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The Anatomy Coloring Book Paperback – 25 Jun 2001

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About the Author

Wynn Kapit graduated in 1955 from the University of Miami, Florida with honors in Business Administration and Law. He then attended Art Center School in Los Angeles and worked in New York as a graphic designer and advertising art director from 1960-66. He moved to California to pursue a painting career and was given a one-man show at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco in 1968. He then attended the University of California at Berkeley and received a Masters in Painting and worked as a portraitist and teacher of figure drawing.

While taking a class in human anatomy at San Francisco City College, he discovered a way to effectively learn the subject by coloring in drawings, diagrams and names. The teacher of the course, Lawrence Elson, Ph.D. agreed to help him produce a coloring book. Elson wrote and Kapit designed and illustrated The Anatomy Coloring Book, which was published in 1977 and has been a widely-translated bestseller ever since. The Physiology Coloring Book was published in 1987, with the assistance of two professors from Berkeley: Robert Macey and Esmail Meisami. The Geography Coloring Book was published in 1991; Kapit drew the maps and wrote the text. The Anatomy Coloring Book was published in a second edition in 1993, and second editions of Geography and Physiology Coloring Books will be published in 1997.

Lawrence M. Elson received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Zoology (Pre-Med), and completed his graduate and Ph.D. work in Human Anatomy also at the University of California, Berkeley. Elson has served as an instructor in human anatomy at the City College of San Francisco, an assistant professor of anatomy at Baylor College of Medicine, and as a lecturer at numerous additional universities and professional organizations.

Elson is the founder and president of Coloring Concepts, Inc. (CCI), producer and packager of college level, educational, scientific directed-coloring texts. He is the author/co-author of the Anatomy Coloring Book, Human Brain Coloring Book, Zoology Coloring Book, and Microbiology Coloring Book.

Presently, he is principally functioning as a clinical and forensic anatomist retained as a consultant to governments, provinces, insurance and other corporations, and law firms on causation of injury issues in cases in or anticipated to be involved in litigation.

Future plans include expanding CCI by developing new titles in the physical sciences and other education-related disciplines.


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I ordered many of different colouring books but this one is by far the best ! Yeah it looks busy and kind of unporsessional with lots of scribbles but when you properly go through it you realise it's because of all the details it contains and it kindly provides additional details that we have to know for MBChB course Year 1 ! Its amazinf and Im glad I found it ! WOULD 100% RECOMMEND ! Contains images from various angles and planes too which is super handy !
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Great book to learn about anatomy, as I thought anatomy was a pretty dry subject to learn, but this book really brings it out as a great subject to learn as really useful in lots of areas, especially for me as will be teaching yoga so need to have a basic understanding about the body and muscles etc.
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Has helped me so much. I found learning anatomy really boring but this book has helped so much. Definitely worth it for the price, just make sure you get some good colouring pencils.
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Loved this. Purchased it in 2015, in my first year of university. This will help in revision. Can't fault it, I definitely recommend. While I have finished this module, I still go back to it when I'm bored to colour some anatomy.
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The ACB... so good I bought it as a student then replaced it later for revising for professional exams. Engages the right brain and helps you remember better than other texts
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excellent
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A really clever book - which you can use along side other academic books. A real joy to use. Just brilliant.
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Great
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