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Description: Human Structure is an innovative introduction to human gross anatomy with a twofold approach to view the basics of anatomy from a broad scientific perspective and to explain the facts of form and function in terms and concepts that minimize the usual confusion and anxiety of beginning anatomy studies. Functional, comparative, and developmental anatomy are ingeniously woven into a single explanatory perspective, presenting human anatomy as an intelligible whole rather than as a heap of disconnected facts to be memorized. As a result, Human Structure is suitable not only for first-year medical students but also for undergraduates in premedical or biological science courses, for students in paramedical or college-level nursing programs, and indeed for anyone seeking a refresher course in human anatomy. The book begins with the generalized segmental organization characteristic of vertebrates and then examines the most obviously segmented parts of the human body: the bones, muscles, vessels, and nerves of the trunk between the neck and the pelvis. The book progresses through regions where the simple organizational plan has undergone more and more radical modifications and ends with the ancient and extreme specializations found in the head. At each step, the authors widen our intellectual understanding of how these modifications have been imposed, onto-genetically or phylogenetically, upon simpler precursors. The prose is personal and literate, peppered with inventive elucidations of concepts and accompanied by a wealth of illustrations designed for conceptual clarity and ease of visualization. The level of presentation has been finely tuned, over several years of class testing, to enhance its pedagogical effectiveness in human anatomy courses.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $103.00
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 5/28/1987
Size: 8.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
|Vertebrate Anatomy and the Segmented Trunk|
|The Vertebrate Body|
|The Vertebral Column|
|The Spinal Cord and the Spinal Nerves|
|The Epaxial Muscles|
|The Body Wall|
|The Thorax and its Viscera|
|The Development of the Mammalian Circulatory Pattern|
|The Heart and the Great Vessels|
|The Abdomen and the Pelvis|
|The Abdominal Viscera|
|The Evolution and Development of the Urogenital Organs|
|The Pelvis and the Perineum|
|Fundamentals of Limb Anatomy|
|The Shoulder and the Arm|
|The Hand and the Forearm|
|The Hip and the Thigh|
|The Leg and the Foot|
|Upright Posture and Locomotion|
|The Head and Neck|
|The Specializations of the Head|
|The Brain and the Skull|
|Nose, Eye, and Ear|
|The Pharyngeal Gut|
|The Cervical Segments|