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    20. Essentials of Human Anatomy &

    1. Microbiology : Principles and Explorations
    by Jacquelyn G.Black
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    Asin: 0471420840
    Catlog: Book (2004-11-19)
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
    Sales Rank: 227628
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    This photo of Escherichia coli being attacked by bacteriophages highlights rapidly developing technologies for using phages to treat antibiotic resistant infections without destroying normal resident bacteria, and without side effects. Phages are also being used to detect and remove pathogens from our food supplies, both plant and animal. Also exciting is the use of phages as vehicles to delivery DNA vaccines, often directly to mammalian immune system cells. Recent work also suggests possible antitumor effects of phages. We stand on the edge of a whole new world of exploration and applications of microbiology.

    For over 20 years, and through five editions, Black's Microbiology: Principles and Explorations has captured students' imaginations. Her enthusiasm, passion, and knack for memorable stories and anecdotes bring the study of microbiology to life in a way few other texts can match.

    Now updated to reflect the latest topics in the field (e.g., SARS, bioterrorism, GMO's, geomicrobiology) and accompanied by state-of-the-art animations of key concepts, this new edition is sure to help inspire a new generation of enthusiasts for the dynamic science of microbiology.

    Critical Acclaim
    "I continue to find Black's text an excellent contribution to undergraduate Microbiology education." --Karen Messley, Rock Valley College


    "I like the conversational and informal style Black adopts throughout the book. This is a book, which could very well engage even the most reluctant student. It is comprehensive, nicely detailed, and incorporates many aids to teaching and learning..."--Iris Cook, Westchester CC


    "[The text] is a wonderful introduction into the world of microorganisms for students from a wide variety of backgrounds."--Jeff G. Leid, Northern Arizona University



    "...I have found it [the book] accurate to a fault, brilliant at getting students motivated and interested in microbiology, and a great practical training book."--Gerard O'Donovan, University of North Texas

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    Laboratory Exercises in Microbiology, 2nd Edition
    Robert A. Pollack, et al.
    ISBN: 0-471-42082-4, 264 pages, paper, (c)2005

    Written specifically for allied health students, this lab manual presents a variety of highly engaging activities and experiments that convey the basic concepts of microbiology.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Get this study guide
    This is an excellent study guide. It really soldifies the information of microbiology in a concise format that sticks to your brain. However, if you want to know the type of questions asked on microbiology exams, definitely get the following book:
    Microbiology Study Guide: Key Review Questions and Answers
    ISBN: 0971999635
    The author of the second study guide knows the type of questions teachers ask on exams. I used these two books in my undergraduate microbiology course and got a 92 average. Get both books.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent text for microbiology.
    Jacqueline Black truly has a way with with words. She has a very readable textbook. I have chosen this book for my Microbiology class. my students are primarily nursing students. The "extra" information she has included in the text adds a spark of reality to the text.

    5-0 out of 5 stars scholary,lucid explanation of microlife beyond; erudite only
    Whether college student or the advanced curious voyager into the Y2K this text gets you up to speed in genetics,disease control, environmental concerns presenting imponderable problems of the future. At least one can envision a thrust unifying many disciplines under one scientific roof. Ms black's text, while designed for the begining microbiology student, reads well with many appropo vignettes pertaining to the creatures around and within us. She vividly illustrates the bacterial kingdom so as to read much like a scientic novel--and here I am Sociologist. I cannot give her enough accolades for her work. ... Read more


    2. Human Anatomy & Physiology, Sixth Edition
    by Elaine N. Marieb
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    Asin: 080535462X
    Catlog: Book (2003-05-09)
    Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
    Sales Rank: 13582
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Elaine Marieb once again brings her dedicated attention to detail and unwavering commitment to quality to the Sixth Edition of her best-selling Human Anatomy and Physiology textbook. Each page of this new edition has been carefully reviewed and edited to give readers the most clear and concise explanations of difficult topics. The enhanced art program helps even the least-prepared readers understand key concepts, and the restructured and expanded media package offers readers convenient access to more animations, tutorials, and online resources than ever before. Cutting-edge research areas such as DNA fingerprinting and stem cell research have been added. For college instructors, students, and readers interested in human anatomy and physiology.

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Anatomy & Physiology At Its Finest
    I am currently using Marieb's 6th Edition text in my introductory Anatomy & Physiology course, and I couldn't have found a better aid had I tried. From cover to cover, this book is packed with a plethora of information. Though it may seem as if the book contains too much to take in upon first glance, the key is to read an average of about 7 pages a night and to take notes as you go along since each page is filled to the brim with detail and vocabulary. To put it simply, each chapter is about 30 - 45 pages long on average. Each page contains either a sea of vocabulary, diagrams of the human body, or oftentimes both. Aside from all of this, the fact that it is so in-depth (and sometimes complex with its scientific jargon) is what makes this book suitable for any anatomy class. The CD ROMs (if available w/ purchase) are also a great aid as well since they provide explinations focused on each individual topic in the chapter. There are also provided links to internet sites and quizzes to help sharpen your memory of difficult concepts. All in all, this book is nothing short of incredible, and will surely be helpful to anyone whether it be a college student or a student of a graduate school using it as a refresher. Very strongly recommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars THE Anatomy and Physiology Book To Own!
    Marieb's love of biology, thorough understanding, and gift for explaining complex ideas comes through in this cohesive, crystal-clear, yet rich book. It's book is well-organized, with vivid color illustrations and diagrams by a team of skilled medical illustrators. Marieb's lifelong skill and passion for her subject makes this book not just a great textbook, but a masterpiece. I appreciate the A's I earned years ago as a result of this book; it makes for fascinating reading now (this review refers to the 1989 edition of this book). ... Read more


    3. Human Anatomy & Physiology with InterActive Physiology(R) 8-System Suite (6th Edition)
    by Elaine N. Marieb
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    Asin: 0805355138
    Catlog: Book (2003-09-23)
    Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
    Sales Rank: 262711
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    4. The Architecture and Design of Man and Woman : The Marvel of the Human Body, Revealed
    by ALEXANDER TSIARAS, BARRY WERTH
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    Asin: 0385509294
    Catlog: Book (2004-10-19)
    Publisher: Doubleday
    Sales Rank: 599
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    5. Human Anatomy (4th Edition)
    by Frederic Martini, Michael Timmons, Robert Tallitsch, Frederic H. Martini, Michael J. Timmons, Robert B. Tallitsch
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    Asin: 0130615692
    Catlog: Book (2002-06-03)
    Publisher: Benjamin/Cummings
    Sales Rank: 51732
    Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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    Since its first edition Human Anatomy as been praised for its clarity of presentation, its outstanding visually-oriented illustration program, and its ability to help users understand anatomical structures. Past editions of Human Anatomy have won very prestigious awards, including the award for Textbook Excellence by the Text and Academic Authors Association and the award for Illustration Excellence by the Association of Medical Illustrators. Innovative pedagogical elements and a tightly integrated supplements package make this new edition an excellent choice for all anatomy studies.The exhaustive volume provides an introduction to anatomy and addresses cells, the tissue level of organization, integumentary system, the skeletal system, the muscular system, surface anatomy, the nervous system, the endocrine system, the cardiovascular system, the lymphatic system, the respiratory system, the digestive system, the urinary system, the reproductive system, and human development.For health care professionals of all kinds, massage therapists, forensic medical examiners and athletic trainers. ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars Why so large?
    I am a University of Minnesoota student and we use this text for our introductory Human Anatomy course. (Unfortunately they came out with a new edition and I couldn't sell it back to the bookstore.) Strictly in terms of the content this book was average because I often needed more information on certain aspects of the human anatomy. My real frustration was due to the fact that I feel the publisher should have supplied a carrying case specifically designed to carry such a large, awkward book. I realize that the size contributed to larger pictures but I feel it was a bit overboard! Finally, as I mentioned before, a new edition came out very recently. The new book resembles the previous edition too much. It's unfortunate we live in such a capitalistic society as to allow such a situation to take place.. ... Read more


    6. Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults & Children
    by Kathryn L. McCance, Sue E. Huether, Kathryn, L. McCance
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    Asin: 0323014380
    Catlog: Book (2001-11)
    Publisher: C.V. Mosby
    Sales Rank: 19128
    Average Customer Review: 4.17 out of 5 stars
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    As the leading pathophysiology textbook for over a decade, this outstanding resource boasts comprehensive coverage, complete and separate treatment of pediatric pathophysiology, a clear writing, and numerous full-color illustrations. In its new 4th edition, this authoritative classic features extensively revised and updated content, more illustrations, and a greatly enhanced full-color design. The first part presents the general principles of pathophysiology, including -- cellular structure, injury, and repair; fluids and electrolytes, and acid-base balance; immunity, inflammation, and infection; stress; and oncogenesis. It also discusses the influence of the environment and the role of genetics in the development of disease. The second part, organized by body system, examines normal anatomy and physiology, alterations of function in adults, and alterations of function in children. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Pathophysiology Made Clear
    This is an outstanding textbook of the subject of pathophysiology. This can be, and is, a difficult subject to grasp the concepts of but this book makes it easier to learn. Gone are the days of boring pictures that don't really help the learning process. There is a good combination of artwork and photographs to illustrate what the text is saying. I am a self-taught student in this field and this book has helped me gain a good understanding of the topic.

    The chapters all begin relatively basic but move into the areas of in depth knowledge. There are a number of charts and graphs that basically sum up what a portion of a chapter is talking about. It is interesting how this book can be used as a resource text and as an initial learning tool. Whether this book is being used for self study or for a course it is important for the student to have a foundation in anatomy and physiology so they can understand the content better.

    I really like how this book is very applicable to those who provide emergency medical care. I highly recommend this book to those who are new to the subject of pathophysiology because if its ease to use, its quality and quantity of content. I have benefitted a great deal from this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Lifelong Investment
    McCance and Huether's Pathophysiology book is a lifelong investment. I bought it for a pathophys. class and continue to use it long after the class is over. It is thorough and easy to understand. Great illustrations and diagrams. I would recommend it to anyone in the healthcare field.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
    I have been using the book and the information is easy to understand and is well organized. The pictures are expecially helpful and make the material easier to study. The anatomy and physiology chapters also provide a good review. This is a book I plan to keep and use for a reference.

    5-0 out of 5 stars great book easy to understand
    I think the first reviewer must of read a different book. This is an excellent book, easy to read and the illustrations are superb. I highly recommend this book for people who want an upto date text.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Pathophysiology
    I have been using this textbook for about 2 months and find it to be one of the poorest written books that I have come across. The authors fail to realize that the book is written for students and often introduce uncommon terms that are either never defined or defined several pages later. With that being said, it doesn't help that the book doesn't have a glossary.

    I know that your purchase options may be limited because the college you are attending requires that you use this book. However, if you must purchase it, also purchase another Patho book to explain what this book is trying to say. ... Read more


    7. Immunobiology
    by Charles A., Jr. Janeway, Paul Travers, Mark Walport, Mark J. Shlomchik
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    Asin: 0815341016
    Catlog: Book (2004-07-01)
    Publisher: Garland Publishing
    Sales Rank: 20493
    Average Customer Review: 4.85 out of 5 stars
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    Immunobiology, Sixth Edition guides the reader through the immune system in all its aspects - from the first engagement of innate immunity to the generation of the adaptive immune response and its clinical consequences.The Sixth Edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, and now includes end-of-chapter questions. Immunobiology sets the standard for currency and authority with its clear writing style and organization, full-color art program, scientific accuracy, frequent updates, and consistent viewpoint - that of the host's interaction with an environment containing many species of potentially harmful microorganisms.

    The Sixth Edition of Immunobiology includes a CD-ROM with original immunological animations based on figures in the book and videos selected from visually compelling experiments.All the animations and videos are accompanied by a voice-over narration.The CD also contains an archive of all the figures in the book, loaded into PowerPoint presentations.There is one presentation for each chapter of the book, and figures follow the order of the chapter. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Best entry level book
    This book by Charlie Janeway is considered to be one of the best books for entry level students. His colleagues say Dr. Janeway cherished every moment that he spent in shaping this book since he took utmost joy in teaching and training students. Eventhough he is no more physically, his book will be read and remembered by almost every student in Immunology. The treatment of subject, arrangement of topics and the figures in this book are at the very best. I am sure that readers will be able to absorb the basic principles in a systematic way with sound experimental insights which will be with them forever.
    You also have the advantage of seeing the immune system as a friend as well as a foe. This book beautifully explains how immune system protects us from infections as well as creates major health problems when it doesn't work properly. This way of learning Immunology helps you learn the subject with big picture in mind. I strongly recommend this book for every student who takes introductory or intermediate level course in Immunology. After all, Immunology is one of the most fascinating scientific disciplines to work on.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Accurate, clear and comprehensive immunological knowledge
    Janeway's Immunobiology is probably the best immunology book that someone really interested in immunology should take to the mythical desert island. One can enjoy it by its clarity from the basic graduate courses, and then keep reading it when doing research and pursuing hypothesis on the most advanced immunological topics. Many times I have found better organized and complete information on this book (even the old editions!) than on the latest reviews on specialized journals. The intense and careful work displayed to promote the real understanding on the concepts and the relations between immune components is impressive. Even more, the success in explanation is such that the authour takes the risk to have his book neglected as "too easy" by first time readers. However, immunology researchers in contact with the often chaotic and contradictory immunological literature can really appreciate the incredible amount of critical work invested and the intellectual gift of the author (authors) to abstract complex immune phenomena into nicely designed and biologically precise "cartoons". The focus on the evolutionary and functional consequences/origins of the immune mechanisms and structures makes Janeway's book one of the most refreshing and valuable voices in a sometimes too-technically oriented discipline. An impressive accomplishment never praised enough.

    4-0 out of 5 stars a good start
    This is an excellent primer for anyone wishing to learn more about immunology. For the more advenced student, Bill Paul's Fundamental Immunology is a must.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This book rocks!
    This is by far the most well written immunology text I have encountered. Even the most difficult concepts are presented in the most understandable manner. This book is very extensive in the material it covers and is highly recommended for an advanced undergraduate student or as an introductory graduate text. By far the feature most appealing to me are the extensive images and cartoons used in this text, used quite effectively to elucidate even the most difficult of topics. This visual presentation style combined with the extensive and highly readble coverage of relevant material make this a must have for any serious student. The book is also updated frequently I believe a new edition is on the way slated to be publsihed in April 2004.

    5-0 out of 5 stars thats what iam looking for !!!
    This Book took me from the Ground, the way it explain things, great pictures that simplify's the whole story for me while reading, ( I didn't have any immunology since I graduated from college ) it explain so smooth and so simple, YES I Would Recommend This Book To any one Who looks For immunology Text !!! ... Read more


    8. Review of Medical Physiology (Review of Medical Physiology)
    by William F. Ganong
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    Asin: 0071440402
    Catlog: Book (2005-03-08)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical
    Sales Rank: 33599
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    Ideal for self-assessment and USMLE Step 1 review.Provides a current and concise overview of mammalian and human physiology. Thoroughly revised and updated, examples from clinical medicine have been integrated throughout the chapters to illuminate important physiologic concepts. Features more than 700 illustrations and a self-study section with 630 multiple choice questions. ... Read more


    9. Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology, Sixth Edition
    by Frederic Martini, Frederic H. Martini
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    Asin: 0130615684
    Catlog: Book (2002-12-26)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Sales Rank: 292517
    Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Good Book
    This is a good book for college anatomy and physiology. It is very thorough and descriptive. Goes in depth into nervous, muscular, skeletal and endocrine systems to name a few. I also recommend Key Facts of Anatomy and Physiology isbn;0971999694. This last book shows you what's important to study for. Both books highly recommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars mikepez sucks
    If you buy products from mikepez, please read his seller comments. In addition pay close attention to the fact that he is not selling whatever the hell it is you are asking for.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An Outstanding Text
    Martini has made significant changes in the 6th Edition of his Anatomy and Physiology text and they prove to be reader-friendly, more technically accurate than competitors such as Marieb, and accompanied by first-rate illustrations. When considering the accompanying Atlas of Human Anatomy, CD-ROM, and Applications Manual, this text is the best in its class. ... Read more


    10. Review of Medical Physiology (LANGE Basic Science)
    by William F. Ganong
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    Asin: 0071402365
    Catlog: Book (2003-03-17)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange
    Sales Rank: 59850
    Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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    This book provides a current and concise overview of mammalian and human physiology.Examples from clinical medicine have been integrated throughout the chapters to illuminate important physiologic concepts. The book includes more than 700 attractive and informative illustrations.A valuable self-study guide, which features content summaries, objectives, essay questions, and multiple-choice questions, is provided at the end of the book and is an excellent tool for students when reviewing for the USMLE and other examinations. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A good, concise & easy-to-revise summary of clinical aspects
    This book is one of the best Physiology books around. Although not primarily aimed at medical students, as it skimps slightly on the explanatory aspect, it is unique in the sheer amount of information it conveys. Not only that, it is very easy and quick to revise (for the day before the exams.) The amount of clinical information conveyed is very good and its section on endocrinology is unparallelled.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Premier Physiology Textbook
    This is the premier physiology textbook on the market, by far and away the best physiology textbook in the world for physicians and medical students. It is concise without being too brief and detailed without being boring. Whereas Guyton contains lots of extraneous words, every word in Ganong is designed to convey the maximum amount of information. This book is ideal for medical students; it allows the rapid assimilation of concepts with the appropriate level of depth. An added benefit is the fact that this book is revised every other year meaning it is always current. This text also has chapter review questions (Both short answer and MCQ) with answers (for the MCQ questions).

    5-0 out of 5 stars very great book
    It is very good book .
    It has very comperhensive & detailed infomation for what you want to know in medical physiology . It helps me greatly in my med. study .

    5-0 out of 5 stars A great book on physiology
    Ganong's book on physiology is the best physiology book I have encountered. It was difficult to read at the time, but all the details were important, and the knowledge helped me through many subjects later. It contains all the information you will ever need on physiology, and the index is extensive.
    If you want a fast-read, easy book, this is not it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars You must master this book
    If you intend to hit the 95th percentile or higher on the USMLE you must master the material in this book. Step 1 is the most important test of your life and if you try to get by with "First Aid" and the BRS book, you will be crushed by the competition. If you aren't interested in a competitive residency then it doesn't matter what you study. If you are interested in Radiology, Ortho, Plastic, Derm or Optho programs (which all demand applicants of the highest cognitive ability) then this is even more essential.

    Yes it is longer than most resources so get an early start and start outlining by the start of your second year. In fact, I would suggest First Years start memorizing as soon as they can. Don't forget STEP 1 is the most important exam that you will face far more important than the SAT or MCAT. I might even go so far to say that if you are a senior of junior in Undergrad and belive you can get into medical school and believe that you have the cognitive ability to do one of the hard residencies, then buy this book now and try to read 10-20 pages every day until D DAY arrives at the end of second year because if you blow step 1 then it is over and you will be doing medicine or path or family. FYI for Biochem master that book written by the guy from at Stanford, Pharm-Katzung, Path-Big Robbins Anatomy-Moore will suffice but Gray would be better.

    Read all those and you will destroy your competition.

    Good Luck with step 1!!!!! ... Read more


    11. Textbook of Medical Physiology (Textbook of Medical Physiology)
    by Arthur C., M.D. Guyton, John E. Hall
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    Asin: 072168677X
    Catlog: Book (2000-08-15)
    Publisher: W B Saunders
    Sales Rank: 8475
    Average Customer Review: 4.38 out of 5 stars
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    The new edition of this classic Physiology textbook continues to provide comprehensive coverage of basic physiology and its relation to clinical medicine. It has been thoroughly revised throughout to improve clarity of the concepts and to include new physiological principles where necessary. ... Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars An okay book on physiology, but...
    The whole book itself is way too long-winded. Simple concepts which could be explained in one or two sentences are instead used to fill up pages of text; not only that, but the same concepts are repeated over and over again throughout different sections of the book. I guess the authors like to hear themselves talk. And then there's the annoying sections like the one where they go on and on about something elaborately called "Einthoven's Law" which is nothing more than simple KVL from basic circuit theory. Stuff like that is just plain annoying, because it feels like you're wasting your time reading a long-winded, substance-wanting text. They should consider renaming the book from "textbook of medical physiology" to "physiology for dummies." Here's an excerpt from the book:

    "If the net potential of lead I is positive, it is plotted in a positive direction along the lead I axis. Conversely, if this potential is negative, it is plotted in the negative direction."

    Numerous passages like the one above make you feel frustrated and annoyed. Time is a valuable thing to waste; I would suggest getting a more condensed and better organized book on physiology.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very complete, but best used as a reference
    You can't really go too wrong with this text, especially as a reference.

    My main problem with Guyton is that the writing style is often soporific, tedious, and rambling. Parts of the section on heart action almost sounded like a parody of a really awful college lecture.

    For anyone planning to study physiology systematically, I would strongly recommend Berne and Levy's *Physiology* over Guyton. The Berne book is equally comprehensive but has much better layout and genuinely good writing.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Helpful, readable reference
    As a beginning pharmacy student, I found this book in the library while trying to look up info I couldn't find in my other physiology texts. I was impressed enough to order my own copy out of my measly little broke-student budget. It's thorough and readable, and while its focus isn't really exactly what I usually need these days (since I'm focusing more on the drug therapy aspects of things) it's still a great reference. You may not use it all the time, but it's a good idea to know where you can find one--in the library, in a friend or roommate's collection, etc.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great reference for understanding physiology
    I was first introduced to this text while going through cardiovascular technician training, as it was one of many texts signed out to us. I found it to be a great reference while in school and referred to it frequently when I had questions or needed clarification on various aspects of general physiology.
    After I graduated from my program, I purchased the updated version for use in my continuing education and for research for classes I teach. I especially like some of the "off-the-wall" topics included in this text that may not be normally found in other books (for example, basic dive and altitude medicine).
    Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in a full-coverage reference on physiology.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Lots of information, very complete
    This is a good book on physiology. It is complete and I used it as a reference to help me study for the Physiology portion of the Chiropractic Part I National Boards. I also used:
    National Board of Chiropractic Part I Study Guide: Key Review Questions and Answers by Patrick Leonardi
    This second book helped me to pass the boards. I definitely recommend both books for the boards. Both are must-buys. ... Read more


    12. Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple (2003 Edition)
    by Mark Gladwin, Bill Trattler
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    Asin: 0940780496
    Catlog: Book (2001-07-15)
    Publisher: Medmaster
    Sales Rank: 5491
    Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Learning Aid, Must Buy
    This book made medical microbiology a lot easier. It is concise and written to teach. It is helpful because it explains conditions in every day language. My study group and I used this book and the following which is also available on amazon.com:
    Microbiology Study Guide: Key Review Questions and Answers by Patrick Leonardi (ISBN: 0971999635)
    The second book helped me prepare for the type of questions on my medical microbiology exams. I also used both these books as helpful references for the microbiology portion of the USLME 1. It just goes to show, everyone in my study group not only got high grades in our medical microbiology class, but also we all passed the USLME Step 1 the first time.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Must-buy for any medical student
    This is not only the best microbiology book I have ever used, it may well be the best textbook of any kind. It contains everything you need to know about microbiology presented in a way that actually helps you learn and remember it. Perfect for board review or learning the subject for the first time.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Unorthdox, but it can be effective
    When I received this book, I was not sure what to make of it. Rather than seriously examining key points of organisms with illustrations to show how mechanisms worked, the book is packed with mnemonics and weired cartoons meant to help you remember what you need to know for the boards (for instance, Chlamydia has a "clam" necklace; Salmonella is shown as a salmon hanging out and smoking a cigar in a gallbladder to remind you that's where chronic Salmonella carriers retain the bug).

    I grew to appreciate these stupid cartoons, as I did remember stuff I would have otherwise forgotten. If you are burning out, this is a good resource!

    This is not a real textbook, however. You get a guerilla introduction to some basics, but the presentation of material is not as systematic as a text. At the end of each chapter is a chart to summarize the information presented, but the font is tiny and I never bothered using it.

    I would recommend checking this book out to see if the book's style works for you. If it does, this is a good way to study microbiology even if you are tired and sick of studying for Step I. If it does not, there are plenty of more standard texts and reviews to choose.

    5-0 out of 5 stars a wonderful book
    great basic review, with very good ways to help you remember info (lots of funny cartoons!) highly recommend it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Almost Perfect
    The only reason the book is "almost" perfect is its lack of illustrations. The textbook is concise, up-to-date and fun to read. I wish it had pictures to accompany the text. ... Read more


    13. Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory Manual, Cat Version (8th Edition)
    by Elaine N. Marieb
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    Asin: 0805355162
    Catlog: Book (2004-03-12)
    Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
    Sales Rank: 189499
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    \Elaine Marieb's clearly written and comprehensive lab manuals guide readers through well-planned and interesting lab activities, and feature illustrations and full-color photographs that help readers better understand the material. Designed to stand alone or for use with other materials, each manual offers hands-on experience with anatomical structures and physiological concepts to aid in mastery of the subject. This lab manual also includes detailed cat dissection exercises. The new PhysioEx\'aa Version 5.0 now includes Blood Analysis laboratory simulations and online worksheets with multiple-choice answers that can be instantly scored.The scientific method, metrics, the human body, the microscope, the cell, histology, the integumentary system and body membranes, plus coverage of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems, development, heredity, surface anatomy, dissection exercises, PhysioEx\'aa Computer Simulations, PhysioEx\'aa Review Sheets, PhysioEx\'aa Histology Review Supplement, Histology Atlas, Human Anatomy Atlas, Review Sheets.For college instructors and students, or anyone interested in human anatomy & physiology.} ... Read more


    14. Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing (Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing)
    by Lillian Sholtis Brunner, Suzanne C. O'Connell Smeltzer, Doris Smith Suddarth, Brenda G. Bare
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    Asin: 0781731933
    Catlog: Book (2003-07-01)
    Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
    Sales Rank: 11551
    Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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    This comprehensive, readable introduction to medical-surgicalnursing is the best-selling medical-surgical text of all time!Meticulously revised and updated, this edition is the ultimate resourcefor meeting the nursing challenges in today's dynamic healthcareenvironment. Now presented in a vivid new four-color design, Textbookof Medical-Surgical Nursing offers an abundance of charts and displaysto enhance visual appeal and make information easily accessible. New inthe Eighth Edition: community-based nursing care, collaborativeproblems / critical thinking exercises, critical pathways, plus newchapters on Shock and Multisystem Failure, Chronic Illness, AIDS,Cultural Diversity, and Community-Based Nursing Care. ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars Exhaustive (Good) & Exhausting (Not-so-good)
    I'm a recent graduate of a Registered Nursing program in which we used this textbook as our primary resource for Med-Surg information. I had a strong love/hate relationship with this textbook and I believe with a few revisions, it could be a truly outstanding piece of work.

    First, THE GOOD: It is unarguably EXHAUSTIVE in the depth of information presented, thus it makes an excellent reference material. The explanations of diseases, disorders, treatments, and techniques are clear and concise, albeit very dense. Don't expect to be able to skim anything here - absolutely every word seems necessary, and no space is wasted. One can gain a great deal of confidence when one has absolute confidence in the validity of their textbook. Brunner & Suddarths projects that kind of reliability.

    THE BAD: Such copious amounts of information require precise and meticulous organization, which Brunner & Suddarth's is lacking. Though it does not take away from the validity of the information, you might have some difficulty finding what you're looking for. More than once I noticed a disease or disorder's definition out of chronological order in the chapter, located well after the text had referred to it several times. (I was often feeling quite lost and stupid when the book would mention something I'd never seen before, only to define it 30 pages later. Once I discovered that pattern, I knew to dig for definitions before continuing my studies.) The index often seems incomplete, as I often found myself wandering for a passage I had been studying earlier, searching until I stumbled on the passcode-type keyword. Sometimes, there is no cross-reference in the index at all.

    If you're a nursing student (first of all, GOOD LUCK! It's worth the trials!) or a RN who is looking for a great reference material for your profession, this textbook comes recommended. For most effective study, use it more like an encyclopedia than a standard text.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Smeltzer & Bare
    I have really become very close to this book. The text is presented in a manner which makes it easily understandable. The content goes into ellaborate depth, leaving no unanswered questions. Well Done!

    5-0 out of 5 stars This is a great textbook for beginning nursing.
    "This book is worded in a such a manner that even those who are just beginning their nursing careers can understand the concepts. The workbook that comes with the book also is a great companion for learning the information. I highly recommend this text for other nursing schools. It sure has been a great asset in my plethora of nursing textbooks." A student of Abilene Intercollegiate School of Nursing, Abilene, TX ... Read more


    15. Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States
    by Carol Mattson, PhD. Porth, Carol Porth
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    Asin: 0781749883
    Catlog: Book (2004-07-13)
    Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
    Sales Rank: 69155
    Average Customer Review: 4.17 out of 5 stars
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    A comprehensive study guide for pharmacy students who are preparing for the NABPLEX. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Very Good
    Best book on the subject, goes hand-in-hand with Guyton's book. Common pathologies of each system or organ is described sometimes with nice colored pictures. Explanations are very simple and easy to understand. Each system is first explained in terms of structure and physiology and than followings chapters in that section takes on pathologies of the system or its components, number of chapters depending on the system complexity. It is a perfect book for pathology or parallel book with physiology to understand physiology with its applications.

    3-0 out of 5 stars It's not so bad if you know what you're getting into.
    I'm glad that you've come. It shows that you believe in looking ahead and being prepared. A little bit of that action would have saved General Custer and his men a whole lotta' headache. With a bit of luck, reading this review will do the same for you. Hopefully (because you'll be ready for what's coming), by the time you finish this book you won't want to put a bullet through your head and forcibly remove your own scalp (in that order). My initial reaction to the book wasn't as bad as it might be for others (I have a high tolerance for pain and boredom), however I would like to do my best to prevent any Dubliners-induced tragedies. I will admit, when I first read this book I did not enjoy it at all. I don't know about you folks, but I enjoy a book where at least some of the characters have at least one redeeming quality. You're hard up to find so sweet a gem in this anthology. From open to close the reader is bombarded with every class of loser imaginable. If it's not some gutless nobody without the heart to even attempt to go after his dreams, it's a drunk who beats his children. Of course there was that one part where Ransom got into a fistfight with Satan-oh, wait. That was from a book I enjoyed (C.S. Lewis's Perelandra-check it out). Let's not get confused about this. Saying that I did not enjoy the book does not imply that I do not like it. Often in life, things look entirely different in retrospect. Dubliners is one of those things. James Joyce wrote this book at about the time he expatriated. There have to be some pretty powerful feelings behind a decision to leave one's own country. In this book you get a glimpse of what he saw, the things that he dealt with everyday. You see the world that he put up with, and you see it through his eyes. In that regard, this is one of the most powerful pieces produced in recent times. Nevertheless, I write book reviews with people like my dad in mind. If it gets too real or hits too close to home, he won't take it. You can visualize it like this: Quigley Down Under = Good; Dingoes Ate My Baby = Bad. If he doesn't get a huge kick out of it, he will have nothing to do with it. So, if you're looking for huge explosions, karate chops, or campfire flatulence, this is not the book for you. On the other hand, if you like 'em slow, powerful, subtle, and poignant (and moderately depressing-cough, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, cough) Dubliners is your sack of oats, Mr. Ed. I find myself caught in the middle of the two types: which means that if it can blow up and move me at the same time, I'm sold-kinda' like a Tchaikovsky finale. The book is classic-quality literature; I won't deny that. I'm just saying that it's not for everyone. It's definitely not my dad's cup of tea (technically, nothing is his 'cup of tea.' He won't touch the stuff. He says it makes him gassy-but I digress).

    5-0 out of 5 stars disease at it's best
    As a graduating student in Homoeopathic medicine this is without a doubt the best general book I have read so far in this field. It uses a great variation of diagrams, charts, pictures and text, thus allowing for differing styles of absorption. It's subjct headings are broken into logical chapters and the recent addition of chapters for infant and elderly pathology is a fine improvement. The text is friendly and well written but remains professional. It also come with an A drive disk carrying a basic exam based round the books content. This is the first book I would recommend to students starting in this field.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very good book for FPGEE
    I found this book very helpful for my Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination.It has covered a lot of important topics in one book. I recommend this book for licensure examination.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
    This book is a Godsend! I was given the opportunity to write the Evaluation Exam for the PEBC in Canada and I had no idea where I was going to get all the information I needed to study. This book is really a 'Comprehensive Review' of what was done at University (and sometimes, what was NOT done too!). There are a few errors in the text which you should keep in mind (don't accept everything as truth without questioning statements occasionally.If you are wide awake, you will spot them. All in all, a brilliant book. ... Read more


    16. Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 10th Edition
    by Gerard J.Tortora, Sandra R.Grabowski, Kathleen SchmidtPrezbindowski
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    Asin: 0471415014
    Catlog: Book (2002-06-15)
    Publisher: Wiley
    Sales Rank: 10059
    Average Customer Review: 4.57 out of 5 stars
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    The art and illustration program make explanations and concepts easier to comprehend.
    * "Clinical Application" sections demonstrate the clinical or professional significance of the discussion.
    * Coverage of scientific research and breakthroughs in understanding the human body keep the book on the cutting edge.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Coverage of The Topic
    I purchased this book with the intention on self education rather than for a course. I have found this book to be nothing short of outstanding. There is a lot of good information and it is easy for a beginner to pick it up and understand the content. The layout is very user friendly and the pictures actually make it rather enjoyable to learn.

    There are many different tools that the book utilizes. There are cadaver photos, photomicrographs, histology-based art, orientation diagrams, concept statements, and other overview portions to make learning different and unique. I really enjoyed how there is lifetime development, aging, and exercise notes beside many areas to help the reader get a more complete understanding of the subject. The CD can act as a study guide. It contains about 30 questions for each chapter to make self review that much easier.

    I have been looking for an anatomy and physiology text that is basic, because my foundation is limited, but also complete. I believe I have found that with this book. I actually enjoy where the anatomy is blended with the physiology. I don't know if this would be appropriate for a course, because I've never taken one and don't know the standardm but for self learning this is of the best that I have seen.

    I'd highly recommend this text to those who are new to this field of study because of its easiness to use and completeness of information. I've seen some others that do have more information but are more difficult for a novice to use.

    2-0 out of 5 stars good for anatomy, but go elsewhere for physiology
    As a medical student, a good anatomy and physiology text book is key to my education. At the start of 1st year, when I knew little about the subject, this book was great as it explained everything well with nice diagrams.

    However, there are two main disadvantages of this book:
    1. Anatomy, physiology, histology, cell biology, biochemistry, pathology are all found mixed together in this book. While some people like this, i think it just makes it more difficult to learn as you are never sure where one topic ends and the other begins.

    2. Although good at the start of first year, I quickly found that this book didnt offer nearly enough detail needed for a degree course - especially about physiology, biochemistry etc.

    There is a third disadvantage, in that this book was actually taken off our reading list because apparently there are some mistakes in the physiology sections (not many, only one or two, but our university felt that it couldnt recommend it to us as a text any longer).

    This is a good anatomy book, but go elsewhere for other subjects.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great book, bad seller
    As a medical student I am always looking for a fair deal on textbooks so I turned to amazon. I found Tortora's A&P text from Kinson Hung, a third party seller through amazon, for $30 less than our bookstore. What I did not know was that the book was shipped from the UK and marked not for sale in the US. The book arrived damaged and it cost me $35 to return the book to England, which is where the package said to return the book if necessary. After inquiring about reimbursement for shipping the seller was only willing to cover $5 of the $35 after several email disputes. I purchased the book from our bookstore because my A&P class began and it cost me $35 extra for a valuable lesson that I felt obligated to share. While I would purchase new books again from amazon, I will never purchase from third party sellers and will be sure to share my costly experience with each of my colleagues. It is unfortunate that some sellers such as Kinson Hung give others a bad name. In this day of impersonal internet stores; buyers beware.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Anatomy and Physio text
    For a new student of anatomy and physiology, this text is incredible. It's got a wealth of material, is easy to use and understand (without being simplistic), and does an excellent job integrating the principles of physiology in with the basic anatomy. It even has some small clinical asides that are both interesting and relevant. I used this book for all of my undergrad work, and have kept it as a valuable reference for my med school anatomy. I also picked up and use a copy of Moore's "Clinically Oriented Anatomy", which is also excellent, yet much more advanced/detailed....for a quick reference I find that I always check Tortora/Grabowski first, and go to a deeper text only if what I need isn't covered in sufficient depth, which rarely happens. This is an outstanding textbook for A&P.

    5-0 out of 5 stars BUY BUY without hesitation
    best package -
    book is thorough and explains all aspects there. it contains a glossary and new terminology is explained after every part of body and system exploration.
    the attached atlas - shows all parts of the skeleton. it is handy - you can drag it with you anywhere while studying for exams. atlas has also references to book. shame it has only the skeleton and all body systems.
    the book has two cd-roms attached - one in fron cover - let's you prepare sample exams in order to prepare you to passing the exams.
    the other cd-rom - is the foundations - first cd in a series of some. book contains only the first - the foundations part. it has animation, pivtures and interactive explanations and also a glossary part. so you can postpon buying a dictionary for the beginning until you have some knowledge and know what dictionary will be best for you.
    all in all - excelent package for an affordable price.
    i haven't tried yet the website subscription offer. ... Read more


    17. MP: Human Physiology with OLC bind-in card
    by Stuart Ira Fox
    list price: $123.75
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    Asin: 0072440821
    Catlog: Book (2003-02-11)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
    Sales Rank: 79402
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    18. Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory Manual, Pig Version (8th Edition)
    by Elaine N. Marieb
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    Asin: 0805355189
    Catlog: Book (2004-03-10)
    Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
    Sales Rank: 112763
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    Elaine Marieb's clearly written and comprehensive lab manuals guide readers through well-planned and interesting lab activities, and feature illustrations and full-color photographs that help readers better understand the material. Designed to stand alone or for use with other materials, each manual offers hands-on experience with anatomical structures and physiological concepts to aid in mastery of the subject. This lab manual also includes detailed pig dissection exercises. The new PhysioEx\'aa Version 5.0 now includes Blood Analysis laboratory simulations and online worksheets with multiple-choice answers that can be instantly scored.The scientific method, metrics, the human body, the microscope, the cell, histology, the integumentary system and body membranes, plus coverage of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems, development, heredity, surface anatomy, dissection exercises, PhysioEx\'aa Computer Simulations, PhysioEx\'aa Review Sheets, PhysioEx\'aa Histology Review Supplement, Histology Atlas, Human Anatomy Atlas, Review Sheets.For college instructors and students, or anyone interested in human anatomy & physiology.\ } ... Read more


    19. Biochemistry (Chapters 1-34)
    by Jeremy M. Berg, Lubert Stryer, John L. Tymoczko
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    Asin: 0716730510
    Catlog: Book (2002-02-15)
    Publisher: W. H. Freeman
    Sales Rank: 29157
    Average Customer Review: 3.63 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars CONCISE; YET, WELL-DETAILED
    Compiled by an experienced mind, this "Biochemistry" by Lubert Stryer may seem a little pricey, but it is worth investing on. Its everyday language is comprehensive, generously illustrated, and presents details using a concise format. The book was designed for intermediate learners; although that its aura appeals to both beginners and advanced students. The sequential organisation of each section makes self-teaching an easy task. There are also revised chapters with overviews of Developmental Physiology and Genetics. It is a very fine text.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Easy to read, but not so good to study from
    This book is considered a classic in its field, and, indeed, had few serious competitors up until about eight years ago. But, with new undergraduate texts that appeared since then, the weaknesses of Stryer's text became more apparent.

    1. The text is not structured well enough: its 37 chapters are divided into a number of titled topics, but it is apparent that students would find it easier to manage if each chapter were divided into 4-8 major topics,just the way it has been done in 'Student companion for Stryer's Biochemistry' by Gumport et al.

    2. It seems that the book owes part of its popularity to the fact that the most difficult topics have either been left out or are covered very briefly and with serious lack of rigor. The most notorious example is incredibly poor coverage of biochemical energetics. Since most readers are life science majors or medical students with little background in thermodynamics and electrochemistry, this ought be treated in a more detailed and more serious manner. Many students find the treatment of energetic aspects of oxidative phosphorylation and photosynthesis so unclear tham majority of them find it necessargy to consult some other text to figure things out. The same goes for enzyme kinetics - it is just inexcusable for a text of this size to completely ignore discussion of bisubstrate kinetics and other common complex kinetic systems.

    As a conclusion, Stryer's Biochemistry 4th ed. is still readable and up-to date text. However, nowadays there are several other texts of about the same size and aiming at the same audience, but with much less things to complain about. As a TA in an undergraduate biochemistry course, I found texts by Mathews and van Holde (1996), Garrett and Grisham (1995) and Lehninger, Nelson and Cox (1993) to be more adequate for the needs of most students. My students especially praise Matthews and van Holde as a book which enables them to easily grasp even the most difficult concepts.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Learn elsewhere
    A disorganized muddle of clinical correlations, chemical mechanisms, and pathways, the text attempts to destroy an otherwise beautiful topic. It is difficult to extract the main pts and organize the information into a coherent fashion. But fortunately there are other texts, and a map showing how all the pathways converge and a table w/enzymes organized by mechanism w/cofactor, rxn info will be golden. With books like Lippincott's Reviews and Voet&Voet, youll be biochemistry's biggest fan in no time.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Jack of a few trades, master of none
    As with any intro text, this book tries to reach the largest audience possible. The problem is that it has deficiencies in many areas. The initial sections on DNA are short, completely avoiding any detailed mechanisms about DNA replication or transcription, putting those with a background that is stronger in chemistry at a disadvantage. When it comes to proteins, the book seems to have no trouble giving detailed mechanisms but the mechanisms are often obscure and poorly labeled (notably in serine proteases and metal-ion catalysis) making the information more difficult for those stronger in regular biology. Perhaps the worst part is that this book, which was chosen for my professor based on its integrated web courseware, has a website that is often unresponsive and seems to only work on old versions of Netscape. Nonetheless, I still keep a copy on my bookshelf for reference since the sections on proteins (notwithstanding the diagrams) are actually pretty good. All in all, an okay text and decent reference but certainly not for someone looking to pursue a career in biochemistry, molecular biology, or medicine. If you have a choice, the new Lehninger 4th edition is way better.

    3-0 out of 5 stars One step forward, one step back from previous edition
    OK, it seems that the new authors of the 5th edition actually took to heart soem of the amazon.com critiques of the 4th edition. The chapters are more structured, and the worst chapters of the previous editions have been completely overhauled. There is a modest increase in the amount of quantitative materrial, although its quality still cannot rival some other biochem textbooks targeting the same audience (e.g. the wonderful Mathews, van Holde and Ahern text).

    The 5th edition also succumbed to a malaise common to most textbooks when they are taken over by a different set of authors: an absolute overkill of "new pedagogical features". Icons, boxes, keywords, conceptual insights, structural insights etc. belong well to a study guide, but here they just interrupt the flow of the exposition unnecesarily. The simplicity of layout and the illustrations was one of the strengths of previous editions, and it seems to be lost here.

    Also, without questioning the importance of the structural data that accumulated over the past decade, I am very doubtfull of the pedagogical value of their extensive use to explain basic biochemical concepts: way too often they just add additional complexity that moots the point the authors are trying to convey. Just look at the figure 10.21 - without the accompanying animation, it is about the poorest (least illustrative) depiction of the T to R transition in hemoglobin I have ever seen.

    Overall, it is an updated text that will please Stryer fans. Those using other textbooks (Mathews, Lehninger) will have no reason whatsoever to switch to this one. ... Read more


    20. Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology (7th Edition)
    by Elaine N. Marieb
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    Asin: 0805353852
    Catlog: Book (2002-06-26)
    Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
    Sales Rank: 59416
    Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars
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    Award-winning author Elaine N. Marieb brings her unique understanding of readers' specific needs to this popular book. Marieb's clear and friendly writing style emphasizes the relevance of anatomy and physiology to readers' lives and careers. It clarifies concepts, defines key terms, and offers just the right balance of anatomy, physiology, and clinical coverage to make the content complete without being overly detailed.For instructors and students, or anyone interested in anatomy and physiology. ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars Tolerable
    This book has some useful diagrams and illustrations. It's easy to read, but seems a bit too simplified at times. Also, I think the editors were a bit lax on the writing, personally. The CD quizes are helpful for review.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Informative and highly understandable textbook
    This book filled with great informative pictures and information that makes any college A and P student's life a lot easier. I used this book for anatomy and physiology class I and II. The book is easy to read and it is a powersource of knowledge. The book is not tedious nor boring to read. In fact, it is quite interesting and was a pleasure studying from. If you want to know the type of questions asked on college anatomy and physiology exams, get the following which is also on amazon:

    Anatomy and Physiology Study Guide: Key Review Questions and Answers with Explanations
    Volume 1 (ISBN: 0971999619)
    Volume 2 (ISBN: 0971999627)
    I used these three books and got an A-.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Just completed an A&P class using this book as the text...
    ...and I've got to say, this book is heavy going.

    It was certainly my perception -- and seemed to be consensus among many of the students -- that this textbook is mediocre. Several of us in the class were also taking medical terminology in another class; about midway through the class we discovered that each of us had separately taken to using our medical terminology text ("Language of Medicine," Chabner) as our primary text for the A&P class also, because we all found it much more user-friendly and felt we were absorbing a lot more information than we were with this book. (And this subset of the class appeared to be doing considerably better on exams than the rest of the class as a whole.)

    If this is the designated text for a class you're taking, you don't have a whole lot of choice (but you might consider buying the Chabner book too, to lower your stress level!); but if you DO have a choice, I wouldn't recommend this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars AARON, JANE E. THE LITTLE, BROWN COMPACT HANDBOOK 3D ED,NY:
    LAB MANUEL: HUMAN ANATONY AND PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY MANUEL, 6TH EDITION, BY ELAINE MARIEB

    TEXTBOOKS: AARON, JANE E. THE LITTLE, BROWN COMPACT HANDBOOK(3D EDITION.)NY: LONGMAN, 1998BLOOM, LYN Z. THE ESSAY CONNECTION(6TH ED.) BOSTON: HOUGHLIN MIFFLIN, 2001.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A superior survey text of human anatomy and physiology.
    Marieb's latest edition provides the beginning anatomy student with a readable and informative text. The reading level is best suited to undergraduate students, and the photographs and diagrams stimulate student interest and understanding. Especially useful are the sections on "Developmental Aspects" of anatomy, which includes morphological and physiological changes from embryonic to geriatric stages. While this edition includes updated information since the 1997 edition, some professors and students may prefer the 5th edition (1997) because it is in hardback; the 6th edition is available only in paperback as of this review. Either edition is superior to other texts aimed at similar audiences on the basis of its clarity, readability, and organization. ... Read more


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