Anatomy and Physiology

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Multiple Authors, Openstax College

Pub Date: 2013

ISBN 13: 978-1-9381681-3-0

Publisher: OpenStax

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Reviewed by Ari Berkowitz, Professor of Biology, University of Oklahoma, on 1/13/2015.

Of course, this textbook should properly be compared to commercial Human Anatomy & Physiology textbooks. I am unable to make that comparison, as … read more

 

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Reviewed by Heather Ketchum, Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma, on 1/13/2015.

Please keep in mind that I am only reviewing the physiology portion of this book and hence my comments only reflect that content. Extremely … read more

 

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Reviewed by Kathleen Little, Associate Professor, Exercise Physiology, Cleveland State University, on 1/13/2015.

This text is extremely comprehensive and comparable to other leading Anatomy & Physiology texts in the current market in terms of its coverage of … read more

 

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Reviewed by Eli Bridge, Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma, on 1/13/2015.

With regard to anatomy the book is quite comprehensive. There are some core physiological concepts--mostly molecular level phenomena--that are less … read more

 

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Reviewed by Elizabeth Mayers, Biology Instructor, Central Lakes College, on 6/11/2015.

The book is very comprehensive. The table of contents breaks down each chapter by section, so that you can easily see at the beginning of the book … read more

 

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Reviewed by Kristine Squillace Stenlund, Biology Faculty, Dakota County Technical College, on 6/11/2015.

Overall, this text is comprehensive when compared to other textbooks used in an biology : anatomy and physiology course. The first few chapters are … read more

 

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Reviewed by Rahul Kane, Faculty, Biology, Century College., on 6/11/2015.

The book is very comprehensive and covers the wide range in Anatomy and Physiology topics. It covers the basics from cell and tissue level to organs … read more

 

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Reviewed by Theresa Gillian, Instructor, Virginia Tech, on 6/11/2015.

The text strikes a balance regarding comprehensiveness, providing more details than fundamental A&P texts. The resulting text is lengthy at 1300 … read more

 

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Reviewed by Kayla Brown, Instructor, Colorado State University, on 1/8/2016.

The overview at the beginning of each chapter and direct objectives at the beginning of each section are very well established, but lie in the … read more

 

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Reviewed by David Kean, Lecturer, University of Iowa, on 1/8/2016.

I thought that the text was very comprehensiveness and I also liked the organization of the text. They did a very good job blending the anatomy with … read more

 

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Reviewed by Petra Redinger, Associate Instructor, Portland Community College, on 1/8/2016.

I am comparing this text with two Human Anatomy and Physiology textbooks I have used. This online text covers all relevant topics for a 200 level … read more

 

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Reviewed by Kay Rezanka, Biology Instructor, Central Lakes College, on 1/8/2016.

The content contained in "Anatomy and Physiology" is broad and would provide an A&P student with a complete picture of the human body’s structure and … read more

 

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Reviewed by Geeta Kumar, Adjunct Professor, Portland Community College, on 1/8/2016.

I compared this text book to two others commercial text books I have used in class. The table of contents covers all the main topics and comparable … read more

 

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Reviewed by Jen Grant, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout, on 1/8/2016.

I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this book not only provides a comprehensive treatment of anatomy & physiology but also the fundamental … read more

 

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Reviewed by Jonathan Christie, Instructor, Portland Community College, on 1/8/2016.

This book was comprehensive, covering the topics expected in a majors-level A&P book. It began with basic cell chemistry, progressed to tissues, and … read more

 

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Reviewed by Joel Kaufmann, Instructor, Portland Community College, on 1/8/2016.

The text includes all of the subjects generally covered in a year-long lower division undergraduate A&P course. As when comparing any comparable … read more

 

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Reviewed by Ann Parsons, Professor, University of Wisconsin - Stout, on 8/22/2016.

The text is comprehensive will well-balanced coverage of all organ systems. As with all texts, the authors had to make decisions to pare down the … read more

 

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Reviewed by Deanna Grimm, Clinical Faculty, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, on 8/22/2016.

The text is acceptably comprehensive and covers the material in a clear and concise manner. I am looking at this from a clinical perspective and … read more

 

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Reviewed by Bhagwant Sindhu, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, on 8/22/2016.

The textbook is extremely comprehensive for an introductory human anatomy and physiology two course sequence.… read more

 

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Reviewed by Gary Heisermann, Assistant Professor, Winona State University, on 8/22/2016.

The text is quite comprehensive - all major topics are covered. A number of notable and appropriate side topics of interest are included in most … read more

 

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Reviewed by Edward Johnson, Professor of Human Biology, Central Oregon Community College, on 8/22/2016.

This textbook is divided into six units and 28 chapters. All material reasonable for a college-level human anatomy and physiology textbook is covered … read more

 

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Reviewed by Gerrit Bouma, Associate Professor, Colorado State University, on 12/6/2016.

This textbook covers all main areas of physiology in a suitable manner. The outline is very good and the overall organization of the different units … read more

 

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Reviewed by Diane Weaver, Instructor, Rogue Community College, on 4/12/2017.

This text is quite comprehensive, with detailed subject matter on several levels, including various formats for student use and the ability for … read more

 

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Reviewed by Paula Croonquist, Biology Faculty, Anoka Ramsey Community College, on 4/12/2017.

This text is very comprehensive including all the traditional chapters in systems' approach of anatomy and physiology instruction with each chapter … read more

 

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Reviewed by Addie Dickson, Instructor, Bossier Parish Community College, on 4/12/2017.

I am comparing this open source textbook to another widely used, commercially available text. Compared to that, OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology is … read more

 

Table of Contents

Preface

Unit 1: Levels of Organization

Unit 2: Support and Movement

Unit 3: Regulation, Integration, and Control

Unit 4: Fluids and Transport

Unit 5: Energy, Maintenance, and Environmental Exchange

Unit 6: Human Development and the Continuity of Life

About the Book

Anatomy and Physiology is a dynamic textbook for the yearlong Human Anatomy and Physiology course taught at most two- and four-year colleges and universities to students majoring in nursing and allied health. A&P is 29 chapters of pedagogically effective learning content, organized by body system, and written at an audience-appropriate level. The lucid text, strategically constructed art, inspiring career features, and links to external learning tools address the critical teaching and learning challenges in the course. 

Color is used for pedagogical effect in A&P. Most art will consist of elegant black line, with the strongest line illustrating the most important structure(s) and shading used to show dimension and shape. Color (used only when needed) highlights and clarifies the primary anatomical or functional point of the illustration. Student focus is drawn to the most important learning point in each illustration, without distraction from excessive gradients, shadows, and loud highlights. The online book provides students with links to surgical videos, histology, interactive diagrams, and cadaver imagery at critical junctures. The text will publish in early June 2013.

OpenStax College has compiled many resources for faculty and students, from faculty-only content to interactive homework and study guides.

About the Contributors

Author(s)

Senior Contributors:

J. Gordon Betts, Tyler Junior College

Peter DeSaix, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Eddie Johnson, Central Oregon Community College

Jody E. Johnson, Arapahoe Community College

Oksana Korol, Aims Community College

Dean H. Kruse, Portland Community College

Brandon Poe, Springfield Technical Community College

James A. Wise, Hampton University

Mark Womble, Youngstown State University

Kelly A. Young, California State University, Long Beach