the figures depicting the toughest topics for students to grasp. The eleventh edition now fully integrates this exceptional text with a host of innovative electronic media, setting the standard once again for a rewarding and successful classroom experience for both students and instructors.

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  • Hardcover: 1264 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 11th Edition edition (5 July 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471689343
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471689348
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 24.1 x 4.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 807,938 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jerry Tortora is Professor of Biology and former Biology 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, including the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 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 Texas 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, he 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.

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Gerard J. Tortora is Professor of Biology and former Coordinator at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ, 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 (AAAS), 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 Texas 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 also 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. Bryan Derrickson is Professor of Biology at Valencia Community College in Orlando, Florida, where he teaches human anatomy and physiology as well as general 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 reach 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 5 years.

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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This book is great 19 Oct 2005
Format:Hardcover
The quality of the illustrations and diagrams within this book are excellent and greatly improve the understanding of how parts of the body are put together, then how they work.
The organisation of the text is equally helpful and a clear structure together with lists show how eg tissues are distributed around the body.
If you're coming at anatomy from scratch, this may not be basic enough to ensure you get it all. However, as a support to academic study to explain some of the concepts or structures in a different way, I'd highly recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Principles of Anatomy and Physiology 24 Nov 2005
Format:Hardcover
A fantastic source of information, whether you are a health professional or student. The rolls Royce of A&P books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely superb 8 Mar 2006
Format:Hardcover
This was compulsory purchase as it is a set text for my course but it is clear, comprehensive and well laid out. There are plenty of explanatory diagrams. It's likely to be a book I retain after my studies are completed. It probably wouldn't be so useful to you if you were thinking of using it to acquire the basics of anatomy & physiology, but it's brilliant otherwise.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Tortora 28 Nov 2006
Format:Hardcover
Wow great!

Contains NEARLY everything I need for my A&P module for sports studies degree. I got another free book with it too, showing a brief atlas of the skeleton, surface anatomy and medial images. Theres just some basics its missing but not much to be honest. Also it is a good workout for the arms when your reading it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! 17 Mar 2010
Format:Hardcover
All medical and student nurses should get a copy of this book; it explains body systems in great detail. I passed two human biology exams by reading this book alone. However, this book is not for the faint hearted, as it contains many different sections. You should really read a basic human biology book before attempting to read this one, as it really does go into great depth and you need some level of knowledge and understanding before trying to get to grips with it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good 19 April 2008
By RAL
Format:Hardcover
As a first year dental student, following the basic medical science curriculum at Liverpool, I have found this book to be an invaluable resource, yes it has its inaccuracies in places and perhaps isn't as detailed as core texts on anatomy and physiology but for any first year dental or medical student this book is pitched at exactly the right level. I would advise anyone who uses this book to also use a core anatomy text alongside it as at times it does lack information with regards to the relationships between organs and vessels, giving you the anatomy of the structures themselves but not really demonstrating their orientation to surrounding tissues. This book provides, as mentioned, an invaluable resource for any first year dental or medical student, providing information on the anatomy, physiology, histology and embryology of all the systems.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Anatomy & Physiology text book ever 25 Nov 2009
Format:Hardcover
This book is definitely the best anatomy and physiology book I've owned. I wish I had it in my first year of uni. I used it as a student and as a practicing nutritionist and it was always invaluable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best book on the current market 18 Jan 2008
By C. C. Chivers VINE VOICE
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Very detailed, all in colour, comparatively cheap for what it is and has an online website with learning aids such as written exercises and quizzes (this effectively eliminates the need for the companion book). A must have and a keeper for future reference. If you buy nothing else for A&P, get this book!
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