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Human Anatomy & Physiology [with MyA&PLab]

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  924 ratings  ·  60 reviews
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 students the most clear and concise explanations of difficult topics. Cutting-edge research areas such as DNA finge ...more
Hardcover, 1237 pages
Published May 2nd 2003 by Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company (first published January 1st 1985)
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Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
Look. If I had to spend a couple hundred dollars on this book AND it's going to dominate my life for the next few months... it's sure as hell going to count for my reading challenge ...more
Duchess Nicole

While A&P is interesting to a point, I did NOT enjoy this class or this book.

However, since I did read Every. Single. Word. in this book, and spent the last eight months of my life as if this were my bible, I am OWNING it! I read this book, and am currently in finals week, going into finals with a solid A, thank you very much!!!

I can't really write a conclusive review on how good the text is, but I feel like my brain is exploding with knowledge right now. My study buddy and I
May 11, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Textbook, you cost far too much money. I mean, really? I work in publishing, and I know how it's all a rip-off, but come on. That much? That's ridiculous. Sure you have pretty pictures of clavicles and great diagrams of the Action Potential that helped me understand, but I just know that money is not going to the artists or authors or lowly editorial assistants. So give them more money or make the book cheaper.

Textbook, you are too heavy. It hurt to have you in my bag with one other heavy thing
Sep 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book made me smarter.
Sep 08, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well, this book got me through two semesters of A&P. Now, on to Microbiology. I will be keeping this book. It served as a great reference for learning the body systems.
Tala  Lolias
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Currently studying a Bachelor of Nursing and this text was insanely helpful!
Henry Martin
This hefty door-stopper has been my weekly companion for the past two semester at a local college. I'm not sure what I was thinking when I decided to change careers mid-life, but the thought of getting into allied health was/is appealing, so I'll be sticking with it for the next 2-3 years.

Human Anatomy & Physiology is a book that easily overwhelms. Lectures aside, most of the actual studying was done in a self-study settings, using this book as much as necessary, which is to say about twenty ho
Moseka Garcia
Dec 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow! What an intense and overwhelming class. There is just so much information to know. I'm happy to say I am in FINALS WEEK, and can kiss this class goodbye.

......only until next semester when I will then take AP2 :(

UPDATE: I got an A in AP2!!!!!!
School books count, right??? This is a dense one, but necessary for nursing school. Anyone know of any good nursing books (fiction or non) that are entertaining?? Do let me know!
Ashley the Magnificent™
Sep 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: medical
Useful text, got an A. Previous edition was better. Screw you and your unnecessary "updates" to overcharge broke med students - and then remove information! ...more
Linsey Theunissen
No doubt I'll be reading this over and over for the rest of the semester. And yes it does still count as a book!! ...more
إيمان شايب
I hardly recommend it for medical students ,especially for pre-med.
When i read a topic i feel like a teacher is in front of me, explaining all the hard concepts in a genius way...
Bobbi Jo
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5s, textbooks
This is going to be possibly my all time favorite non-fictional book. I can't imagine returning it to the book store for a cash payout, regardless of how much of the purchase price I get back. NEVER LETTING IT GO. Very knowledge. So fascinate. Much enlighten. I wouldn't say to go out and buy this new: the list price is very prohibitive!! I would say if you find any edition of this in a used bookstore for less than $50 you should fight off tigers to buy it. Everyone should become familiar with th ...more
May 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good diagrams, the tables are more useful than the text in many chapters. We used this textbook for help during lab time as well. Fantastic for learning to tell vertebrae apart but not so great on its own for most other items. Definitely check out Crash Course A&P series in YouTube if you don't have an online text access code.
Learning all the muscles---use flashcards but defer to diagrams in the text, I got a lot more information from it than from my lecture class. Can help, but can risk info ov
عبد الرحمان
this textbook is a work of a genius, a must-have for every medical student, it contains a very rich & illustrative diagrams that makes understanding concepts very easy, and an easy language that makes informations pass throug my brain so quickly. It has been a wonderful journey in the human body from molecules to reproduction of a hole new body, thanks a lot Elain Marieb for this Masterpiece.
Stella Maria
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Took my last undergraduate anatomy final on Friday and couldn't have been more satisfied. This book is detailed when it needs to be and illustrated in a way that makes it more understanding and memorable. One of the best classes and heaviest book I've truly learned a lot from. ...more
Delaney Mathews
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great textbook and study material. I had a professor who wasn't that great and this book got me through the class with an 88%. A very much liked the diagrams and the cadaver photos prepared me for my first cadaver lab - aside from the smell. ...more
Emily Hyde
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For any one studying human anatomy as part of their course this book is a godsend you cannot do without but get it from a library because it's expensive. If you are a student and want top grades this book is for you but it's also a valuable resource for any healthcare workers. ...more
I read this book throughout 2010 in conjunction with viewing Marian Diamond's videos. Below is what I posted on my Neurons Firing blog about the videos and the book:

MARION DIAMOND’S Anatomy Lectures
I have become a huge fan of the youtube Human Anatomy lectures by Professor Marian Diamond of UC Berkeley. I purchased a 99% like-new copy (for just over $40 on amazon) of the Human Anatomy & Physiology text, sixth edition, and have been reading the chapters in concert with viewing the videos. Here ar
This was the text book for my General A&P class, but it is not the first book I go to when I have a question. It is way too much information for my class. Class has a 40% pass rate, so I don't think it's that the class is really easy, but this book is so in-depth it's way more information than I care to cloud my brain with. It sounds awful, but I really like The Complete Idiot's Guide to A&P. I gets to the point of what I need to know and has a lot of really helpful tips & tricks to remember thi ...more
Dec 19, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I am sooooo not a fan. Granted, the topic is complicated. But this text is way too dense, and not explanatory as a good textbook would be. The organization by system leads to absurdities: we learn about one aspect of the liver when reading about the lymphatic system, and then learn about a wholly different function when reading about the digestive system, and neither time does the text tell us about the functional totality of the liver. The liver deserves better! It is awesome!
Mar 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Logically organized in a linear way, with each subsequent chapter building on the last, progressing from Cell Chemistry to Anatomy to Physiology. Densely-packed (to my mind) with information but pretty accessible, with many high-quality diagrams, tables, figures, etc. I have no basis for comparison with other texts on market (maybe there are "better," more technical, books designed for medical students?), but this appears to be a solid choice for nursing A&P courses. ...more
Oct 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great intro to both Anatomy & Physiology for the complete tyro.

The first chapters on biochemistry brought back all the fantastic knowledge I had forgotten since high school.

Even though it's a textbook, it's still best read cover to cover like a novel as the chemistry builds to simple anatomy which then yields to physiological structuring.

A fun bedtime read.
Fanta J
Feb 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my favorite A and P textbook ever. it is comprehensive, readable without big and unnecessary words. I will be using it for A-N-P I, and II and i'm very happy with it so far. the only thing i dislike about this book is the price, so for those who can't afford a new one get a older edition. same thing trust me my friend is using the 3rd ed and he's A student. ...more
Feb 26, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My all time favorite text book and college course.
Mar 30, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: text-books
decent, but not stellar, some text books are more intelligible, others not. good pictures..but seriously, good diagrams
Jul 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Any health/fitness professional
Read an earlier edition as part of my college anatomy and physiology class. Very good information!
Aug 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As compares with the other major A+P textbooks: Totora and Martini, I think this is the best one.
Sep 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is currently my by God I am adding it in. It is a grand tale of love lost and ever present hope. I highly recommend it.
Jan 11, 2009 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
so far i am two days into my class, for those of you in collage i will probaly be behind you guys but i will make it lol.
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