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Human Physiology

Human Physiology
Author: Stuart Fox
ISBN 13: 9780077350062
ISBN 10: 77350065
Edition: 12
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Publication Date: 2010-08-27
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 832
List Price: $133.63

#1 selling text with great explanations and just enough anatomy!

Clear explanations and a solid learning framework have been market tested and refined. Fox helps students master the fundamentals by providing appropriate anatomical detail.

Human Physiology, Twelfth Edition, is intended for the one-semester Human Physiology course often taken by allied health and biology students. The beginning chapters introduce basic chemical and biological concepts to provide students with the framework they need to comprehend physiological principles. The chapters that follow promote conceptual understanding rather than rote memorization of facts.

Health applications are included throughout the book to heighten interest, deepen understanding of physiological concepts, and help students relate the material to their individual career goals. Every effort has been made to help students integrate related concepts and understand the relationships between anatomical structures and their functions.


A revised standard textbook (3rd ed., 1990) for an undergraduate physiology course--a prerequisite course for many majors and intended careers. Since most of the students will not have extensive science backgrounds, the beginning chapters introduce and review basic chemical and biological concepts that are needed to understand physiology. Health applications are discussed often to improve understanding of the physiological concepts and to aid the transfer of knowledge to the areas of the students' career interests. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)