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ISBN: 9780077276201 / 0077276205
Division: Higher Education
Pub Date: JAN-09
Pages: 1248

Copyright: 2010
Edition: 5
Format: Hardback
Anatomy and Physiology: The Unity of Form and Function

Kenneth Saladin


About the book

With Saladin, students engage in the story of anatomy and physiology.

Memorable stories must be effective in multiple ways. The story must paint a strong visual picture. The story must weave in tools to make the reader remember important events and understand their impact. Ken Saladin weaves graceful descriptions of human anatomy and physiology processes together with carefully selected clinical applications and fascinating stories from the history of medicine and evolutionary medicine to create a multi-layered story about the human body. A consistent set of chapter learning tools helps students identify and retain key concepts while the stunning visual program provides a realistic view of body structures and processes. The fifth edition is further improved by a complete integration of the text with extensive digital teaching and learning tools.

Saladin's text requires no prior knowledge of college chemistry or cell biology, and is designed for a two-semester A&P course.

Key features

  • Improved blood vessels coverage. In Chapter 20, The Circulatory System, instead of describing all the systemic arteries form head to toe and then starting over at the head to describe the systemic veins, the author now addresses each body region and discusses its arterial inflow and venous outflow back to back)--a more logical approach for students.
  • Connect- instructors can deliver assignments, quizzes and tests easily online. Students can practice important skills at their own pace and on their own schedule.
  • Thoroughly updated. Dr. Saladin methodically updated each chapter of the fifth edition based on reviewer feedback, the most current reference publications, and published research.
  • Superb visuals now correlated to APR. Saladin?s stunning visuals are paired with Anatomy & Physiology Revealed?s acclaimed cadaver dissection photos and integrated into dynamic PowerPoint lecture presentations with embedded animations. Instructors can use the presentations as is or insert select slides into their existing lecture presentations.
  • A&P PREP: A&P Prep, available on the text website, helps students to prepare for their upcoming coursework in anatomy and physiology. This website enables students to perform self assessments and conduct self study sessions with tutorials in: Cell Biology, Math, Chemistry, Physics, Study Skills, and Medical Terminology.
  • Superior art program. Saladin raised the bar on art programs in A&P! Saladin?s art program features the highest quality of realism, 3D appeal, accuracy and clarity. Digital files of the entire art program are also available for use by instructors to allow complete flexibility for lecture presentations and assessment.
  • Effective clinical coverage. Saladin uses clinical examples and essays to show students the relevance of the concepts they are learning to their future career. Some topics Saladin addresses include: medical imaging techniques, gene therapy, carpal tunnel syndrome, Alzheimer disease, AIDS, Viagra and hypertension.
  • Consistent learning tools. Saladin provides students with the tools they need to effectively learn the complex content found in anatomy and physiology textbooks.

    Each chapter begins with an outline that gives the student an overview of the content to be covered.

    Each chapter is divided into five or six numbered sections that are further broken down into digestible chunks of material through the careful use of headings. This provides students with set points for breaks from reading and also helps them arrange the chapter content in a clear hierarchy.

    Each numbered section begins with a set of Objectives so the student begins the reading with a clear understanding of what they should pull from the discussion. The Before You Go On questions at the end of each numbered section test the student?s understanding of the preceding content.

    Think About It questions (found periodically throughout the narrative) and figure questions (located after figure legends) challenge the student to think about the content at a more sophisticated level.

    Plentiful illustrated review tables and a thorough end-of-chapter summary help the student review the chapter content.

    Simple analogies make difficult concepts easy to understand and visualize, (e.g. ?The myelin sheath is an insulating layer around a nerve fiber, somewhat like the rubber insulation on a wire.?

  • Exceptional writing. Saladin offers the reader accurate content that is presented at an appropriate level of detail for the beginning A&P student. The author incorporates clinical examples, real-life applications, and ?try this at your desk? activities to make the content interesting to the student but does so in moderation to keep the discussion focused on the main ideas. Students are better able to understand the difficult information provided without being overloaded with extraneous details.
  • Saladin has an outstanding visuals program with art/photos that are of superior quality and that complement one another.
  • Go to Chapter 19: Circulatory System: The Heart and flip through until you see a page spread that includes both photos and illustrations of the heart. Ask the instructor if he/she agrees that the illustrations and photos are high quality and work together to help students understand the heart.
  • Do your students tend to go straight to the illustrations and photos to see if they can learn what they need, and then go back to read the text material to supplement their knowledge?
  • Since virtually all students rely heavily on visuals in A+P, Saladin provides them with a learning resource that is valuable and effective in this regard.
  • Saladin revised this area extensively in the new edition. Instead of describing arteries from head to toe and then starting over with veins, he now covers both veins and arteries by region of the body.
  • Do your students sometimes have a hard time learning the many blood vessels in the human body?
  • Go to Chapter 20 and browse through the chapter outline, then the pages within the chapter.
  • A more logical approach for many adopters.
  • Ken Saladin is widely known as one of the most meticulous authors in publishing, both in terms of keeping up with research, and responding to reviewer requests for improvement in his texts.
  • Is it particularly important to you that your textbook be as up-to-date as possible in terms of reflecting research and medicine, and also teaching preferences and methods?
  • Show the professor the detailed list of changes to the new edition from eSales.
  • You can rest assured that your students are relying on a text resource that is both current and effective.
  • Saladin provides readers with accurate content at an introductory level. He also incorporates clinical examples, real-life applications, and ?try this at your desk? activities to make the content interesting to the student but does so in moderation to keep the discussion focused on the main ideas.
  • Students are better able to understand the difficult information provided without being overloaded with extraneous details.
  • Would you agree that clear writing is extremely important in an A&P text, especially when describing physiological processes, and helping students understand associated clinical applications?
  • Suggest a class test. Or gain a commitment from the instructor to read a chapter or section of interest before your next visit/call.
  • McGraw-Hill Connect is McGraw-Hill?s new assignment and quizzing online product.
  • Do you quiz your students online? Would you do so more often if it was easy to administer? Do your students use online self-study tools?
  • Demo Connect.
  • You can easily collect assignments and quizzes from your students.

  • About the author

    Kenneth Saladin
    Kenneth S. Saladin is a full professor at Georgia College and State University. He obtained his B.S. degree in Zoology from Michigan State University and his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Florida State University. He has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses for over twenty years.

    Table of contents

    Anatomy and Physiology: The Unity of Form and Function, 5e
    Part 1 Organization of the Body
    1 Major Themes of Anatomy and Physiology
    Atlas A General Orientation to Human Anatomy
    2 The Chemistry of Life
    3 Cellular Form and Function
    4 Genetics and Cellular Function
    5 Histology
    Part 2 Support and Movement
    6 The Integumentary System
    7 Bone Tissue
    8 The Skeletal System
    9 Joints
    10 The Muscular System
    Atlas B Surface Anatomy
    11 Muscular Tissue
    Part 3 Integration and Control
    12 Nervous Tissue
    13 The Spinal Cord, Spinal Nerves, and Somatic Reflexes
    14 The Brain and Cranial Nerves
    15 The Autonomic Nervous System and Visceral Reflexes
    16 Sense Organs
    17 The Endocrine System
    Part 4 Regulation and Maintenance
    18 The Circulatory System: Blood
    19 The Circulatory System: The Heart
    20 The Circulatory System: Blood Vessels and Circulation
    21 The Lymphatic and Immune Systems
    22 The Respiratory System
    23 The Urinary System
    24 Water, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
    25 The Digestive System
    26 Nutrition and Metabolism
    Part 5 Reproduction and Development
    27 The Male Reproductive System
    28 The Female Reproductive System
    29 Human Development



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