A Visual Analogy Guide to Human Anatomy, 5e

By Paul A. Krieger  •  
•  368
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Print ISBN  9781640431942
• eBook ISBN  9781640431959
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The Visual Analogy Guide to Human Anatomy, 5e is an affordable and effective core concepts book for students enrolled in an introductory anatomy course. This book uses visual analogies to assist the student in learning the details of human anatomy. Using these analogies, students can take things they already know from experiences in everyday life and apply them to anatomical structures with which they are unfamiliar. This book offers a variety of learning activities for students such as labeling diagrams, creating their own drawings, or coloring existing black-and-white illustrations to better understand the material presented.

Watch this brief video to see some examples!

What's New in this Edition
Table of Contents
About the Author
  • Visual analogies, mnemonic devices, conceptual illustrations, and labeling and coloring exercises help students learn the details and concepts of human anatomy.
  • Analogies and other key concepts are presented in a modular format with the text on the even-numbered pages and illustrations and analogies on the facing odd-numbered page.
  • Large, high-quality, original illustrations are presented in two colors.
  • Students may choose to color these illustrations to aid their comprehension of the material.
  • Helpful icons throughout each book identify microscopic structures, study tips, and two- and three-dimensional structures.
  • For fill-in-the-blank sections, the answers are found on the facing page. This allows students to learn not only through self-quizzing but also through the process of rewriting the correct information in the labeling areas.
What's New in this Edition
  • Seven new modules:
    • Gross anatomy of the lungs
    • Lymph nodes
    • Stages of labor
    • Tracheobronchial tree
    • Breast anatomy
    • Larynx and vocal folds
    • Gross anatomy of the liver
  • Moved content into new chapter on human development


Table of contents
How to Use This Book
Visual Analogy Index
1: Language of Anatomy
Planes of the Body
Directional Terms
Regional Terms
Body Cavities and Membranes
Abdominopelvic Regions and Quadrants
2: Cells
Composite Cell
Plasma (Cell) Membrane Structure
Cell Cycle and Mitosis
3: Tissues
4: Integumentary System
Hair Follicles, Hairs, and Sebaceous Glands
Sweat Glands
5: Skeletal System
General Information
Axial Skeleton
Appendicular Skeleton
PULLOUT: Bones of the Skeleton, Bones of the Skull
6: Joints
Typical Synovial Joint
Shoulder Joint
Hip Joint
Elbow Joint
Knee Joint
7: Muscular System
Skeletal Muscles
Neck to Gluteal Region
8: Nervous System
Neural Tissue
Peripheral Nervous System (PNS)
Central Nervous System (CNS)
Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)
9: Endocrine System
Overview: Hormone Function and Glands
10: Special Senses
11: Blood
Cell Types
Ranking the Leukocytes from Most Common to Least Common
12: Cardiovascular System
Heart—Structure and Function
Blood Vessels and Circulatory Pathways
Blood Vessels—Arteries
Blood Vessels—Veins
13: Lymphatic System
Creation and Circulation of Lymph
Lymph Nodes
Immune System
14: Respiratory System
Overview: General Structures
Larynx and Movement of the Vocal Folds
Tracheobronchial Tree
Lungs: Gross Anatomy
Tracing the Pathway of an Oxygen Molecule
15: Digestive System
Structure and Function
Oral Cavity
Small Intestine
Gallbladder and Bile
Large Intestine
16: Urinary System
Overview: General Structures
17: Reproductive Systems
Male Reproductive System
Female Reproductive System
18: Pregnancy and Pre-embryonic Development
Pre-embryonic Development: Zygote to Blastocyst
Placenta and Umbilical Cord
Stages of Labor
Glossary of Prefixes and Suffixes
About the Author

Paul A. Krieger

For nearly 20 years, Paul A. Krieger has taught courses in human anatomy and physiology, general biology, and general chemistry to students in the United States and abroad. Long active in community outreach programs at local schools and regional science festivals, Paul has written and illustrated the best-selling Visual Analogy Guide series, which includes separate guides for anatomy, physiology, anatomy and physiology, and chemistry.

Professor Krieger is an active member of many scientific and professional associations including the Human Anatomy & Physiology Society, the Michigan Science Teachers Association, and Michigan Community College Biologists. He has successfully presented numerous workshops at the local, state, and national levels on topics such as improving the teaching and learning process. In addition to teaching, Paul is an accomplished artist. He lives with his wife and son in Grand Rapids, Michigan.