Principles of Human Anatomy

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This text provides students with a basic understanding of the human body, focusing on anatomy. Features new to this edition include figure questions, self-quizzes and critical thinking questions. Art and text are integrated to provide an analysis of the body's structures, linking them to functions to help the student understand anatomical concepts. An atlas of the human skeleton is also included, and this acts as an aid to supplement the text and illustrations. The focus is on anatomy and anatomical terminology, with as few references to physiology as possible. It also explores the defects and disorders in clinical settings.

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JERRY TORTORA is a Professor of Biology and former Biology Coordinator at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey, where he teaches anatomy and physiology as well as microbiology. He received his bachelorís degree in biology from Farleigh Dickinson University and his masterís degree in science education from Montclair State College. He is a member of many professional organizations, such as the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), the American Society of Microbiology (AAAS), national Education Association (NEA), and the Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologist (MACUB).

Above all, Jerry is devoted to his students and their aspirations. In recognition of this commitment, Jerry was the recipient of MACUBís 1992 Presidentís Memorial Award. In 1996, he received a National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) excellent award from the University of Texas and was selected to represent Bergen Community College in a campaign to increase awareness of the contributions of community colleges to higher education.

Jerry is the author of several best-selling science textbooks and laboratory manuals, a calling that often requires an additional 40 hours per week beyond his teaching responsibilities. Nevertheless, he still makes time for four or five weekly aerobic workouts that include biking and running. He also enjoys attending college basketball and professional hockey games and performances at the Metropolitan Opera House.

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