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Anatomy and Physiology Hardcover – Feb 15 2009


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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. --This text refers to the Loose Leaf edition.

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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
Student Perspective Nov. 19 2009
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
On the whole I have found this to be an excellent book. The illustrations are fantastic, the text is clear and easy to read, and the font is relatively large (!). I have found some of the descriptions/explanations to be inadequate, but using the lab manual and the online resources have clarified all of the concepts that I had questions about. In addition to the numerous illustrations, the book also contains electron and photo micrographs as well as photos of cadaver dissections which give a far more realistic idea of what the anatomical features actually look like. The book also contains photos of things like tumors and skin diseases and includes "clinical applications." The chapters are arranged as follows:

1. Major Themes of Anatomy and Physiology
2. The Chemistry of Life
3. Cellular Form and Function
4. Genetics and Cellular Function
5. Histology
6. The Integumentary System
7. Bone Tissue
8. The Skeletal System
9. Joints
10. The Muscular System
11. Muscular Tissue
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
18. The Circulatory System: The Blood
19. The Circulatory System: The Heart
20. The Cirulatory 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
27. The Male Reproductive System
28. The Female Reproductive System
29. Human Development

Also, my professor has compared the fourth and the fifth editions (both the textbook and lab manual) and said that there are only minor changes. In addition, there are students in the class who have used the fourth edition without a problem.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A great book for class or personal study! Aug. 17 2010
By C. Dooley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I bought this book on Amazon for my college classes, because they had the cheapest "new book" price that I could find. This book is great. The pictures and diagrams throughout the book are superior! I haven't even started my class yet, and I can't help but flip through this book looking at what all it has to offer. I am very excited to be using it this year.

If you are a college student and need this particular book for class, the only thing I recommend is making sure you get the right book listed for your class. This one is the Fifth Edition, Copyright 10 of Saladin's books and it is the US Version (not international). I didn't know that there were different versions until my husband pointed it out to me.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Good book but... July 19 2011
By chemistry - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Let me first say this book is great.. Everything is explained well and the illustrations are amazing.

But seriously, can you make the questions actually be a test of my knowledge not an attempt to trick the student.....This goes for EVERYTHING, the "think about it questions", the "image questions" and the "end of chapter" questions. Even the "Student study guide" (which is 60$ extra) is filled with these puzzling questions.(not that they're impossible, just really odd questions)

If your teacher uses the "Testbank" that is supplied by the author !BEWARE! There are so many questions that will leave you scratching your head. Once you think you fully understand the material and then BAM a critical analogy question about the last sentence of one of the image captions. Fully confident about the exam and then BAM an analytical thought question referencing chapter 4 (when you are in chapter 13) covering that last sentence you didn't pay much attention to.

Most of the questions he(the author) ask want us to recall obsolete facts that have nothing to do with the "learning objectives" thus not really testing our knowledge of the big concepts.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
professor's review Aug. 14 2010
By rich1896 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I am a professor of anatomy and physiology, and have taught the class for many years. This is one of the best general A+P texts available. It is well written, current, has enough clinical information to add interest without being overwhelming, and the images are generally great. Level of detail is complete enough to serve as a reference, but not overwhelming. The right mix.

I allow my students to purchase any text that suits them (including older editions), and most have been quite happy with this one, so I don't understand the negative ratings given here. Most seem to be complaining about price, rather than the text itself. But all complete and recently published A+P texts are pricey.

For those who are entering an area where more detail about specific muscle function is needed (physical therapy or occupational therapy), Saladin is a bit light, but I think the level of detail about the muscles is about right for the needs of most students, so that is not a negative comment. It's a good text.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
the loose leaf is awesomally convenient Feb. 18 2010
By solbnblwka - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Loose Leaf Verified Purchase
While everyone else brought these 1000 page textbooks to class, i just brought in the chapter that I needed. On behalf of my shoulder, i thank whoever came up with this idea!!! As for content, the book is very interesting, the material is explained in great depth and very well. I had almost zero biology knowledge and was able to understand the concepts from first read. From my experience with other textbooks, sometimes, it takes 4-5 reads of the same page to get what the heck is being said. But this was not the case with this particular book. In addition, in the begining of every chapter, theres a side note on what concepts you should go over because they might come up. This was useful second semester because after a break from first semester of this class, it was nice to have specific concepts brought to your attention when needed.


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