The complex architecture of the human body completely explained, with the help of hundreds of icons, illustrations and sample problems
Presents the "Great Pyramid of Life" often to help readers visually navigate through Anatomy, and show where each concept fits in the grand scheme
Offers original Latin/Greek etymology along with term pronunciation and study suggestions with each chapter
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dale Layman, Ph.D., Grand Ph.D. in Medicine, is a popular Professor of Biology and Human Anatomy and Physiology at Joliet Junior College in Illinois. He is the author of many articles, as well as Biology Demystified and Physiology Demystified, two closely related books in this series. He is the first Grand Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine in the United States, and has received many other international honors and awards for his writing, teaching, and highly creative thinking. Dr. Layman has more than 28 years of experience in the biological sciences.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART 1: THE JOURNEY BEGINS
CHAPTER 1: Anatomy: Our Inner World of Bodyspace
CHAPTER 2: "Cutting Up" Human Bodyspace
CHAPTER 3: Systemic Anatomy: A Fly-by of the Organ Systems
PART 2: THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF BODY STRUCTURE
CHAPTER 4: Hidden Chemicals In Our Body Basement: The Great Pyramid Starts Out As a Midget!
CHAPTER 5: Anatomy of Cells and Tissues: Tiny Chambers Form the Body "Fabric"
PART 3: THE BODY AS A BAG OF BONES AND MUSCLES
CHAPTER 6: Our Tough Hide: Anatomy of the Skin
CHAPTER 7: Our Tough Inside: Anatomy of the Skeleton
CHAPTER 8: The Muscular System = A Bunch of "Little Mice" Hanging on Our Skeleton!
PART 4: THE NERVOUS SYSTEM AND GLANDS: A BUNCH OF "TREES" AND "ACORNS"
CHAPTER 9: The Nervous System and Organs of the "Special Senses"
CHAPTER 10: Glands: The Secreting "Acorns"
PART 5: PUMPS, PIPES, AND VESSELS FOR BLOOD & AIR
CHAPTER 11: The Circulatory System: A Vasc Responsibility to Play Our "Cardi's" Right!
CHAPTER 12: The Anatomy of Blood and Lymph: Red Stuff and "Clear Spring Water"
CHAPTER 13: It's All About The Respiratory "Trees": Their Branches Sway In the Airy "Breeze"
PART 6: "DOWN-UNDER" ORGAN SYSTEMS, OR THE BODY LAND "BELOW OUR BELT"
CHAPTER 14: The Digestive Tract: A Rabbit-Hole Outside the Body!
CHAPTER 15: The Genitourinary System - Keeper of Our Urine and (GASP!) Sex
Appendix: Answers to Quiz, Test, and Final Exam Questions