A Visual Analogy Guide to Human Physiology, 3e

By Paul A. Krieger  •  
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Print ISBN  9781640430358
• eBook ISBN  9781640430365
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The Visual Analogy Guides to Human Anatomy & Physiology are affordable and effective study aids for students enrolled in an introductory anatomy and physiology sequence of courses. These books use visual analogies to assist the student in learning the details of human anatomy and physiology. Using these analogies, students can take things they already know from experiences in everyday life and apply them to anatomical structures and physiological concepts with which they are unfamiliar. These books offer a variety of learning activities. Students can label diagrams, create their own drawings, or color existing black-and-white illustrations to better understand the material presented.

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What's New in this Edition
Table of Contents
About the Author
  • Visual analogies, illustrations, labeling, and coloring exercises are used to explain physiological mechanisms.
  • In the modular format, the text is on the left side and the associated illustrations are on the right-facing page–a user-friendly feature.
  • Large, high-quality, original illustrations are presented in two colors (black-and-white with colored highlights).
  • Students may choose to color these illustrations to aid their comprehension of the material.
  • Helpful icons throughout the book identify microscopic structures, study tips, and two- and three-dimensional structures.
  • A Visual Index is included for easy referencing. Located on the upper right-hand side of the odd-numbered pages, these visual index illustrations will allow the reader to quickly locate the analogy he or she wishes to study.
  • Study tips are provided as another student-friendly feature.
What's New in this Edition
  • Updated illustrations and content throughout to enhance clarity of concepts
  • New modules: 
    • Overview of Neuron Function (Ch. 4)
    • Actin and Myosin Filaments (Ch. 4)
    • Layers of the Wall of the Digestive Tract (Ch. 7)
    • Overview of Nephron Functions (Ch. 10)
    • Meninges of the Brain and Spinal Cord (Ch. 11)
    • Creation, Circulation, and Reabsorption of CSF (Ch. 11)
    • Pre-embryonic Development: Zygote to Blastocyst (Ch. 13)
    • Pregnancy (Ch. 13)
    • Placenta and Umbilical Cord (Ch.13)
Table of contents
How to Use This Book
Abbreviations and Symbols
Visual Analogy Index
Chapter 1: Physiology Overview
Chapter 2: Chemistry
Chapter 3: Cells
Chapter 4: Nerve and Muscle Integration
Chapter 5: Cardiovascular System
Chapter 6: Respiratory System
Chapter 7: Digestive System
Chapter 8: Metabolic Physiology
Chapter 9: Lymphatic System
Chapter 10: Urinary System
Chapter 11: Nervous System
Chapter 12: Endocrine System
Chapter 13: Reproductive Systems
Glossary of Prefixes and Suffixes
About the Author

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.