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Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology (8th Edition)

Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology (8th Edition) PDF

Author: Frederic H. Martini and Judi L. Nath

Publisher: Benjamin Cummings


Publish Date: January 2008

ISBN-10: 0321505891

Pages: 1264

File Type: PDF

Language: English

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Book Preface

In this Eighth Edition of Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology, I am pleased to introduce a new coauthor, Dr. Judi Nath. I have known Judi for over a decade as a colleague and friend, and over the years we have corresponded extensively, discussing ways to improve the text. She is a dedicated and experienced teacher and has contributed greatly to this edition.

Together, we have built on the strengths of this text with the goal of making the Eighth Edition even more studentfocused than previous editions. Our classroom experience, combined with in-depth student and instructor comments, led us to rework the overall presentation of the material; as a result, it is now easier to follow the main threads and navigate through the chapters. New features include chapter-opening Learning Outcomes coordinated with the new sentence-style chapter headings that not only introduce new topics but also teach. A new and simple Tips & Tricks feature gives students easy analogies and mnemonic devices to help them remember terms and information. Every figure in the book has been reviewed with an eye toward improving it as a teaching and learning tool. Many figures were reformatted, revised, or entirely redrawn to make the structures clearer, the distinguishing colors more contrasting, and the perspectives more 3-dimensional. In addition, labels were repositioned to make them easier to follow when studying.

The broad changes to this edition are presented in the Overall Changes in the Eighth Edition section below, which is followed by a more detailed section, Chapter-by-Chapter Changes in the Eighth Edition. A visual tour of the book follows in the remaining pages of the Preface.

The Student Package

Each new student copy of the text is automatically packaged with:
• Martini’s Atlas of the Human Body, which has been expanded to include new cadaver images and scans and made easier to use with new headings that indicate the regions of the body;
• the Interactive Physiology® 10-System Suite (IP-10) CD, which includes the brand-new and eagerly awaited Tenth Module on the Immune System; and
• access to the dramatically upgraded myA&P™ companion website, which features the new IP-10, the new 3D Anatomy Animations with Gradable Quizzes, the new 3D Animations of Origins, Insertions, Actions, and Innervations with Gradable Quizzes, the new Physiology Animations with Gradable Quizzes, the new Get Ready for A&P Media Update, Study Tools, Chapter Quizzes, Chapter Practice Tests, a new Gradebook.

Convenient references in the chapters of the book to the Atlas, IP, and myA&P help students seamlessly integrate each valuable component into their study routine.

In response to requests for simplifying the book package, the revised A&P Applications Manual is no longer automatically packaged with the book. The A&P Applications Manual is available separately (see page xx).

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