• RRP: £16.99
  • You Save: £5.76 (34%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Anatomy & Physiology For ... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: May have publisher overstock mark on spine or light creases. No writing or discoloring marks. Please view our store policies for all shipping and condition grades, thank you.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies Paperback – 6 May 2011

Save an extra 10% with Amazon Student*

4.4 out of 5 stars 152 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£11.23
£7.67 £7.66
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more

*Save an extra 10% on this product with Amazon Student
From 28 June, 2016, Amazon Student members will receive an extra 10% off 1000s of selected books. The Offer will be automatically applied to your order at checkout. This Offer ends at 23:59pm BST on 16 October, 2016. Terms & Conditions apply. Learn more
£11.23 FREE Delivery in the UK. In stock. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Amazon Students Members Get an Extra 10% Off Selected Books Here's how (terms and conditions apply)

Frequently Bought Together

  • Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies
  • +
  • Anatomy and Physiology Workbook For Dummies
  • +
  • Clinical Anatomy For Dummies
Total price: £35.30
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product details

  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 2nd Revised edition edition (6 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470923261
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470923269
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 1.8 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product Description

From the Back Cover

Bone up on anatomical terms, features, and functions

Get a handle on body basics with concise explanations and plenty of illustrations

Whether you′re an aspiring health–care or fitness professional or you′re dealing with serious illness, having a basic knowledge of the human body is a must. Covering everything from cells and tissues to organs and the various systems, this friendly guide clearly explains what the various parts of the human body are and how they work together to keep us alive.

The Dummies Way
∗ Explanations in plain English
∗ "Get in, get out" information
∗ Icons and other navigational aids
∗ Tear–out cheat sheet
∗ Top ten lists
∗ A dash of humor and fun

Get smart! @www.dummies.com
∗ Find listings of all our books
∗ Create your own personalized book with Hungry Minds a la Carte(TM)
∗ Sign up for daily eTips at www.dummiesdaily.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Maggie Norris is a freelance writer and editorial project manager for corporate clients in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries. Donna Rae Siegfried is the coauthor of Biology For Dummies and has had articles published in Prevention and Men′s Health magazines.


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
This is a great book which I highly recommend. It explains everything in very simple terms making it easy to get your head round. I am a nursing student and used it to help me through my anatomy and physiology exam. It was fantastic for helping me to lay the foundations needed to get to grips with some of the more complicated aspects of a&p. That said it was not as detailed as I would have needed to completely get me through the exam. I found it worked well as a book to read before looking at the more detailed and technical text books which are a lot more daunting.
It uses lots of every day examples to make things easier to understand and remember. For example it likens the negative and positive feedback systems within the body to a thermostat like you might have in your home which will only make changes if the environmental temperature changes.
Makes anatomy & physiology very accessible.
1 Comment 149 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Before embarking on a Physiotherapy degree next year, I was starting from scratch learning Anatomy, given the last time I did Biology was 1st year of O levels in 1986. This book is good at explaining the major systems of the body, step by step. However, if like me, you are starting with a very limited knowledge, I don't think this book is any substitute for attending a class.
Comment 24 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This book is really good at getting someone from basic biology to understanding how the body works. The book flows through from cells to organs and then onto how the organs work together, just so that you can still be alive to read this review!

It does try to make light of things, with jokes here and there (you may even giggle at some of them too) and also lots of examples to help things sink-in.
Comment 29 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
As with all Dummies books, this one is excellent. Covers all areas of Anatomy and Physiology from A'Level and through to at least 2nd Year Degree level. Physiological Systems and Anatomy are explained in a humorous way with many well thought out analigies to really give you a understanding of complex subjects. once again if you are doing A'Level or starting a degree in any human based science then this is a must have. Superb
Comment 30 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This book really is not suitable for the Kindle. The imges are too small, the layout isn't great and reading this on the Kindle is not an experience I'd wish to repeat.
Good book, but not for the Kindle.
Comment 17 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This is a very interesting book, and certainly succeeds in providing a good introduction to the wonders of the human body.

The previous reviewers on here seemed to love this book, and while I found it a good read, I would like to mention a few minor annoyances that prevented it from earning a top rating from me.

Firstly: anatomy books need to have a lot of pictures or diagrams. While this book does have some, I felt that there weren't nearly enough. More often that not, the uninitiated reader is given a text description, and left to draw a picture in their head (or look it up somewhere else).

Secondly, the book has far, far too many cross references, in the form of text in brackets referring the reader to an earlier/later chapter/section/paragraph. Though the author states at the start that the book is designed to be read in any order, this overuse of references really breaks up the flow - and is, in any case, not necessary, as there is perfectly good table of contents at the front, and an index at the back!

Thirdly, terms are sometimes used before they're defined, which can be a little confusing.

Finally, the author tries to lighten the mood by use of puns and jokes. I'm sure that lots of readers will enjoy her sense of humour. I, regrettably, found it quite annoying.

So to summarise: a comprehensive beginners' guide to the human body, let down by some minor annoyances.
1 Comment 36 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
It is brilliant, really helps me with my course work, and helps me to understand, as some text books are full of jargon, this is put in to simple terms, delivery was also very speedy. thank you.
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I purchased this book as an easy read before embarking on a nursing degree. There is a lot of information contained within this book though it is easy to read with very clear diagrams. A great book which arrived quickly. Recommended.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Feedback