Though this book is good and has all the relevant information, I feel there are a few things missing. I have two books on anatomy, this on and another one. so here is my comparison on both.
Compared to this book http://amzn.to/18rOYJm principles of anatomy, this falls short on so manay levels.
This books does have clear diagrams, however, principles of anatomy has both detailed diagrams and anatomical photographs.
This book simply talks about anatomy (why wouldn't it?) BUT the principles of anatomy book also links the anatomy in question to clinical problems. for example, when looking at the lungs, it would have a section discussing clinical issues such as COPD and TB, which is perfect for nurses..... this book has none of that!
The layout of this book is good clear however this is very heavy. The principles of anatomy book is split into two volumes (of which you get both). So on that day you are learning about the stomach, volume two is all you need. Therefore less book to carry.
What this book does not do, is help you pronounce a word. The principles of anatomy book breaks down words to help the readers pronounce it and understand it.
So it gets 2*'s for content and layout, loses 3*s for lack of photo's, clinical examples, bulk/weight and no explination of terminology
The Principles of anatomy book can be found here http://amzn.to/18rOYJm
A little more expensive, but you get what you pay for.