Anatomy and Physiology: Understanding the Human Body offers an innovative approach to anatomy and physiology through its informal, conversational style and its extensive use of simple analogies to explain both the structure and function of the human body. Organized into seven sections, the text begins with an explanation of basic chemistry and builds on this background, covering cells, tissues, the body as a whole, and the concept of homeostasis. The next six sections develop an understanding of the relationships between organ systems and enable students to grasp how these systems interact to maintain of homeostasis. This accessible text’s encouraging tone and excellent variety of pedagogical features, including What You Will Learn, What You Should Know, What Did You Learn?, and Breaching Homeostasis: When Things Go Wrong sections, will help students assess their learning and maximize their subject knowledge.
A unique text, Anatomy and Physiology provides enough detail to satisfy well-prepared students, while the personal and friendly presentation will keep even the least-motivated students reading and learning. Robert K. Clark’s text gives students a solid foundation in the molecular and cellular concepts essential to achieving a complete understanding of anatomy and physiology.