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The Physiology Coloring Book [Paperback]

Wynn Kapit , Robert I. Macey , Esmail Meisami
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Sept. 23 1999 0321036638 978-0321036636 2
This coloring book offers an enjoyable, highly effective way for students to learn physiology. Topics are covered in self-contained two-page spreads, allowing students to easily focus on the material being presented. A unique combination of introductory material, names and illustrations to be colored, and substantive captions deliver a comprehensive, yet easy-to-understand, treatment of physiology. The Physiology Coloring Book is the companion to the extremely successful Anatomy Coloring Book , which has sold more than 2.5 million copies.

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Wynn Kapit graduated in 1955 from the University of Miami, Florida with honors in Business Administration and Law. He then attended Art Center School in Los Angeles and worked in New York as a graphic designer and advertising art director from 1960-66. He moved to California to pursue a painting career and was given a one-man show at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco in 1968. He then attended the University of California at Berkeley and received a Masters in Painting and worked as a portraitist and teacher of figure drawing.

While taking a class in human anatomy at San Francisco City College, he discovered a way to effectively learn the subject by coloring in drawings, diagrams and names. The teacher of the course, Lawrence Elson, Ph.D. agreed to help him produce a coloring book. Elson wrote and Kapit designed and illustrated The Anatomy Coloring Book, which was published in 1977 and has been a widely-translated bestseller ever since. The Physiology Coloring Book was published in 1987, with the assistance of two professors from Berkeley: Robert Macey and Esmail Meisami. The Geography Coloring Book was published in 1991; Kapit drew the maps and wrote the text. The Anatomy Coloring Book was published in a second edition in 1993, and second editions of Geography and Physiology Coloring Books will be published in 1997.

Robert Macey is currently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. He was a Professor of Physiology and Chair of the Department of Physiology-Anatomy at Berkeley. Dr. Macey has written extensive research articles and reviews on membrane transport as well as a successful text on human physiology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

Esmail Meisami is a professor in the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Illinois. He has authored and edited books on biology, physiology, human growth and development, and developmental neurobiology and has written numerous research papers on sensory systems and hormones in brain development. He received his Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of California at Berkeley.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely the best way to learn Physiology Aug. 7 2001
This book is incredible - authors have really latched onto a great teaching technique. The information is excellent, succinct and very complete. The drawings are incredibly detailed and FUN to color (ok I'm 52 and may be in my 2nd childhood, but this is an very effective way to learn a very complex subject.) I am a vet tech student going for a second career (and possible poverty) - classic midlife crisis - and this book is great. In addition to being very informative and intellectually stimulating, it is also relaxing to do the coloring. And, there are things I have learned that I will never forget because my mind immediately recalls me coloring the particular process. Wish there were a similar Anatomy book that concentrated more on veterinary anatomy - the parallel coloring book for Anatomy is very human-centered.
Two criticisms:
1) I think the authors are trying to save you $$$ so they say you only need 10 colored pencils - save yourself frustration and buy the Crayola box of 32 at any art store - only $8.50 or so - and save yourself some grief - there are many plates that need more than 10 colors.
2) There are a few errors in the coloring notes - not too many - but they do exist, so if something seems wrong, just use your common sense.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unparalleled learning tool! Feb. 21 2000
I purchased this book after discovering how useful the Anatomy Coloring Book was to my studies, and I have to say I'm every bit as impressed with Wynn Kapit's second book! Although at first glance this would appear to be an overly simplistic method of learning (frankly, I don't think I've colored since I was six!), I've found it to be beneficial for several reasons - the colouring process introduces an entirely new aspect of learning (versus reading and auditory methods), and allows the student to see the positioning and relationship of the physiological processes in question. The diagrams are clear and comprehensive, and when completed, present an easy-reference, colour-coded plate for the student to quickly refer back to. Even after in-depth text readings on the various physiological systems, I find that completing the appropriate "coloring plate" in the Physiology Coloring Book leaves me with a much more complete understanding of the system in question. I would highly recommend this book to anyone studying physiology - for a course or for their own personal development. The effort required to complete these plates could undoubtedly be the difference between studying the process and learning the process!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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This is a wonderful aid in learning physiology. Physiology is one of the hardest subjects to learn, but this visual learning aid makes it easier. I used this book to help me with my anatomy and physiology classes in college. I also highly recommend Tortora's Principles of Anatomy and Physiology. Tortora is a very good author who can explain difficult concepts in an understandable way. For direct test preparation, these are a must--- Anatomy and Physiology Study Guide: Key Review Questions and Answers with Explanations (Volume 1) and (Volume 2) by Patrick Leonardi. These study guides had similar questions that were asked on my college exams. If you want to get good grades, then definitely get these four books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It makes your life very simple... and easy Aug. 17 2002
Don't be fooled by the title, this book in fact will colour up your life. The diagrams are easy to read, and the explanations in each page are wonderful. You will understand difficult concepts with very good cartoons that will be flashing before your eyes, at the test (I loved the explanation about Hb). Don't wait more and buy it. Use it after you've read your big book and the facts will be kept long time in your mind. Wonderful! Hooray for it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Very detailed. If you are a visual learner and love to use colour to assist your understanding, this type of text book is for you! The diagrams and enlargements of sections and cross sections are wonderful. Being able to colour in and identify critical parts of our anatomy is enhanced with such a detailed text book. Well worth the price. When I was dissatisfied, confused and frustrated with some diagrams in my course required text book, this one came through for me and helped my understanding become clearer! Go for it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Physiology Coloring Book Nov. 20 2013
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This book was purchased for my daughter who is study Naturopathy. As far as I know she has found it very useful. Your purchasing process was great as usual. Thanks very much.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Study Tool Feb. 16 2011
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This is a useful study tool. A good companion for the Anatomy Coloring Book. However, some of the illustrations have itty-bitty parts that are hard to see clearly.
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