1. Human Anatomy & Physiology, Sixth Edition by Elaine N. Marieb, Hardcover: 1237 pages, Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings
Textbook for anatomy and physiology students, including updated material and revised illustrations. 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.
2. Gray’s Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice by Susan Standring (Editor), Hardcover: 1627 pages, Publisher: C.V. Mosby
Not since it first published in 1858 has Gray’s Anatomy introduced so much innovation to the world of anatomical references. A team of renowned clinicians, anatomists, and basic scientists have radically transformed this classic resource to incorporate all of the newest anatomical knowledge…reorganized it by body region to parallel clinical practice…and added many new surface anatomy, radiologic anatomy, and microanatomy images to complement the exquisite artwork that the book is known for. In addition, a new, multimedia package enables users to consult the printed book, access a dynamic, continuously updated web site, or explore a CD-ROM containing all of the book’s images plus 9 fully rotatable, strippable anatomical models. Although there are now many books called “Gray’s Anatomy,” only this 39th Edition carries on the true lineage of the original text. And, only this 39th Edition delivers so much pragmatic, clinically indispensable information. A truly excellent book for students.
3. Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems With Infotrac by Lauralee Sherwood, Hardcover: 880 pages, Publisher: Wadsworth Pub
This book is the best of its kind in the field and Dr. Sherwood is a superlative writer who should be commended for her accuracy, marvellously flowing writing style, and superb and practical examples which can be applied to every day life. A most attractive feature of This textbook is the large number of patho-physiology examples sprinkled throughout it.
4. Fundamentals of Physiology: A Human Perspective by Lauralee Sherwood, Hardcover: 689 pages, Publisher: Brooks Cole
This textbook is an edited, simplified version of Sherwood’s Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems, Second Edition, for the one-term, non-majors’ introduction to human physiology. It doesn’t require previous exposure to biology, chemistry, or mathematics. Basic human physiology is organized around the central theme of homeostasis. A full-color, system-specific homeostatic model opens each chapter. The book also features many analogies and frequent references to common life experience. Informative for the student just beginning their anatomy and physiology education.
5. Atlas of Human Anatomy, Third Edition by Frank H. Netter, John T. Hansen, Paperback: 590 pages, Publisher: ICON Learning Systems
This is one of the best books you will find for learning human anatomy. Interestingly the entire book is all based on drawings and not photos. However, that is where the clarity of it stems from. Netter gives you an ideal picture of each anatomical field so when you see the real thing the pieces fall into place. The book is very strong in all areas of the body except neuroanatomy. A separate book is needed for that.
6. Photo Atlas for Anatomy and Physiology by David Morton, James W. Perry, Paperback: 160 pages, Publisher: Brooks Cole
An ideal class or lab companion, this Photo Atlas contains more than 600 full-color photos of tissue and organ slides, the human skeleton, commonly used models, cat dissections, cadavers, as well as physiology materials.